For over a decade, the BET Hip Hop Awards have given flowers to the hottest rap artists in the game while paying homage to the icons who've helped pave the way.

The BET Hip Hop Awards, hosted by DC Young Fly, Karlous Miller and Chico Bean of the 85 South Show, aired on Tuesday. Tyler, The Creator took home the awards for Hip Hop Album of the Year, Best Live Performer and Rock the Bells Cultural Influence Award wins and J. Cole, Missy Elliott, Megan Thee Stallion and Cardi B all walked away victorious as well. But fans really tune in annually to see which lyricists will dominate the cyphers and who of their favorite hip-hop artists will set the stage on fire. 

This year's talent did not disappoint. Both newcomers and industry veterans left it all out on the stage for what could be considered one of the biggest nights in hip hop. Here's how we rank this year's performances.