THE LONG-AWAITED RETURN OF “RAP CITY ‘22” HOSTED BY
BIG TIGGER OPENS THE NIGHT AT 8 PM ET/PT
“DJ CASSIDY’S PASS THE MIC: BET HIP HOP AWARDS EDITION” SERIES FINALE PREMIERES AT 11:30 PM ET/PT
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NEW YORK, NY – October 4, 2022 – Hosted by GRAMMY®-nominated recording artist, actor, entrepreneur, and media personality Fat Joe, the “BET Hip Hop Awards” 2022 premieres tonight, October 4 at 9 PM ET/PT on BET. The annual celebration brings together the hottest names in music while paying homage to the year’s best in Hip Hop culture. “BET Hip Hop Awards” 2022 will also be simulcast on BET Her, MTV2 and VH1. “BET Hip Hop Awards” 2022 will premiere internationally via live stream on BET Africa on Thursday, October 5, and on BET France, My5, and Sky On-Demand in the UK, as well as on MTV Brazil and BET Pluto Brazil all on Friday, October 7.
”BET Hip Hop Awards” 2022 features red hot performances by Armani White Clipse, Fivio Foreign, King Combs, Jeezy, Kodak Black, Lil Tjay, French Montana, Joey Bada$$, Bleu, EST Gee, Glo Rilla, Moneybagg Yo, N.O.R.E, and Pusha T. An all-star tribute to the iconic LOUD Records and its pioneering founder Steve Rifkindclosed the show out with a legendary lineup of David Banner featuring Lil’ Flip, Dead Prez, Mobb Deep with Lil’ Kim, M.O.P., Remy Ma and Fat Joe, Three 6 Mafia, and Wu-Tang Clan.
Baby Tate, Big Boss Vette, Deetranada, Guapdad 4000, Jayson Cash, Ray Vaughn, Reuben Vincent, Sa-Roc, Sauce Walka, and Topaz Jones blazed the stage in the highly anticipated cyphers followed by a digital-exclusive cypher featuring rising stars Armani Caesar, Kentheman, Nana, Navelle Hice, OT The Real, and Yung Pooda.
The Hip Hop celebration begins with “Rap City ‘22” special at 8 PM ET/PT, hosted by Big Tigger. “Rap City ‘22” will celebrate the culture and feature exclusive interviews with Lil’ Kim, Remy Ma, Rapsody, G Herbo, Ice Spice, DJ Drama, and more! #RapCity
The series finale of “DJ Cassidy’s Pass The Mic” premieres at 11:30 PM ET/8:30 PM PT with a special “BET Hip Hop Awards” Edition including appearances by Busta Rhymes, Ghostface Killah, Ice Cube, Jadakiss, Method Man, Redman, Raekwon, Remy Ma, RZA, Styles P, Swizz Beatz, Too $hort, Xzibit, Warren G and more.
Recently relaunched BET Jams joins the “BET Hip Hop Awards” celebration with re-airings of “BET Hip Hop Awards” 2021, “Rap City ‘21,” “DJ Cassidy’s Pass The Mic: HHA Edition” 2021, and a “BET Hip Hop Awards” 2022 dedicated video block highlighting nominees, presenters, performers, and cyphers. The BET Jams takeover will continue its celebration of Hip Hop with an airing of “No Limit Chronicles” and video blocks featuring No Limit artists followed by the launch of the new music video block series “Tap In” on Friday, October 7.
Viewers can visit the official site at BET.com/HipHopAwards, to get up-to-date info on this year’s trailblazing “BET Hip Hop Awards,” take a look back on past awards, and peer into the future with hot new original digital series and offerings.
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BET, a unit of Paramount (NASDAQ: PARAA; PARA; PARAP), is the nation’s leading provider of quality entertainment, music, news and public affairs television programming for the African American audience. The primary BET channel is in 125 million households and can be seen in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, sub-Saharan Africa and France. BET is the dominant African-American consumer brand with a diverse group of business extensions including BET+, the preeminent streaming service for the Black audience; BET.com, a leading Internet destination for Black entertainment, music, culture, and news; BET HER, a 24-hour entertainment network targeting the African American Woman; BET Music Networks – BET Jams, BET Soul and BET Gospel; BET Home Entertainment; BET Live, a growing BET festival business; BET Mobile, which provides ringtones, games and video content for wireless devices; and BET International, which operates BET around the globe.
ABOUT “BET HIP HOP AWARDS”
“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 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.
ABOUT JESSE COLLINS ENTERTAINMENT
Founded in 2012, Jesse Collins Entertainment (JCE) is a full-service television and film production company that has played an integral role in producing many of television’s most memorable moments in music entertainment. The Emmy® nominated company has a multi-year overall agreement with ViacomCBS Cable Networks. On the theatrical film side, the company also has a first look on JCE’s film development projects which could include Viacom’s film entities such as Paramount Players. JCE’s award-winning and critically acclaimed television includes programming from its three divisions. From the scripted division: scripted series—Real Husbands of Hollywood, American Soul and miniseries—The New Edition Story and The Bobby Brown Story. From the unscripted division: unscripted series – Cardi Tries, My Killer Body with K. Michelle, DJ Cassidy’s Pass the Mic and Forward: The Future of Black Music, competition/game shows—Becoming A Popstar, Rhythm + Flow, Sunday Best, Hip Hop Squares and Nashville Squares, talk show – Face to Face with Becky G and children’s series—Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices (Emmy® Award winner). From the specials division: award shows—The American Music Awards, BET Awards, Soul Train Awards, BET Hip Hop Awards, Black Girls Rock!, BET Honors, UNCF’s An Evening of Stars and ABFF Honors, specials—upcoming Martin: The Reunion, John Lewis: Celebrating A Hero, Love & Happiness: An Obama Celebration, Change Together: From The March On Washington To Today, A GRAMMY Salute to the Sounds of Change, Stand Up for Heroes, Dear Mama, Amanda Seales: I Be Knowin’, Def Comedy Jam 25, Leslie Jones: Time Machine, The All-Star Nickmas Spectacular and Rip the Runway. Jesse Collins, Founder and CEO of JCE, is the executive producer of all programming. He is also an executive producer for the Grammy Awards, The American Music Awards and The Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show. He also produced the 2021 Oscars.