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 Collab: A$AP Rocky, Two Chainz, Drake, Kendrick Lamar “Problems”
Best Live Performer: Jay Z
Lyricst of the Year: Kendrick Lamar
Video Director of the Year: Benny Boom
Hustler of the Year: Jay Z
Made You Look (Best Style): A$ap Rocky
Best Online HipHop Site: Worldstar
Best Club Banger: “Pop That” French Montana
Producer of the Year: Mike 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 Track: J Cole, “Crooked Smile”
MVP of the Year: Kendrick Lamar
Track of the Year: Drake, “Started From The Bottom”
Rookie of the Year: A$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 Ross? Meek Mill? Bone Thugs? Kendrick?
- Should BET just make the entire show about the cyphers? That's all anyone talks about....