These Throwback Photos From The First BET Hip Hop Awards Will Make You Feel Super Nostalgic

  • 2006 BET Hip-Hop Awards – Nintendo VIP Lounge and Media Lounge – Day 2

  • 2006 BET Hip-Hop Awards – Inside

  • 2006 BET Hip Hop Awards

  • 2006 BET Hip-Hop Awards – Red Carpet

  • 2006 BET Hip-Hop Awards – Red Carpet

  • 2006 BET Hip-Hop Awards – Inside

  • 2006 BET Hip-Hop Awards – Black Carpet

  • 2006 BET Hip-Hop Awards – Red Carpet

  • 2006 BET Hip-Hop Awards – Red Carpet

  • 2006 BET Hip Hop Awards

  • 2006 BET Hip-Hop Awards – “Welcome to Atlanta” Pre-Party Hosted by Hennessy, BET.Com and So So Def

  • 2006 BET Hip-Hop Awards – “Welcome to Atlanta” Pre-Party Hosted by Hennessy, BET.Com and So So Def

  • 2006 BET Hip Hop Awards

  • 2006 BET Hip-Hop Awards – Def Jam and BET Takeover Party Hosted by Ludacris and Young Jeezy

  • 2006 BET Hip Hop Awards

  • 2006 BET Hip Hop Awards

  • 2006 BET Hip-Hop Awards – Nominees and Icon Awards Announcement

  • 2006 BET Hip-Hop Awards – Red Carpet

  • 2006 BET Hip-Hop Awards – Black Carpet

This year’s BET Hip Hop Awards hosted by Snoop Dogg celebrated the hottest names in hip hop today. But things have changed since the very first ceremony┬áback in 2006, when comedian Katt Williams was host and Jay Z won the coveted Hip Hop Hustler award. Get a kick out of these amazing throwback photos of Lil Wayne, Remy Ma, T.I. and more from the Hip Hop Awards’ debut.

Did you know T.I. won Video of the Year for “What You Know” at the 2006 BET Hip Hop Awards? Watch the King of the South perform “What You Know” on VH1’s Storytellers and learn more about the record and why he calls it one of the greatest records he has ever made.

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