The BET Hip Hop Awards celebrated its 50th anniversary in Atlanta. Hosted by Fat Joe, the awards show brought together the biggest names in hip-hop to honor the genre’s rich history and impact on music and culture.
Leading the nominations were 21 Savage and Cardi B, with 12 nods each, followed closely by Drake with nine nominations. However, Kendrick Lamar took home the most wins of the night, sweeping all four categories in which he was nominated.
Unfortunately, Cardi B went home without success, but several other artists, including Drake, Lil Durk, J. Cole, Metro Boomin, and Lil Uzi Vert, won in multiple categories. Some of the notable winners of the night include Lil Durk feat. J. Cole for Song of the Year with “All My Life,” DJ Khaled feat. Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, Jay-Z, John Legend & Fridayy for Best Collaboration with “God Did,” and Nas for Impact Track with “30.” The awards also featured electrifying performances from Burna Boy, Busta Rhymes, Cardi B, Coi Leray, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, and Megan Thee Stallion, among others. The audience was treated to an unforgettable night of hip-hop music and celebration.
The BET Hip Hop Awards recognized the achievements of established artists and highlighted the industry’s breakthrough talents. Artists like Armani White, Central Cee, Doechii, Finesse2tymes, Ice Spice, Kaliii, Lola Brooke, and Sexyy Redd were acknowledged as the Best Breakthrough Hip-Hop Artists.
The event also paid tribute to the industry’s best producers, video directors, and DJs, showcasing their contributions to the hip-hop culture. Noteworthy winners include Hit-Boy for Producer of the Year, Colin Tilley for Video Director of the Year, and DJ Khaled for D.J. of the Year.
The BET Hip Hop Awards also recognized the impact of hip-hop on a global scale with the Best International Flow category. Artists such as Aka from South Africa, Black Sherif from Ghana, Central Cee from the U.K., Gazo from France, J Hus from the U.K., K.O. from South Africa, Major Rd from Brazil, Ninho from France, Sampa The Great from Zambia, and Tasha & Tracie from Brazil were acknowledged for their contributions to the global hip-hop scene.
Overall, the BET Hip Hop Awards was a memorable night filled with incredible performances, deserving winners, and a celebration of hip-hop music’s past, present, and future. It showcased the talent and diversity within the genre and highlighted its enduring impact on popular culture.