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Music August, 23 2013

Kendrick Lamar Leads the 2013 BET Hip-Hop Awards Nominations

The nominations are in for 2013’s BET Hip-Hop Awards and to the surprise of no one, Compton rapper Kendrick Lamar comes out on top with 14 nominations. Drake comes in a close second with 13 nominations while J. Cole holds his own with 10. Hosted by Snoop Dogg this year in Atlanta, the award ceremony takes place on September 28 and airs on BET on October 15. We’ll have to wait and see who walks away with what, but for now, we can place bets on who captures the title in the categories 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”

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

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

For the full list, head over here.

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