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2012 BET Hip-Hop Awards Nominees

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These are your 2012 BET Hip-Hop Awards nominees. Kanye West leads the pack with 17. 2 Chainz isn't too far behind with 13. Drake bagged 11 nominations.

The 2012 BET Hip-Hop Awards will be recorded on September 12, but you'll have to wait till October 9 to watch it on the juju box. Omar Epps will host the shindig. See nominees below.

The event takes place in Atlanta on Saturday, September 29, 2012 but doesn't air until October 9. This is the seventh year for the Awards, which began in 2006, and will be Epps fourth appearance as host.

Best Hip-Hop Video
  • 2 Chainz F/ Drake – No Lie
  • A$AP Rocky – Goldie
  • Drake F/ Lil Wayne – HYFR
  • Wale F/ Miguel – Lotus Flower Bomb
  • Kanye West F/ Big Sean, Pusha T and 2Chainz – Mercy
Reese’s Perfect Combo Award (Best Collabo)
  • 2Chainz F/ Drake – No Lie
  • Drake F/ Lil Wayne & Tyga – The Motto (Remix)
  • J. Cole F/ Missy Elliott – Nobody’s Perfect
  • Wale F/ Miguel – Lotus Flower Bomb
  • Kanye West F/ Big Sean, Pusha T and 2 Chainz – Mercy
Sweet Sixteen (Best Featured Verse)
  • (2 Chainz) – Mercy F/ Kanye West F/ Big Sean, Pusha T, and 2 Chainz
  • Diddy - Same Dam Time Remix (Future F/ Diddy & Ludacris)
  • Drake - Stay Schemin' (Rick Ross F/ Drake & French Montana)
  • Ludacris - Same Dam Time Remix (Future F/ Diddy & Ludacris)
  • T.I. - Magic Remix (Future F/ T.I.)
Best Live Performer
  • A$AP Rocky
  • Drake
  • J. Cole
  • The Throne (Jay-Z & Kanye West)
  • Kanye West
Lyricist of the Year
  • J. Cole
  • Jay-Z
  • Kendrick Lamar
  • Nas
  • Kanye West
Video Director of the Year
  • A$AP Rocky & Sam Lecca
  • Benny Boom
  • Chris Robinson
  • Hype Williams
  • Kanye West
Producer of the Year
  • Hit-Boy
  • J. Cole
  • J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League
  • No I.D.
  • Kanye West
Rookie of the Year
  • 2 Chainz
  • A$AP Rocky
  • Ca$h Out
  • Future
  • Meek Mill
MVP of the Year
  • 2 Chainz
  • J. Cole
  • Jay-Z
  • Rick Ross
  • Kanye West
Best Club Banger
  • Cashin' Out – Ca$h Out
  • The Motto – Drake Ft. Lil’ Wayne & Tyga
  • Same Damn Time – Future
  • Ni–as In Paris – The Throne
  • Mercy – Kanye West, 2 Chainz, Big Sean & Pusha T
CD of the Year
  • The Dreamer, The Believer – Common
  • Take Care – Drake
  • Cole World: The Sideline Story – J. Cole
  • Watch The Throne – Jay-Z & Kanye West
  • TM 103: Hustlerz Ambition – Young Jeezy
Impact Track
  • Around My Way (Freedom Ain’t Free) – Lupe Fiasco
  • B-tch Bad – Lupe Fiasco
  • Daughters – Nas
  • Murder To Excellence – The Throne
Track of the Year
  • Cashin’ Out – Produced by DJ Spinz (Ca$h Out)
  • Ima Boss – Produced by Jahlil Beats (Meek Mill f/ Rick Ross)
  • Ni**as in Paris – Produced by Kanye West, Hit-Boy and Mike Dean (The Throne – Jay-Z & Kanye West)
  • No Lie – Produced by Mike Will Made-It and Co-Produced by Marz (2Chainz f/ Drake)
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