NEW YORK, NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 30: Fat Joe attends the 35th Annual Footwear News Achievement Awards on November 30, 2021 in New York City.

Fat Joe has been announced as the host for the 2022 BET Hip Hop Awards. According to Billboard, Joe will hit the stage for “Culture’s Biggest Night” on Sept. 30. The show will be taped and aired exclusively on BET on October 4 at 9 p.m. ET.

“This will be the biggest award show in history,” Fat Joe told the outlet. “It’s truly an honor to host and produce the BET Hip Hop Awards, and I can’t thank (BET EVP) Connie (Orlando) and the entire BET family enough for this opportunity.”

“We’re going to celebrate music, culture, and entertainment, honor the biggest and brightest stars in the world, and make this an unforgettable night full of laughs and surprises. Always remember that yesterday’s host is not today’s host.”

“Fat Joe is Hip Hop royalty,” BET EVP Connie Orlando said. “He has represented the art form and the Bronx, the birthplace of Hip Hop, throughout his outstanding musical career. He is a treasured friend of the network, and we’ve loved seeing and supporting his evolution to becoming the superstar he is today.”

“We can’t wait to watch him take the stage with his vivacious energy, standing together with today’s hottest and beloved Hip Hop stars,” Orlando added.

This hosting gig follows the Bronx native’s announcement about his upcoming one-man stand-up comedy show about his life and career. Dave Chappelle will be doing a special introduction for Joe.  Chris Robinson will serve as the show’s director. Magic Lemonade and Roc Nation are co-producing the event.

The “Lean Back” rapper made the announcement last month, “I’m not holding anything back,” he said in a press release per Billboard. “I’ve always taken pride in my storytelling, but we’re about to take it to the next level. I’m grateful to Dave Chappelle, Roc Nation, and Magic Lemonade for their support in sharing my story and helping make this one-man show the biggest event ever.” There has not been an official release date for the comedy show.

However, that’s not all for the Bronx native. He will also be releasing an autobiography soon titled The Book of Jose. The book is billed to “explore how Joe overcame the drug- and violence-scarred South Bronx of the 1980s to blossom into one of the pre-eminent powerhouses of his generation,” per the outlet. The book drops on Nov. 15 and you can watch the rapper host the award show on exclusively on BET on October 4 at 9 p.m. ET.

25 Of The Best Hip-Hop Songs Of 2022 (So Far)

  • 1. "Do We Have A Problem?" Nicki Minaj ft. Lil Baby

    “Do We Have A Problem?” was released on February 24 and features Nicki Minaj and Lil Baby. The song debuted and peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and topped the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop chart. The track is accompanied by a nine-minute-long music video based on the 2010 film Salt.Watch the music video below:

  • 2. "Bussin" Nicki Minaj ft. Lil Baby

    A week after Nicki Minaj and Lil Baby dropped “Do We Have A Problem?” they released “Bussin.” A preview of “Bussin” was featured in “Do We Have A Problem?,” and fans were hyped to have another hit by Nicki on the way. The song debuted and peaked at number 20 on the Billboard Hot 100. Listen to the track below:

  • 3. "London" Bia ft. J. Cole

    “London” features rappers Bia and J.Cole and was released on April 8, 2022. The accompanying music video features Bia and Cole shopping for designer items in London and living their best life on a yacht. Watch the music video below:

  • 4. "Blick Blick" Coi Leray ft. Nicki Minaj

    After it looked as if Nicki would not be on Coi’s newest track, the two dropped their first collab together “Blick Blick.” The music video features the two rappers in a maze-like room with plastic guns. The song dropped March 18, 2022. Watch the music video below:

  • 5. "Sunshine" Latto ft. Lil Wayne and Childish Gambino

    Latto’s sophomore album 777 dropped on March 25, 2022 and featured previously released singles “Big Energy” and “Wheelie” but a standout track was easily “Sunshine.” Latto taps in Lil Wayne and Childish Gambino for “Sunshine.” Listen to the track below:

  • 6. "P Power" Gunna ft. Drake

    After Drake’s feature on Gunna’s DS4Ever was greatly missed by fans, “P Power” dropped a week after. Gunna’s DS4Ever debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums.

    Listen to “P Power” below:

  • 7. "City of Gods" Fivio Foreign ft. Kanye West and Alicia Keys

    “City of Gods” features Fivio Foreign, Kanye West, and Alicia Keys. The song is the lead single on Fivi's debut album B.I.B.L.E which Ye executive produced and is featured on Donda 2. The music video features all three artists in a black-and-white aesthetic. Watch the music video to the track below:

  • 8. "Diet Coke" Pusha T

    “Diet Coke” by Pusha T dropped Feb. 8 and was co-produced by Kanye West and 88-Keys. The song prominently features a Fat Joe sample as the rapper yells “yesterday’s price is not today’s price.” “Diet Coke” is featured on Pusha’s album It’s Almost Dry released on April 22, 2022. Watch the music video below:

  • 9. "We Go Up" Nicki Minaj ft. Fivio Foreign

    “We Go Up” features Nicki Minaj and Fivio Foreign which dropped on March 25, 2022. They later dropped the music video to the song on April 19, 2022. The visual was filmed in New York where both of the rappers are from. Watch the music video below:

  • 10. "First Class" Jack Harlow

    “First Class” is the second single off of Jack Harlow’s upcoming album Come Home The Kids Miss You. In “First Class,” Harlow raps about inviting a woman who’s caught his interest in potentially joining the “mile high club.” The song samples Fergie’s 2006 hit “Glamorous.” The song debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. Watch the music video below:

  • 11. "What Happened To Virgil" Lil Durk ft. Gunna

    “What Happened To Virgil” is featured on Lil Durk’s 7220 which features DS4Ever rapper Gunna. The track pays homage to the late designer, Virgil Abloh. Abloh died on November 28, 2021 at 41 after a two-year battle with cardiac angiosarcoma, a rare form of cancer. The music video starts off with a quote from Abloh and features Drake’s private plane which Abloh designed. Check out the music video below:

  • 12. "Right On" Lil Baby

    After Lil Baby was featured on two of Nicki Minaj’s songs this year (“Do We Have A Problem?” and “Bussin”) he dropped his first solo song “Right On” on April 8, 2022. He simultaneously dropped “In A Minute.” The song debuted at No. 13 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. (with “In A Minute” following behind at No. 14) and No. 5 (with “In A Minute” following behind at No. 6) on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Chart. Lil Baby just became the 12th artist to earn 100 Billboard Hot 100 entries with “Right On” and “In A Minute.” Watch the music video below:

  • 13. "In A Minute" Lil Baby

    Lil Baby was featured in two Nicki Minaj songs (“Do We Have A Problem? and “Bussin”) earlier this year and later dropped “In A Minute” on April 8, 2022, as one of his first solo songs of 2022. He simultaneously dropped “Right On” as well. The song debuted at No. 14 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart No. 6 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Chart. Lil Baby just became the 12th artist to earn 100 Billboard Hot 100 entries with “Right On” and “In A Minute.”

    Watch the music video below:

  • 14. "Banking On Me" Gunna

    Released on Valentine’s Day, “Banking On Me” finds Gunna not wanting to get tired of the woman in his life. The song was originally included on the deluxe version of his No.1 album DS4Ever but was taken off and released as a standalone single. Listen to the track below:

  • 15. "Freaky Deaky" Tyga ft. Doja Cat

    Tyga and Doja Cat which was released on Feb. 25. The two previously collabed on Doja’s “Juicy” which was dropped back in 2019. “Freaky Deaky” is the first single from Tyga’s upcoming album set to arrive this summer.
    Watch the music video below:

  • 16. "Neck & Wrist" Pusha T ft. Jay-Z and Pharrell Williams

    Pusha T taps in Jay-Z and Pharrell for his song “Neck & Wrist” which appears on Pusha’s album It’s Almost Dry. Pharrell lends both his production skills and voice on the chorus and post-chorus before Jay’s verse. This is the first collaboration between Jay-Z and Pusha since 2016’s “Drug Dealers Anonymous.” Listen to the track below:

  • 17. "pushin P" Gunna ft. Young Thug

    Gunna has the whole world screaming “pushin P” and it’s because of his hit with Young Thug that appears on his DS4ever album. The track debuted at No. 7 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Watch the music video below:

  • 18. "Stick" Dreamville, JID, J.Cole, Kenny Mason, Sheck Wes

    Off of Dreamville’s D’Day A Gangsta Grillz Mixtape starts off the 15-track project with “Stick” and easily became a fan favorite. The song features J. Cole, JID, Kenny Mason and Sheck Wes, who are all signed to Cole’s Dreamville record label. The project dropped April 1, 2022.

    Listen to the track below:

  • 19. "Worst Day" Future

    Future dropped his anti-Valentine track “Worst Day” on Valentine’s Day. In the track he explains how Valentine’s Day is the worst day because he has “too many women to please” and how his addiction has cost him 2-3 million in gifts for various women.

    Take a look at the music video below:

  • 20. "What's My Name" Fivio Foreign ft. Queen Naija and Coi Leray

    Fivio Foreign taps in and Queen Naija and Coi Leray for “What’s My Name.” The track is featured on Fivio’s debut album B.I.B.L.E. The song samples Destiny’s Child’s 1999 hit “Say My Name.”

    Listen to the track below:

  • 21. "Plan B" Megan Thee Stallion

    The Coachella favorite “Plan B” dropped on April 22, 2022, by Megan Thee Stallion. The Houston native previewed the song during her debut appearance at the Indio, Calif. festival. During her performance she said that the track was “very motherf—— personal,” and dedicated it “to whom it may the f— concern.” Listen to the track below:

  • 22. "Shake It" Kay Flock ft. Cardi B and Bory300

    Cardi B joins fellow Bronx rappers Kay Flock and Dougie B for the new song “Shake It.” The track also features Bory300 and is produced by Elias Beats. It samples Akon’s “Bananza (Belly Dancer).” “Shake It” is Kay Flock’s first new single since releasing his debut project, The D.O.A. Tape, in November.

    Watch the music video below:

  • 23. "Nail Tech" Jack Harlow

    “Nail Tech” is Jack Harlow’s lead single from his upcoming album Come Home The Kids Miss You. The music video features a cameo from City Girls’ Yung Miami. The track dropped on Feb. 18 and debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100.

    Watch the music video below:

  • 24. "Aye Yai Yai" Coi Leray ft. Yung Bleu

    Coi Leray taps in Yung Bleu for “Aye Yai Yai.” The track is featured on Coi’s debut album Trendsetter which dropped on April 8, 2022.

    Listen to the track below:

  • 25. "Top Notch" City Girls ft. Fivio Foreign

    The City Girls recruited Brooklyn drill rapper Fivio Foreign for their first release of the year “Top Notch.” The duo takes over Fivi’s home state of New York in the accompanying music video. Watch the music video below: