2017 BET Hip Hop Awards Nominees: Kendrick Lamar, Cardi B & More

2017 BET Hip Hop Awards Nominees: Kendrick Lamar, Cardi B & More

by Jessica Bennett, September 14, 2017

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2017 BET Hip Hop Awards Nominees: Kendrick Lamar, Cardi B & More

Rap game newbie Cardi B has a lot to be proud off, as the “Bodak Yellow” rapper joins Hip Hop staples Kendrick Lamar and DJ Khaled as lead nominees for the 2017 BET Hip Hop Awards, tied with nine nods each.

Cardi, Lamar and Khaled share several categories, including single of the year, best hip hop video, hustler of the year and MVP of the year. The former Love & Hip Hop star is also up for best new artist.

She’ll be up against Playboi Carti, Aminé, Kodak Black and Tee Grizzley for the award.

Jay-Z and Chance the Rapper tied for second place with five nods each, going head-to-head for lyricist of the year, MVP of the year and hustler of the year.

Stylish Atlanta natives Future and Migos are tied with four nominations each, including the Made-You-Look Award (best hip-hop style).

The popular awards show is also switching up it’s locale, relocating from Atlanta to Miami. BET interim head of programming, Connie Orlando, said this in regard to the move:

“While BET is extremely excited to bring the BET Hip Hop Awards to Miami, we remain sensitive to the millions of victims affected by Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Harvey. Our hearts, thoughts and prayers are with those who are facing the impact of this catastrophic storm.

“As a network, we are committed to offering our full support during this most devastating time. Through Hip Hop Awards 2017, our ‘Hip Hop for Hurricane Relief’ will bring together some of the biggest names in hip hop to acknowledge those in need as the country begins the difficult process of rebuilding.”

Check out the full list of nominees below. The 2017 BET Hip Hop Awards tapes October 6 and will air October 10 at 8PM EST on BET.

Best Hip-Hop Video

Cardi B – Bodak Yellow

DJ Khaled Ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – Wild Thoughts

French Montana Ft. Swae Lee – Unforgettable

Future – Mask Off

Kendrick Lamar – HUMBLE.

Best Collabo, Duo or Group

DJ Khaled Ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – Wild Thoughts

French Montana Ft. Swae Lee – Unforgettable

Migos Ft. Lil Uzi Vert – Bad And Boujee

Rae Sremmurd Ft. Gucci Mane – Black Beatles

Yo Gotti Ft. Nicki Minaj – Rake It Up

Hot Ticket Performer

Cardi B

Chance The Rapper

Drake

J. Cole

Kendrick Lamar

Lyricist of the Year

Chance The Rapper

Drake

J. Cole

Jay Z

Kendrick Lamar

Video Director of the Year

Benny Boom

Colin Tilley

Dave Meyers & Missy Elliott

Director X

Hype Williams

DJ of the Year

DJ Drama

DJ Envy

DJ Esco

DJ Khaled

DJ Mustard

Producer of the Year

DJ Khaled & Nasty Beatmakers

DJ Mustard

London On Da Track

Metro Boomin

Mike Will Made-It

Pharrell Williams

MVP of the Year

Cardi B

Chance The Rapper

DJ Khaled

Jay Z

Kendrick Lamar

Single of the Year

Bad And Boujee – Produced By Metro Boomin (Migos Ft. Lil Uzi Vert)

Bodak Yellow – Produced By J. White Did It (Cardi B)

HUMBLE. – Produced By Mike Will Made-It (Kendrick Lamar)

Mask Off – Produced By Metro Boomin (Future)

Wild Thoughts – Produced By DJ Khaled & Nasty Beatmakers (DJ Khaled Ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller)

Album of the Year

DJ Khaled – Grateful

Future – FUTURE

J. Cole – 4 Your Eyez Only

Jay Z – 4:44

Kendrick Lamar – DAMN.

Migos – Culture

Best New Hip-Hop Artist

Aminé

Cardi B

Kodak Black

Playboi Carti

Tee Grizzley

Hustler of the Year

Cardi B

Chance The Rapper

Diddy

DJ Khaled

Jay Z

Kendrick Lamar

Made-You-Look Award (Best Hip-Hop Style)

A$AP Rocky

Cardi B

Future

Migos

Nicki Minaj

Best Hip Hop Online Site/App

Complex

Hotnewhiphop

Theshaderoom

Worldstarhiphop

XXLMag

Best Mixtape

Cardi B – Gangsta Bitch Music Vol. 2

Gucci Mane – Droptopwop

Juicy J – Gas Face

Playboi Carti – Playboi Carti

Tee Grizzley – My Moment

Yo Gotti & Mike Will Made-It – Gotti Made-It

 

Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse

Chance The Rapper – I’m The One (DJ Khaled Ft. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance The Rapper & Lil Wayne)

Gucci Mane – Black Beatles (Rae Sremmurd Ft. Gucci Mane)

Lil Uzi Vert – Bad And Boujee (Migos Ft. Lil Uzi Vert)

Nicki Minaj – Rake It Up (Yo Gotti Ft. Nicki Minaj)

Ty Dolla $ign – Ain’t Nothing (Juicy J Ft. Wiz Khalifa & Ty Dolla $ign)

Wiz Khalifa – Ain’t Nothing (Juicy J Ft. Wiz Khalifa & Ty Dolla $ign)

Impact Track

Cardi B – Bodak Yellow

Jay Z – Story of O.J.

Kendrick Lamar- HUMBLE.

Kendrick Lamar – DNA.

Lecrae – Blessings Ft. Ty Dolla $Ign

Tyler, The Creator – Who Dat Boy Ft. A$AP Rocky

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