ATLANTA (AP) — Doug E. Fresh, who is known as "The Human Beat Box," received the "I am Hip-Hop" award at the ninth BET Hip-Hop Awards in Atlanta.

Fresh thanked those who helped him throughout his career, from Slick Rick to his group the Get Fresh Crew. He also thanked his mother, who died five months ago.

Fresh became known for imitating drums and creating special effects using his mouth and a microphone. After his speech, Fresh performed one of his hits, "La Di Da Di" with the show's host, Snoop Dogg.

DJ Mustard won Producer of the Year, and Future's song "Move That Dope" took home Best Club Banger award.

Many of the other awards will be announced at a later date.

The show airs Oct. 14.