DJ Cassidy’s “Pass The Mic” Returns with Busta Rhymes, Remy Ma, Warren G + More!

BET announced the return of DJ Cassidy’s critically acclaimed, groundbreaking series “Pass The Mic” with a lineup of heavy hitters. “DJ Cassidy’s Pass The Mic: BET Hip Hop Awards Edition” premieres Tuesday, October 4, at 11:30 PM ET/PT following “BET Hip Hop Awards” 2022.

On the BET series finale, DJ Cassidy will celebrate the most influential artists and records that helped transformed Hip Hop into a global cultural force. The special will feature twenty iconic Hip Hop superstars from New York to Los Angeles, including Busta Rhymes, Ghostface Killah, Ice Cube, Jadakiss, Method Man, Redman, Raekwon, Remy Ma, RZA, Styles P, Swizz Beatz, Too $hort, Xzibit, Warren G, and more. Ten episodes, 220 icons, and 166 hits later, “DJ Cassidy’s Pass The Mic: BET Hip Hop Awards Edition” 2022 is the ultimate culmination.

“When I created “Pass The Mic” in July 2020 I sought to celebrate our everyday heroes by uniting my musical heroes in the greatest singalong of all time,” said DJ Cassidy. “Millions of people around the globe have now united around the most iconic artists and songs of all time to pass the mic in unison. I am so honored to be celebrating my Hip Hop heroes in this final edition of the series.”

DJ Cassidy and BET transformed how we experienced music with “DJ Cassidy’s Pass The Mic.” By intimately uniting one legendary artist to another from the turntables in his living room, DJ Cassidy has now passed the mic to 220 superstars including Earth, Wind & Fire, Nile Rodgers, Chaka Khan, Patti LaBelle, Gladys Knight, Kool & The Gang, Hall & Oates, New Edition, Boyz II Men, Teddy Riley, Keith Sweat, En Vogue, TLC, SWV, Run DMC, LL Cool J, Doug E. Fresh, Rakim, Big Daddy Kane, Salt-N-Pepa, Missy Elliott, Wyclef Jean, Nelly, Ja Rule, Ashanti, Sean Paul, Shaggy, and Maxi Priest. Connie Orlando, EVP, Specials, Music Programming & Music Strategy, BET, Angela Aguilera, SVP, Music Programming & Development, BET, along with Jesse Collins Entertainment’s Jesse Collins and Dionne Harmon, music industry mogul Steve Rifkind, and DJ Cassidy executive produce “DJ Cassidy’s Pass The Mic.”

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BET, a unit of Paramount (NASDAQ: PARAA; PARA; PARAP), is the nation’s leading provider of quality entertainment, music, news and public affairs television programming for the African American audience. The primary BET channel is in 125 million households and can be seen in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, sub-Saharan Africa and France. BET is the dominant African-American consumer brand with a diverse group of business extensions including BET+, the preeminent streaming service for the Black audience;, a leading Internet destination for Black entertainment, music, culture, and news; BET HER, a 24-hour entertainment network targeting the African American Woman; BET Music Networks — BET Jams, BET Soul and BET Gospel; BET Home Entertainment; BET Live, a growing BET festival business; BET Mobile, which provides ringtones, games and video content for wireless devices; and BET International, which operates BET around the globe.


“BET Hip Hop Awards” is an annual celebration that pays homage to a culture that changed the world while highlighting the best in hip hop music. Year after year, BET delivers the best in hip hop for an unforgettable night of performances, cyphers and tributes honoring hip-hop legends that have and continue to make hip hop culture a global force.


Founded in 2012, Jesse Collins Entertainment (JCE) is a full-service television and film production company that has played an integral role in producing many of television’s most memorable moments in music entertainment. The Emmy® nominated company has a multi-year overall agreement with ViacomCBS Cable Networks. On the theatrical film side, the company also has a first look on JCE’s film development projects which could include Viacom’s film entities such as Paramount Players. JCE’s award-winning and critically acclaimed television includes programming from its three divisions. From the scripted division: scripted series — Real Husbands of Hollywood, American Soul and miniseries — The New Edition Story and The Bobby Brown Story. From the unscripted division: unscripted series — Cardi Tries, My Killer Body with K. Michelle, DJ Cassidy’s Pass the Mic and Forward: The Future of Black Music, competition/game shows — Becoming A Popstar, Rhythm + Flow, Sunday Best, Hip Hop Squares and Nashville Squares, talk show — Face to Face with Becky G and children’s series — Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices (Emmy® Award winner). From the specials division: award shows — The American Music Awards, BET Awards, Soul Train Awards, BET Hip Hop Awards, Black Girls Rock!, BET Honors, UNCF’s An Evening of Stars and ABFF Honors, specials — upcoming Martin: The Reunion, John Lewis: Celebrating A Hero, Love & Happiness: An Obama Celebration, Change Together: From The March On Washington To Today, A GRAMMY Salute to the Sounds of Change, Stand Up for Heroes, Dear Mama, Amanda Seales: I Be Knowin’, Def Comedy Jam 25, Leslie Jones: Time Machine, The All-Star Nickmas Spectacular and Rip the Runway. Jesse Collins, Founder and CEO of JCE, is the executive producer of all programming. He is also an executive producer for the Grammy Awards, The American Music Awards and The Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show. He also produced the 2021 Oscars.

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