Nominees to be Announced on a Special Episode of “106 & PARK,” September 12, 2012
“The BET Hip Hop Awards” (#hiphopawards) is returning to Atlanta, Georgia for the seventh year in a row to blow the roof off The Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center. Breaking records this year with 19-categories and an unprecedented number of high quality, unfiltered cyphers; this year’s awards will tape on Saturday, September 29, 2012 and premiere on BET Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at 8 pm/EST.
“The BET Hip Hop Awards” nominees along with this year’s illustrious host will be revealed during a special LIVE episode of “106 & PARK” on Wednesday, September 12, 2012 at 6 pm/EST.
“The BET Hip Hop Awards” will present awards in the following categories:
Best Hip Hop Video
Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse
Best Live Performer
Lyricist of the Year
Video Director of the Year
Producer of the Year
Track of the Year
CD of the Year
MVP of the Year
Rookie of the Year
DJ of the Year
Best Club Banger
Made-You-Look Award (Best Hip Hop Style)
Hustler of the Year
Best Hip Hop Online Site
Reese’s Perfect Combo Award (Best Collabo)
People’s Champ Award Powered by Verizon
A new category this year is the “Impact Track” award presented to the artist whose track and/or 16 bars featured on a song moves our culture forward with social commentary, political discourse or other thought provoking lyrics. This award is for the track with a message for the masses.
Last year’s awards featured the highly anticipated homecoming of Atlanta native T.I., who performed alongside Young Jeezy. DMX stormed the stage with Ruff Ryders alum Swizz Beatz; G.O.O.D Music’s Big Sean and Roscoe Dash; and of course Maybach Music Group represented with Rick Ross, Wale, Meek Mill and special guest El Debarge. It also featured the last televised performance of Heavy D.
To apply for media credentials to cover “The BET Hip Hop Awards” red carpet, visit our press site, www.betpressroom.com next week, the week of August 27th for the media credentials link. The deadline to apply for media credentials ends at midnight, Thursday, September 13, 2012.
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BET.com/HipHopAwards is the official site for the BET Hip Hop Awards 2012 where fans can visit to get up-to-date info on this year’s show and take a look back on past BET Hip Hop Awards. In the coming weeks, BET.com will launch a series of interactive timelines, games and quizzes leading up to the show. On August 28, BET Mobile will reveal its latest app creation with some exciting ways to connect with hip hop’s biggest night.
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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.
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About “The BET Hip Hop Awards”
“The BET Hip Hop Awards” is an annual celebration that pays homage to a culture that changed the world while highlighting the best in hip hop music. It’s a subculture defined by four key aesthetic elements: MCing/rapping, DJing/scratching, breaking/dancing, and graffiti writing. The “BET Hip Hop Awards” celebrates it all by providing a platform for this culture to be cultivated and honored.