Getty ImagesWith less than a month away, this year’s BET Hip-Hop Awards nominees are out. For a second year in a row Drake leads the nominations list, this time getting 12 nods for the 10th annual awards show. Last year Drake had eight nominations. Drake released his platinum-selling mixtape/album If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late earlier this year and had 14 songs simultaneously placed on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, tying a record set by The Beatles in 1964. Big Sean earned 10 nominations and Nicki Minaj scored nine nods. Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole each got eight nominations. 2015 BET Hip-Hop Awards tapes on Oct. 9 at the Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center and airs Oct. 13. Snoop Dogg will once again be the host of the show. Here’s a recap of reactions, performances and cyphers from last year’s award show.Check out the nominees below:Best Hip-Hop VideoBig Sean featuring Chris Brown & Ty Dolla $Ign – “Play No Games”|
Big Sean featuring Drake & Kanye West – “Blessings”
Fetty Wap – “Trap Queen”
Kendrick Lamar – “Alright”
Nicki Minaj featuring Beyoncé – “Feeling Myself”Best Collabo, Duo or GroupBig Sean featuring Drake & Kanye West – “Blessings”
Big Sean featuring E-40 – “Idfwu”
Fetty Wap featuring Monty – “My Way”
Nicki Minaj featuring Beyoncé – “Feeling Myself”
Nicki Minaj featuring Drake & Lil Wayne – “Truffle Butter”Best Live PerformerDrake
J. Cole
Kanye West
Kendrick Lamar
Nicki MinajLyricist of the YearBig Sean
J. Cole
Kendrick Lamar
Nicki MinajVideo Director of the YearAlan Ferguson
Benny Boom
Chris Robinson/Lil Chris
Colin Tilley
Director XDJ of the YearDJ Drama
DJ Envy
DJ Esco
DJ Khaled
DJ MustardProducer of the YearDJ Mustard
J. Cole
Kanye West
Mike Will Made-It
Pharrell Williams
TimbalandMVP of the YearBig Sean
J. Cole
Kendrick Lamar
Nicki MinajTrack Of The Year“Alright” – Produced By Pharrell Williams & Sounwave (Kendrick Lamar)
“Blessings” – Produced By Boi-1da & Vinylz (Big Sean FEATURING Drake & Kanye West)
“Commas” – Produced By Dj Spinz & Southside (Future)
“Idfwu” – Produced By Dj Dahi, Dj Mustard, Kanye West & Key Wane (Big Sean FEATURING E-40)
“Trap Queen” – Produced By Tony Fadd (Fetty Wap)Album Of The YearBig Sean – “Dark Sky Paradise”
Drake – “If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late”
J. Cole – “2014 Forest Hills Drive”
Kendrick Lamar – “To Pimp A Butterfly”
Nicki Minaj – “The Pinkprint”
Wale – “The Album About Nothing”Who Blew Up AwardBobby Shmurda
Dej Loaf
Fetty Wap
Rae Sremmurd
TinkHustler Of The YearDr. Dre
J. Cole
Jay Z
Nicki MinajMade-You-Look Award (Best Hip-Hop Style)A$Ap Rocky
Dej Loaf
Kanye West
Nicki MinajBest Hip Hop Online SiteAllhiphop.Com
Worldstarhiphop.ComBest Club BangerBig Sean featuring E-40 – “Idfwu” (Produced By Dj Dahi, Dj Mustard, Kanye West & Key Wane)
Dej Loaf – “Try Me” (Produced By Dds)
Fetty Wap – “Trap Queen” (Produced By Tony Fadd)
Future – “Commas” (Produced By Dj Spinz & Southside)
Rich Homie Quan – “Flex” (Ooh, Ooh, Ooh) (Produced By Dj Spinz & Nitti Beatz)Best MixtapeFuture – 56 Nights
Future – Beast Mode
Future – Monster
Lil Wayne – Sorry 4 The Wait 2
Travis Scott – Days Before RodeoSweet 16: Best Featured VerseDrake – “Blessings” (Big Sean Featuring Drake & Kanye West)
Drake – “My Way Remix” (Fetty Wap Featuring Drake)
E-40 – “Idfwu” (Big Sean Featuring E-40)
Kendrick Lamar – “Classic Man Remix” (Jidenna featuring Kendrick Lamar)
Lil Wayne – “Truffle Butter” (Nicki Minaj featuring Drake & Lil Wayne)Impact TrackBig Sean featuring Kanye West & John Legend – “One Man Can Change The World”
Common & John Legend – “Glory” (From The Motion Picture “Selma”)
J. Cole – “Apparently”
J. Cole – “Be Free”
Kendrick Lamar – “Alright”People’s Champ AwardBig Sean featuring Drake & Kanye West – “Blessings”
Fetty Wap – “Trap Queen”
Future – “Commas”
Kendrick Lamar – “I”
Rae Sremmurd – “No Type”
Rich Homie Quan – “Flex (Ooh, Ooh, Ooh)”