It’s once again time for BET to air its Hip Hop Awards and while this year’s ceremony were already held, you can still catch it on television.
Hosted by DJ Khaled at Atlanta, Georgia’s Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, the 2016 BET Hip Hop Awards will air at 8:00 p.m. EDT, on Oct. 4 on BET. Unlike the BET Awards, the Hip Hop Awards will not be streamed online and must be watched on TV if you want to tune in. Since the awards were pre-recorded, you won’t be able to watch the red carpet pre-show on TV, but BET does have footage from the show already uploaded to BET.com, including an exclusive digital cypher.
For the third year in a row, “One Dance” rapper Drake leads all nominees with 14 nominations. Behind Drake is Future with 10 nods while DJ Khaled and Kanye West have nine and eight, respectively.
Drizzy is up for some of the night’s biggest awards including Lyricist of the Year, Album of the Year and Track of the Year. Newcomers Anderson .Paak, Bryson Tiller, Chance The Rapper, Desiigner and Tory Lanez will all compete for the Best New Artist Award.
Performances for the night will include Gucci Mane, T.I., Lecrae, Desiigner, Lil Yachty, Lil Uzi Vert, D.R.A.M., Young Thug and Travis Scott. Presenters include actor Bryshere Y. Gray from “Empire” and rapper-actor Shameik Moore. The awards show will also include the always popular cyphers. While the participants have yet to be revealed, it is known that Lil Wayne and Kevin Hart’s rap alter-ego, Chocolate Droppa, will make an appearance.
The 2016 BET Hip Hop Awards at 8 p.m. EDT Tuesday, Oct. 4 on BET.