For the BET Experience 2018, Hip Hop fans from all walks of life will find several of their favorite artists in the mix of the celebrated annual event.
This year's fun fest will go down at L.A. LIVE and will be presented by Coca-Cola from June 21 - 24, 2018. The line-up of events will include Genius Talks, Acoustically Speaking, BETX Celebrity Basketball Game, BETX Main Stage, Coca-Cola Music Studio, BETX House of Fashion and Beauty, BETX Live and the Kicksperience, along with a newly added activation, Celebrity Dodgeball.
Joe and 92.3's Big Boy will stand-in as the BETX Celebrity Basketball Game coaches and the players have been revealed as Nick Cannon, Caleb McLaughlin, Miles Brown, Nipsey Hussle, Tank, Rapsody, Rich Homie Quan, Lil Rel, Trevor Jackson, Casanova, Lecrae, Rotimi, Lil Dicky, Kap G, Erica Ash, Christian Keyes, Doug Christie, Travis Greene, Bambi, Chris Staples, Larry "Bone Collector" Williams and members of the Compton Sounders Drummers, Syncopated Ladies and World of Dance. Jemele Hill, Big Tigger, Gia Peppers and Christian Crosby will all serve as the guest commentators.
Making its BET Experience debut, the BETX Celebrity Dodgeball Game will pit Nick Cannon, Wild 'N Out guests and several Love & Hip Hop cast members including Ray J., Safaree, Stevie J., Yung Joc, K. Michelle, Nikki Mudarris, Rasheeda, Momma Dee and Karlie Redd against one another as Christian Crosby and Gia Peppers provide the play-by-play commentary alongside DJ Brittany Sky.
For the three-night series of concert events, BET has once again teamed up with renown entertainment company AEG for a line-up of star-studded performances, which will come to an apex on June 24 with the 2018 BET Hip Hop Awards.
The BET Experience 2018 at L.A. Live will feature Nas, Rae Sremmurd, Chris Brown, SZA, A$AP Ferg, Nipsey Hussle, Playboi Carti, LL Cool J featuring DJ Z-Trip, Ludacris, Ne-Yo, Kamaiyah, Ella Mai, Wondagurl while Leikeli47, Tee Grizzley, Duckwrth, Jessie Reyez, YBN Nahmir, Molly Brazy, Lil Skies, Lil Baby, Derez Deshon, Bryant Myers, A. CHAL, M. Mereba and other special guests will take on the BETX Main Stage.
The Coca-Cola Music Studio will debut the live talents of up-and-coming Hip Hop and R&B acts including DaniLeigh, DJ Mal-Ski, Lauren Sanderson, Trinidad Cardona, Domani Harris, LouGotCash and Rap Rises alumni Peso Da Mafia.
And the M&M-sponsored Acoustically Speaking will splice intimate and candid conversations with performances from Jussie Smollett, Lecrae and Gallant. Big Tigger is also slated to host.
Fans can visit BETExperience.com or call (877) 234-8425 for VIP and general admission tickets to all the events and schedule.