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DaBaby speaks onstage at the BET Hip Hop Awards 2019 at Cobb Energy Center on October 5, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)
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BET Hip-Hop Awards 2019: The Complete Winners List

And the winner is...

On Tuesday (Oct. 8), hip-hop artists descended upon television screens for BET's annual Hip-Hop Awards showcase in Atlanta, Georgia. From Megan Thee Stallion to YBN Cordae, the star-studded event awarded the genre's top artists for their achievements this year, including a special tribute to Lil' Kim.

View the winners below.

Best Hip-Hop Video:
21 Savage featuring J. Cole – "A Lot"
Cardi B – "Money" - WINNER
City Girls featuring Cardi B – "Twerk"
DaBaby – "Suge"
Meek Mill featuring Drake – "Going Bad"
Travis Scott featuring Drake – "Sicko Mode"

Best Collabo, Duo or Group:
21 Savage featuring J. Cole – "A Lot"
Cardi B and Bruno Mars – "Please Me"
DJ Khaled featuring Nipsey Hussle and John Legend – "Higher"
Lil Baby and Gunna – "Drip Too Hard"
Lil Nas X featuring Billy Ray Cyrus – "Old Town Road (Remix)" - WINNER
Travis Scott featuring Drake – "Sicko Mode"

Hot Ticket Performer:
Cardi B
Megan Thee Stallion - WINNER
The Carters
Travis Scott

Lyricist of the Year:
2 Chainz
J. Cole - WINNER
Meek Mill
Nipsey Hussle
YBN Cordae

Video Director of the Year:
Benny Boom
Bruno Mars and Florent Dechard
Dave Meyers
Eif Rivera
Travis Scott - WINNER

DJ of the Year:
Chase B
DJ Drama
DJ Envy
DJ Esco
DJ Khaled
Mustard - WINNER

Producer of the Year:
DJ Khaled - WINNER
London On Da Track
Metro Boomin
Swizz Beatz
Tay Keith

MVP of the Year:
Cardi B
DJ Khaled
J. Cole
Megan Thee Stallion
Nipsey Hussle - WINNER

Single of the Year:
"Act Up" – Produced by EarlThePearll (City Girls)
"Big Ole Freak" – Produced by LilJuMadeDaBeat (Megan Thee Stallion)
"Money" – Produced by J. White Did It (Cardi B)
"Old Town Road (Remix)" – Produced by YoungKio (Lil Nas X featuring Billy Ray Cyrus) - WINNER
"Sicko Mode" – Produced by Rogét Chahayed, CuBeatz, OZ, Hit-Boy and Tay Keith (Travis Scott featuring Drake)
"Suge" – Produced by Pooh Beatz and JetsonMade (DaBaby)

Album of the Year:
Travis Scott – Astroworld - WINNER
Meek Mill – Championships
Lizzo – Cuz I Love You
DJ Khaled – Father of Asahd
Tyler, the Creator – Igor
Dreamville – Revenge of the Dreamers 3

Best New Hip Hop Artist:
Lil Nas X
Megan Thee Stallion
Roddy Ricch
YBN Cordae

Hustler of the Year:
Cardi B
DJ Khaled
Nipsey Hussle
Rick Ross
Travis Scott

Made-You-Look Award (Best Hip Hop Style):
Cardi B - WINNER
DJ Khaled
French Montana
Meek Mill
Travis Scott

Best Mixtape:
Jack Harlow – Loose
Kevin Gates – Luca Brasi 3
Megan Thee Stallion – Fever - WINNER
Roddy Ricch – Feed Tha Streets II
Wiz Khalifa and Curren$y – 2009
YBN Almighty Jay, YBN Cordae and YBN Nahmir – YBN: The Mixtape

Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse:
21 Savage – "Wish Wish" (DJ Khaled featuring Cardi B and 21 Savage)
Cardi B – "Clout" (Offset featuring Cardi B)
Cardi B – "Twerk" (City Girls featuring Cardi B)
J. Cole – "A Lot" (21 Savage featuring J. Cole) - WINNER
Rick Ross – "Money in the Grave" (Drake featuring Rick Ross)
Rick Ross – "What's Free" (Meek Mill featuring JAY-Z and Rick Ross)

Impact Track:
21 Savage feat. J. Cole - "A Lot"
DJ Khaled feat. Nipsey Hussle and John Legend - "Higher"
J. Cole - "Middle Child" - WINNER
Kap G - "A Day Without a Mexican"
Lizzo feat. Missy Elliott - "Tempo"
YoungBoy Never Broke Again feat. Quando Rondo and Kevin Gates - "I Am Who They Say I Am"

Best International Flow:
Faiz (Nigeria)
Ghetts (UK)
Kalash (France)
Little Simz (UK)
Nasty C (South Africa)
Tory Lanez (Canada)
Sarkodie (Ghana) - WINNER

Best Hip-Hop Online Site/App:
All Hip-Hop
Complex - WINNER
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Ty Dolla $ign Releases New Album Feat. Nicki Minaj, Roddy Ricch, Kanye West And More

After a three-year album hiatus, Ty Dolla $ign released his latest studio effort, Featuring Ty Dolla $ign, on Friday (Oct. 23).

The 25-track album features appearances from Nicki Minaj, Kid Cudi, FKA Twigs, Roddy Ricch, Jhené Aiko, Kehlani, 6lack, Young Thug, Music Soulchild, Skrillex, Quavo, Anderson Paak, Post Malone, Kanye West, and more.

Powered by previously released singles, “Ego Death,” Expensive” and By Yourself,” the new album flexes a different music muscle for the Grammy-nominated recording artists who steered clear of  making club records.

“I was intentionally trying to not make club songs [talking about] hoes and *itches and all the sh*t I used to talk about,” Ty told Vulture in a recent interview. “I was trying to, like, talk about my life, and what it is now, and really do something different with it. I got a daughter going to high school this year, and she’s paying attention, and all her friends are paying attention, so I can’t talk as crazy or do the crazy sh*t that I used to do.”

Stream Featuring Ty Dolla Sign below.

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Kehlani Plays Bryson Tiller’s Love Interest In “Always Forever” Video

Kehlani stars as Tiller’s love interest in the intimate new music video for “Always Forever,” released on Thursday (Oct. 22).

The stunning visual, directed by Glenn Michael of Toronto’s Kid Studio, is a creative take on how a relationship can become your entire universe. Tyler and Kehlani cuddle up, kiss, and hold hand in the steamy visual, prompting some fans to question the chemistry between the two. They might look pretty cozy, but Kehlani and Tiller are just friends (Tiller welcomed a child with girlfriend Kendra Bailey last year).


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🌎🎥💫Thanks Guys. #alwaysforever @kidstudio_ @ichiki @kehlani

A post shared by [ Bryson ] (@brysontiller) on Oct 22, 2020 at 12:35pm PDT

Kehlani shared some close-up stills from the music video on Instagram along with a message thanking Tiller for being a “solid” friend. “To one of my dearest friends…matching tattoos, years worth of stories, nights of dying laughter and holding each other down in the roughest times…I’m so proud of you. Thank you for being solid.”

The post was deleted after fans in the comments continued to speculate if the two were an item. Kehlani shared a follow-up message on her Instagram Story explaining in part, “I post lengthy captions about all my friends. You would have to follow me to know that.”


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#Roommates, #Kehlani explains her previous message to #BrysonTiller. (SWIPE for previous post)

A post shared by The Shade Room (@theshaderoom) on Oct 22, 2020 at 11:53am PDT

“Always Forever” is the latest single from Tiller’s newly released ANNIVERSARY LP.

Watch the video below.

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Jeezy Seemingly Challenges T.I. To A Verzuz Battle

An ATLien edition of Verzuz could be on the way. Jeezy appeared to challenge T.I. to a friendly battle after the Grand Hustle frontman “respectfully” shot down an offer from Busta Rhymes.

Without directly naming Tip, Jeezy posted a cryptic video message on Instagram on Wednesday (Oct. 21) subtly calling out his potential rival. “I don’t know what you’re avoiding me for. I’ll tell you what though, since it means that much to you put a date on it,” said Jeezy.

Tip jokingly replied in the comments, “Could this long time constituent of mine be referring to me???”


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PUT A DATE ON IT ☃️ @therealswizzz @timbaland @verzuztv

A post shared by @ jeezy on Oct 21, 2020 at 3:58pm PDT

The Verzuz battle isn’t confirmed just yet but fans are already excited at the thought of two of ATL’s finest going toe-to-toe. In the meantime, Swizzy and Timbaland are still prepping the lineup for Verzuz season two, and revealed that Busta threw his hat in the ring. “He’s ready for any type of Verzuz action coming his way,” Swizzy told Jimmy Fallon.

Busta also confirmed to Fat Joe that’s he's down to go up against T.I.


— Busta Rhymes (@BustaRhymes) October 21, 2020

But it doesn't look like the Verzuz showdown will be happening as Tip responded back citing a “generational gap” between him and Busta.

“I didn’t know we were reaching back through generations. That’s a huge generational gap there isnt it? I have a huge amount of respect for you,” noted Tip. “An exponential amount of respect.”

Watch his full response to Busta below.

TI declines Busta Rhymes’ #Verzuz Battle challenge due to generational gap 👀🤔👀 via: @hiphopdx pic.twitter.com/n9nLyNBF5c

— 935 KDAY (@935KDAY) October 22, 2020

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