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The BET “HIP HOP AWARDS” 2019 brought together the hottest names in Hip Hop to the biggest weekend in Atlanta, GA on Saturday, October 5, 2019 for the annual taping. Comedian and Rapper Lil Duval hosted this year’s awards from The Cobb Energy Centre which premiered on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 8:00PM ET.

J.Cole took the night, snagging three wins for ‘Lyricist of the Year,’Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse’ for his verse on 21 Savage’s “A Lot,” and  ‘Impact Track’ for his single “Middle Child.” Cardi B took home two wins for ‘Made-You-Look Award (Best Hip-Hop Style)’ and the visuals for “Money” took home ‘Best Hip-Hop Video.’  Travis Scott took home his first win in the ‘Video Director of the Year’ and ‘Album of the Year’ categories.  Newcomer Lil Nas X, also takes two wins for ‘Single of the Year’ and ‘Best Collabo, Duo or Group’ for “Old Town Road.”   Ghanaian rapper Sarkodie, took home the nights first award, and the first ever ‘ Best International Flow’ award.

The “Houston Hottie” Megan Thee Stallion, kicked off the night live from the boat performing a medley of “Hot Girl Summer” featuring Juicy J, and  “Cash **it” featuring the night’s “Best New Hip-Hop Artist” winner, DaBaby; before taking home two wins  of her own for ‘Hot Ticket Performer’ and ‘Best Mixtape.’  Continuing to be the hottest night in hip hop, performances included Saweetie performing “My Type,” and bringing out surprise guest Petey Pablo and Lil Jon who performed “Freek-A-Leek” and “Get Low.” Rick Ross hit the stage performing a medley that include a special appearance by T-Pain. DaBaby performed “Intro” from his debut albumKirkbefore bringing out Offset for “Babysitter;” later he joined Lil Baby for a performance of “Baby.” Chance The Rapper, did a powerful performance of  “Sun Come Down.” Rapsody, put on for the queens with an inspiring performance of “Nina” and  “Serena.”  YBN Cordae got the crowd woke  along with Anderson .Paak performing “RNP.”

The much anticipated cyphers were hosted by DJ Hed and featured a bevy of emcees dropping hot sixteen including   Kash Doll, Iman. ( aka Iman Shumpert),  IDK, Bandhunta Izzy, Jazz Anderson , King Los, Travis ThompsonDae Jones, and 2019 BET Experience rap battle winner Young Devyn.  Comedians  Affion Crockett,  Chico Bean, Jess Hilarious, Karlous Miller and host  Lil Duval cametogether for the first ever comedy cypher.

Presenters for the evening included R&B superstar, Teyana Taylor, and Academy Award-nominated actor and star of “Queen & Slim,”  Daniel Kaluuya, “Rap City” host  Tigger, and Rick Ross.

For the first time ever, the BET “Hip Hop Awards” also included a live battle rap hosted by Ultimate Rap League founder Smack featuring noted battle rappers DNA, Geechi Gotti, T-Top, and Shotgun SugeDNA reigned supreme and won a $25,000 cash prize.

Celebrity photographer and disabled Vietnam veteran Jerome Dorn embodies the very definition of resilience. Born in Philadelphia, the fifth of seven children, Dorn stayed focused throughout his youth, eventually obtaining his degree in Criminal Justice. Dorn has worked with the Philadelphia Police Department, Department of Justice, World Wide Detective Agency, and several other high profile security groups. Throughout his successful career, Dorn wrestled with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, an aftereffect of his military service. Battling the pain and debilitating effect of PTSD, Dorn found comfort behind the camera. Photography proved to be not only therapeutic, but life changing as well. Dorn picked up his first camera in 1970 while serving in Vietnam and knew instantly that behind the lens was where he belonged. His shooting style and photographs were special, generating a buzz in the industry. In 1985, he began his career in photojournalism, working in a variety of genres. Dorn’s credentials include fashion, lifestyle photography, photojournalism, and celebrity/red carpet coverage. Working with MSNBC, Jet Magazine, and major publications in Philadelphia and around the country, Dorn has had the honor of capturing the images of hundreds of notable celebrities and politicians including President Barack Obama, George Bush Jr, Bill and Hillary Clinton, Maya Angelou, Jesse Jackson, Rihanna, Snoop Dog, Will Smith, and Tyler Perry. Photography has sent Dorn around the globe, inspiring his passion for civil activism. In 1995, Dorn assembled and led a group of forty-two men to the Million Man March. Together, they spent five days walking from Philadelphia to Washington DC. In his travels, Dorn observed a common theme amongst the youth of the world. Many of the children he encountered seemed lost. Understanding that opportunities for at-risk youth are minimal, Dorn was inspired to make a difference. Established by Dorn in 2011, InDaHouseMedia was built on the idea that there is room in the house for everyone. With InDaHouseMedia, Dorn’s mission is to provide the future generation with positive direction through sports, music, and photography.

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