Music News

Kanye West Leads BET Hip-Hop Awards With 17 Nominations

View Comments
(Kanye and Jay-Z from BET Awardss 2012/ Photo Credit: Michael Buckner/Getty Images)

(Kanye and Jay-Z from BET Awardss 2012/ Photo Credit: Michael Buckner/Getty Images)

With Kanye West‘s BET Awards nominations topping out at 17, it’s a wonder that there was room for any other nominees. 

On Wednesday (September 12) it was announced that the controversial hip-hop talent was nominated for awards for Best Hip Hop Video, Lyricist of the Year, and Best Live Performer, among others.

It’s been a busy year for the Chicago-born rapper. In addition to releasing the 2011 platinum album Watch The Throne with Jay-Z, and grossing $48 million in the U.S. alone with their accompanying The Throne tour, West is gearing up for the release of his G.O.O.D. Music compilation Cruel Summer.

Other nominations include frequent West collaborator 2 Chainz with 13 and YMCMB superstar Drake with 11. Nas, Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar, Rick Ross, Wiz Khalifa, Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj, among others, also received nods. There is also a planned tribute for late hip-hop mogul Chris Lighty, whose recent death was ruled a suicide.  

The BET Hip Hop Awards, hosted by comedian Mike Epps, will take place September 29 at Atlanta’s Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center and air on October 9. For a complete list see below, to cast your votes, go to BET.com.—Keith Murphy, CBS Local.

Best Hip-Hop Video

2 Chainz f/ Drake – “No Lie”
A$AP Rocky – “Goldie” Drake f/ Lil’ Wayne – “HYFR”
Wale f/ Miguel – “Lotus Flower Bomb”
Kanye West, 2 Chainz, Big Sean x Pusha T – “Mercy”

Reese’s Perfect Combo Award
2 Chainz f/ Drake – “No Lie”
Drake f/ Lil’ Wayne x Tyga – “The Motto”
J. Cole f/ Missy Elliott – “Nobody’s Perfect”
Wale f/ Miguel – “Lotus Flower Bomb”
Kanye West, 2 Chainz, Big Sean x Pusha T – “Mercy”

Best Live Performer
A$AP Rocky
Drake
J. Cole
The Throne Kanye West

Lyricist of the Year
J. Cole
Jay-Z
Kendrick Lamar
Nas
Kanye West

Video Director of the Year
A$AP Rocky x Sam Lecca
Benny Boom
Chris Robinson
Kanye West
Hype Williams

Producer of the Year
Hit-Boy
J. Cole
J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League
No I.D.
Kanye West

MVP of the Year
2 Chainz
J. Cole
Jay-Z
Rick Ross
Kanye West

Track of the Year
“Cashin’ Out” (Ca$h Out)
“I’ma Boss” (Meek Mill f/ Rick Ross)
“N–gas In Paris” (The Throne)
“No Lie” (2 Chainz f/ Drake)
“The Motto” (Drake f/ Lil’ Wayne x Tyga)

CD of the Year
The Dreamer, The Believer (Common)
Take Care (Drake)
Cole World: The Sideline Story (J. Cole)
Watch The Throne (Jay-Z x Kanye West)
TM 103: Hustlerz Ambition (Young Jeezy)

DJ of the Year
DJ Drama
DJ Enuff
DJ Envy
Funkmaster Flex
DJ Khaled

Rookie of the Year
2 Chainz
A$AP Rocky
Ca$h Out
Future
Meek Mill

Made You Look Award (Best Hip-Hop Style)
2 Chainz
A$AP Rocky
Big Sean
Nicki Minaj
Kanye West

Best Club Banger
“Cashin’ Out” (Ca$h Out)
“The Motto” (Drake f/ Lil’ Wayne x Tyga)
“Same Damn Time” (Future)
“Ni–as In Paris” (The Throne)
“Mercy” (Kanye West, 2 Chainz, Big Sean x Pusha T)

Best Mixtape
LiveLoveA$AP (A$AP Rocky)
1999 (Joey Bada$$)
Dreamchasers 2 (Meek Mill)
Rich Forever (Rick Ross)
Taylor Allderdice (Wiz Khalifa)

Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse
2 Chainz – “Mercy”
Diddy – “Same Damn Time (Remix)”
Drake – “Stay Schemin’”
Ludacris – “Same Damn Time (Remix)”
T.I. – “Magic (Remix)”

Hustler of the Year
2 Chainz
Jay-Z
Lil’ Wayne
Rick Ross
Kanye West

Impact Track
“Around My Way (Freedom Ain’t Free)” (Lupe Fiasco)
“Bitch Bad” (Lupe Fiasco)
“Daughters” (Nas)
“Murder To Excellence” (The Throne)

People’s Champ Award
2 Chainz f/ Drake – “No Lie”
Driicky Graham – “Snapbacks & Tattoos”
Meek Mill f/ Rick Ross – “I’ma Boss”
The Throne – “Ni–as In Paris”
Kanye West, 2 Chainz, Big Sean x Pusha T – “Mercy”

Best Hip-Hop Online Site
2DopeBoyz.com
AllHipHop.com
Complex.com
HipHopDX.com
NahRight.com
RapRadar.com
WorldstarHipHop.com

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 563 other followers