The BET hip hop awards are one of the most anticipated shows of the whole year for many music fans. Even with the controversial events that happened at last year’s show, this year is expected to be an even bigger hit.
Taking place in Atlanta this year, Snoop Dogg is returning to host the event with Nelly and Teyana Taylor presenting the trophies to the winners. Doug E. Fresh is this year’s “I Am Hip-Hop Icon” honoree.
The nominees are nothing short of impressive. Album of the Year nominees include: Drake’s “Nothing was the Same,” Eminem’s “The Marshall Mathers LP 2,” Future’s “Honest,” Rick Ross’ “Mastermind,” Schoolboy Q’s “Oxymoron” and Yo Gotti’s “I Am.”
Nominated for best hip hop video: Drake, Future, Iggy Azalea, J. Cole, Wiz Khalifa and Nicki Minaj.
MVP of the year nominees include DJ Mustard, Drake, Future, Jay Z and Nicki Minaj.
In the best collabo, duo or group category: Eminem and Rihanna, Future and Pharrell, Jay Z and Justin Timberlake, Schoolboy Q and BJ The Chicago Kid and YG with Jeezy and Rich Homie Quan.
Just a few days ago, BET announced their cyphers lineup, a long list of some of the biggest names around right now.
Wiz Khalifa and his Taylor Gang crew including Juicy J, Chevy Woods, Berner, Tuki Carter and Ty Dollar $ign are the rappers that will have a lot to live up to after Kendrick Lamar’s memorable freestyle last year.
Remy Ma will also appear in a cypher along with husband Papoose, Snow tha Product, Lil Mama and Dreezy.
Other rappers included in the segment are: David Banner, G-Eazy, Kevin Gates, Vic Mensa, Troy Ave, Logic, Treach, Genesis, Dee-1, Detroit Che, Loaded Lux, King Los, Corey Charron, DJ Scratch, T-Rex, Goodz, Rain 910, Conceited, Tsu Surf, Dillon Cooper, Two-9, Jarren Benton, Andy Mineo and Emilio Rojas.
Even with an impressive list for the cypher, fans voiced their opinions on Twitter about the lineup which will make for an even more interesting performance.
The performance lineup has also been released.
Rappers T.I., Common, Birdman, YG, Jay Electronica, DJ Mustard, Bobby Shmurda, Young Thug, TeeFlii, Vince Staples, Rich Homie Quan and Rae Sremmurd are going to hit the mics at the awards.
The 2014 BET Awards will air on Oct. 14, at 8 p.m. on the BET network.