As expected, it was all about Kendrick Lamar at last night's pre-recorded telecast of the BET Hip-Hop Awards. Not only did the L.A .rapper take home five awards to lead the pack, but his performance was also the talk of the night. Hosted by Uncle Snoop, the awards show was short on actual awards -- only a handful were given out on air -- and seemed to focus around live performances and pre-recorded sessions. 

The most talked about cypher was TDE's, which not only featured Kendrick taking a shot at Drake, but also seemed to feature AbSoul throwing a not too subtle jab at Jay Z. On the other end of the spectrum, the Real Husbands of Hollywood cypher lead by Kevin Hart and Nick Cannon stuck a much lighter note. 

The show also featured a reunion of Bone Thugs N' Harmony and a tribute to MC Lyte

The winners were: 

Best Video Drake: “Started From The Bottom”

Best CollabA$AP Rocky, Two Chainz, Drake, Kendrick Lamar “Problems”

Best Live PerformerJay Z

Lyricst of the YearKendrick Lamar

Video Director of the YearBenny Boom

Hustler of the YearJay Z

Made You Look (Best Style): A$ap Rocky

Best Online HipHop Site: Worldstar

Best Club Banger: “Pop That” French Montana

Producer of the YearMike Will Made It

DJ of the Year: DJ Drama

Album of the Year: Kendrick Lamar, Good Kid, M.A.A.D City

Sweet 16: Kendrick Lamar, “Problems”

Impact TrackJ Cole, “Crooked Smile”

MVP of the Year: Kendrick Lamar

Track of the Year: Drake, “Started From The Bottom”

Rookie of the YearA$ap Ferg

MY 2 CENTS:

  • Would anyone even notice if they didn't hand out any awards? 
  • Outside of Kendrick, who had the best cypher? 
  • Who had the best performance? Rick RossMeek Mill? Bone Thugs? Kendrick?
  • Should BET just make the entire show about the cyphers? That's all anyone talks about....