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Black Buying Power:
  $744 Billion (2006)

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BET to premiere the 2009 BET Hip-Hop Awards Tuesday, Oct. 27

(October 24, 2009) On Tuesday, October 27, 2009 at 8 PM ET BET will broadcast the premiere of the 2009 BET HIP-HOP AWARDS with host Mike Epps. Taped in Atlanta's Boisfeuillet Jones Civic Center, the 2009 BET HIP-HOP AWARDS celebrates the biggest names in the game -- both on the mic and in the community.

Jay Z and Young Jeezy kick off the show with a performance of as "Real as It Gets" followed by performances and appearances from Snoop Dogg, Missy Elliott, Monica, Fabolous, DJ Khaled, The Dream, Tiny and Toya, Jim Jones, Wale, Gucci Mane, Mario, OJ Da Juiceman, Soulja Boy Tell'em, Chuck D, Plies, DJ Drama, Shawty Lo, Fonzworth Bentley, Lil Scrappy, Dorrough, Nipsey Hussle, Goodie Mob, Big Boi, and Ludacris, who performed his brand-new single for the first time, "How Low" on the 2009 BET HIP-HOP AWARDS stage.

The audience was privy to a whopping 10 performances, 3 hip-hop cyphers, which featured KRS-One, Eminem, Black Thought, Mos Def, Wale, GSpan, Nipsey Hussle, Joe Budden, Buck Shot, Crown Royyal, and the only female in the crew Nicki Minaj; and a tribute to women in hip-hop honoring Fatima Robinson, and Missy Elliot for their significant contributions to the hip-hop culture with their art, creativity, originality and pure talent.

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