This Year’s BET Hip Hop Awards 2012 Winners’ List

NEW YORK, Oct. 9, 2012

Kanye West remains at the Top of the Throne winning an Impressive 7 BET Hip Hop Awards.

The Legendary Rakim is Honored with the I AM HIP HOP ICON AWARD

BET Music Matters’ Artist Kendrick Lamar Takes Home Lyricist of the Year Award.

The show features a Star-Filled Violator Tribute to Chris Lighty Featuring 50 Cent, Fat Joe, Missy Elliott, Busta Rhymes and a Tribe Called Quest Reunion on the Hip Hop Awards Stage.

Hosted By Comedian Mike Epps, “THE BET HIP HOP AWARDS” Encores will air Thursday, Oct. 11, 9-11pm ET; Saturday, Oct. 13, 10pm-12am ET and Wednesday, Oct. 17, 8-10 pm ET.

This year marked the seventh annual BET HIP HOP AWARDS hosted by funnyman Mike Epps.  The BET HIP HOP AWARDS delivered an exceptional night filled with hip hop’s biggest stars and highly anticipated performances.   Wiz Khalifa opened the show with a performance of “Work Hard / Play Hard” featuring Juicy J and Young Jeezy accompanied by a live band.

Check out the list of winners below from the BET HIP HOP AWARDS 2012:

Best Hip Hop Video: “HYFR” – Drake f/ Lil Wayne

Reese’s Perfect Combo Award (Best Collabo): “Mercy” – Kanye West f/ Big Sean, Pusha T & 2 Chainz

Best Live Performer: The Throne (Jay-Z & 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” – Produced by Kanye West, Hit-Boy and Mike Dean (The Throne – Jay-Z & Kanye West)

CD of the Year: Watch The Throne – The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West)

Rookie of The Year: 2 Chainz

Hustler of The Year: Jay-Z

Made-You-Look Award (Best Hip Hop Style): Kanye West

Best Club Banger: “Ni**as In Paris” – The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West)

Best Mixtape: “Dreamchasers2″ – Meek Mill

Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse: 2 Chainz – “Mercy” (Kanye West f/ Big Sean, Pusha T & 2 Chainz)

Impact Track: “Daughters” – Nas

People’s Champ Award Powered by Verizon:  2 Chainz f/ Drake – “No Lie”

Best Hip Hop Online Site:  World Star Hip Hop

BET.com/HipHopAwards is the official site for the BET HIP HOP AWARDS 2012 where fans can visit to get up-to-date info on this year’s show and take a look back on past BET Hip Hop Awards.  In the coming weeks, BET.com will launch a series of interactive timelines, exclusive video content, games and quizzes leading up to the show.  To become a BET.com member and register for our BET Newsletter log on tohttp://www.bet.com/register.html.

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