The annual urban fashion show, spectacle, non-stop party headquarters and celebration of urban music accomplishments is wrapping up from another smash weekend in Atlanta. Centered around the BET Hip Hop awards show, hosted by Uncle Snoop, this year’s award ceremonies featured 9 performances, 5 cyphers and a first-time-for-everything live cypher on-stage performance.

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The taping, held at Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center, featured a green carpet full of celebrity faces from reality TV and music including Porsha Williams, Kandi Burrus, Trick Trick, Nelly, Boosie, DJ Drama, Busta Rhymes, Yo Gotti and Mila J. Leading with eight nominations was Drake, followed by Jay Z, Pharrell, and Future all with 6 respectively.

Rae Sremmurd opened the show with “No Flex Zone”, jolting the audience to their feet and warming up the crowd.  Other performances included Migos with “Fight Night” and “Handsome and Wealthy”; Bobby Shmurda “Hot N*gga” and T.I. closed out the show with a rock star performance of “About The Money” with Young Thug and a live band. bhha-2014-30

 

After their performance of “Kingdom”, taking a moment to reflect upon civil atrocities and injustice, Common, Jay Electronica, and Vince Staples took a stand with the parents of Mike Brown, while the audience put their hands in the air  for a moment of silence in remembrance of the Ferguson, MO teen who was gunned down by a white police officer in early August.

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Making a surprise appearance were the beautiful (and ageless) R&B and rap Queens, Brandy, MC Lyte, Yo-Yo and Queen Latifah with a special performance celebrating the 20th anniversary of their “I Wanna Be Down” collaboration. 

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Who won? Who flopped?

Below is the full list of nominees and next-gen categories (Best Club Banger, Who Blew Up Award) that will be shown on air, along with the pre-recorded cyphers on October 14 at 8 p.m. EST:

Best Hip Hop Video

Drake – “Worst Behavior”
Future f/ Pharrell, Pusha T & Casino – “Move That Doh”
Iggy Azalea f/ Charli XCX – “Fancy”
J. Cole f/ TLC – “Crooked Smile”
Nicki Minaj – “Pills N Potions”
Wiz Khalifa – “We Dem Boyz”

Best Collabo, Duo or Group

Eminem f/ Rihanna – “The Monster”
Future f/ Pharrell, Pusha T & Casino – “Move That Doh”
JAY Z f/ Justin Timberlake – “Holy Grail”
ScHoolboy Q f/ BJ The Chicago Kid – “Studio”
YG f/ Jeezy & Rich Homie Quan – “My Hitta”

Best Live Performer

Drake
JAY Z
Kanye West
Kendrick Lamar
T.I.

Lyricist of the Year

Drake
Eminem
J. Cole
JAY Z
Kendrick Lamar
Nicki Minaj

Video Director of the Year

Benny Boom
Chris Robinson
Director X
Dre Films
Hype Williams

DJ of the Year

DJ Drama
DJ Envy
DJ Khaled
DJ Mustard
DJ Scream

Producer of the Year

DJ Mustard
Drumma Boy
Hit-Boy
Mike WiLL Made It
Pharrell
Timbaland

MVP of the Year

DJ Mustard
Drake
Future
JAY Z
Nicki Minaj

Track of the Year

“Cut Her Off” (Remix) – Produced by Will-A-Fool (K Camp f/ Lil Boosie, YG & Too $hort)
“Move That Doh” – Produced by Mike WiLL Made It (Future f/ Pharrell, Pusha T & Casino)
“My Hitta” – Produced by DJ Mustard (YG f/ Jeezy & Rich Homie Quan)
“Studio” – Produced by Swiff D (ScHoolboy Q f/ BJ The Chicago Kid)
“Worst Behavior” – Produced by DJ Dahi (Drake)

Album of the Year

Drake – “Nothing Was The Same”
Eminem – “The Marshall Mathers LP 2”
Future – “Honest”
Rick Ross – “Mastermind”
ScHoolboy Q – “Oxymoron”
Yo Gotti – “I Am”

Who Blew Up Award

Iggy Azalea
Migos
Rich Homie Quan
ScHoolboy Q
YG
Young Thug

Hustler of the Year

Dr. Dre
Drake
JAY Z
Rick Ross
T.I.

Made-You-Look Award (Best Hip Hop Style)

A$AP Rocky
JAY Z
Kanye West
Nicki Minaj
Young Thug

Best Club Banger

Future f/ Pharrell, Pusha T & Casino – “Move That Doh” (Produced by Mike WiLL Made It)
K Camp f/ Lil Boosie, YG & Too $hort – “Cut Her Off” (Remix) (Produced by Will-A-Fool)
Migos – “Fight Night” (Produced by Stack Boy Twaun)
Wiz Khalifa – “We Dem Boyz” (Produced by Detail)
YG f/ Jeezy & Rich Homie Quan – “My Hitta” (Produced by DJ Mustard)
Young Thug – “Stoner” (Produced by Dun Deal)

Best Mixtape

Action Bronson – “Blue Chips 2”
Fabolous – “The Soul Tape 3”
Migos – “No Label 2”
Rich Homie Quan – “I Promise I Will Never Stop Going In”
Wiz Khalifa – “28 Grams”

Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse

B.o.B – “Paranoid” (Ty Dolla $ign f/ B.o.B)
B.o.B – “Up Down” (Do This All Day) (T-Pain f/ B.o.B)
Drake – “Who Do You Love” (YG f/ Drake)
Kendrick Lamar – “Control” (Big Sean f/ Kendrick Lamar & Jay Electronica)
Pharrell – “Move That Doh” (Future f/ Pharrell, Pusha T & Casino)

Impact Track

Common f/ Vince Staples – “Kingdom”
Lecrae – “Nuthin”
Lupe Fiasco – “Mission”
The Roots f/ Patty Cash – “Never”
Talib Kweli f/ Abby Dobson – “State of Grace”

People’s Champ Award

Drake – “Worst Behavior”
Future f/ Pharrell, Pusha T & Casino – “Move That Doh”
Iggy Azalea f/ Charli XCX – “Fancy”
Wiz Khalifa – “We Dem Boyz”
YG f/ Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Meek Mill & Rich Homie Quan – “My Hitta” (Remix)

-Chuniq / @LoveINpower