Common, Snoop Dogg, Jay Electronica, DJ Premier set to perform at the 9th Annual BET Hip Hop Awards in Atlanta!

Surprisingly, this year the annual BET Hip Hop Awards has announced a list that will be quite interesting. According the CBS News and sources close to Nation19 Snoop Dogg will host the 9th Annual BET Hip Hop Awards in Atlanta. BET will broadcast the ceremony on Tuesday, October 14th. This also marks the first National Television appearance of the illusive Rock Nation recording artist Jay Electronica.

Usually we don’t care much about award shows due to the fact of the unbalanced state of hip hop, R&B music and the corporate commercialization of both. But this seems like a great production.
Here is the official roster of rap acts to perform…
DJ Premier
Jay Electronica
DJ Mustard
Rich Homie Quan
Bobby Shmurda
Young Thug
Vince Staples
YG and Rae Sremmurd

Doug E. Fresh will join MC Lyte, LL Cool J, Salt-N-Pepa, Russell Simmons, and Grandmaster Flash as a recipient of the “I Am Hip Hop Icon Award.” The next big announcement will be which emcees will take part in the highly anticipated BET Cyphers.

The 2014 BET Hip Hop Awards will be taped on September 20 at Atlanta’s Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center. The television broadcast will premiere on the network on October 14 at 8 pm ET.