Hip-hop honoring itself at BET Awards

David Goodson | 10/12/2017, 3:54 p.m.
got bars! Even have a moniker: Lil’ Ole Yungun. By this time next year, I would’ve walked the red carpet ...
BET Hip Hop Awards

DJ Khaled featuring Rihanna and Bryson

Tiller—“Wild Thoughts”

Hot Ticket Performer

Kendrick Lamar

Lyricist of the Year

Kendrick Lamar

Video Director of the Year

Benny Boom

DJ of the Year

DJ Khaled

Producer of the Year 

Metro Boomin

MVP of the Year

DJ Khaled

Single of the Year

“Bodak Yellow”—Produced By J. White

Did It (Cardi B)

Album of the Year

Kendrick Lamar—“DAMN.”

Best New Hip-Hop Artist

Cardi B

Hustler of the Year

Cardi B

Made-You-Look Award (Best

Hip-Hop Style)

Cardi B

Best Hip-Hop Online Site/App


Best Mixtape

Cardi B—“Gangsta Bitch Music Vol. 2”

Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse

Nicki Minaj—“Rake It Up” (“Yo Gotti”

featuring Nicki Minaj)

Impact Track

JAY-Z—“The Story of O.J.”

The Cyphers, which for a large niche audience is the highlight of the show, was, at the taping at least, a showcase for the talents of Axel Leon, Mysonne and Rapsody. Those performances were quickly reduced to the background, however, as the legend Eminem unleashed a scathing attack to the 45th commander in chief.

Although the award ceremony itself might have been welcomed to and by the city, the generosity was short-lived two days later as an encounter between Miami police and Temple University student Cariann Hithon ended tragically. Damn!

Over and out. Holla next week. Til then, enjoy the nightlife.