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Multi-platinum artist, mega-producer and ‘Anthem King’ DJ Khaled alongside Grammy Award winning rapper and songwriter Kendrick Lamar and newcomer Cardi B lead theBET “Hip Hop Awards” 2017 with 9 impressive nominations each. Lil Yachty was spotted in the crowd, DJ Khaled’s 9 nods, include ‘Album of the Year,’ ‘DJ of the Year,’ ‘Best Hip-Hop Video,’ ‘Best Collabo, Duo Or Group,’ ‘Producer Of The Year,’ ‘Hustler of the Year,’ ‘Mvp of the Year,’ and 2 For ‘Single of the Year. Kendrick Lamar earns nods for ‘Best Hip Hop Video,’ ‘Hot Ticket Performer,’ ‘Lyricist of the Year,’ ‘MVP of the Year,’ ‘Single of the Year,’ ‘Album of the Year,’ ‘Hustler of the Year,’ and 2 nods for ‘Impact Track.’ And NYC’s newest female emcee Cardi B earn nods for her summer anthem “Bodak Yellow” for ‘Best Hip-Hop Video,’ ‘Hot Ticket Performer,’ ‘MVP of the Year,’ ‘Single of the Year,’ ‘Best New Hip-Hop Artist,’ ‘Hustler of the Year,’ ‘Made-You-Look Award (Best Hip-Hop Style),’ ‘Best Mixtape’ and ‘Impact Track’.
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(Atlanta, GA) BMI’s R&B/Hip-Hop Awards Ceremony & VIP Gifting Lounge is the annual, premier event honoring the year’s top BMI affiliates. Special thanks to Tiffany Williams for always executing the best gifting suites and for always taking care of team Freddyo. We are honored to be a part of this! Awards will be presented to the following categories: Most Performed R&B/Hip-Hop Song of the past year, BMI Billboard #1’s, R&B/Hip-Hop Producer of the Year, Top BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Producers, etc.
BMI has honored music legends with an icon or Presidents Award ceremony and performance tribute to: Mariah Carey, Snoop Dogg, Toni Braxton, Babyface, The Jacksons, L.A. Reid, Will.I.Am, Ludacris James Brown, Al Green and so many more.
New Rythm & Blues Native Long Beach, California artist Ria Rosae landed herself a artist development through Smokey Thomas aka “Smokey” who is the cousin of Charlie Wilson and Ronnie Wilson of “The Gap Band”. Under the tutelage of “The Gap Band for over 15 years Smokey learned everything there was to know through them. In 2014 Smokey decidedl to open up his own artist development company called “Smoke Bomb Entertainment making him the CEO of his company. Smokey discovered breakout artist Ria Rosae.
In a global first, MTV announced the nominations on Instagram Live with an elite squad of Instagram stars. To date, no previous tentpole awards show has utilized Instagram Live to announce their complete list of nominees. With a combined social reach of over 30 million followers, the team of Instagrammers included: Bretman Rock, Ariel Martin (Baby Ariel), DC Young Fly, Andrea Russet, Chantel Jeffries, Ricky Dillon, StassiBaby, Jay Versace and Nate Garner. Each influencer was tasked with unveiling a portion of the nominees on Instagram Live in a successive chain that ultimately revealed the full list.
The 2017 BET Awards gets better and better every year. This year the homie Gucci Mane was spotted on the carpet as well as the iconic group Xscape ! That’s right, my girls are back in a new way and gave a stellar performance at the BET Awards in LA ! Watch the performance below !
Obama inducts JAY Z into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. pic.twitter.com/cgW0yzenDW
— Karen Civil (@KarenCivil) June 16, 2017
Jay Z’s buddy President Obama was on hand to induct his friend into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Jay Z of course could not make it due to the birth of his twin babies with wife Beyonce. Jay Z gave his acceptance speech via twitter and thanked a number of rappers including Atlanta’s own 2 Chainz and T.I. He ended his thank yous with this…
Too many ..Fab , black people really magic . Mac Miller nice too though .
— Mr. Carter (@S_C_) June 16, 2017
In addition to celebrating his big induction, Hov is still on his crusade to make a positive impact on the lives of people in his community. The rapper wrote an OpEd in Time magazine with a focus on “Taking On the Exploitative Bail Industry” as he stated. Take a peek at his plans to bail out men for Father’s Day. READ MORE