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2008 BET Hip Hop Awards Nominees and Winners

A Complete List of Winners for the 2008 BET Hip-Hop Awards

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2008 BET Hip-Hop Awards

2008 BET Hip-Hop Awards

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Lil Wayne racked up a dozen nominations, including Best CD and MVP of the Year, to lead all nominees for the 2008 BET Hip-Hop Awards. Kanye West picked up 7 nods, while his labelmate Jay-Z was nominated 6 times. LL Cool J presented Def Jam co-founder Russell Simmons with the I Am Hip-Hop Icon Award.

This year’s drama-free ceremony went down at the Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center on October 18th, 2008. It’s set to air on Thursday, October 23rd. T-Pain replaced Katt Williams as host, no thanks to an 11th hour fallout between BET and Williams.

Host: T-Pain
Venue: Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center, Atlanta, GA
Broadcast Date: October 23rd, 2008

Categories and Nominees

Best Hip Hop Video
  • David Banner f/ Chris Brown and Yung Joc – "Get Like Me"
  • Common – "I Want You"
  • DJ Khaled f/ Young Jeezy, Ludacris, Busta Rhymes, Big Boi, Lil Wayne, Fat Joe, Birdman and Rick Ross – "I’m So Hood (The Remix)"
  • "Lollipop" – Lil Wayne f/ Static produced by Jim Jonsin & Deezle
  • Snoop Dogg – "Sensual Seduction"
  • Kanye West f/ T-Pain – "Good Life" (Winner)

Best Hip Hop Collabo

  • David Banner f/ Chris Brown and Yung Joc – "Get Like Me"
  • DJ Khaled f/ Young Jeezy, Ludacris, Busta Rhymes, Big Boi, Lil Wayne, Fat Joe, Birdman and Rick Ross – "I'm So Hood (The Remix)" (Winner)
  • Flo Rida f/ T-Pain – "Low"
  • Plies f/ Ne-Yo – "Bust It Baby Pt. 2"
  • Kanye West f/ T-Pain – "Good Life"

Best Live Performer

Lyricist Of The Year

Video Director of the Year

  • Gil Green
  • R. Malcolm Jones
  • Rage
  • Chris Robinson (Winner)
  • Hype Williams

Producer of the Year

  • Akon (Winner)
  • Bangladesh
  • David Banner
  • J.R. Rotem
  • The Runners

MVP of the Year

Track of the Year

CD of the Year

Rookie of the Year

  • Ace Hood
  • Flo Rida
  • Maino
  • Rocko
  • Shawty Lo (Winner)

DJ of the Year

  • DJ Drama
  • DJ Felli Fel
  • DJ Khaled (Winner)
  • DJ Tony Neal
  • DJ Greg Street

Hustler of the Year

Alltel Wireless People’s Champ Nominees

Hottest Hip Hop Ringtone of the Year

Best UK Hip Hop Act

  • Chipmunk
  • Dizzee Rascal
  • Ghetto
  • Giggs (Winner)
  • Skepta
  • Wiley
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