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BET Hip-Hop Awards will be taped on Saturday

BET Hip-Hop Awards will be taped on Saturday

Kendrick Lamar is looking to add some hardware to his trophy shelf this weekend.  The Compton-born emcee has received 14 nominations going into this weekends BET Hip-Hop Awards. 

The awards ceremony will take place in Atlanta on Saturday, but won't air until next month.  "K-Dot" is vying for awards in categories such as Lyricist Of The Year, Best Live Performer and MVP Of The Year.  His debut album "good kid, m.A.A.d. city" also put him in the running for Album Of The Year.  Other top nominees include Drake, J. Cole, Wale [[ Wah-lay ]], Jay Z and A$AP Rocky.  The night is also boasting performances by Kendrick Lamar, 2 Chainz and French Montana.  

Meantime, hip-hop pioneer MC Lyte will be honored with the I Am Hip Hop Award for her contributions to hip-hop.  She joins a lengthy list of legendary hip-hop veterans who have previously received the award, such as Grandmaster Flash, KRS-One, Russell Simmons, Ice Cube and Salt N' Pepa.  Hosted by Snoop Lion, the awards ceremony is scheduled to air on October 15th at 8:00 p.m. Eastern on BET. 

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 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” 

 

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