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Drake, Ye, and Kendrick Lamar lead BET Hip Hop Awards nominations

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The 2022 BET Hip Hop Awards is going to go down as another night in award show history!

The home of Black entertainment just announced the host and list of nominees for one of Hip Hop’s most notable events. 

 The show will be hosted by Grammy Award winning rapper, Fat Joe. It will be taped September 30 at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta, Georgia, and will air October 4 at 9 p.m. ET/ PT.

Drake is currently in the lead, receiving 14 nominations in categories including, “ ‘Best Live Performer,’ ‘Lyricist of the Year,’ ‘Hip Hop Album of the Year,’ ‘Hip Hop Artist of the Year,’ ‘Hustler of the Year,’ twice for ‘Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse,’ three for ‘Best Collaboration,’ twice for ‘Best Hip Hop Video,’ and twice for ‘Song of the Year.’

Kanye West comes close with a total of 10 nominations including, ‘Best Live Performer,’ ‘Hip Hop Album of the Year,’ ‘Hip Hop Artist of the Year,’ ‘Producer of the Year,’ ‘Hustler of the Year,’ ‘Best Hip Hop Video,’ ‘Best Collaboration,’ Song of the Year,’ ‘Impact Track,’ and ‘Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse.’

Kendrick Lamar comes in third, racking up a total of nine nominations for the categories, ‘Best Live Performer,’ ‘Lyricist of the Year.’ ‘Hip Hop Album of the Year,’ ‘Hip Hop Artist of the Year,’ twice for ‘Impact Track.’ ‘Video Director of the Year,’ ‘Best Hip Hop Video,’ and ‘Best Collaboration.’

Future comes after with eight nominations. In addition, Baby Keem, J. Cole, and Cardi B make the top five list with a total of six nominations.

Other artists nominated for more than one award include, Doja Cat, Latto, Lil Durk, Tems, Young Thug, Benny The Butcher, City Girls, Fivio Foreign, Glorilla, Jay-Z, Megan Thee Stallion, Nas, and Usher. 

Viewers can vote for the 2022 ‘DJ of the Year’ and ‘Best Hip Hop Platform’ using this link: https://www.bet.com/hip-hop-awards/info-page/bp11gc/vote-for-the-bet-hip-hop-awards-2022 

Below is a list of the official 2022 BET Hip Hop Award Nominees:

BEST HIP HOP VIDEO

D.M.B. – A$AP ROCKY

FAMILY TIES – BABY KEEM & KENDRICK LAMAR

GOOD LOVE – CITY GIRLS FEAT. USHER

HOT SHIT – CARDI B, KANYE WEST & LIL DURK

LONDON – BIA & J. COLE

WAIT FOR U – FUTURE FEAT. DRAKE & TEMS

WAY 2 SEXY – DRAKE FEAT. FUTURE & YOUNG THUG

BEST COLLABORATION

FAMILY TIES – BABY KEEM & KENDRICK LAMAR

GOOD LOVE – CITY GIRLS FEAT. USHER

HOT SHIT – CARDI B, KANYE WEST & LIL DURK

JIMMY COOKS – DRAKE FEAT. 21 SAVAGE

JOHNNY P’S CADDY – BENNY THE BUTCHER & J. COLE

WAIT FOR U – FUTURE FEAT. DRAKE & TEMS

WAY 2 SEXY – DRAKE FEAT. FUTURE & YOUNG THUG

BEST DUO OR GROUP

42 DUGG & EST GEE

BIG SEAN & HIT-BOY

BIRDMAN & YOUNGBOY NEVER BROKE AGAIN

BLXST & BINO RIDEAUX

DABABY & YOUNGBOY NEVER BROKE AGAIN

EARTHGANG

STYLES P & HAVOC

BEST LIVE PERFORMER

CARDI B

DOJA CAT

DRAKE

J. COLE

KANYE WEST

KENDRICK LAMAR

TYLER, THE CREATOR

LYRICIST OF THE YEAR

BABY KEEM

BENNY THE BUTCHER

DRAKE

J. COLE

JACK HARLOW

JAY-Z

KENDRICK LAMAR

VIDEO DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR

BENNY BOOM

BURNA BOY

COLE BENNETT

COLIN TILLEY

DIRECTOR X

KENDRICK LAMAR & DAVE FREE

TEYANA TAYLOR

SONG OF THE YEAR

BIG ENERGY LATTO

F.N.F. (LET’S GO) HITKIDD & GLORILLA 

FIRST CLASS JACK HARLOW

HOT SHIT CARDI B, KANYE WEST & LIL DURK

SUPER GREMLIN KODAK BLACK

WAIT FOR U FUTURE FEAT. DRAKE & TEMS

WAY 2 SEXY DRAKE FEAT. FUTURE & YOUNG THUG

HIP HOP ALBUM OF THE YEAR

777 LATTO

CERTIFIED LOVER BOY DRAKE

DONDA KANYE WEST

I NEVER LIKED YOU FUTURE

IT’S ALMOST DRY PUSHA T

KING’S DISEASE II NAS

MR. MORALE & THE BIG STEPPERS KENDRICK LAMAR

HIP HOP ARTIST OF THE YEAR

CARDI B

DOJA CAT

DRAKE

FUTURE

KANYE WEST

KENDRICK LAMAR

MEGAN THEE STALLION

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

ATL JACOB

BABY KEEM

HIT-BOY

HITMAKA

KANYE WEST

METRO BOOMIN

PHARRELL WILLIAMS

BEST BREAKTHROUGH HIP HOP ARTIST

BABY KEEM

BLXST

DOECHII

FIVIO FOREIGN

GLORILLA

NARDO WICK

SAUCY SANTANA

DJ OF THE YEAR

D-NICE

DJ CASSIDY

DJ DRAMA

DJ KAY SLAY

DJ PREMIER

KAYTRANADA

MUSTARD

NYLA SYMONE

LA LEAKERS: DJ SOURMILK AND JUSTIN INCREDIBLE

BEST HIP HOP PLATFORM

BIG BOY’S NEIGHBORHOOD

BREAKFAST CLUB

CARESHA PLEASE

COMPLEX

DRINK CHAMPS

HIPHOP DX

MILLION DOLLAZ WORTH OF GAME 

NPR TINY DESK

VERZUZ

HUSTLER OF THE YEAR

50 CENT

CARDI B

DJ KHALED

DRAKE

JAY-Z

KANYE WEST

MEGAN THEE STALLION

SWEET 16: BEST FEATURED VERSE

DRAKE – CHURCHILL DOWNS (JACK HARLOW FEAT. DRAKE)

J. COLE – POKE IT OUT (WALE FEAT. J. COLE)

J. COLE – LONDON (BIA & J. COLE)

LIL BABY – GIRLS WANT GIRLS (DRAKE FEAT. LIL BABY)

KANYE WEST – CITY OF GODS (FIVIO FOREIGN, KANYE WEST & ALICIA KEYS)

DRAKE – WAIT FOR U (FUTURE FEAT. DRAKE & TEMS)

JADAKISS – BLACK ILLUMANTI (FREDDIE GIBBS FEAT. JADAKISS)

IMPACT TRACK

ABOUT DAMN TIME – LIZZO

CITY OF GODS – FIVIO FOREIGN, KANYE WEST & ALICIA KEYS

FAMILY TIES – BABY KEEM & KENDRICK LAMAR

NOBODY – NAS FEAT. MS. LAURYN HILL

PXSSY – LATTO

THE HEART PART 5 – KENDRICK LAMAR

WOMAN – DOJA CAT

BEST INTERNATIONAL FLOW 

BENJAMIN EPPS (FRANCE)

BLACK SHERIF (GHANA)

BLXCKIE (SOUTH AFRICA)

CENTRAL CEE (UK)

HAVIAH MIGHTY (CANADA)

KNUCKS (UK)

LE JUIICE (FRANCE)

NADIA NAKAI (ZIMBABWE)

TASHA & TRACIE (BRAZIL)

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