Lil Wayne will be awarded the "I Am Hip-Hop" award at this year’s BET Hip-Hop Awards. According to a press release, the rapper is being recognized for his many accolades in the music industry--including becoming the first male solo artist to surpass Elvis Presley’s record for most entries on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. He has also earned 138 Billboard Hot 100 appearances, the third most of any artist, and scooped up five Grammy wins. The BET Hip-Hop Awards are set to take place on October 16 in Miami Beach, and will be hosted by DeRay Davis. Drake and Cardi B lead the nominations with 11 and 10 nods, respectively.
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