BET Hip-Hop Awards 2013 Spoilers: Kendrick Lamar, Lil Kim, 2 Chainz, French Montana, Diddy & More Perform (VIDEO)
on Oct 14, 2013 02:03 PM EDT
The eighth annual BET Hip-Hop Awards will broadcast on Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 8 p.m.
It was filmed at The Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center in Atlanta, Ga. on Saturday, Sept. 28 and hosted by rap legend Snoop Doog.
Kendrick Lamar -- who garnered major buzz recently for his controversial lyrics on Big Sean's Control -- leads the nominees with 14 nods.
Drake landed at no. 2 behind Lamar with 13 nominations and J. Cole landed the third most nominations with 10 nods.
This year's performance lineup included:
School Boy Q's spewing his hit Collard Greens
Kendrick Lamar and J Rock Money Trees
French Montana Aint Worried Bout Nuthin Remix feat. Rock Ross & Diddy
2 Chainz, Used 2 feat. surprise guest Juvenile and Fork
The performers in seven of the cyphers for the BET Hip Hop Awards cyphers are as follows, according to karencivil.com:
Cypher 1 - Wax, Rapsody, Emis Killa, Rittz, Jon Connor
Cypher 2 - A$AP Mob: Ferg, Twelvy, Nast, Ant, Rocky
Cypher 3 - Action Bro nson, Star Life, Breezy (Sprite Contest Winner),Travis $cott, Tiffany Foxx, Lil' Kim
Cypher 4 - Slaughterhouse: Joell Ortiz, Crooked I, Royce Da 5'9, Joe Budden
Cypher 5 - TDE: ScHoolboy Q, Jay Rock, Ab-Soul, Isaiah Rashad, Kendrick Lamar
Cypher 6 - Real Husbands Of Hollywood: Chocolate Drop (Kevin Hart), Nick Cannon, Nelly, Boris Kodjoe, Duane Martin, JB Smoove
Cypher 7 - Asia Sparks, Bad Lucc, Problem, Astro
The year's highest honor will go to rapper MC Lyte. She will receive the lifetime achievement honor called the I Am Hip Hop Award.
For the complete cypher lineup list view here
Lyte is being recognized for being the first rapper to receive a certified gold single (Ruffneck), the first female MC to release a solo LP (1988's Lyte as a Rock) and the first female solo rapper nominated for a Grammy (Ruffneck). Previous honorees included Rakim, KRS-One, Russell Simmons and Grandmaster Flash, Ice Cube, Salt-n-Pepa, LL Cool J, Rakim.
Watch Lil Kim and her protege Tiffany Foxx discuss rhyming in the cypher below.
Chairs for Chris Evans, Jeremy Renner, Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, and Mark Ruffalo on the set of 'The Avengers: Age of Ultron."