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Back In Atlanta With A Brand New Host - "BET HIP HOP AWARDS 2013" Hosted By Uncle Snoop Premiering Tuesday, October 15 At 8:00 P.M. ET/PT

NEW YORK, Aug. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Same great city with an exciting new host - this year's "BET HIP HOP AWARDS 2013" will be hosted by the one and only Snoop Dogg, respectfully known amongst his peers and celebrity friends as "Uncle Snoop"! With more than 20 years in the industry, Snoop has created the blueprint for a long-standing career and has become revered as a mentor to both new and established artists. BET Networks made the announcement last night on " 106 & PARK's" annual "BET HIP HOP AWARDS 2013" nomination special.  This is the first time Uncle Snoop has hosted the "BET HIP HOP AWARDS."

(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20070716/BETNETWORKSLOGO )

"I'm excited to be hosting this year's 'BET Hip Hop Awards 2013,' " said Snoop.  "We're going to have fun this year and I will make it a show to remember, ya dig?!  I'll be giving a ton of surprises, showcasing my exclusive GGN News clips and bringing all my nieces and nephews to the stage for an exciting night of hip-hop."

The multi-platinum artist, actor and entertainment icon appeared LIVE in studio and promised that this year's show will be a true tribute to real hip hop culture.  In its eighth year, the "BET HIP HOP AWARDS 2013" (#hiphopawards) returns to The Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center in Atlanta, GA. The "BET HIP HOP AWARDS 2013" tapes on Saturday, September 28, 2013 and premieres Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at 8:00 P.M. ET/PT

"Snoop is a pop culture icon who has millions of fans around the world. We are thrilled to have Uncle Snoop preside over the 'BET Hip Hop Awards 2013' and bring his unique blend of humor, wit, credibility and fun to the show. Get ready for something you've never seen!" - Stephen G. Hill President of Music Programming and Specials, BET Networks.

Also, the highly anticipated "BET HIP HOP AWARDS 2013" cyphers, sponsored in part by Sprite, will once again be a part of this year's show with the hottest MCs delivering 16 bars that everyone will be talking about for the rest of the year.  Additionally, the " I AM HIP HOP" award will be presented by Sprite. 

Official sponsors of the "BET HIP HOP AWARDS 2013" include Sprite, Toyota and Reese's.

Stephen G. Hill, BET's President of Music Programming and Specials, Lynne Harris Taylor, BET's Vice President of Specials, will serve as Executive Producers for the BET Hip Hop Awards, along with Jesse Collins, CEO of Jesse Collins Entertainment.

"BET HIP HOP AWARDS 2013" will also air on Friday, October 18th on BET's international network in the UK and Africa, reaching more than 17 million households in 50+ countries.

Join the conversation on social media by logging on to BET's multiple social media platforms:

  • On Twitter by using hashtag: #HipHopAwards; follow us @HipHopAwards and @BET
  • On Facebook by liking the fan page at facebook.com/HipHopAwards

FULL LIST OF "BET HIP HOP AWARDS 2013" NOMINEES

  • Best Hip Hop Video
    • A$AP Rocky f/ Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar – Problems
    • B.o.B f/ T.I. & Juicy J – We Still In This
    • J. Cole f/ Miguel – Power Trip
    • Drake – Started From The Bottom
    • Kendrick Lamar – Don't Kill My Vibe
  • Reese's Perfect Combo Award (Best Collabo, Duo or Group)
    • Ace Hood f/ Rick Ross & Future – Bugatti
    • A$AP Rocky f/ Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar – Problems
    • J. Cole f/ Miguel – Power Trip
    • French Montana f/ Rick Ross, Drake & Lil Wayne – Pop That
    • Kendrick Lamar f/ Drake – Poetic Justice
    • Wale f/ Tiara Thomas – Bad
  • Best Live Performer
    • 2 Chainz
    • J. Cole
    • JAY Z
    • Kendrick Lamar
    • Kanye West
  • Lyricist of the Year
    • J. Cole
    • Drake
    • JAY Z
    • Kendrick Lamar
    • Wale
  • Video Director of the Year
    • A$AP Rocky & A$AP Ferg
    • Benny Boom
    • Director X
    • Dre Films
    • Hype Williams
  • DJ of the Year
    • DJ Drama
    • DJ Envy
    • DJ Funkmaster Flex
    • DJ Khaled
    • DJ Scream
  • Producer of the Year
    • J. Cole
    • Hit-Boy
    • DJ Mustard
    • Mike WiLL Made It
    • Pharrell Williams
  • MVP of the Year
    • 2 Chainz
    • J. Cole
    • Drake
    • JAY Z
    • Kendrick Lamar
  • Track of the Year
    • Power Trip – Produced by J. Cole (J. Cole f/ Miguel)
    • Problems – Produced by Noah "40" Shebib (A$AP Rocky f/ Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar)
    • Don't Kill My Vibe – Produced by Sounwave ( Kendrick Lamar)
    • Bugatti – Produced by Mike WiLL Made It ( Ace Hood f/ Rick Ross & Future)
    • Started From The Bottom – Produced by Mike Zombie & Noah "40" Shebib (Drake)
  • Album of the Year
    • J. Cole – Born Sinner
    • JAY Z – Magna Carta Holy Grail
    • Kendrick Lamar – good kid, m.A.A.d city
    • Nas – Life Is Good
    • Wale – The Gifted
  • Who New? Rookie of the Year
    • Action Bronson
    • A$AP Ferg
    • Earl Sweatshirt
    • Joey Bada$$
    • Trinidad Jame$
  • Hustler of the Year
    • Diddy
    • JAY Z
    • Kendrick Lamar
    • T.I.
    • Kanye West
  • Made-You-Look Award
    • 2 Chainz
    • A$AP Rocky
    • JAY Z
    • Kendrick Lamar
    • Nicki Minaj
    • Kanye West
  • Best Hip Hop Online Site
    • Allhiphop.com
    • Complex.com
    • GlobalGrind.com
    • RapRadar.com
    • WorldStarHipHop.com
  • Best Club Banger
    • Ace Hood f/ Rick Ross & Future – Bugatti (Produced by Mike WiLL Made It)
    • A$AP Rocky f/ Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar – Problems (Produced by Noah "40" Shebib)
    • Drake – Started From The Bottom (Produced by Mike Zombie & Noah "40" Shebib)
    • French Montana f/ Rick Ross, Drake & Lil Wayne – Pop That (Produced by Lee on the Beats)
    • Trinidad Jame$ - All Gold Everything (Produced by M.e. ( Devon Gallaspy))
  • Best Mixtape
    • Big Sean – Detroit
    • Chance The Rapper – Acid Rap
    • Travi$ Scott – Owl Pharaoh
    • Stalley – Honest Cowboy
    • Trinidad Jame$ - Don't Be S.A.F.E.
  • Sweet 16 (Best Featured Verse)
    • Diddy – Same Damn Time (Remix) (Future f/ Diddy & Ludacris)
    • Drake – Versace (Remix) (Migos f/ Drake)
    • Future – Bugatti ( Ace Hood f/ Rick Ross & Future)
    • Kendrick Lamar – Problems (A$AP Rocky f/ Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar)
    • Wiz Khalifa – U.O.E.N.O. (Remix) (Rocko f/ Future & Wiz Khalifa)
  • Impact Track
    • J. Cole f/ TLC – Crooked Smile
    • JAY Z f/ Justin Timberlake – Holy Grail
    • Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – Same Love
    • Wale f/ Sam Dew – LoveHate Thing
    • Kanye West – BLKKK SKKKNHEAD

BET.com Voting

To vote, head over to BET.com/PeoplesChamp

  • People's Champ Award
    • A$AP Rocky f/ Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar – Problems
    • J. Cole f/ Miguel – Power Trip
    • Drake – Started From The Bottom
    • Kendrick Lamar – Don't Kill My Vibe
    • Macklemore & Ryan Lewis f/ Mary Lambert – Can't Hold Us

Voting and Eligibility -Rules & Regulations

All voting will be conducted exclusively online and administered by an independent third party agency.  All votes are 100% confidential and are tabulated without revealing voter identity.  Eligible videos were submitted and accepted by BET for consideration for airplay and online between July 16, 2012 and July 15, 2013.  Other material, including songs and mix tapes, must have been made initially available to the general public during the same period of July 16, 2012 through July 15, 2013 to be eligible for selection.  Additionally, there are eight (8) write-in categories to allow the voting academy an opportunity to nominate at their will those artists who are currently on their radar.  The total number of votes submitted during the voting period for the nominees in each of the eligible categories will be tabulated by the third party agency, and the nominee with the most votes in its applicable category, as determined by BET Networks in its sole discretion, will be declared winner of such category.  In the event of a dispute or tie or if for any other reason BET Networks deems it necessary or appropriate, BET Networks reserves the right to make the final determination as to which of the nominees will be declared the winner of the category.

About Snoop Dogg ("Uncle Snoop")           

An entertainment icon and with more than 20 years in the business, Snoop continues to pave the way in the hip-hop industry, serving as a mentor to many new and established artists. Being the trendsetter he is, Snoop stands at the forefront of popular culture with award-winning and multi-platinum albums and songs, critically acclaimed films and television shows, lifestyle products, philanthropic efforts and digital ventures, including his YouTube original series "GGN News."  Snoop defines hip-hop history. He's set records with his seminal album Doggystyle, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart and sold over 800,000 copies in the first week. Throughout his career, Snoop's produced chart-topping hits including "Gin & Juice," "Who Am I? (What's My Name?)," "Nuthin' But A 'G' Thang," "Next Episode," "Beautiful," "Drop It Like It's Hot," "Signs," "Sensual Seduction" and "I Wanna Rock."  He continues to awe millions of fans around the world with innovative initiatives, including his recent Coachella performance with longtime friend Dr. Dre and the infamous Tupac hologram, as well as releasing one of the most popular celebrity mobile apps Snoopify, reaching nearly one million users within the first week. Through his film production company, Snoopadelic Films, Snoop has produced an array of movies, including his film with Wiz Khalifa, Mac and Devin Go To High School, featuring the three times platinum and recent Grammy Award Nominee song, "Young, Wild and Free."  Furthermore, he produced his latest Snoopadelic release in conjunction with VICE Media, Reincarnated, which documents Snoop's journey through reggae culture and Jamaica while recording his latest album (of the same title) with executive producer Diplo and Major Lazer.  Snoop's non-profit work in the community is commendable, as he established the Snoop Youth Football League (SYFL) in 2005 to give children between the ages of five and 13 the opportunity to participate in youth football and cheer. SYFL teaches them the values of teamwork, good sportsmanship, discipline, and academics. Today, SYFL boasts 30 teams, more than 1,200 players and over 75 cheerleaders.   

Follow Snoop Dogg on Twitter (@SnoopDogg), Instagram (@SnoopDogg), Facebook.com/SnoopDogg, YouTube.com/WestFestTV and SnoopDogg.com

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