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Kanye West bags 17 BET Hip Hop Award nominations

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Now, we all know Mr. West isn’t too keen on award shows, but after hearing the news that he’s received 17 noms for this year’s BET Hip Hop Awards, maybe he’ll have a change of heart…

Kanye received a total of 17 nominations for his work both as a solo act and alongside Jay-Z as their collective, The Throne. Seeing that there are only 18 categories overall, we’d say that 17 noms was a pretttty good effort!

Some of the awards Kanye is nominated for include  MVP of the Year, Video Director of the Year and Lyricist of the Year, amongst others.

Elsewhere, man-of-the-moment 2 Chainz receives an impressive 13 nominations, whilst Drake lands 11 nominations, respectively. Other notable acts include Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Meek Mill and J. Cole – all of which are in the running for multiple awards.

Check out the full list of nominations below…

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 (Jay-Z x Kanye West)
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

 

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