By Quibian Salazar-Moreno

 

      On Thursday at the Metropolitan Atlanta Chamber of commerce, Ludacris, Jermaine Dupri, Young Jeezy helped BET executives and comedian Katt Williams announce the nominees for BET’s inaugural Hip-Hop Awards set to take place on November 15 on BET.

      T.I. received the most nominations with eight followed by Busta Rhymes with six, Chamillionaire with five and Yung Joc and Lupe Fiasco with four.

“We are extremely excited to be producing our first BET Hip-Hop Awards and look forward to a show that reflects the genre with the respect, acknowledgement and show production value it’s due,” said Stephen Hill, Executive Vice President of Entertainment, Music Programming and Talent for BET Networks.  “This show is very much about where hip-hop culture is RIGHT now, but we will honor the original 4 elements of hip-hop and show their connection to today’s beats, rhymes and life.”

      The show will be held in Atlanta and feature performances from Snoop Dogg, Ludacris, T.I., Young Dro, Young Jeezy and other to be announced later. Katt Williams, best known as Money Mike in Friday After Next, will serve as host.

 

 

 

                                                                                                      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

      Here are the nominees:

 

HIP-HOP VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Busta Rhymes f/ Mary J. Blige, Rah Digga, Missy Elliott, Lloyd Banks, Papoose & DMX – Touch It Remix

Common – Testify

Lupe Fiasco – Kick, Push

T.I. – What You Know

Yung Joc – Goin’ Down

 

ELEMENT AWARD: VIDEO DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR

Benny Boom:

Chain Hang Low (Jibbs)

Fresh Azimiz Remix (Bow Wow f/ Mike Jones)

Have A Party (Mobb Deep f/ 50 Cent & Nate Dogg)

Hustler Musik/Money On My Mind (Lil Wayne)

Like This (Mack 10 f/ Nate Dogg)

Shooter (Lil Wayne f/ Robin Thicke)

Touch It (Busta Rhymes)

Touch It Remix (Busta Rhymes f/ Mary J. Blige, Rah Digga, Missy Elliott, Lloyd Banks, Papoose & DMX)

Touchin’ (David Banner f/Jazze Pha)

 

Dr. Teeth:

Chunk Up The Deuce (Lil KeKe f/ Paul Wall & Bun B)

Diamonds Remix (Slim Thug f/ Young Jeezy, Slick Pulla & Killa)

Everybody Get Up (Pitbull f/ Pretty Ricky)

Front Back (T.I. f/ UGK)

Let’s Cheat (Tango Redd f/ Lloyd)

Spit Ya Game (The Notorious B.I.G. f/ Twista, Krayzie Bone, 8Ball & MJG)

They Don’t Know (Paul Wall f/ Mike Jones & Bun B)

Way I Be Leanin’ (Juvenile f/ Mike Jones, Paul Wall, Skip & Wacko

 

 

Hype Williams:

Control Myself (LL Cool J f/ Jennifer Lopez)

Diamonds On My Neck (Smitty)

Drive Slow (Kanye West f/ Paul Wall, T.I. & Gangsta L. Crisis)

Freeze (LL Cool J f/ Lyfe Jennings)

Gold Digger (Kanye West f/ Jamie Foxx)

My Hood (Young Jeezy)

Snap Yo Fingers (Lil Jon f/ E-40 & Sean Paul of YoungBloodZ)

 

Little X:

Girls (Beenie Man f/ Akon)

Shoulder Lean (Young Dro f/ T.I.)

Temperature (Sean Paul)

U And Dat (E-40 f/ T-Pain & Kandi)

(When You Gonna) Give It Up To Me (Sean Paul f/ Keyshia Cole)

Wild 2 Nite (Shaggy f/ Olivia)

 

Sanaa Hamri:

Ghetto Story Chapter 2 (Cham f/ Alicia Keys)

Nasty Girl (The Notorious B.I.G. f/ Nelly, Diddy, Jagged Edge & Avery Storm)

 

HIP-HOP TRACK OF THE YEAR

Goin’ Down – Yung Joc, Produced by Nitti

Ridin’- Chamillionaire f/ Krayzie Bone, Produced by Play-N-Skillz

Stay Fly – Three 6 Mafia f/Young Buck, 8 Ball & MJG, Produced by DJ Paul & Juicy J

Touch It – Busta Rhymes, Produced by Swizz Beatz

What You Know – T.I., Produced by DJ Toomp

 

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

Cham

Chamillionaire

Lupe Fiasco

Rick Ross

Yung Joc

 

ELEMENT AWARD: PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

Jermaine Dupri:

Control Myself (LL Cool J f/ Jennifer Lopez)

Fresh Azimiz Remix (Bow Wow f/ Mike Jones)

Pullin’ Me Back (Chingy f/ Tyrese)

 

Kanye West:

Drive Slow (Kanye West f/ Paul Wall, T.I. & Gangsta L. Crisis)

Gold Digger (Kanye West f/ Jamie Foxx)

Heard ‘Em Say (Kanye West f/ Adam Levine)

Shake (Ying Yang Twins f/ Pitbull)

Testify (Common)

Touch The Sky (Kanye West f/ Lupe Fiasco)

 

Lil Jon:

Presidential (YoungBloodZ)

Snap Yo Fingers (Lil Jon f/ E-40 & Sean Paul {YoungBloodZ})

Tell Me When To Go (E-40 f/ Keak Da Sneak)

 

Nitti:

Goin’ Down (Yung Joc)

I know You See It (Yung Joc f/ Brandy “Ms. B” Hambrick)

 

Swizz Beatz:

New York **** (Busta Rhymes f/ Swizz Beats)

Spit Ya Game (The Notorious B.I.G. f/ Twista, Krayzie Bone, 8Ball & MJG)

Touch It (Busta Rhymes)

Touch It Remix (Busta Rhymes f/ Mary J. Blige, Rah Digga, Missy Elliott, Lloyd Banks, Papoose & DMX)

Touchin’ (David Banner f/Jazze Pha)

 

HIP-HOP MVP OF THE YEAR

Chamillionaire

Lil Wayne

T.I.

Young Jeezy

Yung Joc

 

ELEMENT AWARD: LYRICIST OF THE YEAR

Busta Rhymes

Common

Lil Wayne

Lupe Fiasco

T.I.

 

ELEMENT AWARD: BEST HIP-HOP DANCE OF THE YEAR

Chicken Noodle Soup

Hyphy (Go Dumb)

Motorcycle

Shoulder Lean

Snap

 

BEST HIP-HOP MOVIE

ATL – Director: Chris Robinson

Beef: 3 – Director: Peter Spirer

Boss’n Up – Director: Dylan C. Brown

Get Rich or Die Tryin’ – Director: Jim Sheridan

Waist Deep – Director: Vondie Curtis-Hall

 

BEST LIVE PERFORMANCE

Busta Rhymes

Kanye West

Missy Elliott

T.I.

Yung Joc

 

BEST COLLABO

Busta Rhymes f/ Mary J. Blige, Rah Digga, Missy Elliott, Lloyd Banks, Papoose & DMX – Touch It Remix

Cham f/ Alicia Keys – Ghetto Story Chapter 2

Chamillionaire f/ Krayzie Bone – Ridin’

Nelly f/ Paul Wall, Ali & Big Gipp – Grillz

Young Dro f/ T.I. – Shoulder Lean

 

HIP-HOP CD OF THE YEAR

King – T.I.

Late Registration – Kanye West

Let’s Get It: Thug Motivation 101 – Young Jeezy

Lupe Fiasco’s Food & Liquor – Lupe Fiasco

Tha Carter II – Lil Wayne

 

HIP-HOP HUSTLER AWARD

Diddy

Jay-Z

Ludacris

Nelly

T.I.

 

BEST UNITED KINGDOM ARTIST (BET International Category)

Dizzee Rascal

Sway

Plan B

Kano

Blak Twang

 

ALLTEL WIRELESS PEOPLE’S CHAMP AWARD (VIEWERS’ CHOICE)

Busta Rhymes f/ Mary J. Blige, Rah Digga, Missy Elliott, Lloyd Banks, Papoose & DMX – Touch It Remix

Chamillionaire f/ Krayzie Bone – Ridin’

Dem Franchize Boyz f/ Peanut & Charlay – Lean With It, Rock With It

Lil Jon f/ E-40 & Sean Paul (YoungBloodZ) – Snap Yo Fingers

Rick Ross – Hustlin’

Young Jeezy – Trap Star/Go Crazy