For the past decade, the BET Hip Hop Awards has remained one of the most prominent hip-hop showcases on television. From powerful performances to iconic honorees and highly anticipated cyphers, the ceremony always puts on a memorable show for the culture.
As expected, this year’s event at Atlanta’s Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre was filled with many highlights, but here are the evening’s 11 best moments.
- O.T. Genasis Piles on the Hits
While fans are still waiting for O.T. Genasis’ major label debut album to materialize, the rapper continued to supply hard-knocking 808s and tongue-in-cheek raps about the use and selling of a certain white and powdery substance (see: his 2015 hit “CoCo”) that always turn into the hottest street anthems and club bangers. For his performance, the Long Beach, Calif. Native took the stage solo, doing his best Milly Rock and delivering the popular singles “Push It” and “Cut It.”