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September 03, 2012

BET: Hip Hop Awards 2012 head to Atlanta, airs October 9th

Once again, “The BET Hip Hop Awards” (#hiphopawards) is returning to Atlanta. This year the show will tape on Saturday, September 29, 2012 and premiere on BET Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at 8 pm/EST.

“The BET Hip Hop Awards” nominees and who will host the awards will be revealed during a special LIVE episode of “106 & PARK” on Wednesday, September 12, 2012 at 6 pm/EST.

“The BET Hip Hop Awards” is a celebration that pays homage to the rap and hip hop culture and music. BET describes it as a subculture defined by four key aesthetic elements: MCing/rapping, DJing/scratching, breaking/dancing, and graffiti writing. The “BET Hip Hop Awards” celebrates it all by providing a platform for this culture to be cultivated and honored.

“The BET Hip Hop Awards” will present awards in the following categories:

Best Hip Hop Video
Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse
Best Live Performer
Lyricist of the Year
Video Director of the Year
Producer of the Year
Track of the Year
CD of the Year
MVP of the Year
Rookie of the Year
DJ of the Year
Best Club Banger
Made-You-Look Award (Best Hip Hop Style)
Hustler of the Year
Best Mixtape
Best Hip Hop Online Site
Reese’s Perfect Combo Award (Best Collabo)
People’s Champ Award Powered by Verizon

A new category this year is the “Impact Track” award presented to the artist whose track and/or 16 bars featured on a song moves our culture forward with social commentary, political discourse or other thought provoking lyrics. This award is for the track with a message for the masses. is the official site for the BET Hip Hop Awards 2012 where fans can visit to get up-to-date info on this year’s show and take a look back on past BET Hip Hop Awards. In the coming weeks, will launch a series of interactive timelines, games and quizzes leading up to the show. On August 28, BET Mobile will reveal its latest app creation with some exciting ways to connect with hip hop’s biggest night.

• On Twitter by using hashtag: #HipHopAwards; and following us @HipHopAwards and @BET
• On Facebook by liking the fan page at

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