Compton-bred emcee Kendrick Lamar was the big winner at this year’s BET Hip Hop Awards.
Kendrick Lamar won six awards, including Artist Of The Year, Lyricist Of The Year, Best Live Performer, and Album Of The Year (Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers). He also won Best Hip Hop Video for “Family Ties” with Baby Keem and Video Director Of The Year with Dave Free.
Drake went into the night with the most nominations. The OVO leader went on to win Best Collaboration for “Wait For U” with Future and Tems. He also tied himself for Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse with “Wait For U” and Jack Harlow’s “Churchill Downs.”
In addition, GloRilla won Best Breakthrough Hip Hop Artist. EarthGang won Best Duo or Group. Latto won Song Of The Year for “Big Energy.” Lizzo won Impact Track for “About Damn Time.” Hitmaka won Producer Of The Year, and DJ Drama won DJ Of The Year.
BET also presented an all-star tribute to Loud Records and the label’s founder Steve Rifkind. The performance featured David Banner, Lil Flip, Dead Prez, Mobb Deep, Lil Kim, M.O.P., Remy Ma, Fat Joe, Three 6 Mafia, and Wu-Tang Clan. Miami native Trina took home the “I Am Hip Hop” honor.
Full List Of 2022 BET Hip Hop Award Winners:
HIP HOP ALBUM OF THE YEAR
KENDRICK LAMAR – MR. MORALE & THE BIG STEPPERS
SONG OF THE YEAR
LATTO – “BIG ENERGY”
HIP HOP ARTIST OF THE YEAR
BEST HIP HOP VIDEO
KENDRICK LAMAR & BABY KEEM – “FAMILY TIES”
BEST BREAKTHROUGH HIP HOP ARTIST
FUTURE FEAT. DRAKE & TEMS – “WAIT FOR U”
BEST DUO OR GROUP
BEST LIVE PERFORMER
LYRICIST OF THE YEAR
BEST INTERNATIONAL FLOW
BENJAMIN EPPS (FRANCE)
VIDEO DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR
KENDRICK LAMAR & DAVE FREE
DJ OF THE YEAR
PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
HUSTLER OF THE YEAR
BEST HIP HOP PLATFORM
CARESHA PLEASE & DRINK CHAMPS (TIE)
SWEET 16: BEST FEATURED VERSE
DRAKE – “WAIT FOR U” (FUTURE)
DRAKE- “CHURCHILL DOWNS” (JACK HARLOW )
LIZZO – ABOUT DAMN TIME