Here are the nominations for the BET Hip Hop Awards: Drake leads with 12 nominations Tori B September 15, 2015 Hip Hop Entertainment | Hip Hop TV, Film and Video Games, Uncategorized Well it’s no surprise that Drake leads the nominees for the BET Hip-Hop Awards with 12 nominations. Big Sean follows with 10 nominations, while Nicki Minaj has nine nods. Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole earn eight nominations each. See a full list of nominees below. BET HIP-HOP AWARDS 2015 NOMINATIONS BEST HIP-HOP VIDEO Big Sean feat. Chris Brown and Ty Dolla $ign – “Play No Games” Big Sean feat. Drake and Kanye West – “Blessings” Fetty Wap – “Trap Queen” Kendrick Lamar – “Alright” Nicki Minaj feat. Beyoncé – “Feeling Myself” BEST COLLABO, DUO OR GROUP Big Sean feat. Drake and Kanye West – “Blessings” Big Sean feat. E-40 – “IDFWU” Fetty Wap feat. Monty – “My Way” Nicki Minaj feat. Beyoncé – “Feeling Myself” Nicki Minaj feat. Drake and Lil Wayne – “Truffle Butter” BEST LIVE PERFORMER Drake J. Cole Kanye West Kendrick Lamar Nicki Minaj LYRICIST OF THE YEAR Big Sean Drake J. Cole Kendrick Lamar Nicki Minaj VIDEO DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR Alan Ferguson Benny Boom Chris Robinson/Lil Chris Colin Tilley Director X DJ OF THE YEAR DJ Drama DJ Envy DJ Esco DJ Khaled DJ Mustard PRODUCER OF THE YEAR DJ Mustard J. Cole Kanye West Mike Will Made-It Pharrell Williams Timbaland MVP OF THE YEAR Big Sean Drake Future J. Cole Kendrick Lamar Nicki Minaj TRACK OF THE YEAR “Alright” – Produced by Pharrell Williams and Sounwave (Kendrick Lamar) “Blessings” – Produced by Boi-1da and Vinylz (Big Sean feat. Drake and Kanye West) “Commas” – Produced by DJ Spinz and Southside (Future) “IDFWU” – Produced by Dj Dahi, Dj Mustard, Kanye West and Key Wane (Big Sean feat. E-40) “Trap Queen” – Produced by Tony Fadd (Fetty Wap) ALBUM OF THE YEAR Big Sean – Dark Sky Paradise Drake – If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late J. Cole – 2014 Forest Hills Drive Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly Nicki Minaj – The Pinkprint Wale – The Album About Nothing WHO BLEW UP AWARD Bobby Shmurda DeJ Loaf Fetty Wap Rae Sremmurd Tink HUSTLER OF THE YEAR Dr. Dre Drake J. Cole Jay Z Nicki Minaj MADE-YOU-LOOK AWARD (BEST HIP-HOP STYLE) A$AP Rocky DeJ Loaf Drake Kanye West Nicki Minaj BEST CLUB BANGER Big Sean feat. 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 feat. Drake and Kanye West) Drake – “My Way (Remix)” (Fetty Wap feat. Drake) E-40 – “IDFWU” (Big Sean feat. E-40) Kendrick Lamar – “Classic Man (Remix)” (Jidenna feat. Kendrick Lamar) Lil Wayne – “Truffle Butter” (Nicki Minaj feat. Drake and Lil Wayne) IMPACT TRACK Big Sean feat. 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 feat. 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)” The show will be hosted by Snoop Dogg and taped Oct. 9 at the Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center, it will air on October 13th. Please join us and attend the Second Annual SOURCE360 Festival & Experience in Brooklyn, September17-20th. SOURCE360 celebrates the innovation and creativity inspired by the positive use of Hip-Hop and represents NYC’s and Brooklyn’s diverse cultural tapestry! Last year’s SOURCE360 featured over twenty events and took place over a four-day period. It was a big success for the borough and attracted over 30,000 attendees. We hope to make this year’s event even better! For more information, be sure to check out our official press release and details here.