2023 BET Hip Hop Awards
At the 2023 BET Hip Hop Awards, held in Atlanta’s Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center on October 3 and broadcast on October 10, Kendrick Lamar emerged as the night’s top winner, securing victories in all four categories for which he was nominated. Lamar’s remarkable achievements include winning the titles of Hip Hop Artist of the Year, Lyricist of the Year, Best Live Performer, and Video Director of the Year, which he shares with collaborator Dave Free.
A multitude of other artists received two awards each, with notable mentions going to Drake & 21 Savage, Lil Durk feat. J. Cole, Lil Uzi Vert, and Metro Boomin.
Hip Hop Artist of the Year: Kendrick Lamar
Lyricist of the Year: Kendrick Lamar
Best Live Performer: Kendrick Lamar
Video Director of the Year: Dave Free & Kendrick Lamar
Furthermore, some of the night’s most significant categories and their winners included:
Hip Hop Album of the Year: “Her Loss,” Drake & 21 Savage
Best Hip Hop Video: “Just Wanna Rock,” Lil Uzi Vert
Best Collaboration: “All My Life,” Lil Durk feat. J. Cole
Impact Track: “All My Life,” Lil Durk feat. J. Cole
Best Duo or Group: Drake & 21 Savage
Producer of the Year: Metro Boomin
DJ of the Year: Metro Boomin
Best International Flow: Black Sherif (Ghana)
The BET Hip Hop Awards also featured outstanding performances and a memorable tribute to Marley Marl, the recipient of the I Am Hip Hop Award.
Kendrick Lamar’s sweeping success at the awards underscores his influential presence in the hip hop industry, solidifying his status as one of the genre’s most celebrated and accomplished artists.