The 2013 BET Hip-Hop Awards go down this Saturday, Sept. 28 at the Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center and it is sure to be a star studded affair. Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolby Q, 2 Chainz and more have been officially been confirmed as performers.
2 Chainz and French Montana have both had big years with the release of their albums. 2 Chainz’ B.O.A.T.S. II #METIME, debuted atop Billboard’s Top Rap Albums; and Montana’s long-awaited debut, Excuse My French, entered the Top 200 albums chart at No. 4.
Lamar, a Music Matters star, has had a stand out year, as well, lyrically and visually continuing to push the culture forward with his videos “B—h, Don’t Kill My Vibe” and “Poetic Justice,” and lighting a fire in hip hop with his verse on “Control,” garnering responses from OGs and up-and-comers alike — even Chocolate Droppa dropped a sweet 16 seconds.
He will be joined by fellow breakout TDE artists and scheduled performers, ScHoolBoy Q and Jay Rock. Q and Lamar collaborated for a current 106 & Park favorite, “Collard Greens” and Jay Rock appears on Lamar’s major label debut good kid, m.A.A.d city, which went platinum this year.
Those in attendance will certainly be looking forward to the premiere of the annual BET Cypher freestyles. MC Lyte will be receiving the I AM HIP HOP AWARD, a lifetime achievement award that is presented by Sprite. Kendrick Lamar lead all nominees with 14.
Although the ceremony is going down this weekend, 2013 BET Hip Hop Awards will not air until Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 8 p.m. E.T.