Uncle Snoop Returns to the Biggest Stage in Hip Hop to Host the BET “HIP HOP AWARDS” 2015 Premiering Tuesday, October 13th at 8:00 P.M.*

NEW YORK, Sep 15, 2015 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Third time’s the charm as entertainment icon Snoop Dogg aka Uncle Snoop and BET Networks team up again for the biggest night of hip hop, electrifying cyphers, powerful performances and legendary tributes that encompass the BET “HIP HOP AWARDS” 2015! Highly respected with more than 20 years in the industry, Uncle Snoop continues to set trends and pave the way for both new and established artists. At last year’s “Hip Hop Awards,” Uncle Snoop wowed the audience with his hilarious monologue and skits as well as witty, OG banter throughout the show. An entertainment icon, Snoop is affectionately known as Uncle Snoop in the music industry for the leadership and guidance he provides to both established and up and coming artists. With more than 20 years in the business, Uncle Snoop has become an international name for his work in music, film, entrepreneurship and philanthropy.


“With the huge success of the first two shows, I’m excited to host my third BET ‘Hip Hop Awards’ this year,” said Uncle Snoop. “We’re gonna do it big with more surprises and more performances—you’re not gonna wanna miss this!”

For a second year in a row, Drake leads the BET “Hip Hop Awards” 2015 with twelve impressive nominations for ‘Best Live Performer,’ ‘Lyricist of the Year,’ ‘MVP of the Year,’ ‘Album of the Year,’ ‘Hustler of the Year,’ ‘Made-You-Look Award (Best Hip Hop Style)’ and as a featured artist for two ‘Sweet 16: Best Featured verses,’ ‘Best Hip Hop Video,’ two ‘Best Hip Collabo, Duo or Group’ and ‘People’s Champ Award’ nods. Followed by Big Sean with 10 nominations; Nicki Minaj with 9 nominations; Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole in a close tie with eight nods.



The awards will be taped on Friday, October 9, 2015 at the Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center in Atlanta, GA for the tenth year running, and will premiere on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. ET.


Sprite® returns as a sponsor of the BET “HIP HOP AWARDS” 2015, presenting in part the always noteworthy cyphers along with MetroPCS, as well as the “green” carpet. Also returning is the “I Am Hip Hop” Award,recognizing an individual who has made a profound imprint on hip hop music and culture throughout the years.


Jesse Collins, CEO of Jesse Collins Entertainment will serve as Executive Producer of The BET Hip Hop Awards along with Stephen G. Hill, BET’s President of Programming, Connie Orlando, BET’s Senior Vice President of Music and Specials and Lynne Harris Taylor, BET’s Vice President of Specials.


See below for the complete list of BET “HIP HOP AWARDS” ’15 Official Nominees:


Best Hip Hop Video 

Big Sean F/ Chris Brown & Ty Dolla $ign – Play No Games 

Big Sean F/ Drake & Kanye West – Blessings 

Fetty Wap – Trap Queen 

Kendrick Lamar – Alright 

Nicki Minaj F/ Beyoncé – Feeling Myself


Best Collabo, Duo or Group 

Big Sean F/ Drake & Kanye West – Blessings 

Big Sean F/ E-40 – IDFWU 

Fetty Wap F/ Monty – My Way 

Nicki Minaj F/ Beyoncé – Feeling Myself 

Nicki Minaj F/ Drake & Lil Wayne – Truffle Butter


Best Live Performer 


J. Cole 

Kanye West 

Kendrick Lamar 

Nicki Minaj


Lyricist of the Year 

Big Sean 


J. Cole 

Kendrick Lamar 

Nicki Minaj


Video Director of the Year 

Alan Ferguson 

Benny Boom 

Chris Robinson/Lil Chris 

Colin Tilley 

Director X


DJ of the Year 

DJ Drama 

DJ Envy 

DJ Esco 

DJ Khaled 

DJ Mustard


Producer of the Year 

DJ Mustard 

J. Cole 

Kanye West 

Mike Will Made-It 

Pharrell Williams 



MVP of the Year 

Big Sean 



J. Cole 

Kendrick Lamar 

Nicki Minaj


Track Of The Year 

Alright – Produced By Pharrell Williams & Sounwave (Kendrick Lamar) 

Blessings – Produced By Boi-1da & Vinylz (Big Sean F/ Drake & Kanye West) 

Commas – Produced By DJ Spinz & Southside (Future) 

IDFWU – Produced By DJ Dahi, DJ Mustard, Kanye West & Key Wane (Big Sean F/ E-40) 

Trap Queen – Produced By Tony Fadd (Fetty Wap)


Album Of The Year 

Big Sean – Dark Sky Paradise 

Drake – If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late 

J. Cole – 2014 Forest Hills Drive 

Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly 

Nicki Minaj – The Pinkprint 

Wale – The Album About Nothing


Who Blew Up Award 

Bobby Shmurda 

Dej Loaf 

Fetty Wap 

Rae Sremmurd 



Hustler Of The Year 

Dr. Dre 


J. Cole 

Jay Z 

Nicki Minaj


Made-You-Look Award (Best Hip Hop Style) 

A$AP Rocky 

Dej Loaf 


Kanye West 

Nicki Minaj


Best Hip Hop Online Site 







Best Club Banger 

Big Sean F/ E-40 – IDFWU (Produced By DJ Dahi, DJ Mustard, Kanye West & Key Wane) 

Dej Loaf – Try Me (Produced By Dds) 

Fetty Wap – Trap Queen (Produced By Tony Fadd) 

Future – Commas (Produced By DJ Spinz & Southside) 

Rich Homie Quan – Flex (Ooh, Ooh, Ooh) (Produced By DJ Spinz & Nitti Beatz)


Best Mixtape 

Future – 56 Nights 

Future – Beast Mode 

Future – Monster 

Lil Wayne – Sorry 4 The Wait 2 

Travis Scott – Days Before Rodeo


Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse 

Drake – Blessings (Big Sean F/ Drake & Kanye West) 

Drake – My Way Remix (Fetty Wap F/ Drake) 

E-40 – IDFWU (Big Sean F/ E-40) 

Kendrick Lamar – Classic Man Remix (Jidenna F/ Kendrick Lamar) 

Lil Wayne – Truffle Butter (Nicki Minaj F/ Drake & Lil Wayne)


Impact Track 

Big Sean F/ Kanye West & John Legend – One Man Can Change The World 

Common & John Legend – Glory (From The Motion Picture “Selma”) 

J. Cole – Apparently 

J. Cole – Be Free 

Kendrick Lamar – Alright


People’s Champ Award 

Big Sean F/ Drake & Kanye West – Blessings 

Fetty Wap – Trap Queen 

Future – Commas 

Kendrick Lamar – i 

Rae Sremmurd – No Type 

Rich Homie Quan – Flex (Ooh, Ooh, Ooh)


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*Note: BET “Hip Hop Awards” is a private event and tickets are not available for purchase to the public. Talent tickets are reserved for BET “Hip Hop Awards” show talent and nominees.


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BET “Hip Hop Awards” is an annual celebration that pays homage to a culture that changed the world while highlighting the best in hip hop music. Year after year, BET Networks delivers the best in hip-hop for an unforgettable night of performances, cyphers and tributes honoring hip-hop legends that have and continue to make hip-hop culture a global force.




Jesse Collins Entertainment is a full service television and film production company founded by entertainment industry veteran Jesse Collins. For more than a decade, Collins, the company’s CEO, has played an integral role in producing some of television’s most memorable moments in music entertainment. Formerly Executive Producer/EVP of Cossette Productions, Collins has produced ground-breaking and award winning television programming including the BET Awards, the GRAMMY Awards, BET Honors, The UNCF Evening of Stars and the BET Hip Hop Awards. Collins currently Exec. Produces “The Real Husbands of Hollywood,” (now going into its 4th hit season) alongside industry Icons Stan Lathan and Ralph Farquhar; and has worked with superstar talent such as Will Smith, Chris Rock, Jay-Z, Rihanna, Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Prince, Mariah Carey and many more.




An entertainment icon and with more than 20 years in the business, Snoop continues to pave the way in the hip-hop industry, serving as a mentor to many new and established artists. Snoop stands at the forefront of popular culture with award-winning and multi-platinum albums and songs, critically acclaimed films and television shows, lifestyle products, philanthropic efforts and tech and digital ventures, including his YouTube original series “GGN News,” and his best-selling app, Snoopify. Snoop defines hip-hop history. He’s set records with his seminal album Doggystyle, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart and sold over 800,000 copies in the first week. Throughout his career, Snoop’s produced chart-topping hits including “Gin & Juice,” “Who Am I? (What’s My Name?),” “Nuthin’ But A ‘G’ Thang,” “Next Episode,” “Beautiful,” “Drop It Like It’s Hot,” “Signs,” “Sensual Seduction” and “I Wanna Rock.” BUSH, Snoop’s latest album via Columbia Records and executive produced by Pharrell Williams, debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Album Chart, marking Snoop’s sixth chart topping hit. Snoop’s non-profit work in the community is commendable, as he established the Snoop Youth Football League (SYFL) in 2005 to give children between the ages of five and 13 the opportunity to participate in youth football and cheer. SYFL teaches them the values of teamwork, good sportsmanship, discipline, and academics.


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