BET Awards Are Coming, Check It Out!

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Yesterday (September 22), the BET network confirmed that Hip Hop superstar and media mogul Snoop Dogg will host the 2013 BET Hip-Hop Awards. The event will premiere on October 15 at 8pm EST. Snoop follows another artist, T-Pain, who hosted along with Mike Epps and Katt Williams.

Last year’s awards featured a Chris Lighty tribute, Fat Joe and 50 Cent appearing together for the first time since their early 2000s beef, and a notable altercation in the awards parking lot between members of G-Unit and Maybach Music Group.

With the announcement of the veteran Long Beach, California host, BET runveiled the nominees for awards this year. An artist endorsed by Snoop, Kendrick Lamar, leads with 14 overall nominations:

Best Hip Hop Video

A$AP Rocky f/ Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar – Problems
B.o.B f/ T.I. & Juicy J – We Still In This
J. Cole f/ Miguel – Power Trip
Drake – Started From The Bottom
Kendrick Lamar – Don’t Kill My Vibe
Reese’s Perfect Combo Award (Best Collabo, Duo or Group)
Ace Hood f/ Rick Ross & Future – Bugatti
A$AP Rocky f/ Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar – Problems
J. Cole f/ Miguel – Power Trip
French Montana f/ Rick Ross, Drake & Lil Wayne – Pop That
Kendrick Lamar f/ Drake – Poetic Justice
Wale f/ Tiara Thomas – Bad

Best Live Performer

2 Chainz
J. Cole
JAY Z
Kendrick Lamar
Kanye West
Lyricist of the Year
J. Cole
Drake
JAY Z
Kendrick Lamar
Wale

Video Director of the Year

A$AP Rocky & A$AP Ferg
Benny Boom
Director X
Dre Films
Hype Williams

DJ of the Year

DJ Drama
DJ Envy
DJ Funkmaster Flex
DJ Khaled
DJ Scream

Producer of the Year

J. Cole
Hit-Boy
DJ Mustard
Mike WiLL Made It
Pharrell Williams

MVP of the Year

2 Chainz
J. Cole
Drake
JAY Z
Kendrick Lamar

Track of the Year

Power Trip – Produced by J. Cole (J. Cole f/ Miguel)
Problems – Produced by Noah “40” Shebib (A$AP Rocky f/ Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar)
Don’t Kill My Vibe – Produced by Sounwave (Kendrick Lamar)
Bugatti – Produced by Mike WiLL Made It (Ace Hood f/ Rick Ross & Future)
Started From The Bottom – Produced by Mike Zombie & Noah “40” Shebib (Drake)

Album of the Year

J. Cole – Born Sinner
JAY Z – Magna Carta Holy Grail
Kendrick Lamar – good kid, m.A.A.d city
Nas – Life Is Good
Wale – The Gifted

Who New? Rookie of the Year

Action Bronson
A$AP Ferg
Earl Sweatshirt
Joey Bada$$
Trinidad Jame$

Hustler of the Year

Diddy
JAY Z
Kendrick Lamar
T.I.
Kanye West

Made-You-Look Award

2 Chainz
A$AP Rocky
JAY Z
Kendrick Lamar
Nicki Minaj
Kanye West

Best Hip Hop Online Site

Allhiphop.com
Complex.com
GlobalGrind.com
RapRadar.com
WorldStarHipHop.com

Best Club Banger

Ace Hood f/ Rick Ross & Future – Bugatti (Produced by Mike WiLL Made It)
A$AP Rocky f/ Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar – Problems (Produced by Noah “40” Shebib)
Drake – Started From The Bottom (Produced by Mike Zombie & Noah “40” Shebib)
French Montana f/ Rick Ross, Drake & Lil Wayne – Pop That (Produced by Lee on the Beats)
Trinidad Jame$ – All Gold Everything (Produced by M.e. (Devon Gallaspy)

Best Mixtape

Big Sean – Detroit
Chance The Rapper – Acid Rap
Travi$ Scott – Owl Pharaoh
Stalley – Honest Cowboy
Trinidad Jame$ – Don’t Be S.A.F.E.

Sweet 16 (Best Featured Verse)

Diddy – Same Damn Time (Remix) (Future f/ Diddy & Ludacris)
Drake – Versace (Remix) (Migos f/ Drake)
Future – Bugatti (Ace Hood f/ Rick Ross & Future)
Kendrick Lamar – Problems (A$AP Rocky f/ Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar)
Wiz Khalifa – U.O.E.N.O. (Remix) (Rocko f/ Future & Wiz Khalifa)

Impact Track

J. Cole f/ TLC – Crooked Smile
JAY Z f/ Justin Timberlake – Holy Grail
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – Same Love
Wale f/ Sam Dew – LoveHate Thing
Kanye West – BLKKK SKKKNHEAD

BET.com Voting
(To vote, head over to BET.com/PeoplesChamp)
People’s Champ Award

A$AP Rocky f/ Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar – Problems
J. Cole f/ Miguel – Power Trip
Drake – Started From The Bottom
Kendrick Lamar – Don’t Kill My Vibe
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis f/ Mary Lambert – Can’t Hold Us

*compliments of hiphopdx.com

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