BET Hip Hop Awards Announce 2013 Nominees

kendrick-lamar-chillinBET has never been that credible of a source in my eyes, but they remain one of the driving forces in hip-hop media. Today they have announced the 2013 Hip Hop Awards nominees, which include a number of notable picks. While we still aren’t sure what the different between Lyricist and MVP of the Year is, it looks like Drake, Jay Z and Kendrick Lamar are among the top picks for both categories. Oh, and that is a big look for Chance the Rapper, who gets a nod for Best Mixtape.

We’d also like to note that Kanye West has been completely snubbed by BET this year, without a single nomination in the announced categories. Unfortunately, BET does appreciate Wale and J. Cole, though.

Let us know what you think about the nominees in the comments section below. I’m certain you all will have something to say about this…

Lyricist of the Year
J. Cole
Kendrick Lamar

MVP of the Year
2 Chainz
J. Cole
Kendrick Lamar

Track of the Year
“Power Trip” – Produced by J. Cole (J. Cole f/ Miguel)
“Problems” – Produced by Noah “40″ Shebib (A$AP Rocky f/ Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar)
“Don’t Kill My Vibe” – Produced by Sounwave (Kendrick Lamar)
“Bugatti” – Produced by Mike WiLL Made It (Ace Hood f/ 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

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 f/ Diddy & Ludacris)
Drake – “Versace (Remix)” (Migos f/ Drake)
Future – “Bugatti” (Ace Hood f/ Rick Ross & Future)
Kendrick Lamar – “Problems” (A$AP Rocky f/ Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar)
Wiz Khalifa – “U.O.E.N.O. (Remix)” (Rocko f/ Future & Wiz Khalifa)

12 thoughts on “BET Hip Hop Awards Announce 2013 Nominees

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  1. Mac Miller’s album was the best release of June 18. Funny how 3 artists on RocNation’s roster were nominated for best album.

  2. these lists are whack. joey bada$$ can flow better than half these cats and he get’s no mention

  3. Acid Raps should win best tape…

  4. Juliana Cohen|


  5. ShaqsLeftNut|

    TIL the BET Awards are as much of a popularity contest (garbage) as the Grammy’s…

  6. Wow, this is some weak a$$ sh!t. How you gonna leave Macklemore and Ryan Lewis out? Then again, what did I or anyone else expect from BET?

  7. Taylor Rummel|

    I’m surprised to see Logic’s absence from this list. His latest ran laps lyrically around the majority of the projects above, and on several occasions, he’s expressed his support for the folks over at BET, so it’s kind of a shame to see them neglect his stuff.

  8. How the hell are they not gonna nominate Ryan Lewis for best producer?!

  9. Cody Achter|

    I think he is on the worst album of the year list along with 2 chains

  10. You shouldn’t even be surprised he’s not there. BET is trash, you never hear rappers rap about “BET Awards”, they want Grammys.

  11. Taylor Rummel|

    Gotta be skeptical of any source allowing for a Trinidad Jame$ tape to emerge as a contender for anything other than “throwaway effort of the year”

  12. Anaël ICHANE|

    Where is Kanye ?

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