T.I., “KING OF THE SOUTH,” RETURNS FOR HIS SIXTH PERFORMANCE AT THE BET “HIP HOP AWARDS” 2014

09/17/14

REMY MA, WIZ KHALIFA, JUICY J, TY DOLLA SIGN, KEVIN GATES, LIL’ MAMA, DAVID BANNER AND ANDY MINEO APPEAR IN THE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED 2014 “HIP HOP AWARDS” CYPHERS

NEW YORK, NY - September 18, 2014 – Atlanta’s own and “King of the South,” T.I. returns to the BET “HIP HOP AWARDS” stage for what is destined to be another exhilarating performance at hip-hop’s biggest night in television along with Mike Will and Teeflii who have been added to perform. 

Once again the long awaited BET “HIP HOP AWARDS” cyphers, sponsored by Sprite® and MetroPCS®, returns with Smack, founder of Ultimate Rap League, hosting the biggest televised rap battle highlighting today’s top selling and up-and-coming artist. The 2014 cyphers feature Wiz Khalifa, Juicy J, Ty Dolla Sign, Tuki, Berner, Chevy Woods, Lil’ Mama, G. Eazy, Kevin Gates, Genesis, Loaded Lux, Troy Ave., Dee-1, Logic, Detroit Che, DJ Scratch, David Banner, Vic Mensa, Treach, Snow tha Product, Remy Ma, Papoose, King Los, Corey Charron, T-Rex, Rain 910, Tsu Surf, Goodz, Dreezy, Dillon Cooper, Two-9, Andy Mineo, Jarren Benton, Emilio Rojas and Conceited.
The BET “HIP HOP AWARDS” will feature a special appearance from French Montana. Michael K. Williams and Erica Ash will join previously announced talent Nelly and Teyana Taylor as presenters.

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.

Taping of the awards show will take place at Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center in Atlanta, GA on Saturday, September 20, 2014 and will premiere on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. ET. The "Real Husbands of Hollywood” Season 3 Premiere will follow directly after, at 10:00 p.m. ET.

BET “HIP HOP AWARDS” 2014 will also premiere on Friday, October 17, 2014 on BET’s international network in the UK and Africa, reaching more than 17 million households in 50+ countries (check local listings).

BET.com/HipHopAwards is the official site for the BET “HIP HOP AWARDS” 2014 where fans can visit to get up-to-date info on this year's show and take a look back on past BET Hip Hop Awards.  In the coming weeks, BET.com will launch a series of interactive timelines, exclusive video content, games and quizzes leading up to the show.

The BET “HIP HOP AWARDS”is fresh, legendary and, as always, a memorable night that you don’t want to miss!
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ABOUT BET NETWORKS:
BET Networks, a subsidiary of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIA.B), is the nation’s leading provider of quality entertainment, music, news and public affairs television programming for the African-American audience. The primary BET channel reaches more than 90 million households and can be seen in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom and sub-Saharan Africa. BET is the dominant African-American consumer brand with a diverse group of business extensions: BET.com, a leading Internet destination for Black entertainment, music, culture, and news; CENTRIC, a 24-hour entertainment network targeting the 25- to 54-year-old African-American audience; BET Digital Networks - BET Gospel and BET Hip Hop, attractive alternatives for cutting-edge entertainment tastes; BET Home Entertainment, a collection of BET-branded offerings for the home environment including DVDs and video-on-demand; BET Event Productions, a full-scale event management and production company with festivals and live events spanning the globe; BET Mobile, which provides ringtones, games and video content for wireless devices; and BET International, which operates BET in the United Kingdom and oversees the extension of BET network programming for global distribution.

ABOUT BET “HIP HOP AWARDS”:
BET “Hip Hop Awards” is an annual celebration that pays homage to a culture that changed the world while highlighting the best in hip hop music.  Year after year, BET Networks delivers the best in hip-hop for an unforgettable night of performances, cyphers and tributes honoring hip-hop legends that have and continue to make hip-hop culture a global force.


ABOUT JESSE COLLINS ENTERTAINMENT:
Jesse Collins Entertainment is a full service television and film production company founded by entertainment industry veteran Jesse Collins.  For more than a decade, Collins, the company’s CEO, has played an integral role in producing some of television’s most memorable moments in music entertainment.  Formerly Executive Producer/EVP of Cossette Productions, Collins has produced ground-breaking and award winning television programming including the BET Awards, the GRAMMY Awards, BET Honors, The UNCF Evening of Stars and the BET Hip Hop Awards. Collins currently Exec. Produces “The Real Husbands of Hollywood,” (now going into its 4th hit season) alongside industry Icons Stan Lathan and Ralph Farquhar; and has worked with superstar talent such as Will Smith, Chris Rock, Jay-Z, Rihanna, Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Prince, Mariah Carey and many more.

ABOUT  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.  

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