Black people complain about BET for many legit reasons. But the station doesn't get enough props for it's long standing commitment to independent hip-hop, and artists outside of the crowded New York scene.
Them Cash Money boys had regular rotation on BET's video shows way before anyone caught on in New York. And the almost-anything-goes show Uncut is really just an outlet for low budget videos to get national airtime. Where else can an indie artist get that type of exposure?