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The BET Hip Hop Award Nominees Have Been Announced

By HHL Editors

For the second year in a row, Drake has snagged the most BET Hip Hop Awards nominations.

For the third time, Snoop Dogg will be hosting the festivities.

"With the huge success of the first two shows, I’m excited to host my third BET ‘Hip Hop Awards’ this year," Snoop Dogg said in a press release. "We’re gonna do it big with more surprises and more performances—you’re not gonna wanna miss this!"
The show will be recorded on Friday October 9 Oct. 9 at the Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center in Atlanta, and then airs on Oct. 13.

Big Sean follows Drake with 10 nominations, while Nicki Minaj grabs nine nods. Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole each got eight.

Last year, Drizzy only ended up with two awards. (DJ Mustard had the most with four.) Check out all the nominees, and let us know who you think the big winner is going to be.

Best Hip Hop Video Big Sean F/ Chris Brown & Ty Dolla $ign – Play No Games Big Sean F/ Drake & Kanye West – Blessings Fetty Wap – Trap Queen Kendrick Lamar – Alright Nicki Minaj F/ Beyoncé – Feeling Myself

Best Collabo, Duo or Group Big Sean F/ Drake & Kanye West – Blessings Big Sean F/ E-40 – IDFWU Fetty Wap F/ Monty – My Way Nicki Minaj F/ Beyoncé – Feeling Myself Nicki Minaj F/ Drake & Lil Wayne – Truffle Butter

Best Live Performer Drake J. Cole Kanye West Kendrick Lamar Nicki Minaj

Lyricist of the Year Big Sean Drake J. Cole Kendrick Lamar Nicki Minaj

Video Director of the Year Alan Ferguson Benny Boom Chris Robinson/Lil Chris Colin Tilley Director X

DJ of the Year DJ Drama DJ Envy DJ Esco DJ Khaled DJ Mustard

Producer of the Year DJ Mustard J. Cole Kanye West Mike Will Made-It Pharrell Williams Timbaland

MVP of the Year Big Sean Drake Future J. Cole Kendrick Lamar Nicki Minaj

Track Of The Year Alright – Produced By Pharrell Williams & Sounwave (Kendrick Lamar) Blessings – Produced By Boi-1da & Vinylz (Big Sean F/ Drake & Kanye West) Commas – Produced By DJ Spinz & Southside (Future) IDFWU – Produced By DJ Dahi, DJ Mustard, Kanye West & Key Wane (Big Sean F/ E-40) Trap Queen – Produced By Tony Fadd (Fetty Wap)

Album Of The Year Big Sean – Dark Sky Paradise Drake – If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late J. Cole – 2014 Forest Hills Drive Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly Nicki Minaj – The Pinkprint Wale – The Album About Nothing

Who Blew Up Award Bobby Shmurda Dej Loaf Fetty Wap Rae Sremmurd Tink

Hustler Of The Year Dr. Dre Drake J. Cole Jay Z Nicki Minaj

Made-You-Look Award (Best Hip Hop Style) A$AP Rocky Dej Loaf Drake Kanye West Nicki Minaj

Best Hip Hop Online Site Allhiphop.Com Complex.Com Hotnewhiphop.Com Rapradar.Com Worldstarhiphop.Com

Best Club Banger Big Sean F/ E-40 – IDFWU (Produced By DJ Dahi, DJ Mustard, Kanye West & Key Wane) Dej Loaf – Try Me (Produced By Dds) Fetty Wap – Trap Queen (Produced By Tony Fadd) Future – Commas (Produced By DJ Spinz & Southside) Rich Homie Quan – Flex (Ooh, Ooh, Ooh) (Produced By DJ Spinz & Nitti Beatz)

Best Mixtape Future – 56 Nights Future – Beast Mode Future – Monster Lil Wayne – Sorry 4 The Wait 2 Travis Scott – Days Before Rodeo

Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse Drake – Blessings (Big Sean F/ Drake & Kanye West) Drake – My Way Remix (Fetty Wap F/ Drake) E-40 – IDFWU (Big Sean F/ E-40) Kendrick Lamar – Classic Man Remix (Jidenna F/ Kendrick Lamar) Lil Wayne – Truffle Butter (Nicki Minaj F/ Drake & Lil Wayne)

Impact Track Big Sean F/ Kanye West & John Legend – One Man Can Change The World Common & John Legend – Glory (From The Motion Picture “Selma”) J. Cole – Apparently J. Cole – Be Free Kendrick Lamar – Alright

People’s Champ Award Big Sean F/ Drake & Kanye West – Blessings Fetty Wap – Trap Queen Future – Commas Kendrick Lamar – i Rae Sremmurd – No Type Rich Homie Quan – Flex (Ooh, Ooh, Ooh)

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