(AllHipHop News) This year's BET Hip Hop Awards weekend is sure to be an amazing celebration. The awards will be taped on Saturday, September 28, 2013 at the Atlanta Civic Center. They will air on BET on October 15th at 8pm.
The event is already making history with Kendrick Lamar leading the pack with 14 BET Hip-Hop Award nominations, tying with Lil' Wayne for the most nominations ever.
Events surrounding the big weekend are making news with parties to be held all around the city of Atlanta during hip-hop's biggest weekend. One of the most exciting and exclusive events is ATL Live on the Park.
Founded by legendary music industry executive, Shanti Das and Marlon Nichols. ATL Live on the Park is an exciting monthly music series that runs from March to November featuring performances from emerging and legendary music artists. The popular, standing-room only event always attracts celebrities and tastemakers.
"We are excited to produce the first ever Hip-Hop Edition of ATL Live on the Park during the BET Hip-Hop Awards weekend. We felt that it was important to honor Chaka Zulu, Jermaine Dupri, Scarface and AllHipHop because all of them have made invaluable contributions in the business. My roots in this game started in Hip-Hop and it is important that we acknowledge those that have contributed to the growth and success of this culture."
This year, ATL Live on the Park will honor legendary rapper, Scarface with the Hip-Hop Pro Legend Award. The award recognizes Scarface's 26-year career as an artist and executive. Recognized in the past as one of the greatest lyricists of all time, Scarface was a founding member of the Geto Boys, as well as a successful solo artist.
Also honored this year are Chaka Zulu of DTP Records and Ebony Son Management. Chaka is also the Vice President of Sports and Entertainment of Monster Audio. He will be awarded with the Hip-Hop Pro Trailblazer Award.
Jermaine Dupri will be awarded the Hip-Hop Pro Visionary Award. With a career nearing 30 years, Dupri is been celebrating the 20-year anniversary of So So Def Recordings.
Finally, AllHipHop.com will be honored with the Hip-Hop Pro Pulse Award. Celebrating 15 years as the world's premier hip-hop news source, the award is the second for the site this year.
ATL Live on the Park: Hip Hop Unplugged takes place on Thursday, Sept. 26 from 8pm to 11pm. Tickets are $15, tables and VIP admission are available.