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BET Hip-Hop Awards Nominees 2012: Kanye West, 2 Chainz & Drake Lead

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The nominations for the 2012 BET Hip-Hop Awards have finally been announced, with Kanye West leading the nominees with a grand total of 17 nominations.

Comedian Mike Epps, who has been tapped to host, announced the nominees on BET’s “106 & Park” earlier today, with help from nominated artists A$AP Rocky, Ca$h Out, DJ Envy and DJ Drama.

Following Kanye’s impressive 17 nominations, which include surprising categories like Video Director of the Year, Producer of the Year, MVP of the Year, Hustler of the Year and Made-You-Look Award, is 2 Chainz with 13 nominations and Drake with 11.

In addition to the various presentations, six cyphers will once again be included in the event, though the lineups have not yet been announced.

“This year as there’s a vibrant, young energy in music that our BET Hip Hop Awards show is poised to capture both in dynamic cyphers and thrilling on-stage performances. The excitement will be coming to you at the speed of light!” said respected BET executive Stephen G. Hill.

“On another note, you can expect an all-star tribute to our friend Chris Lighty from those artists who loved him and worked with him … when it came to Chris, it was “love” and “work” in that order. This show, from front to back, is going to be special.”

Check out the full list of 2012 BET Hip-Hop Awards nominees below.

Best Hip Hop Video
2 Chainz feat. Drake, “No Lie”
A$AP Rocky, “Goldie”
Drake feat. Lil Wayne, “HYFR”
Wale feat. Miguel, “Lotus Flower Bomb”
Kanye feat. Big Sean, Pusha T and 2 Chainz, “Mercy”

Reese’s Perfect Combo Award (Best Collabo)
2 Chainz feat. Drake, “No Lie”
Drake feat. Lil Wayne & Tyga, “The Motto (Remix)”
J. Cole feat. Missy Elliott, “Nobody’s Perfect”
Wale feat. Miguel, “Lotus Flower Bomb”
Kanye West feat. Big Sean, Pusha T and 2 Chainz, “Mercy”

Best Live Performer
A$AP Rocky
Drake
J. Cole
The Throne (Jay-Z and 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 & Sam Lecca
Benny Boom
Chris Robinson
Hype Williams
Kanye West

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,” produced by DJ Spinz(Ca$h Out)
“Ima Boss,” Produced by Jahlil Beats (Meek Mill feat. Rick Ross)
“N—-s in Paris,” [roduced by Kanye West, Hit-Boy and Mike Dean (The Throne – Jay-Z and Kanye West)
“No Lie,” produced by Mike Will Made-It, co-produced by Marz (2 Chainz feat. Drake)
“The Motto (Remix),” produced by T-Minus (Drake feat. Lil Wayne and Tyga)

CD of the Year
Common, The Dreamer, The Believer
Drake, Take Care
J. Cole, Cole World: The Sideline Story
The Throne (Jay-Z and Kanye West), Watch The Throne
Young Jeezy, TM: 103 Hustlerz Ambition

DJ of the Year
DJ Drama
DJ Enuff
DJ Envy
DJ 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
Ca$h Out, “Cashin’ Out” (Produced by DJ Spinz)
Drake Feat. Lil Wayne & Tyga, “The Motto (Remix)” (Produced by T-Minus)
Future, “Same Damn Time” (Produced by Sonny Digital)
The Throne (Jay-Z and Kanye West), “N—-s in Paris” (Produced by Kanye West, Hit-Boy and Mike Dean)
Kanye West Feat. Big Sean, Pusha T and 2 Chainz, “Mercy” (Produced by Lifted with additional production by Kanye West)

Best Mixtape
A$AP Rocky, LiveLoveA$AP
Joey BadA$$, 1999
Meek Mill, Dreamchasers 2
Rick Ross, Rich Forever
Wiz Khalifa, Taylor Allderdice

Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse
2 Chainz, “Mercy” (Kanye West Feat. Big Sean, Pusha T and 2 Chainz)
Diddy, “Same Damn Time Remix” (Future Feat. Diddy and Ludacris)
Drake, “Stay Schemin’” (Rick Ross Feat. Drake and French Montana)
Ludacris, “Same Damn Time Remix” (Future Feat. Diddy and Ludacris)
T.I., “Magic Remix” (Future Feat. T.I.)

Hustler of the Year
2 Chainz
Jay-Z
Lil Wayne
Rick Ross
Kanye West

Impact Track
Lupe Fiasco, “Around My Way (Freedom Ain’t Free)”
Lupe Fiasco, “Bitch Bad”
Nas, “Daughters”
The Throne (Jay-Z and Kanye West), “Murder to Excellence”

People’s Champ Award Presented by Verizon
2 Chainz Feat. Drake, “No Lie”
Driicky Graham, “Snapbacks & Tattoos”
Meek Mill Feat. Rick Ross, “Ima Boss”
The Throne (Jay-Z and Kanye West) Feat. Otis Redding, “Otis”
Kanye West Feat. Big Sean, Pusha T and 2 Chainz, “Mercy”

Best Hip Hop Online Site
2DopeBoyz.com
AllHipHop.com
Complex.com
HipHopDX.com
NahRight.com
RapRadar.com
WorldStarHipHop.com


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