BET Hip-Hop Awards
Tonight, the 2011 BET Hip-Hop Awards aired, and some artists went home with trophies while others were left empty-handed. One of the biggest winners tonight was Chris Brown, who won Best Hip-Hop Video and the Viewers' Choice Award for 'Look at Me Now,' which he recorded with Lil Wayne (who also won Lyricist and Performer of the Year) and Busta Rhymes (who took home an award for his mile-a-minute verse on Breezy's track).
Old-school rap veteran Heavy D closed out the 2011 BET Hip-Hop Awards ceremony with a special performance that took audiences back in time to '90s. Behind a sign that read "The Return of the Big Cool," Heavy D control the crowd with his infectious wordplays.
Veteran rapper LL Cool J received the prestigious I Am Hip-Hop Award during the 2011 BET Hip-Hop Awards telecast. The Queens, N.Y. native was recognized for his long-standing career in rap. Beginning with his 1985 hits 'I Can't Live Without My Radio' and 'Rock the Bells,' LL has been rocking the mic for nearly three decades.
Big Sean and Roscoe Dash might be new names to the rap game, but they held their own during their collaborative performance at the 2011 BET Hip-Hop Awards. The duo hit the stage in ATL to perform 'I Do It' and Big Sean's new single 'Marvin Gaye & Chardonnay,' which features Kanye West on the recorded version of the track.
Lupe Fiasco performed his smash hit 'Words I Never Said' at the 2011 BET Hip-Hop Awards. Noticeably absent was singer Skylar Grey, whose icy vocals are the yin to Fiasco's yang. Erykah Badu subbed for Grey during the performance and her voice lent a decidedly different element to the song. We liked it!