News broke of the nominations for the 2014 BET Hip-Hop Awards, and the nods were evenly spread amongst the heavyweights as well as the rising stars. Drake continues his success rate as of late, leading all nominees with eight nominations in categories such as Best Hip-Hop Video, Album of the Year, and the highly coveted People’s Champ Award. Jay Z, Future and Pharrell Williams all tie for second place with six nods, and the line-up is filled with some of the top talent in music.

This year’s Master of Ceremonies will be none other than the West Coast’s own Uncle Snoop, who looks to top his performance as host in last year’s awards, where he debuted his latest persona, DJ Snoopadelic, and acted as house DJ for numerous artists.

When asked what he’s looking forward to most, Snoop said, “I’m looking forward to returning to host the BET Hip-Hop Awards after the success of last year’s show. This year we are coming back with a bigger and better show, packed with surprises for everyone. You don’t want to miss it, ya hear me?” 

When Uncle Snoop talks, we better listen. The 2014 BET Hip-Hop Awards will air on October 14, at 8:00pm, followed by the premiere of Real Husbands of Hollywood S2: Reunion Special. Be on the lookout for more coverage leading up to the awards here at