BET Hip Hop Awards 2014
September 20, 2014
Atlantic Civic Center, Atlanta, GA
Complete list of BET Hip Hop Awards 2014 Nominees
Complete list of BET Hip Hop Awards 2014 Winners
BET or Black Entertainment Television was founded with the purpose of showcasing African American artist’s music and culture. Based in Washington DC, it was launched in 1980. One can watch music videos, movies and series. The Awards Show airs every year on the BET Channel and features some of the best performers, music video directors and producers.
Hip Hop music is a form which is aimed at celebrating diversity. There are many genres even in this form of music – this difference is due to the environment in which the artist lives and attitudes that shape the music. Some of the different styles of Hip Hop are as follows – Alternative, Battle Rap, Crunk, Conscious Rap, Gangsta Rap, East Coast style of Hip Hop, Southern Rap and so on.
There are many well known artists in this field – Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, Snoop Dog, Mistah F.A.B., E-40, Lil Wayne, Too $hort to name a few. The idea to showcase this style of music was conceived in 2006. The very first event was held in November 2006 in Atlanta.
Some of the categories in which artists are nominated are Best Hip Hop Video, Best Lyrics Writer, Best Live Performer, DJ of the Year and Best Mixtape.
When and Where:
This year’s Awards Ceremony will be held as usual in Atlanta, Georgia on September 28th, 2013 and this event is taking place on a weekend (Saturday).