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Kendrick Lamar and his group Black Hippy are heading to this year's BET Hip-Hop Awards. 

This week, the network announced the first round of performers for the September 28th awards ceremony.  Kendrick Lamar will be joined on stage by his Black Hippy cohorts Schoolboy Q and Jay Rock. Rapper 2 Chainz and French Montana have also signed on to perform. 

Meantime, comedian Kevin Hart will be on hand as a presenter. 

Hosted by Snoop Dogg, the BET Hip-Hop Awards will be broadcast on Tuesday, October 15th at 8:00 p.m. Eastern on BET.  

Apart from performing, Kendrick Lamar is also looking to add some hardware to his trophy shelf.  He received 14 nominations for Saturday's awards ceremony. Hip-hop veteran MC Lyte will be honored with this year's I Am Hip-Hop Award.  

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