VIDEO: BET Hip-Hop Awards Red Carpet - 7/23/2012

Searching for some truth among the carnival of the red carpet.

Creative Loafing visited the BET Hip-Hop Awards red carpet at the Atlantic Civic Center to try to find some truth among the carnival that is the red carpet. We asked the artists about racism, gay marriage, and other thoughtful questions like: "What'd you eat for breakfast?" and "What do you think happens when you die?"

We talked to some (and others blew us off) including, Rakim, DJ Khaled, RZA, DJ Drama, A Tribe Called Quest, Bangladesh, Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, E-40, Haitian Fresh, Stalley, Key Swag 3000, Kirko Bangs, Ty Dolla $ign, Marcus Canty, the Rangers, Fame, Murda Mok, and Q Parker.

The BET Hip-Hop Awards air tonight.

The video was produced by Joeff Davis, Dustin Chambers and Rodney Carmichael. It was shot and edited by Dustin Chambers.