NEWS: BET Announces Nominees For 2012 BET Hip Hop Awards, Kanye West Leads Pack! [KingpinTV*net]

With BET’s Hip Hop Awards drawing closer, the network has released a list of this year’s nominees. One of the most mentioned names on the list is Kanye West, who has earned 16 nominations. West is gaining recognition for solo work and collaborative efforts with Jay-Z and his G.O.O.D. Music family. He’s mentioned in nearly every category and he is sometimes named twice in a category. One of West’s collaborators, 2 Chainz, is also being recognized for his work throughout the year. Chainz is up for 10 nominations including one with Drake for Best Hip Hop Video. According to Soul Culture, Drake also earned 8 nominations this year including Best Live Performer and A$AP Rocky is holding steady with 6 nods, including one for Rookie of the Year. Other nominees, including HipHopDX for Best Hip Hop Online Site, can be seen 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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