And The Nominees For The 2015 BET Hip-Hop Awards Are…

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Hip-Hop’s fiercest lyricists will come together for the BET Hip-Hop Awards to see who will earn the crown, and who will go home empty handed.

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The nominees were revealed Monday (September 14) with Drake and Big Sean leading with 12 and 10 nominations respectively. Future’s mixtapes Monster, Beast Mode and 56 Nights all earned the Future Hive leader nods for the “Best Mixtape” category, while Wale’s The Album About Nothing, will go up against Cole’s 2014 Forest Hills Drive, K.Dot’s To Pimp A Butterfly, Nicki Minaj’s The PinkPrint and Drake’s If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late.

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The category which will cause the most debate is “Lyricist of The Year.” Kendrick Lamar, J.Cole, Big Sean, Drake and Nicki Minaj will all battle it out for the coveted award, which will most certainly spark many barbershop conversations about “real rap” and inspire a think piece or two from your friendly hip-hop blogger.

Peep the full list of nominees below. The BET Hip-Hop awards airs Tuesday, October 13.

Best Hip Hop Video

Big Sean, featuring Chris Brown and Ty Dolla $Ign – “Play No Games”

Big Sean, featuring Drake and Kanye West – “Blessings”

Fetty Wap – “Trap Queen”

Kendrick Lamar – “Alright”

Nicki Minaj, featuring Beyoncé – “Feeling Myself”

Best Collabo, Duo or Group

Big Sean, featuring Drake and Kanye West – “Blessings”

Big Sean, featuring E-40 – “Idfwu”

Fetty Wap, featuring Monty – “My Way”

Nicki Minaj, featuring Beyoncé – “Feeling Myself”

Nicki Minaj, featuring Drake and Lil Wayne – “Truffle Butter”

Best Live Performer

Drake

J. Cole

Kanye West

Kendrick Lamar

Nicki Minaj

Lyricist of the Year

Big Sean

Drake

J. Cole

Kendrick Lamar

Nicki Minaj

Video Director of the Year

Alan Ferguson

Benny Boom

Chris Robinson/Lil Chris

Colin Tilley

Director X

DJ of the Year

DJ Drama

DJ Envy

DJ Esco

DJ Khaled

DJ Mustard

Producer of the Year

DJ Mustard

J. Cole

Kanye West

Mike Will Made-It

Pharrell Williams

Timbaland

MVP of the Year

Big Sean

Drake

Future

J. Cole

Kendrick Lamar

Nicki Minaj

Track of The Year

“Alright” – Produced by Pharrell Williams and Sounwave (Kendrick Lamar)

“Blessings” – Produced by Boi-1da and Vinylz (Big Sean, Featuring Drake and Kanye West)

“Commas” – Produced by Dj Spinz and Southside (Future)

“Idfwu” – Produced by Dj Dahi, Dj Mustard, Kanye West and Key Wane (Big Sean, Featuring E-40)

“Trap Queen” – Produced by Tony Fadd (Fetty Wap)

Album of the Year

Big Sean – Dark Sky Paradise

Drake – If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late

J. Cole – 2014 Forest Hills Drive

Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp a Butterfly

Nicki Minaj – The Pinkprint

Wale – The Album About Nothing

Who Blew Up Award

Bobby Shmurda

Dej Loaf

Fetty Wap

Rae Sremmurd

Tink

Hustler of the Year

Dr. Dre

Drake

J. Cole

Jay Z

Nicki Minaj

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

A$Ap Rocky

Dej Loaf

Drake

Kanye West

Nicki Minaj

Best Hip Hop Online Site

Allhiphop.Com

Complex.Com

Hotnewhiphop.Com

Rapradar.Com

Worldstarhiphop.Com

Best Club Banger

Big Sean featuring E-40 – “Idfwu” (Produced by Dj Dahi, Dj Mustard, Kanye West and Key Wane)

Dej Loaf – “Try Me” (Produced by Dds)

Fetty Wap – “Trap Queen” (Produced by Tony Fadd)

Future – “Commas” (Produced by Dj Spinz and Southside)

Rich Homie Quan – “Flex” (Ooh, Ooh, Ooh) (Produced by Dj Spinz and Nitti Beatz)

Best Mixtape

Future – 56 Nights

Future – Beast Mode

Future – Monster

Lil Wayne – Sorry 4 the Wait 2

Travis Scott – Days Before Rodeo

Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse

Drake – “Blessings” (Big Sean, Featuring Drake and Kanye West)

Drake – “My Way Remix” (Fetty Wap, Featuring Drake)

E-40 – “Idfwu” (Big Sean, Featuring E-40)

Kendrick Lamar – “Classic Man Remix” (Jidenna, Featuring Kendrick Lamar)

Lil Wayne – “Truffle Butter” (Nicki Minaj, Featuring Drake and Lil Wayne)

Impact Track

Big Sean, featuring Kanye West and John Legend – “One Man Can Change the World”

Common and John Legend – “Glory” (From the Motion Picture Selma)

J. Cole – “Apparently”

J. Cole – “Be Free”

Kendrick Lamar – “Alright”

People’s Champ Award

Big Sean featuring Drake and Kanye West – “Blessings”

Fetty Wap – “Trap Queen”

Future – “Commas”

Kendrick Lamar – “I”

Rae Sremmurd – “No Type”

Rich Homie Quan – “Flex (Ooh, Ooh, Ooh)”