By Quibian Salazar-Moreno

      Yes, it’s about that time for another award show. BET has announced the nominees for it’s upcoming Hip-Hop Awards and T.I. came out on top with a whopping nine nominations including Lyricist of the Year, Best Live Performance and MVP of the year. Other multiple nominees include Lil Wayne with seven, Kanye West with six, Common with five, Jay-Z with four and Luda and 50 got three nominations each.

      The show will air on October 17 from Atlanta and be hosted by Katt Williams once again. KRS-One will be honored with the “I Am Hip-Hop Award” for his politically conscious and positive contribution to hip-hop. Nelly, Lil Wayne, Common and Kanye West are expected to perform at the show.

 

Here is the full list of nominees:

 

BEST HIP-HOP VIDEO
  50 Cent                            I Get Money
  Chamillioinaire f/ Slick Rick      Hip Hop Police
  Common                             The People
  Ludacris f/ Mary J. Blige          Runaway Love
  UGK f/ Outkast                     International Players Anthem
  Kanye West                         Stronger
 
  BEST COLLABO
  Birdman & Lil' Wayne                Stuntin' Like My Daddy
  Diddy f/ Keyshia Cole               Last Night
  DJ Khaled f/ Akon, T.I.,            We Takin' Over
  Rick Ross, Fat Joe, and Lil' Wayne
  Fabolous f/ Ne-Yo                   Make Me Better
  UGK f/ Outkast                      International Players Anthem
 
  BEST LIVE PERFORMANCE
  Common
  Lil' Wayne
  T.I.
  Ludacris
  Kanye West
 
  BEST MOVIE
  Gridiron Gang
  Idlewild
  Shottas
  Smokin' Aces
  Stomp the Yard
 
  BEST DANCE
  2 Step
  Aunt Jackie
  Chicken Noodle Soup
  Crank Dat Soulja Boy
  Pop, Lock, & Drop It
 
  LYRICIST OF THE YEAR
  Common
  Lil' Wayne
  Jay-Z
  T.I.
  Kanye West
 
  VIDEO DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR
  Bryan Barber
  Benny Boom
  F. Gary Gray
  Chris Robinson
  Hype Williams
 
  PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
  Mannie Fresh
  Polow Da Don
  Swizz Beatz
  Timbaland
  Kanye West
 
  MVP
  Common
  Lil' Wayne
  Jay-Z
  T.I.
  Kanye West
 
  TRACK OF THE YEAR
  A Bay Bay (Hurricane Chris)          Hurricane Chris
                                       (produced by Phunk Dawg)
  Big Things Poppin' (Do It)           T.I. (produced by Mannie Fresh)
  Can't Tell Me Nothing (Kanye West)   Kanye West (produced by Kanye West
                                       and DJ Toomp)
  I Get Money (50 Cent)                (produced by Apex)
  Party Like A Rockstar (Shop Boyz)    Shop Boyz (produced by Pit)
 
  CD OF THE YEAR
  Common                Finding Forever
  Jay-Z                 Kingdom Come
  Ludacris              Release Therapy
  Nas                   Hip Hop Is Dead
  T.I.                  T.I. vs. T.I.P.
 
  ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
  Hurricane Chris
  Lil Boosie
  MIMS
  Plies
  Rich Boy
 
  DJ OF THE YEAR
  DJ Drama
  DJ Enuff
  DJ Irie
  DJ Khaled
  Tony Neal
 
  HUSTLER OF THE YEAR
  50 Cent
  Diddy
  Lil' Wayne
  T.I.
  Jay-Z
 
  BEST UK HIP HOP ACT
  Dizzie Rascal
  JME
  Kano
  Klashnekoff
  Lethal B
  Wiley
 
  BEST RINGTONE
  Crime Mob f/ Lil Scrappy        Rock Yo Hips
  Hurricane Chris                 A Bay Bay
  MIMS                            This Is Why I'm Hot
  Rich Boy f/ Polow Da Don        Throw Some Ds
  T.I.                            Big Things Poppin' (Do It)
 
  THE ALLTEL PEOPLE'S CHAMP (VIEWER'S CHOICE)
  Birdman & Lil' Wayne                    Stuntin' Like My Daddy
  DJ Khaled f/ Akon, T.I., Rick Ross,     We Takin' Over
  Fat Joe and Lil' Wayne
  Lil Boosie f/ Foxx and Webbie           Wipe Me Down
  MIMS                                    This Is Why I'm Hot