Not only is Snoop Dogg hosting the 2014 BET Hip Hop Awards, but he’s also performing.
He will be joined by a stellar lineup of a-list recording artists including Common, Birdman, DJ Premier, DJ Mustard, Rich Homie Quan, Bobby Shmurda, Young Thug, Vince Staples, Jay Electronica, Migos, YG and Rae Sremmurd.
The annual event will tape September 20 at Atlanta’s Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center and air on October 14 at 8 p.m. EST.
Pioneering rapper, beat boxer and producer Doug E. Fresh will be this year’s recipient of the I Am Hip Hop Icon Award. Dubbed the Human Beat Box, Fresh scored his first top 5 rap single with “The Show” in 1985 and notched other classics with “La Di Da Di” and “Keep Risin’ to the Top.” He will join such previous I Am Hip Hop Icon Award honorees as MC Lyte, LL Cool J, Salt-N-Pepa, Russell Simmons and Grandmaster Flash.
As previously reported, Drake leads nominees with eight nods, including Album of the Year and Lyricist of the Year.