Snoop Dogg to be honored at BET Hip-Hop Awards

Associated Press
FILE- In this May 16, 2016, file photo, Snoop Dogg arrives at the LA Premiere of "Coach Snoop" at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres in Los Angeles. Snoop Dogg, known for his ultra-smooth West Coast swagger and rap style, will be honored with the “I Am Hip Hop” award at the 11th annual BET Hip-Hop Awards. BET said Tuesday, Sept. 13, that Snoop Dogg will receive the award on Saturday during the taped event at the Cobb Energy Performing Centre in Atlanta. The show will on BET on Oct. 4. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP, File)

ATLANTA (AP) — Snoop Dogg, known for his ultra-smooth West Coast swagger and rap style, will be honored with the "I Am Hip Hop" award at the 11th annual BET Hip-Hop Awards.

BET said Tuesday that Snoop Dogg will receive the award Saturday during the taped event at the Cobb Energy Performing Centre near Atlanta. The show will air on BET on Oct. 4.

DJ Khaled will host the awards for the first time.

Snoop Dogg broke through under the guidance of hitmaker Dr. Dre, releasing his 1993 debut album "Doggystyle," which featured the songs "Gin and Juice" and "What's My Name?" He went on to produce a number of hits from "Drop It Like It's Hot," ''Beautiful" and "Sensual Seduction."

Rapper T.I., Gucci Mane, Young Thug and Desiigner are expected to perform.