The BET Hip Hop Awards are an annual awards show, airing on BET, showcasing hip hop performers, producers and music video directors. The awards ceremony began in 2006, was held on November 12, 2006 at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia, was first aired November 15 and was hosted by comedian Katt Williams.
The second ceremony was held on October 13, 2007 and aired on October 17 of the same year. Like its predecessor, the ceremony was also held at the Fox Theater in Atlanta, and was hosted by Katt Williams. The third ceremony premiered on October 23, 2008. This ceremony was not hosted by Katt Williams, but instead was hosted by popular R&B and hip hop artist T-Pain. The fourth ceremony was held on October 10, 2009 and was hosted by Mike Epps and aired on October 27. The fifth ceremony was held on October 2, 2010 (aired October 12) and was also by hosted Mike Epps. Epps hosted two additional years (2011 & 2012), and Snoop Dogg hosted in 2013, 2014, and 2015. The 2016 show was hosted by DJ Khaled. During the TDE cypher, artist Kendrick Lamar subliminally dissed rappers Papoose and Drake.
|#||Date||Venue||Host||I Am Hip Hop|
|01||12/November/2006||Fox Theatre||Katt Williams||Grandmaster Flash|
|02||13/October/2007||Atlanta Civic Center||KRS-One|
|04||10/October/2009||Mike Epps||Ice Cube|
|06||11/October/2011||LL Cool J|
|08||15/October/2013||Snoop Dogg||MC Lyte|
|09||14/October/2014||Doug E. Fresh|
|11||04/October/2016||Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre||DJ Khaled||Snoop Dogg|
|12||06/October/2017||Miami Beach Convention Center||Luther Campbell|
|13||16/October/2018||DeRay Davis||Lil Wayne|
|14||05/October/2019||Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre||Lil Duval||Lil Kim|
|Artist||Number of awards|
|2006 BET Hip Hop Awards|
|Date||November 12, 2006|
|Hosted by||Katt Williams|
The first show in 2006 was hosted by Katt Williams in Atlanta.
- "Welcome to Atlanta" (Remix) – Jermaine Dupri feat. Ludacris, Young Jeezy and Lil Jon
- "That's That" – Snoop Dogg
- "Stuntin' Like My Daddy" – Birdman and Lil Wayne
- "Push It" / "Hustlin'" – Rick Ross
- "Grew Up a Screw Up" – Ludacris feat. Young Jeezy
- "One Blood" / "Let's Ride" – The Game feat. Junior Reid
- "Top Back" (Remix) ��� T.I. feat. Young Dro, Big Kuntry King and B.G.
- "I Luv It" – Young Jeezy
- "We Fly High" – Jim Jones feat. Juelz Santana
- "Walk It Out" – Unk
- Cypher 1 – Papoose, Lupe Fiasco and Styles P
- Cypher 2 – Remy Ma, Saigon, Sway DaSafo and Rhymefest, with DJ Scratch
- Hip Hop Video of the Year: "What You Know" – T.I.
- Element Award: Video Director of the Year: Hype Williams
- Hip Hop Track of the Year: "It's Goin' Down" – Yung Joc feat. Nitti
- Rookie of the Year: Chamillionaire
- Element Award: Producer of the Year: Jermaine Dupri
- Hip Hop MVP of the Year: T.I.
- Element Award – Lyricist of the Year: Common
- Element Award – Best Hip Hop Dance of the Year: Snap
- Best Hip Hop Movie: ATL
- Best Live Performance: Busta Rhymes
- Move the Crowd Award: Busta Rhymes
- Hip Hop CD of the Year: King – T.I.
- Hip Hop Hustler Award: Jay Z
- Alltel Wireless People's Champ Award: "Ridin'" – Chamillionaire feat. Krayzie Bone
- Best UK Hip Hop Act (BET International): Sway DaSafo
- BET Hot Ringtone Award: "Shoulder Lean" – Young Dro feat. T.I.
- Best Collaboration: "Touch It" (Remix) – Busta Rhymes featuring Mary J. Blige, Rah Digga, Missy Elliott, Lloyd Banks, Papoose & DMX
- I Am Hip-Hop Icon Award: Grandmaster Flash