Barbados-born Doug E. Fresh Gives Tearful Acceptance Speech

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Doug E. Fresh breaks down during Acceptance Speech

Doug E. Fresh gives tearful tribute to his mother while accepting the ‘I Am Hip Hop’ Icon Award during the BET Hip Hop Awards Doug E. Fresh’s Moving ‘I Am Hip Hop Icon’ Award Acceptance Speech

Hosted by none other than Uncle Snoop (aka Snoop Lion) at the Boisfeuillet Jones Civic Center in Atlanta, Georgia, the BET “Hip Hop Awards” 2014  delivered yet another notable year of celebrating hip-hop’s most influential artists with nineteen categories, nine outstanding performances, and five cyphers.  For me. however, the best moment of the night was during Doug E. Fresh’s moving ‘I Am Hip Hop Icon’ award acceptance speech.

Doug E. Fresh shares a photo of his mother

Doug E. Fresh shares a photo of his mother

I was honored to be in the building when one of ours, Barbados-born, Doug E. Fresh (born Douglas E. Davis) accepted the “I Am Hip Hop Icon’ Award.  During his speech, he told the audience about how his mother had recently passed away.  The normally composed rapper could barely speak.  He not only spoke highly of his dearly departed mother but also shared her recorded voice and a photograph.  It was indeed one of the best acceptance speeches I have ever witnessed and there was not a dry eye in the building.

The 2014 complete list of BET “Hip Hop Awards” winners are:

Best Hip Hop Video
Drake – “Worst Behavior”

Best Collabo, Duo or Group
YG f/ Jeezy & Rich Homie Quan – “My Hitta”

Best Live Performer
Kanye West

Lyricist of the Year
Kendrick Lamar

Video Director of the Year
Hype Williams

DJ of the Year
DJ Mustard

Producer of the Year
DJ Mustard

MVP of the Year
DJ Mustard

Track of the Year
“My Hitta” – Produced by DJ Mustard (YG f/ Jeezy & Rich Homie Quan)

Album of the Year
Drake – “Nothing Was The Same”

Who Blew Up Award
Iggy Azalea

Hustler of the Year
Dr. Dre

Made-You-Look Award (Best Hip Hop Style)
Nicki Minaj

Best Hip Hop Online Site
WorldStarHipHop.com

Best Club Banger
Future f/ Pharrell, Pusha T & Casino – “Move That Doh” (Produced by Mike WiLL Made It)

Best Mixtape
Wiz Khalifa – “28 Grams”

Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse
Kendrick Lamar – “Control” (Big Sean f/ Kendrick Lamar & Jay Electronica)

Impact Track
Common f/ Vince Staples – “Kingdom”

People’s Champ Award
Drake – “Worst Behavior”

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