Hip-Hop TrailblazersThe BET Hip Hop Awards 2022 recognizes pioneers who keep the genre fresh and vital to the culture.

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Respect Due - Pioneers of Hip Hop, Pt. 1


DJ Kool Herc, Grandmaster Flash, Coke La Rock and MC Sha-Rock were instrumental in creating hip hop culture in the 1970s and 80s via their innovative approaches to making music.