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2022 BET Hip Hop Awards: Biggest and Best Performances of the Night!

GRAMMY-nominated rapper Fat Joe, the BET Hip Hop Awards kicked off Tuesday night, and fans got a chance to see some of the biggest names in the genre perform their hottest hits. Amid the awards and acceptance speeches, Tuesday's show saw some impressive performances from artists including Kodak Black, GloRilla, Bleu, French Montana, Pusha T and many more.The I Am Hip Hop Award recipient, Trina — described as «the most consistent female rapper of all time» in 2012 by XXL and honored by  as one of their «31 Female Rappers Who Changed Hip-Hop» in 2014 — delivered an emotional acceptance speech that was one of the most inspiring moments of the night.While one of the biggest special surprises of the evening came from the founder of LOUD Records, Steve Rifkind, who made an appearance to introduce a star-studded number featuring Lil' Flip, Dead Prez, Fat Joe, Mobb Deep with Lil' Kim, M.O.P., Remy Ma, Three 6 Mafia and Wu-Tang Clan all performing songs honoring the iconic label for its 30th anniversary. The ceremony also showcased artists like Run-DMC, Ice-T, Kurtis Blow, and Schoolly D.ET was following along throughout the night to round up all the incredible appearances.
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Jay-Z, Meek Mill, Big Sean and more have united to support a proposed New York state law that would limit prosecutors’ ability to use defendants’ rap lyrics as evidence of alleged crimes.As Rolling Stone reports, the rap giants have added their names to a letter calling on lawmakers to pass Senate Bill S7527 – which was first revealed in November and which passed through the Senate Codes committee earlier this week – into state law. Others who have signed on to the letter include Fat Joe, Kelly Rowland and Killer Mike.The bill, brought forward by Democrat senators Brad Hoylman and Jamaal Bailey and assembly member Catalina Cruz, would limit a defendant’s music or other “creative expression” being shown to a jury in criminal trials, requiring prosecutors to provide “clear and convincing evidence” that that expression is “literal, rather than figurative or fictional”.Highlighting the disparity between rap lyrics being used as evidence with other forms of expression, Hoylman provides two examples – no one, he says, believes Johnny Cash “shot a man in Reno just to watch him die“, nor that David Byrne is a “psycho killer“.“This is an issue that’s important to [Jay-Z, aka Sean Carter] and all the other artists that have come together to try to bring about this change.
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