It's awards show season, kids, and next up is the BET Hip-Hop Awards. Nominees were released and they are quite interesting to say the least. We here at Bossip will take a look at the picks and see who has the best chances to succeed!
Best Hip-Hop Video Big Sean Feat. Chris Brown – My Last Chris Brown Feat. Lil’ Wayne & Busta Rhymes – Look At Me Now DJ Khaled Feat. Drake, Rick Ross & Lil’ Wayne – I’m On One Eminem Feat. Rihanna – Love The Way You Lie Kanye West Feat. Rihanna & KiD CuDi – All Of The Lights This is a pretty interesting category. The best video is clearly Em and Rihanna's but "Look At Me Now" won so many BET awards that it might win another one this time. Those are the two favorites, probably.
Reese’s Perfect Combo Award (Best Collab) Ace Hood Feat. Rick Ross & Lil’ Wayne – Hustle Hard (Remix) Big K.R.I.T. Feat. Ludacris & Bun B – Country ISHT (Remix) Chris Brown Feat. Lil’ Wayne & Busta Rhymes – Look At Me Now DJ Khaled Feat. Drake, Rick Ross & Lil’ Wayne – I’m On One Lupe Fiasco Feat. Trey Songz – Out Of My Head Again, if things go like the BET Awards, then Breezy's song is definitely going to win. It's good to see that an underground cat like Big K.R.I.T. got a nomination, though. "I'm On One" may sneak into the winner's circle because that track is a damn anthem.
Best Live Performer Busta Rhymes Cee-Lo Green Jay-Z Lil’ Wayne Kanye West This is a super tough one. Each of these guys has an amazing live show. Cee-Lo goes out and dresses as a freaking muppet so that's a bonus for him. But we're thinking Kanye and his theatrics may get the nod here.
Lyricist of the Year Jay-Z Lil’ Wayne Nicki Minaj Rick Ross Kanye West While Jay has been the lyrical king for years now, but he's starting to show a bit of rust. Weezy's Carter IV is disappointing from a lyrics standpoint, too. Kanye, though, has been on point as well as Ricky Rozay. We'd say it's a two-man race.
Video Director of the Year Gil Green Anthony Mandler Chris Robinson Kanye West Hype Williams In 1998, this would be a no-brainer for Hype Williams. He'll probably still win just because he's the most famous video director in the world.
Producer of the Year J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League Kane Beatz Lex Luger No I.D. Kanye West, Emile, Jeff Bhasker & Mike Dean Kanye produced his own album, of course, and most of WTT, so he's got the pedigree. Lex Luger may be the sleeper because he's got some of the biggest hits of the last year. So what if half of them sound like the same beat? If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
MVP of the Year Lil’ Wayne Nicki Minaj Rick Ross Kanye West Wiz Khalifa We're going to go out on a limb: Nicki Minaj is taking the trophy home. Hip-Hop is a man's game but Nicki has had the hottest songs of the year and she's been consistent all throughout. We just can't imagine what Mr. Robotnik a$$ costume she'll have for this event.
Track of the Year 6 Foot 7 Foot – Produced by Bangladesh (Lil’ Wayne Feat. Cory Gunz) Black and Yellow – Produced by Stargate (Wiz Khalifa) I’m On One – Produced by T-Minus (DJ Khaled Feat. Drake, Rick Ross & Lil’ Wayne) Look At Me Now – Produced by Diplo & Afrojack (Chris Brown Feat. Lil’ Wayne & Busta Rhymes) My Last – Produced by Lex Luger (Big Sean Feat. Chris Brown) Breezy takes this one. "Look At Me Now" won damn near every award at the BET Awards and it'll probably repeat here. Man, BET just EFFING loves Chris Brown.
CD of the Year Big Sean – Finally Famous Lupe Fiasco – LASERS Nicki Minaj – Pink Friday Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy Wiz Khalifa – Rolling Papers Kanye's MBDTF was clearly the best album of the year, but who knows what criteria BET is using. They'll probably go with the commercial choice and give Nicki another award. But Pink Friday damn sure isn't the best album on the list.
DJ of the Year DJ Drama DJ Enuff DJ Envy DJ Khaled DJ Prostyle We Tha Besssssst!!! Is there any question who wins here? Moving on.
Rookie of the Year Big K.R.I.T. Big Sean Frank Ocean Diggy Simmons Tyler the Creator Wiz Khalifa Tyler won at the MTV Awards so he's the clear favorite. But we'd like to see Frank Ocean or Big K.R.I.T. take home the trophies. Of course, those are mega longshots.
Made-You-Look Award (Best Hip-Hop Style) Jay-Z Lil’ Wayne Nicki Minaj Kanye West Wiz Khalifa Well Wayne and his jeggings aren't getting any fawking votes. Nicki has spawned her own crew of lookalikes so she's going to get some consideration. Sorry, Wiz, but shirtless with a joint in your mouth won't win you anything.
Best Club Banger Ace Hood – Hustle Hard (Produced by Lex Luger) DJ Khaled Feat. Drake, Rick Ross & Lil’ Wayne – I’m On One (Produced by T-Minus) Lil’ Wayne Feat. Cory Gunz – 6 foot 7 foot (Produced by Bangladesh) Waka Flocka Flame – No Hands (Produced by Lex Luger) Wiz Khalifa – Black And Yellow (Produced by Stargate) YC Worldwide Feat. Future – Racks (Produced by Sonny Digital) While Waka has the strip club anthem, "I'm On One" is clearly the best song. Blame it on Drizzy's hook because that song is just infectious. Underdog pick is definitely "Racks".
Best Mixtape Big K.R.I.T. – Return Of 4Eva B.o.B – No Genre J. Cole – Friday Night Lights Kendrick Lamar – Section .80 Frank Ocean – Nostalgia, Ultra Mannnn, Kendrick Lamar's Section .80 is a fawking classic. We're just happy he got the nomination. However, Frank Ocean's debut put him on the map and probably will take home the trophy.
Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse Busta Rhymes – Look At Me Now (Chris Brown Feat. Lil’ Wayne & Busta Rhymes) Lil’ Wayne – Motivation (Kelly Rowland Feat. Lil’ Wayne) Nicki Minaj – Monster (Kanye West Feat. Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj and Bon Iver) Wiz Khalifa – Bright Lights, Bigger City (Cee-Lo Green Feat. Wiz Khalifa) Wiz Khalifa – Till I’m Gone (Tinie Tempah Feat. Wiz Khalifa) Busta Rhymes' quick flow on "Look At Me Now" is a show-stealer, but nobody is fawking with Nicki Minaj's verse on "Monster". It's not everyday someone outraps Jay and Kanye on one song.
Hustler of the Year Diddy Jay-Z Lil’ Wayne Rick Ross Kanye West Tough. Diddy and Jay are always top money makers, but Ricky Rozay has made some major strides. Still, Hov is the top hustler until someone makes more bread than he does.
Verizon People’s Champ Award (Viewers’ Choice) Chris Brown Feat. Lil’ Wayne & Busta Rhymes – Look At Me Now Lil’ Wayne Feat. Cory Gunz – 6 Foot 7 Foot Nicki Minaj Feat. Drake – Moment 4 Life Kanye West Feat. Rihanna & KiD CuDi – All of The Lights Wiz Khalifa – Black And Yellow BET fans LOVE Chris Brown. Nobody else matters. The choice could be "Chris Brown Burps Into A Microphone" and it would win "Viewer's Choice" awards for BET. Well, there's our breakdown. Sound off!