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2013 BET Hip-Hop Awards Nominations: Kendrick Lamar Leads, Snoop Dogg to Host

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Kendrick Lamar woke hip-hop up with his controversial verse on Big Sean‘s ‘Control,’ and now he’s shaking it up again with the 14 nominations he received for the 2013 BET Hip-Hop Awards.

Among the Compton emcee’s nods include Lyricist of the Year, Best Hip-Hop Video (‘Don’t Kill My Vibe’), Best Live Performer, MVP of the Year and Album of the Year for his certified platinum album, ‘good kid, m.A.A.d City.’

“It’s a privilege to be a part of it,” said K.Dot in a statement. “For the most part, BET always acknowledges my talent and I always hold that as an honor, so I’m blessed.”

Fellow rhymers Drake received 13 mentions, while J. Cole nabbed 10 nominations.

For the first time ever, veteran rhyme-slinger Snoop Dogg will host the event, which will be taped Sept. 28 at Atlanta’s Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center and will premiere Oct. 15 at 8PM ET.

The event’s Twitter hashtag is #hiphopawards and more information can be found on the awards show’s Facebook page.

Check out the full list of nominees for the 2013 BET Hip-Hop Awards below:

Best Hip Hop Video
A$AP Rocky Feat. Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar — ‘Problems’
B.o.B Feat. T.I. & Juicy J — ‘We Still In This’
J. Cole Feat. 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 Feat. Rick Ross & Future — ‘Bugatti’
A$AP Rocky Feat. Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar — ‘Problems’
J. Cole Feat. Miguel — ‘Power Trip’
French Montana Feat. Rick Ross, Drake & Lil Wayne — ‘Pop That’
Kendrick Lamar Feat. Drake — ‘Poetic Justice’
Wale Feat. 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

Video Director of the Year
A$AP Rocky & A$AP Ferg
Benny Boom
Director X
Dre Films
Hype Williams

DJ of the Year
DJ Drama
DJ Envy
DJ Funkmaster Flex
DJ Khaled
DJ Scream

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 Feat. Miguel)
‘Problems’ — Produced by Noah “40″ Shebib (A$AP Rocky Feat. Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar)
‘Don’t Kill My Vibe’ — Produced by Sounwave (Kendrick Lamar)
‘Bugatti’ — Produced by Mike WiLL Made It (Ace Hood Feat. 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’

Who New? Rookie of the Year
Action Bronson
A$AP Ferg
Earl Sweatshirt
Joey Bada$$
Trinidad Jame$

Hustler of the Year
Diddy
Jay Z
Kendrick Lamar
T.I.
Kanye West

Made-You-Look Award
2 Chainz
A$AP Rocky
Jay Z
Kendrick Lamar
Nicki Minaj
Kanye West

Best Club Banger
Ace Hood Feat. Rick Ross & Future — ‘Bugatti’ (Produced by Mike WiLL Made It)
A$AP Rocky Feat. Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar — ‘Problems’ (Produced by Noah “40″ Shebib)
Drake — ‘Started From The Bottom’ (Produced by Mike Zombie & Noah “40″ Shebib)
French Montana f/ Rick Ross, Drake & Lil Wayne — ‘Pop That’ (Produced by Lee on the Beats)
Trinidad Jame$ — ‘All Gold Everything’ (Produced by M.e. (Devon Gallaspy)

Best Mixtape
Big Sean — ‘Detroit’
Chance The Rapper — ‘Acid Rap’
Travi$ Scott — ‘Owl Pharaoh’
Stalley — ‘Honest Cowboy’
Trinidad Jame$ — ‘Don’t Be S.A.F.E.’

Sweet 16 (Best Featured Verse)
Diddy — ‘Same Damn Time (Remix)’ (Future Feat. Diddy & Ludacris)
Drake — ‘Versace (Remix)’ (Migos Feat. Drake)
Future — ‘Bugatti’ (Ace Hood Feat. Rick Ross & Future)
Kendrick Lamar — ‘Problems’ (A$AP Rocky Feat. Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar)
Wiz Khalifa — ‘U.O.E.N.O. (Remix)’ (Rocko Feat. Future & Wiz Khalifa)

Impact Track
J. Cole Feat. TLC — ‘Crooked Smile’
Jay Z Feat. Justin Timberlake — ‘Holy Grail’
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis — ‘Same Love’
Wale Feat. Sam Dew — ‘LoveHate Thing’
Kanye West — ‘BLKKK SKKKNHEAD’

People’s Champ Award
A$AP Rocky Feat. Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar — ‘Problems’
J. Cole Feat. Miguel — ‘Power Trip’
Drake — ‘Started From The Bottom’
Kendrick Lamar — ‘Don’t Kill My Vibe’
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis f/ Mary Lambert — ‘Can’t Hold Us’

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