Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

People: Snoop Dogg Honored in Politically Charged BET Hip-Hop Awards

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

People: Snoop Dogg Honored in Politically Charged BET Hip-Hop Awards

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Best in show? BET honors Snoop

Snoop Dogg said while accepting his "I Am Hip Hop" honor during the BET Hip-Hop Awards show near Atlanta that he felt misunderstood at the beginning of his rap career, which ended up turning into a legendary one.

Rapper Kendrick Lamar surprised attendees Saturday evening by introducing and handing Snoop the award at the 11th annual awards show, which was taped and will air on BET on Oct. 4. Lamar, in front of a packed crowd at the Cobb Energy Performing Centre, said the ultra-smooth West Coast rapper "paved a way into many hearts" with his rap flow and infectious persona.

Hip-hop royalty from Dr. Dre to Pharrell Williams paid homage to Snoop.

During his acceptance speech, Snoop encouraged up-and-coming rappers to continue to "push the envelope" in being creative and original. …

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