BET Hip Hop Awards 2012!

Undisputedly one of hip hop’s BIGGEST nights of the year, the annual BET Hip Hop Awards took place over the weekend, but will only air in the US on 9 October. Hosted by Mike Epps, one of the most anticipated items on the night is The Cypher which will include, wait for it – 43 MCs! They include the likes of Snoop, Kurupt, Kendrick Lamar, Mac Miller, Iggy Azalea, T.I, DMX, Talib Kweli, Mystikal, Eve, BOB, Dricky Graham, Childish Gambino, RZA and E40. This is COLOSSAL people!!!!!

When I first checked out the nominees list I broke out into a sweat. Drake is in almost every single category and the lists see people like J Cole going up against Jigga and Kendrick Lamar in the Lyricist list. It’s tightly contested, with 2 Chainz, Kanye West, Drake, A$AP Rocky and J Cole scooping the most nominations. Check out some of the nominees:

Best Video

2 Chainz feat. Drake – No Lie

A$AP Rocky – Goldie

Drake feat Lil Wayne – HYFR

Wale feat Miguel – Lotus Flower Bomb

Kanye West feat. Big Sean, Pusha T, 2 Chainz – Mercy

Reese’s Perfect Combo Award

2 Chainz feat. Drake – No Lie

Drake feat. Tyga and Lil Wayne – The Motto (Remix)

J Cole feat Missy Elliot – Nobody’s Perfect

Wale feat Miguel – Lotus Flower Bomb

Kanye West feat. Big Sean, Pusha T, 2 Chainz – Mercy

Best Live Performer

A$AP Rocky

J Cole


The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye)

Kanye West

Lyricist of the year


J Cole

Kendrick Lamar



Video Director of the year

A$AP Rocky and Sam Lecca

Benny Boom

Chris Robinson

Kanye West

Hype Williams

Producer of the year

J Cole



No I.D

Kanye West

MVP of the year


J Cole

2 Chainz

Rick Ross

Kanye West

Track of the year

Cash Out – ‘Cashing Out’

Meek Mill feat. Rick Ross – ‘Ima Boss’

The Throne (Jay-Z and Kanye) – ‘N*ggas in Paris’

2 Chainz feat Drake – ‘No Lie’

Drake feat. Lil Wayne and Tyga – ‘The Motto’

CD of the year

Drake – Take Care

Common- The Dreamer, The Believer

J Cole – Cole World: The Sideline Story

The Throne – 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

CA$H Out

2 Chainz

A$AP Rocky


Meek Mill

Made-You-Look Award (hip hop style)

Big Sean

2 Chainz

A$AP Rocky

Nicki Minaj

Kanye West

Best club banger

Drake feat Lil Wayne and Tyga – ‘The Motto’

CA$H Out – ‘Cashing out’

Future – ‘Same Damn Time’

The Throne – ‘N*ggas in Paris’

Kanye West feat. Big Sean, Pusha T & 2 Chainz – ‘Mercy’

Best Mixtape


Joey Bada$$ – 1999

Meek Mill – Dream Chasers 2

Rick Ross – Rich Forever

Wiz Khalifa – Taylor Allderdice

The winners haven’t been announced yet, but you can check out some highlights at

(Photo: Rick Diamond/Getty Images for BET)

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