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.