The BET Hip Hop Awards returned to Atlanta for the seventh year in a row. Breaking records this year with 19-categories and an unprecedented number of high quality, unfiltered cyphers; this year’s awards taped on Saturday, September 29, 2012 and will premiere on BET Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at 8 pm/EST.
Last year’s awards featured the debut of Lecrae, the first Christian artist to rap in the Cypher. IN all fairness Lecrae doesn’t prefer the title “Christian rapper”. He just wants to be considered a great rapper with a positive message to go along with his skills. If you missed it, you’ve gotta check it out here.
Lecrae wasn’t there this year due to being on tour, but JubileeMag was there reppin the saints. This is our opportunity to go amongst those who you probably wont catch at church on Sunday. So, I went to them.
“I think is great for you to be talking to people in hip hop about faith because it’s something that should not be ignored. There are artists like Lecrae who aren’t afraid to talk about faith and we support him for what he’s doing. It’s beautiful. Definitely something I’m glad to see at the Hip Hip Awards.” – The Source Magazine’s Publisher, L. Londell McMillan and Editor In Chief, Kim Osorio
Check out some of our pics and video as we talk to some of hip hop’s greatest about faith.
Photos: Leon Millette Photography
Video: Taylor Gordon