We weren’t nominated for an award (yet) but the BET Hip-Hop Awards aired tonight via tape delay from Atlanta. The particulars of who won what award aren’t all that important since the show was basically built as a springboard to say, “WE CARE ABOUT KENDRICK LAMAR” (which isn’t a bad thing) but you came here for the cyphers and the performances. Cyphers first, then performances featuring the likes of Wiz Khalifa, Rick Ross, Kendrick Lamar and a massive tribute to Chris Lighty with Busta Rhymes, Missy Elliott, Fat Joe & A Tribe Called Quest.

Cypher 1: Xzibit, YG, Kurupt, E-40, DJ Quik, Kendrick Lamar and Snoop Dogg

Cypher 2: Mac Miller, Mystikal, ScHoolboy Q, Hopsin and Sprite Hot 16 Winner Jay Bird the Purdi Boi

Cypher 3: Talib Kweli, Jean Grae, Ab-Soul and Sarkodie

Cypher 4: RZA, angel haze, Joey Bada$$, Driicky Graham, Childish Gambino and A$AP Rocky

Cypher 6: DMX, Eve, Cassidy & Murda Mook

Cypher 7: T.I., B.o.B., Trae Tha Truth, Iggy Azalea & Chip

Cypher 8: Brianna Perry, Relly, Fame, The Kid Daytona, K’La & Tito Lopez

Cypher 9: Core Masson, Kosha Dillz & Boy Jones

Cypher 10: Lil Niqo, Lil Waah, Lil Chuckee

Wiz Khalifa, “Work Hard, Play Hard/Bands A Maker Her Dance” w/ Young Jeezy & Juicy J

Meek Mill – “Amen/Young & Gettin It” w/ Kirko Bangz

Kendrick Lamar – “The Recipe/Swimming Pools (Drank)”

2 Chainz – “Birthday Song/I’m Different”

T.I. – “Trap Back Jumpin’/Go Get It”

Chris Lighty Tribute (f. Busta Rhymes, 50 Cent, Fat Joe, A Tribe Called Quest and Missy Elliot)

Diddy – “Turn On the Lights/Same Damn Time [Remix]/Wild Boy/Pop That” w/ Machine Gun Kelly, French Montana, Uncle Luke & Los

Rick Ross – “Hold Me Back/Ice Cold” w/ Omarion