The 2012 edition of the Hip-Hop Awards was held this year in Atlanta. The awards presentation was aired on BET on a tape delay October 9.
Wiz Khalifa, Young Jeezy, Juicy J, Meek Mill, Kirko Bangz, Kendrick Lamar, 2 Chainz, T.I., Future, Diddy, Machine Gun Kelly, Los, French Montana, Unclue Luke, Funkmaster Flex, MGK, Rick Ross, and Omarion all gave performances during the night.
Q-Tip, Phife Dawg,, , , and paid tribute to Chris Lighty who died recently.
Winners of the 2012 BET Hip-Hop Awards were…
Best Hip-Hop Video: “HYFR” by Drake and Lil Wayne
Perfect Combo Awward for the Best Collaboration: “Mercy” by , Big Sean, Pusha T, and 2 Chainz
Best Live Performer: The Throne – Jay-Z and Kanye West
Lyricist of the Year: Kendrick Lamar
Hip-Hop Video Director of the Year: Hype Williams
DJ of the Year: DJ Khaled
Producer of the Year: Kanye West
MVP of the Year: Rick Ross
Track of the Year: “Ni**as in Paris” by Throne – Jay-Z and Kanye West
CD of the Year: “Watch the Throne” by The Throne – Jay-Z and Kanye West
Rookie of the Year: 2 Chainz
Hustler of the Year: Jay-Z
Made You Look Award for the Best Hip-Hop Style: Kanye West
Best Club Banger: “Ni**as in Paris” by The Throne – Jay-Z and Kanye West
Best Mixtape: “Dreamchasers2” by Meek Mill
Sweet 16 for the Best Featured Verse: “Mercy” by Kanye West, Big Sean, Pusha T, and 2 Chainz
Impact Track: “Daughters” by Nas
People’s Champ Award: “No Lie” by 2 Chainz and Drake
Best Hip-Hop Online Site: World Star Hip-Hop