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Hip Hop Awards 2020: Meg Thee Stallion wins big, Pop Smoke remembered as Master P is honored

The just concluded BET Hip Hop Awards offered lots of highs even despite it being a difficult year for the Hip Hop community.

Hip Hop often used as a vessel to share the struggles of the oppressed and marginalized communities through out the world, and the BET awards ceremony was special and poignant even while respecting COVID restrictions.

Percy Robert Miller also known as Master P was honored for his work receiving the ‘I am Hip Hop’ award last night. As a pioneer in the Hip Hop genre, he founded No Limit Records now known as No Limit Forever Records. The rapper, actor, record producer, philanthropist, and former basketball player is also highly respected for his business acumen encouraging many others to invest wisely. In his speech, he spoke on the Black Lives Matter encouraging those championing the cause saying, ” we will get through this.”

Quavo also gave a tribute performance to fallen rap star Pop Smoke. He performed ‘Shake The Room’ and ‘Aim for the Moon’ as images of Pop Smoke were shared on the screen. The New York rapper Pop Smoke died at the age of 20 after an alleged home invasion in February 2020.The upcoming rapper was reportedly shot dead on Wednesday (19.02.20) morning at around 4:30am at a property in Hollywood Hills, California, after two men broke into the house, as earlier reported on The Sauce. Juice WRLD’s memory was also commemorated.

The show also featured a stand out cypher featuring Erykha Badu, Brandy, Teyana Taylor and H.E.R. The Legendary Bennie Man and Bounty Killer also performed alongside Skip Marley, Original Koffee and Shenseea.

Kenya’s Khaligraph Jones was honored with a nomination but unfortunately lost out to Stormzy in the ‘International Flow’ category. Other acts nominated in the category included South African Nasty C, Djonga from Brazil, Kaaris and Meryl from France, as well as Ms. Banks from United Kingdom.

Check out the full winner’s list below courtesy of ET Online:

BEST HIP HOP VIDEO

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“BOP” – DaBaby

“Rockstar” – DaBaby feat. Roddy Ricch

“Toosie Slide” – Drake

*WINNER – “Life Is Good” – Future feat. Drake

“The Bigger Picture” – Lil Baby

“The Box” – Roddy Ricch
 

BEST COLLABORATION

“Rockstar” – DaBaby feat. Roddy Ricch

“Life Is Good” – Future feat. Drake

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“WHATS POPPIN (Remix)” – Jack Harlow feat. Tory Lanez, DaBaby & Lil Wayne

*WINNER – “Savage (Remix)” – Megan Thee Stallion feat. Beyoncé

“Hot Girl Summer” – Megan Thee Stallion feat. Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign

“Ballin’” – Mustard feat. Roddy Ricch
 

BEST DUO OR GROUP

*WINNER – Chris Brown and Young Thug

City Girls

EarthGang

JackBoys

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Migos

Run the Jewels
 

BEST LIVE PERFORMER

Big Sean

DaBaby

Drake

Megan Thee Stallion

Roddy Ricch

*WINNER – Travis Scott
 

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LYRICIST OF THE YEAR

Big Sean

DaBaby

Drake

J. Cole

Megan Thee Stallion

*WINNER – Rapsody
 

VIDEO DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR

Cactus Jack & White Trash Tyler

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Cole Bennett

Colin Tilley

Dave Meyers

Director X

*WINNER – Teyana “Spike Tee” Taylor
 

DJ OF THE YEAR

Chase B

*WINNER – D-Nice

DJ Drama

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DJ Envy

DJ Khaled

Mustard
 

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

9th Wonder

DJ Khaled

*WINNER – Hit-Boy

JetsonMade

Mike WiLL Made-It

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Mustard
 

HIP HOP ARTIST OF THE YEAR

DaBaby

Drake

Future

Lil Baby

*WINNER – Megan Thee Stallion

Roddy Ricch
 

SONG OF THE YEAR

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“BOP” – DaBaby – Produced By JetsonMade & Starboy

“Life Is Good” – Future feat. Drake – Produced by Ambezza, D. Hill & OZ

“Rockstar” – DaBaby feat. Roddy Ricch – Produced by SethInTheKitchen 

“Savage (Remix)” – Megan Thee Stallion feat. Beyoncé – Produced by J. White Did It 

*WINNER – “The Box” – Roddy Ricch – Produced by 30 Roc & DatBoiSqueeze

“Toosie Slide” – Drake – Produced by OZ
 

HIP HOP ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Blame it on Baby – DaBaby

Kirk – DaBaby

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High Off Life – Future

My Turn – Lil Baby

Suga – Megan Thee Stallion

*WINNER – Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial – Roddy Ricch
 

BEST NEW HIP HOP ARTIST

Flo Milli

Jack Harlow

Mulatto

NLE Choppa

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*WINNER – Pop Smoke

Rod Wave


HUSTLER OF THE YEAR

Cardi B

DJ Khaled

Jay-Z

*WINNER – Megan Thee Stallion

Rick Ross

Travis Scott
 

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BEST HIP HOP PLATFORM

Complex

HipHopDX

HotNewHipHop

The Breakfast Club

*WINNER – The Joe Budden Podcast

The Shade Room

XXL
 

SWEET 16: BEST FEATURED VERSE

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*WINNER – Beyoncé – “Savage (Remix)” (Megan Thee Stallion feat. Beyoncé)

BIA – “Best on Earth” (Russ feat. BIA)

Cardi B – “Writing on the Wall” (French Montana feat. Post Malone, Cardi B & Rvssian)

Future – “Roses (Remix)” (Saint Jhn feat. Future)

Roddy Ricch – “Rockstar” (DaBaby feat. Roddy Ricch)

Travis Scott – “Hot (Remix)” (Young Thug feat. Gunna & Travis Scott)


IMPACT TRACK

“Lockdown” – Anderson .Paak & Jay Rock

“Rockstar (BLM Remix)” – DaBaby feat. Roddy Ricch

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“Snow on tha Bluff” – J. Cole

*WINNER – “The Bigger Picture” – Lil Baby

“Afeni” – Rapsody feat. PJ Morton

“Sue Me” – Wale feat. Kelly Price


BEST INTERNATIONAL FLOW

Djonga (BRAZIL)

Kaaris (FRANCE) 

Khaligraph Jones (KENYA) 

Meryl (FRANCE)

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Ms Banks (UK)

Nasty C (SOUTH AFRICA) 

*WINNER –  Stormzy (UK)

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