Tampa Bay, the nominations for the 2013 BET Hip-Hop Awards were announced on Thursday, and Kendrick Lamar dominates with 14 nods. Drake is nipping at his heels with 13, followed by J. Cole with 10.
Snoop Lion will host this year's show. “I’m excited to be hosting this year’s ‘BET Hip Hop Awards 2013,’ the rap veteran told '106 & Park' on Thursday. “We’re going to have fun this year and I will make it a show to remember, ya dig?! I’ll be giving a ton of surprises, showcasing my exclusive GGN News clips and bringing all my nieces and nephews to the stage for an exciting night of hip-hop.”
In its eighth year, the awards show returns to The Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center in Atlanta, GA. The event tapes onSaturday, September 28, 2013and premieresTuesday, October 15, 2013 at 8:00 P.M.
Also, the beloved BET Hip-Hop Awards cyphers will once again be a part of the show with the hottest emcees delivering 16 bars. Additionally, the "I Am Hip Hop" award will be presented by Sprite.
Sponsors of the event include Sprite, Toyota, and Reese's.
Check out the full list of nominations below:
BEST HIP-HOP VIDEO A$AP Rocky f/ Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar – “Problems” B.o.B f/ T.I. & Juicy J – “We Still in This” J. Cole f/ Miguel – “Power Trip” Drake – “Started From the Bottom” Kendrick Lamar – “Don’t Kill My Vibe”
REESE’S PERFECT COMBO AWARD (Best Collaboration, Duo or Group) Ace Hood f/ Rick Ross & Future – “Bugatti” A$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.
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”