2023 Roots Picnic

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This week (June 15), BET announced its unprecedented slate of performers set to take the stage at the 2023 BET Awards, airing live on BET on Sunday, June 25 (8 PM ET/ PT). Starting from the beginning, Culture’s Biggest Night will be a non-stop Hip Hop party celebrating 50 years of the genre throughout the live telecast.

From West Coast to East Coast, Trap to Bounce, Afro Beats, and Dance Hall, the culture’s finest are set to deliver a full range of Hip Hop favorites, including 69 Boyz, Big Daddy Kane, Chief Keef, DJ Unk, E-40, Fast Life Yungstaz & Easton (F.L.Y.), Fat Joe, Ja Rule, Kid ‘N Play, MC Lyte, Percy “Master P” Miller, Remy Ma, Soulja Boy, The Sugarhill Gang, Trick Daddy, Trina, Tyga, Uncle Luke, Warren G, Ying Yang Twins, and Yo-Yo. Also joining the party are 2023 BET Awards nominees Coco Jones and GloRilla, plus hitmakers Doechii and Lil Uzi Vert, with more performers soon to be announced.

“We have an incredible lineup of performers who will take us on a musical journey, covering Hip Hop spanning every decade, style, and region. From music to dance and fashion, we are digging through every crate as we celebrate 50 years of Hip Hop and its diversity, evolution, and global impact,” said Connie Orlando, BET EVP, Specials, Music Programming & Music Strategy. “This wall-to-wall party will reverberate with the amazing energy and passion these artists bring to the stage and the culture. Prepare for an unforgettable night of reunions and surprises as we celebrate Hip Hop’s rich history, enduring legacy, and promising future.”

The BET Awards has been the #1 cable award show among all adults between the ages of 18-49 for the last two consecutive years and is the #1 cable award show among Black adults 18-49 for the 21st consecutive year. THE BET Awards is the ultimate platform to showcase the best, brightest, and most beautiful aspects of the Black experience – honoring the present and future of Black music, creativity, and sportsmanship, by celebrating the culture and being a driving force for social change. is the official site for the 2023 BET Awards and will have the latest news and updates about this year’s show. To celebrate this year’s performers, enjoy a playlist of some of their biggest hits to get you right in your bag!

1. 69 Boyz – Tootsee Roll


2. Big Daddy Kane – Smooth Operator

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3. Chief Keef – Love Sosa


4. Coco Jones – ICU

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5. DJ Unk – Walk It Out

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6. Doechii – Persuasive


7. E-40 – Tell Me When To Go

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8. F.L.Y.(Fast Life Yungstaz) – Swag Surfin’


9. Terror Squad ft. Fat Joe & Remy Ma – Lean Back


10. GloRilla & Hitkidd – F.N.F.

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11. Ja Rule ft. Ashanti – Mesmerize

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12. Kid N’ Play – Rollin’ With Kid N’ Play


13. MC Lyte – Poor Georgie


14. Master P – Make Em Say Ugh

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15. Lil Uzi Vert – XO Tour Llif3


16. Remy Ma – Conceited

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17. Soulja Boy – Crank That (Soulja Boy)

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18. The Sugarhill Gang – Rapper’s Delight

Source:Sugarhill Records

19. Trick Daddy – I’m A Thug


20. Trina – Da Baddest Bitch

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21. Tyga ft. Offset – Taste


22. Uncle Luke – It’s Your Birthday

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23. Warren G ft. Nate Dogg – Regulate

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24. Ying Yang Twins ft. Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz – Salt Shaker

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25. Yo-Yo – You Can’t Play With My Yo Yo

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