Kendrick Lamar continues to dominate headlines after landing 14 nominations for the upcoming BET Hip-Hop Awards.
K. Dot leads this year’s star-studded ceremony with 14 nods for the eighth annual BET Hip-Hop Awards that airs Oct. 15th. He is the show’s reigning Lyricist of the Year and his 2012 album, good kid, m.A.A.d city recently sold more than 1 million units.
Young Money’s Drake and Roc Nation star J. Cole also managed to land a handful of nods.
For the first time, rap veteran Snoop Dogg will host the show, which will be taped Sept. 28 at the Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center. Rapper Drake scored 13 nominations and J. Cole earned 10 nods. (Associated Press)The three Hip Hop stars will be up for trophies in categories including “Best Live Performer” and “Lyricist of the Year.”
Best Hip-Hop Video A$AP Rocky f/ Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar – “Problems” B.o.B f/ T.I. & Juicy J – “We Still in This” J. Cole f/ Miguel – “Power Trip” Drake – “Started From the Bottom” Kendrick Lamar – “Don’t Kill My Vibe”
Reese’s Perfect Combo Award (Best Collabo, Duo or Group) Ace Hood f/ Rick Ross & Future – “Bugatti” A$AP Rocky f/ Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar – “Problems” J. Cole f/ Miguel – “Power Trip” French Montana f/ Rick Ross, Drake & Lil Wayne – “Pop That” Kendrick Lamar f/ Drake – “Poetic Justice” Wale f/ Tiara Thomas – “Bad”
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