Drake, Kendrick and Lamar the winners of the 2015 BET Hip Hop Awards

Hosted by none other than Uncle Snoop at the Boisfeuillet Jones Civic Center in Atlanta, Georgia, the BET “Hip Hop Awards” 2015 delivered yet another notable year of celebrating hip hop’s most influential artists as well as featured performances by some of the hottest names in the genre.

The BET “Hip Hop Awards” 2015 premieres on BET (DStv channel 129) and BET2 (DStv channel 135) on Saturday 17 October at 21:35

Drake, Kendrick Lamar and Big Sean tie with three wins each – Drake wins “MVP of the Year”, “Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse” and “People’s Champ Award” for “Blessings”; Kendrick Lamar wins “Best Hip Hop Video”, “Lyricist of the Year” and “Impact Track”; Big Sean wins “Best Collabo, Duo or Group”, “Best Club Banger” and “People’s Champ Award” for “Blessings,” while J. Cole wins big for “Album of the Year” and “Best Live Performer”. Viewers were treated to show-stopping performances throughout the night by Future, Sean “Diddy” Combs aka Puff Daddy, Lil Kim, T.I., Young Dro, Dej Loaf, Kid Ink, Rich Homie Quan, iHeartMemphis and Travis Scott, who closed out the show.

Ludacris presented the “I Am Hip Hop” Award, which recognizes legends in hip hop music, to legendary rapper Scarface. And the highly anticipated BET “Hip Hop Awards” cyphers brought the heat, with cyphers featuring Redman, Erick Sermon, Keith Murray, Doug E. Fresh, Rahzel, Black Thought, Vince Staples, Casey Veggies, Tink and more, as well as return of the live cypher performance on stage featuring Charlie Clips, Rain 910, K-Shine, DNA and T-Top.

The 2015 complete list of BET “Hip Hop Awards” winners are:

Best Hip Hop Video
Kendrick Lamar – “Alright”

Best Collabo, Duo or Group
Big Sean f/ Drake & Kanye West – “Blessings”

Best Live Performer
J. Cole

Lyricist of the Year
Kendrick Lamar

Video Director of the Year
Benny Boom

DJ of the Year
DJ Mustard

Producer of the Year
DJ Mustard

MVP of the Year

Track of the Year
“Trap Queen” – Produced By Tony Fadd (Fetty Wap)

Album of the Year
J. Cole – “2014 Forest Hills Drive”

Who Blew Up Award
Fetty Wap

Hustler of the Year
Dr. Dre

Made-You-Look Award (Best Hip Hop Style)
Dej Loaf

Best Hip Hop Online Site

Best Club Banger
Big Sean f/ E-40 – “IDFWU”

Best Mix Tape
Future – “56 Nights”

Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse
Drake – “My Way Remix” (Fetty Wap f/ Drake)

Impact Track
Kendrick Lamar – “Alright”

People’s Champ Award
Big Sean f/ Drake & Kanye West – “Blessings”

The BET Hip Hop Awards was taped at Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center in Atlanta, Georgia, USA on Friday 9 October 2015.

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