BET Hip Hop Awards 2022 nominations revealed, with Drake and Ye leading the way

Drake leads the way at this year’s BET Hip Hop Awards with 14 nominations, followed by Kanye West on ten.

BET Awards Kanye West and Drake

Both Ye and Drake are in the running for the coveted Artist Of The Year as the BET Hip Hop Awards returns for its 17th edition on 4 October – following the release of their albums Certified Lover Boy and Donda last year.

Kendrick Lamar follows closely behind Ye, with nine nominations, off the back of the release of Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers earlier this year. Along with the aforementioned albums, Future’s I Never Liked You, Pusha T’s It’s Almost Dry and Nas’ King’s Disease II are also up for the prestigious Hip Hop Album Of The Year.

Meanwhile, Future has eight nods, whilst Cardi B, Keem and J. Cole each have six.

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Fat Joe is set to present the awards, which certainly has plenty of characters, egos and desire to win the top prizes. Here’s the list in full:

Best Hip Hop Video

‘D.M.B.’ – Asap Rocky
‘Family Ties’ – Baby Keem & Kendrick Lamar
‘Good Love’ – City Girls Feat. Usher
‘Hot Shit’ – Cardi B, Kanye West & Lil Durk
‘London’ – Bia & J. Cole
‘Wait For U’ – Future Feat. Drake & Tems
‘Way 2 Sexy’ – Drake Feat. Future & Young Thug

Best Collaboration

‘Family Ties’ – Baby Keem & Kendrick Lamar
‘Good Love’ – City Girls Feat. Usher
‘Hot Shit’ – Cardi B, Kanye West & Lil Durk
‘Jimmy Cooks’ – Drake Feat. 21 Savage
‘Johnny P’s Caddy’ – Benny The Butcher & J. Cole
‘Wait For U’ – Future Feat. Drake & Tems
‘Way 2 Sexy’ – Drake Feat. Future & Young Thug

Best Duo Or Group

42 Dugg & Est Gee
Big Sean & Hit-Boy
Birdman & Youngboy Never Broke Again
Blxst & Bino Rideaux
Dababy & Youngboy Never Broke Again
Earthgang
Styles P & Havoc

Best Live Performer

Cardi B
Doja Cat
Drake
J. Cole
Kanye West
Kendrick Lamar
Tyler, The Creator

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Lyricist Of The Year

Baby Keem
Benny The Butcher
Drake
J. Cole
Jack Harlow
Jay-Z
Kendrick Lamar

Video Director Of The Year

Benny Boom
Burna Boy
Cole Bennett
Colin Tilley
Director X
Kendrick Lamar & Dave Free
Teyana Taylor

Song Of The Year

‘Big Energy’ – Latto
‘F.N.F. (Let’s Go)’ – Hitkidd & Glorilla
‘First Class’ – Jack Harlow
‘Hot Shit’ – Cardi B, Kanye West & Lil Durk
‘Super Gremlin’ – Kodak Black
‘Wait For U’ – Future- Feat. Drake & Tems
‘Way 2 Sexy’ – Drake Feat. Future & Young Thug

Hip Hop Album Of The Year

777 – Latto
Certified Lover Boy – Drake
Donda – Kanye West
I Never Liked You – Future
It’s Almost Dry – Pusha T
King’s Disease II – Nas
Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers – Kendrick Lamar

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Hip Hop Artist Of The Year

Cardi B
Doja Cat
Drake
Future
Kanye West
Kendrick Lamar
Megan Thee Stallion

Producer Of The Year

Atl Jacob
Baby Keem
Hit-Boy
Hitmaka
Kanye West
Metro Boomin
Pharrell Williams

Best Breakthrough Hip Hop Artist

Baby Keem
Blxst
Doechii
Fivio Foreign
Glorilla
Nardo Wick
Saucy Santana

DJ Of The Year

D-Nice
DJ Cassidy
DJ Drama
DJ Kay Slay
DJ Premier
Kaytranada
Mustard
Nyla Symone
La Leakers: DJ Sourmilk And Justin Incredible

Megan Thee Stallion

Photo: Isha Shah

Best Hip Hop Platform

Big Boy’s Neighborhood
Breakfast Club
Caresha Please
Complex
Drink Champs
Hiphop Dx
Million Dollaz Worth Of Game
Npr Tiny Desk
Verzuz

Hustler Of The Year

50 Cent
Cardi B
Dj Khaled
Drake
Jay-Z
Kanye West
Megan Thee Stallion

Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse

Drake – ‘Churchill Downs’ (Jack Harlow Feat. Drake)
J. Cole – ‘Poke It Out’ (Wale Feat. J. Cole)
J. Cole – ‘London’ (Bia & J. Cole)
Lil Baby – ‘Girls Want Girls’ (Drake Feat. Lil Baby)
Kanye West – ‘City Of Gods’ (Fivio Foreign, Kanye West & Alicia Keys)
Drake – ‘Wait For U’ (Future Feat. Drake & Tems)
Jadakiss – ‘Black Illumanti’ (Freddie Gibbs Feat. Jadakiss)

Impact Track

‘About Damn Time’ – Lizzo
‘City Of Gods’ – Fivio Foreign, Kanye West & Alicia Keys
‘Family Ties’ – Baby Keem & Kendrick Lamar
‘Nobody’ – Nas Feat. Ms. Lauryn Hill


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