LIL WAYNE IS THE 2018 “I AM HIP HOP” AWARD RECIPIENT AT THE HIP HOP AWARDS 2018, HOSTED BY DERAY DAVIS
MIAMI BEACH, FL, US, September 25, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — BET HIP HOP AWARDS 2018 HOSTED BY AUDACIOUS COMEDIAN DERAY DAVIS PREMIERES TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16th, AT 8PM ET/PT
The “I Am Hip Hop” Award returns to honor self-proclaimed “greatest rapper alive,” and New Orleans’ own Lil Wayne. Having sold over 100 million records worldwide and garnered five Grammy awards, Lil Wayne is one of the most successful and critically lauded artists in hip hop.
BET HIP HOP AWARDS 2018 TICKETS MIAMI AIR DATE OCT 16th, Touted rap’s first rock star, Lil Wayne released his platinum solo debut, Tha Block Is Hot, in 1999 at the age of 17, and was the first male solo artist to surpass Elvis Presley’s record for most entries on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, his 138 Billboard Hot 100 appearances, currently ranks as the third most of any artist.
Lil Wayne released the first installment of his legendary Tha Carter series in 2004 before releasing three others, including the landmark Tha Carter III in 2008, which is the last rap album to have sold one million physical copies in the first week.
His most recent studio album, I Am Not A Human Being II, was released in 2013 and debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200 Charts. Last year, Wayne released FWA (Free Weezy Album) exclusively on Tidal, where it was streamed a staggering ten million times within the first seven days alone.
Lil Wayne is also a celebrated author who released his memoir “Gone Till November” in October of 2016 chronicling his experience in Rikers Island.
Outside of his iconic music career, Lil Wayne has continued on as the CEO/Owner of Young Money Entertainment label (Drake, Nicki Minaj) which will release the much anticipated: Tha Carter V later this year (in conjunction with Republic Records).
Lil Wayne is as well the CEO of Young Money APAA, a premiere full service sports agency.
DeRay Davis, From the Hood to Hollywood – nothing is off limits and no one is safe from the 2018 BET Hip Hop Awards host, DeRay Davis’ hilarious, sidesplitting anecdotes. He has continuously sold out venues both domestically and internationally.
His highly anticipated 1st ever Netflix special “DeRay Davis: How to Act Black” smashed the cultural landscape on November 14th, 2017 and was so popular it shut down the Netflix server. He can currently be seen on the FX series, Snowfall.
BET “Hip Hop Awards 2018” heads to Miami (Taping) on Saturday, October 6th, 2018 for the second consecutive year at, The Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater and will premiere on Tuesday, October 16th, 2018 at 8:00PM ET/PT.
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