Here Are The BET Award Nominees

Here Are The BET Award Nominees

Every year, the BET Hip Hop Awards, besides reminding us that the BET Hip Hop Awards still exist, celebrate the best in the genre, as decided by some number of people somewhere in some room, where these things are decided. Being real, what everyone is really looking forward to are the amazing cyphers that they put together every year. 

The nominees this time won't surprise you, and they shouldn't. The best acts are often obvious choices for the award because a lot of people like them. One possibility that could excite people (much like the time Tyler, The Creator took home a VMA) is if newcomer Chance The Rapper took home the award for "Best Mixtape." In the humble opinion of this particular author, it's no question. But what do I know? Nothing. I know nothing. 

Check out the nominees below and tell me about who should win what in the comments.

BET Hip-Hop Awards 2013 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 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”

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/ Ray Dalton – “Can’t Hold Us”

[via Rap-Up]

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