BET announced Thursday the lineup for the 2022 Hip Hop Awards rap cyphers, naming some of the hottest artists on the rise.
Baby Tate, Big Boss Vette, Deetranada, Guapdad 4000, Jayson Cash, Ray Vaughn, Reuben Vincent, Sa-Roc, Sauce Walka and Topaz Jones will take part in the on-air cyphers.
The show will also feature a digital-exclusive cypher featuring up-and-comers Armani Caesar, KenTheMan, Nana, Navelle Hice, OT The Real and Yung Pooda.
Prior to the all-important cyphers will be the Twitter awards pre-show hosted by Million Dollaz Worth of Game podcast hosts Gillie Da Kid and Wallo.
Leading this year’s nominations with 14 is Drake, whose nods include Lyricist of the Year, Best Live Performer and Hip Hop album of the Year. Ye follows closely with 10 nods and Kendrick Lamar with 9.
Miami’s own rap princess, Trina, is this year’s recipient of the I Am Hip Hop Award.
“I am honored to receive and accept the 2022 I Am Hip Hop Award presented by BET,” Trina said via press release. “As a legend with over 20 years in the music industry, consistency and unity have contributed to my Rockstarr power as a femcee. I believe when one woman wins, whether it’s in front of the camera or behind the scenes, we all WIN. Let’s keep winning!”
The 2022 BET Hip Hop Awards, hosted by Fat Joe, airs Tuesday, October 4 at 9 p.m. ET on BET.
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