Kendrick Lamar continues his record-breaking streak by winning his eighth Lyricist of the Year award at the recently concluded 2022 BET Hip Hop Awards.
With six wins, including the night’s biggest awards, the Pulitzer Prize-winning rapper dominated the annual hip hop ceremony.
Lamar made his musical comeback with the release of his double album, “Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers,” which is a shoo-in candidate for Album of the Year at the 2023 GRAMMY Awards.
According to Billboard, Kendrick Lamar won big at last night’s 2022 BET Hip Hop Awards, which were held last September 30 at the Cobb Energy Centre in Atlanta but were only televised last night, October 4, on various BET channels across the country.
Kendrick Lamar has become a household name in Hip Hop this year, thanks in large part to the massive debut of his fifth studio album, “Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers,” on the Billboard 200 albums chart in May 2022. The double album, which included a digital bonus track, debuted with 295,000 album-equivalent units.
Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers won Hip Hop Album of the Year last night, defeating Kanye West’s “Donda,” Drake’s “Certified Loverboy,” Future’s “I Never Liked You,” Pusha T’s “It’s Almost Dry,” and Nas’ “King’s Disease II.”
Hip Hop Artist of the Year and Best Hip Hop Live Performer were also awarded to Lamar. In addition, he and fellow PGLang co-founder Dave Free were named Video Directors of the Year, earning him another silver trophy.
His song “Family Ties,” which he co-wrote with cousin Baby Keem, won Best Hip Hop Video. Keem won his first Grammy for Best Rap Performance for the same song at the 2022 GRAMMYs.
Kendrick’s huge win last night was topped off by his eighth year as Lyricist of the Year. This puts the “All The Stars” hitmaker on a record-breaking streak, as he has won the category more times than anyone else in the BET Hip Hop Awards’ history.
With his six wins last night, Lamar is already tied for Hip Hop Album of the Year with Jay-Z and TI. This was also the rapper’s third Best Hip Hop Video and Best Live Performer award and his second Hip Hop Artist of the Year honor.