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2013 bet hip hop awards nominees kendrick lamar drake

Kendrick Lamar Leads List Of Nominees For 2013 BET Hip Hop Awards

Add award nominations to the list of things Kendrick Lamar "Controls."

Lamar netted 14 nominations for the upcoming 2013 BET Hip Hop Awards. Drake had the second most at 13, while J. Cole picked up 10 nods. The awards are set for October 15, at 8:00 P.M., and will be hosted by none other than Snoop Lion, aka Uncle Snoop, aka the artist formerly known as Snoop Dogg.

The nominees were announced on BET's "106 & Park" on Thursday (August 22). Lamar gained nods in nearly every category, including Best Lyricist, Best Live Performer, and MVP of the Year. Although his "Control" verse dropped too late for considering, his verse on "Problems" is up for the Sweet 16 award for best featured verse.

Check out the full list of 2013 BET Hip Hop Awards below.


Best Hip Hop Video

o A$AP Rocky f/ Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar – Problems

o B.o.B f/ T.I. & Juicy J – We Still In This

o J. Cole f/ Miguel – Power Trip

o Drake – Started From The Bottom

o Kendrick Lamar – Don’t Kill My Vibe

Reese’s Perfect Combo Award (Best Collabo, Duo or Group)

o Ace Hood f/ Rick Ross & Future – Bugatti

o A$AP Rocky f/ Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar – Problems

o J. Cole f/ Miguel – Power Trip

o French Montana f/ Rick Ross, Drake & Lil Wayne – Pop That

o Kendrick Lamar f/ Drake – Poetic Justice

o Wale f/ Tiara Thomas – Bad

Best Live Performer

o 2 Chainz

o J. Cole


o Kendrick Lamar

o Kanye West

Lyricist of the Year

o J. Cole

o Drake


o Kendrick Lamar

o Wale

Video Director of the Year

o A$AP Rocky & A$AP Ferg

o Benny Boom

o Director X

o Dre Films

o Hype Williams

DJ of the Year

o DJ Drama

o DJ Envy

o DJ Funkmaster Flex

o DJ Khaled

o DJ Scream

Producer of the Year

o J. Cole

o Hit-Boy

o DJ Mustard

o Mike WiLL Made It

o Pharrell Williams

MVP of the Year

o 2 Chainz

o J. Cole

o Drake


o Kendrick Lamar

Track of the Year

o Power Trip – Produced by J. Cole (J. Cole f/ Miguel)

o Problems – Produced by Noah “40” Shebib (A$AP Rocky f/ Drake, 2 Chainz &

o Don’t Kill My Vibe – Produced by Sounwave (Kendrick Lamar)

o Bugatti – Produced by Mike WiLL Made It (Ace Hood f/ Rick Ross & Future)

Kendrick Lamar)

o Started From The Bottom – Produced by Mike Zombie & Noah “40” Shebib


Album of the Year

o J. Cole – Born Sinner

o JAY Z – Magna Carta Holy Grail

o Kendrick Lamar – good kid, m.A.A.d city

o Nas – Life Is Good

o Wale – The Gifted

Who New? Rookie of the Year

o Action Bronson

o A$AP Ferg

o Earl Sweatshirt

o Joey Bada$$

o Trinidad Jame$

Hustler of the Year

o Diddy


o Kendrick Lamar

o T.I.

o Kanye West

Made-You-Look Award

o 2 Chainz

o A$AP Rocky


o Kendrick Lamar

o Nicki Minaj

o Kanye West

Best Hip Hop Online Site

o Allhiphop.com

o Complex.com

o GlobalGrind.com

o RapRadar.com

o WorldStarHipHop.com

Best Club Banger

o Ace Hood f/ Rick Ross & Future – Bugatti (Produced by Mike WiLL Made It)

o A$AP Rocky f/ Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar – Problems (Produced by

o Drake – Started From The Bottom (Produced by Mike Zombie & Noah “40”

o French Montana f/ Rick Ross, Drake & Lil Wayne – Pop That (Produced by Lee

o Trinidad Jame$ - All Gold Everything (Produced by M.e. (Devon Gallaspy)

Noah “40” Shebib)


on the Beats)

ß Best Mixtape

o Big Sean – Detroit

o Chance The Rapper – Acid Rap

o Travi$ Scott – Owl Pharaoh

o Stalley – Honest Cowboy

o Trinidad Jame$ - Don’t Be S.A.F.E.

Sweet 16 (Best Featured Verse)

o Diddy – Same Damn Time (Remix) (Future f/ Diddy & Ludacris)

o Drake – Versace (Remix) (Migos f/ Drake)

o Future – Bugatti (Ace Hood f/ Rick Ross & Future)

o Kendrick Lamar – Problems (A$AP Rocky f/ Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar)

o Wiz Khalifa – U.O.E.N.O. (Remix) (Rocko f/ Future & Wiz Khalifa)

Impact Track

o J. Cole f/ TLC – Crooked Smile

o JAY Z f/ Justin Timberlake – Holy Grail

o Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – Same Love

o Wale f/ Sam Dew – LoveHate Thing


BET.com Voting

To vote, head over to BET.com/PeoplesChamp

ß People’s Champ Award

o A$AP Rocky f/ Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar – Problems

o J. Cole f/ Miguel – Power Trip

o Drake – Started From The Bottom

o Kendrick Lamar – Don’t Kill My Vibe

o Macklemore & Ryan Lewis f/ Mary Lambert – Can’t Hold Us

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