The BET 2014 Hip Hop Awards has remained the most prominent hip hop culture showcase on television. This year will be no different as Uncle Snoop joins Common, Birdman, DJ Premier, DJ Mustard, Rich Homie Quan, Bobby Shmurda, Young Thug, Lil Boosie,Vince Staples, Jay Electronica, Migos, YG and Rae Sremmurd as confirmed performers for this “Hip Hop Awards.” BET’s “Real Husband of Hollywood” and Grammy award winning rapper, Nelly and the “first lady” of G.O.O.D Music, Teyana Taylor are confirmed to be presenters.
The “I Am Hip Hop Icon” Award, recognizing legends in hip hop music, returns to honor renowned MC, Doug E. Fresh. As a distinguished beat boxer and rapper, he has redefined hip hop time and time again with notable achievements and all-time classic hits such as “La Di Da Di” and “The Show.”
Doug E. Fresh has served as a forerunner for hip hop culture for a whopping 29 years. He proved to be a powerful force by 1985, with his dope rhymes, clever lyricism and extraordinary beat boxing skills. Since then, Doug E. Fresh has respectfully been known as “The Human Beat Box” and “The World’s Greatest Entertainer.” Throughout his career, he has pushed boundaries and undoubtedly earned the well-deserving title of a hip hop legend.
Previous “I Am Hip Hop Icon” Award honorees include MC Lyte (2013), Rakim (2012), LL Cool J (2011), Salt-N-Pepa (2010), Ice Cube (2009), Russell Simmons (2008), KRS-One (2007) and Grandmaster Flash (2006).
The show airs on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.
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BET 2014 HIP HOP AWARDS : Snoop Dogg,Bobby Shmurda, Young Thug,Lil Boosie, Brianna Perry,French Montana, Shad Moss,Erica Mena, TI, Teyana Taylor
The BET 2014 Hip Hop Awards has remained the most prominent hip hop culture showcase on television.