|photo by David "Dro" Rosario|
It's officially music awards season, so in the hip-hop arena, expect plenty of news of accolades for this year's big names from Miami. After the recent VH1 Hip-Hop Honors
, the next big event at which the 305 hopes to grab some laurels is the 2010 edition of the annual BET Awards
, which airs on the network at 8 p.m. Sunday, June 27. One thing it has over VH1's program: This broadcast is live, so we can't wait to see what Kanye West will do.
Yes, Yeezy has been invited to play on the show, marking his first major live television performance since his infamous Taylor Swift-snubbing gaffe at the 2009 MTV VMAs. Still, it seems he's been suitably humbled and re-trained so we don't expect too many fireworks from his end.
Of local interest: Repping the 305 is DJ Khaled, in a "performance" that will undoubtedly be backed by other rappers, still TBA. Of course, Rick Ross will also appear, airing out some tracks from the forthcoming Teflon Don whose release date has, unfortunately, been pushed back to late July.
Other performers slated for the show so far are T.I., Ludacris, Trey Songz, Diddy, and, of course, the equally inescapable Drake and Nicki Minaj.
A couple local people are also up for awards. Trina faces a tough battle against Lil Kim and Nicki Minaj for Best Female Hip-Hop Artist, and Gil Green is up for Video Director of the Year