Details On BET Awards 2012 Released

It’s that time again. “The BET Hip Hop Awards” (#hiphopawards) are returning to Atlanta, Georgia for the seventh year at The Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center.  Breaking records this year with 19-categories and unfiltered cyphers; this year’s awards will tape on Saturday, September 29, 2012 and premiere on BET Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at 8 pm/EST.  “The BET Hip Hop Awards” nominees along with this year’s host will be revealed during a special LIVE episode of “106 & PARK” on Wednesday, September 12, 2012 at 6 pm/EST. “The BET Hip Hop Awards” will present awards in the following categories:


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  • Best Hip Hop Video                             Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse
  • Best Live Performer                             Lyricist of the Year
  • Video Director of the Year                   Producer of the Year
  • Track of the Year                                   CD of the Year
  • MVP of the Year                                    Rookie of the Year
  • DJ of the Year                                        Best Club Banger
  • Made-You-Look Award                         Hustler of the Year
  • Best Mixtape                                          Best Hip Hop Online Site
  • Reese’s Perfect Combo Award            People’s Champ Award Powered by Verizon

new category this year is the “Impact Track” award presented to the artist whose track and/or 16 bars featured on a song moves our culture forward with social commentary, political discourse or other thought provoking lyrics.