And The Nominees Are…Bossip Dissects The BET Hip-Hop Awards Nominees

- By Bossip Staff

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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”.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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!

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    Comments

    • sean

      Welp look at me now was the biggest rap song of the year so it deserves to win .

    • LisaLuvless

      18 PAGES???? :walks out of post:

    • Sanna

      I  DIGGY 

    • Lala

      Wonder if Jayz will ever support the black network and the awards by finally showing up. Think you above BET Sean Carter??

    • DeesNutz!

      Really…18 pg’s is rather excessive for an article about the BET Awards. NEXT & Do better~

    • uhh no

      Jay Z has been at numerous BET awards hun. What the hell are you talking about? Instead of coming on a post to bad talk the man maybe you should get ya facts straight smh

    • Toya

      Lol @LisaLuvless, I’m Wit U!!!

      *storms out of post*

    • honeybee

      Why would BET nominate lil Wayne 18 times that’s so dumb. It’s like they dnt want nobody but lil Wayne to show up. And his new cd is garbage except for about 2 songs.

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