Black Star Power: The ‘2013 BET Hip Hop Awards’

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credit: flavour magazine
credit: flavour magazine

The “2013 BET Hip Hop Awards” aired last night, and was loaded with star-studded performances. The previously recorded show featured performances from Diddy, Rick Ross, Snoop Dogg, 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar, to name a few. Although there were many notable performances, Diddy ruled the stage, literally. As reported by hollywoodlife.com:

“Diddy ruled the night’s performance  – almost quite literally. With a crown on his head, the performer lit up the stage. He took the stage with French Montana, Snoop Dogg and Rick Ross to perform their hit “Ain’t Worried About Nothin’,”and the crowd went wild for their collaboration. Other artists were singing along to all the lines the whole time, so it was a crowd-pleaser even in a room of artists with their own hit songs!”

Compton rapper Kendrick Lamar seemed particularly amused by the crown Diddy was wearing, especially since Kendrick recently declared himself the ‘King of New York’ on his “Control” verse. Kendrick was also one of the night’s main performers as well as the highlight of the night with his TDE’s family Cypher.

From an awards standpoint, Kendrick shared the night with Young Money rapper Drake, as they were both tied for the evening’s most awards. According to theboombox.com:

Drake and Kendrick Lamar both were tied for five awards last night, when including their collaboration on A$AP Rocky‘s ‘Problems,’ which won the Reese’s Perfect Combo Award. Drizzy, who was absent from the show, won the Best Hip Hop Video award for ‘Started From the Bottom.’ Kendrick Lamar took Album of the Year for his critically-acclaimed opus ‘good kid, m.A.A.d city.’”

Check out the “2013 BET Hip Hop Awards” performances below, along with the winners of the night.

French Montana, Diddy, Rick Ross and Snoop Dogg

Kendrick Lamar and The TDE Family

Meek Mill

2 Chainz

Future

Snoop Dogg and Yo Gotti

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony

Awards Winner List

Best Hip Hop Video:

A$AP Rocky Feat. Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar, ‘Problems’
B.o.B Feat. T.I. & Juicy J, ‘We Still in This’
J. Cole Feat. Miguel, ‘Power Trip’
Drake, ‘Started From the Bottom’  — WINNER
Kendrick Lamar, ‘Don’t Kill My Vibe’

Reese’s Perfect Combo Award (Best Collabo, Duo or Group):
Ace Hood Feat. Rick Ross & Future, ‘Bugatti’
A$AP Rocky Feat. Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar, ‘Problems’ — WINNER
J. Cole Feat. Miguel, ‘Power Trip’
French Montana Feat. Rick Ross, Drake & Lil Wayne, ‘Pop That’
Kendrick Lamar f/ Drake, ‘Poetic Justice’
Wale Feat. Tiara Thomas, ‘Bad’

Best Live Performer:
2 Chainz
J. Cole
JAY Z — WINNER
Kendrick Lamar
Kanye West

Lyricist of the Year:
J. Cole
Drake
JAY Z
Kendrick Lamar — WINNER
Wale

Video Director of the Year:
A$AP Rocky & A$AP Ferg
Benny Boom — WINNER
Director X
Dre Films
Hype Williams

DJ of the Year:
DJ Drama — WINNER
DJ Envy
DJ Funkmaster Flex
DJ Khaled
DJ Scream

Producer of the Year:
J. Cole
Hit-Boy
DJ Mustard
Mike WiLL Made It  — WINNER
Pharrell Williams

MVP of the Year:
2 Chainz
J. Cole
Drake
JAY Z
Kendrick Lamar — WINNER

Track of the Year:
‘Power Trip’ – Produced by J. Cole (J. Cole Feat. Miguel)
‘Problems’ – Produced by Noah “40″ Shebib (A$AP Rocky Feat. Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar)
‘Don’t Kill My Vibe’ – Produced by Sounwave (Kendrick Lamar)
‘Bugatti’ – Produced by Mike WiLL Made It (Ace Hood Feat. Rick Ross & Future)
‘Started From The Bottom’ – Produced by Mike Zombie & Noah “40″ Shebib (Drake) — WINNER

Album of the Year:
J. Cole – ‘Born Sinner’
JAY Z – ‘Magna Carta Holy Grail’
Kendrick Lamar – ‘good kid, m.A.A.d city’ — WINNER
Nas – ‘Life Is Good’
Wale – ‘The Gifted’

Who New? Rookie of the Year:
Action Bronson
A$AP Ferg — WINNER
Earl Sweatshirt
Joey Bada$$
Trinidad Jame$

Hustler of the Year:
Diddy
JAY Z — WINNER
Kendrick Lamar
T.I.
Kanye West

Best Club Banger:
Ace Hood Feat. Rick Ross & Future – ‘Bugatti’ (Produced by Mike WiLL Made It)
A$AP Rocky Feat. Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar – ‘Problems’ (Produced by Noah “40″ Shebib)
Drake – ‘Started From The Bottom’ (Produced by Mike Zombie & Noah “40″ Shebib)
French Montana Feat. Rick Ross, Drake & Lil Wayne – ‘Pop That’ (Produced by Lee on the Beats) — WINNER
Trinidad Jame$ – ‘All Gold Everything’ (Produced by M.e. (Devon Gallaspy))

Best Mixtape:
Big Sean – ‘Detroit’ — WINNER
Chance The Rapper – ‘Acid Rap’
Travi$ Scott – ‘Owl Pharaoh’
Stalley – ‘Honest Cowboy’
Trinidad Jame$ – ‘Don’t Be S.A.F.E.’

Sweet 16 (Best Featured Verse):
Diddy – ‘Same Damn Time (Remix)’ (Future Feat. Diddy & Ludacris)
Drake – ‘Versace (Remix)’ (Migos Feat. Drake)
Future – ‘Bugatti’ (Ace Hood Feat. Rick Ross & Future)
Kendrick Lamar – ‘Problems’ (A$AP Rocky Feat. Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar) — WINNER
Wiz Khalifa – ‘U.O.E.N.O. (Remix)’ (Rocko Feat. Future & Wiz Khalifa)

Impact Track:
J. Cole Feat. TLC – ‘Crooked Smile’ — WINNER
JAY Z Feat. Justin Timberlake – ‘Holy Grail’
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – ‘Same Love’
Wale Feat. Sam Dew – ‘LoveHate Thing’
Kanye West – ‘BLKKK SKKKNHEAD’

People’s Champ Award:
A$AP Rocky Feat. Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar – ‘Problems’
J. Cole Feat. Miguel – ‘Power Trip’
Drake – ‘Started From the Bottom’  — WINNER
Kendrick Lamar – ‘Don’t Kill My Vibe’
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Feat. Ray Dalton – ‘Can’t Hold Us’

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