David Banner

BET Hip Hop Awards 2014: The must-see list

BET Hip Hop Awards 2014: The must-see list

There aren't many award telecasts that can get away with a gluttony of F-bombs or references to sex tapes and weed, but the BET Hip Hop Awards are a little different.

For a second year in a row, BET tapped Snoop Dogg to oversee its annual rap spectacle. Traditional categories such as best album, video, collaboration and live performer are doled out alongside less conventional honors (MVP, Hustler and the Who Blew Up Award among them). Drake led the nominations with eight nods, while Jay Z, Pharrell and Future were behind him with six nods.

The pretaped telecast premieres on Tuesday, and Pop & Hiss caught an early look — but we won't spoil the winners. For those who plan on...