Hip Hop Legend Luther “Uncle Luke” Campbell is Honored as the “I Am Hip Hop” Award Recipient
Eminem Drops a Moving and Politically Charged Verse Exclusively for the BET Hip Hop Awards
Miami Heats up with the Hottest Performances by DJ Khaled, Cardi B, Migos, Yo Gotti, Trina, Trick Daddy, Rick Ross, T-Pain, Plies, Flo Rida and Playboi Carti
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The BET “HIP HOP AWARDS” 2017 brought the heat to Miami, Florida on Friday, October 6, 2017 for the annual taping of the most prominent hip hop showcase on television. Multi-platinum artist, mega-producer and holder of ‘the keys to success’ DJ Khaled hosted hip-hop’s biggest night of the year at The Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater. THE BET “HIP HOP AWARDS” 2017 premiered on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 8:00PM ET.
Cardi B stole the show with 5 wins for ‘Single of the Year’ for her Number #1 Billboard hit, ‘Bodak Yellow,’ ‘Best New Hip Hop Artist,’ ‘Best Mixtape,’ ‘Made-You-Look Award (Best Hip Hop Style),’ and ‘Hustler of the Year.’ Kendrick Lamar followed closely picking up 4 awards for ‘Best Hip Hop Video,’ ‘Album of the Year,’ ‘Hot Ticket Performer’ and ‘Lyricist of the Year.’ Host DJ Khaled snagged 3 honors for ‘DJ of the Year,’ ‘Best Collab, Duo or Group’ and ‘MVP of the Year,’ dedicating the accolades to his son, Asahd Khaled. Luther “Uncle Luke” Campbell received the night’s biggest honor, the ‘I Am Hip Hop Award,’ for his unmatched achievements and contributions to hip hop culture.
Viewers tuned into the hottest performances by DJ Khaled featuring Trick Daddy, T-Pain, Plies and Rick Ross with their 2007 anthem “I’m so Hood.” Migos kept the energy going with a performance of their latest single “Too Hotty”; Playboi Carti had the house rocking with hits “Woke Up Like This” and “Magnolia (Milly Rock).” Over at Club Liv, Gucci Mane performed a medley of club bangers including “Tone It Down,” “I Get the Bag,” “Curve” and “Make Love First”; Yo Gotti performed new single “Juice” and chart-topping hit “Rake it Up.” Cardi B hit the stage with a much anticipated performance of her Billboard Chart-topping hit, “Bodak Yellow,” and Rick Ross, Trina, Trick Daddy and Flo Rida all hit the stage in a nostalgic tribute to hip hop pioneer Luther “Uncle Luke” Campbell, during which “Uncle Luke” performed some of his classic hip hop hits “Scarred,” “It’s Your Birthday,” “Me So Horny,” “Pop That” and “I Wanna Rock (Doo Doo Brown).”
The complete list of 2017 BET “Hip Hop Awards” winners are:
Best Hip-Hop Video
Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.”
Best Collabo, Duo or Group
DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts”
Hot Ticket Performer
Lyricist of the Year
Video Director of the Year
DJ of the Year
Producer of the Year
MVP of the Year
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
Hustler of the Year
Made-You-Look Award (Best Hip-Hop Style)
Best Hip-Hop Online Site/App
Cardi B – “Gangsta Bitch Music Vol. 2”
Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse
Nicki Minaj – “Rake It Up” (Yo Gotti ft. Nicki Minaj)
Jay Z – “The Story of O.J.”
Jesse Collins, CEO of Jesse Collins Entertainment, will serve as Executive Producer of the BET Hip Hop Awards along with Connie Orlando, BET Head of Programming and Jeannae Rouzan–Clay, Vice President of Specials, Jesse Collins Entertainment.
BET.com/HipHopAwards is the official site for the BET “HIP HOP AWARDS” 2017 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. The BET “HIP HOP AWARDS” 2017 will premiere on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 10:00PM ET.
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ABOUT BET “HIP HOP AWARDS”:
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. Year after year, BET Networks delivers the best in hip-hop for an unforgettable night of performances, cyphers and tributes honoring hip-hop legends that have and continue to make hip-hop culture a global force.
ABOUT LUTHER CAMPBELL:
Luther “Uncle Luke” Campbell is a businessman, community activist, author, television personality, radio host, artist and most importantly the first Southern rapper to appear on Billboard’s Pop charts. In addition, he was the first Southern rapper to start an independent rap record label, Luke Records. Known as the “Godfather of Southern Hip Hop,” Luther Campbell was the first in the music industry to provide “parental advisory” stickers on product, responsibly ensuring his music was only bought by those of a certain age. Soon thereafter, the entire music industry made it mandatory for elicit material to provide advisory stickers. With his likeness highlighted in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, as a member of the 2 Live Crew, Luke fought to ensure the freedom of speech all the way to the Supreme Court - and won. Campbell’s endless philanthropic efforts has found him giving to refugees from Cuba and Haiti on the shores of Miami and those less fortunate than himself in the community. Campbell is also a sports radio host, long-time columnist for the Miami New Times and owner of several Wingstop franchises. Campbell is currently in the process of producing a biopic on his life with Lions Gate as well as several other television projects.
ABOUT JESSE COLLINS ENTERTAINMENT:
Jesse Collins Entertainment is a full service television and film production company founded by entertainment industry veteran Jesse Collins. For more than a decade, Collins, the company’s CEO, has played an integral role in producing some of television’s most memorable moments in music entertainment. Formerly Executive Producer/EVP of Cossette Productions, Collins has produced ground-breaking and award winning television programming including the BET Awards, the GRAMMY Awards, BET Honors, The UNCF Evening of Stars and the BET Hip Hop Awards. Collins currently Exec. Produces “The Real Husbands of Hollywood,” (now going into its 4th hit season) alongside industry Icons Stan Lathan and Ralph Farquhar; and has worked with superstar talent such as Will Smith, Chris Rock, Jay-Z, Rihanna, Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Prince, Mariah Carey and many more.
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