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Video: Kendrick Lamar, Childish Gambino, Angel Haze & more perform at BET Hip Hop Awards

on October 09, 2012, 10:03pm

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The 2012 B.E.T. Hip-Hop Awards took place in Atlanta, GA late last month, and finally aired on television tonight. As expected, there were a multitude of eventful performances: Kendrick Lamar previewed his major label debut, good kid, m.A.A.d. city, with live cuts of “The Recipe” (sans Dr. Dre) and “Swimming Pools (Drank)”, while 50 Cent, A Tribe Called Quest, and Missy Elliott came together to pay tribute to late music mogul Chris Lighty.

A number of our favorite upstart rappers, specifically Childish Gambino, Angel Haze, Joey Bada$$, ASAP Rocky, and ScHoolboy Q, participated in cyphers, which also aired during tonight’s broadcast. Catch ‘em all below.

Kendrick Lamar performance:

Chris Lighty tribute (feat. 50 Cent, A Tribe Called Quest & Missy Ellitt):

Cypher feat. Childish Gambino, Angel Haze, Joey Bada$$, and ASAP Rocky:

Cypher feat. ScHoolboy Q:

And here’s a list of the evening’s winners:

Best Hip Hop Video: “HYFR” – Drake f/ Lil Wayne

Reese’s Perfect Combo Award (Best Collabo): Mercy” - Kanye West f/ Big Sean, Pusha T & 2 Chainz

Best Live Performer: The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West)

Lyricist of the Year: Kendrick Lamar

Hip Hop Video Director of the Year: Hype Williams

DJ of the Year: DJ Khaled

Producer of the Year: Kanye West

MVP of the Year: Rick Ross

Track of the Year: “Ni**as In Paris” - Produced by Kanye West, Hit-Boy and Mike Dean (The Throne – Jay-Z & Kanye West)

CD of the Year: Watch The ThroneThe Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West)

Rookie of The Year: 2 Chainz

Hustler of The Year: Jay-Z

Made-You-Look Award (Best Hip Hop Style): Kanye West

Best Club Banger: “Ni**as In Paris” – The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West)

Best Mixtape: “Dreamchasers2″ – Meek Mill

Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse: 2 Chainz – “Mercy” (Kanye West f/ Big Sean, Pusha T & 2 Chainz)

Impact Track: “Daughters” – Nas

People’s Champ Award Powered by Verizon:  2 Chainz f/ Drake – “No Lie”

Best Hip Hop Online Site:  World Star Hip Hop

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