“BET Hip Hop Awards 2013” Hosted by Uncle Snoop Premiering Tuesday, October 15th

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Same great city with an exciting new host – this year’s “BET Hip Hop Awards 2013” will be hosted by the one and only Snoop Dogg, respectfully known amongst his peers and celebrity friends as “Uncle Snoop“! With more than 20 years in the industry, Snoop has created the blueprint for a long-standing career and has become revered as a mentor to both new and established artists. BET Networks made the announcement last night on “106 & PARK’s” annual “BET Hip Hop Awards 2013” nomination special. This is the first time Uncle Snoop has hosted the “BET Hip Hop Awards 2013.”

I’m excited to be hosting this year’s ‘BET Hip Hop Awards 2013,’ ” said Snoop. “We’re going to have fun this year and I will make it a show to remember, ya dig?! I’ll be giving a ton of surprises, showcasing my exclusive GGN News clips and bringing all my nieces and nephews to the stage for an exciting night of hip-hop.”

The multi-platinum artist, actor and entertainment icon appeared LIVE in studio and promised that this year’s show will be a true tribute to real hip hop culture. In its eighth year, the “BET Hip Hop Awards 2013” (#hiphopawards) returns to The Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center in Atlanta, GA. The “BET Hip Hop Awards 2013” tapes on Saturday, September 28, 2013 and premieres Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at 8:00 P.M. ET/PT

“Snoop is a pop culture icon who has millions of fans around the world. We are thrilled to have Uncle Snoop preside over the ‘BET Hip Hop Awards 2013’ and bring his unique blend of humor, wit, credibility and fun to the show. Get ready for something you’ve never seen!” – Stephen G. Hill President of Music Programming and Specials, BET Networks.
Also, the highly anticipated “BET Hip Hop Awards 2013” cyphers, sponsored in part by Sprite, will once again be a part of this year’s show with the hottest MCs delivering 16 bars that everyone will be talking about for the rest of the year.

Additionally, the “I AM HIP HOP” award will be presented by Sprite.
Official sponsors of the “BBET Hip Hop Awards 2013” include Sprite, Toyota and Reese’s.
Stephen G. Hill, BET’s President of Music Programming and Specials, Lynne Harris Taylor, BET’s Vice President of Specials, will serve as Executive Producers for the BET Hip Hop Awards, along with Jesse Collins, CEO of Jesse Collins Entertainment.

“BET Hip Hop Awards 2013” will also air on Friday, October 18th on BET’s international network in the UK and Africa, reaching more than 17 million households in 50+ countries.

FULL LIST OF “BET HIP HOP AWARDS 2013” NOMINEES

Best Hip Hop Video
A$AP Rocky f/ Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar – Problems
B.o.B f/ T.I. & Juicy J – We Still In This
J. Cole f/ Miguel – Power Trip
Drake – Started From The Bottom
Kendrick Lamar – Don’t Kill My Vibe

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

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

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

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

DJ of the Year
DJ Drama
DJ Envy
DJ Funkmaster Flex
DJ Khaled
DJ Scream

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

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

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

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

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

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

Made-You-Look Award
2 Chainz
A$AP Rocky
JAY Z
Kendrick Lamar
Nicki Minaj
Kanye West

Best Hip Hop Online Site
Allhiphop.com
Complex.com
GlobalGrind.com
RapRadar.com
WorldStarHipHop.com

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

Best Mixtape
Big Sean – Detroit
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 f/ Diddy & Ludacris)
Drake – Versace (Remix) (Migos f/ Drake)
Future – Bugatti (Ace Hood f/ Rick Ross & Future)
Kendrick Lamar – Problems (A$AP Rocky f/ Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar)
Wiz Khalifa – U.O.E.N.O. (Remix) (Rocko f/ Future & Wiz Khalifa)

Impact Track
J. Cole f/ TLC – Crooked Smile
JAY Z f/ Justin Timberlake – Holy Grail
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – Same Love
Wale f/ Sam Dew – LoveHate Thing
Kanye West – BLKKK SKKKNHEAD

BET.com Voting
To vote, head over to BET.com/PeoplesChamp
People’s Champ Award
A$AP Rocky f/ Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar – Problems
J. Cole f/ Miguel – Power Trip
Drake – Started From The Bottom
Kendrick Lamar – Don’t Kill My Vibe
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis f/ Mary Lambert – Can’t Hold Us

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