Kendrick Lamar Earn 14 BET Hip-Hop Awards Nominations

Style Magazine Newswire | 8/26/2013, 2:34 p.m. | Updated on 8/26/2013, 2:34 p.m.
Although the jury is still out on if he can claim the King of New York crown, it can’t be ...

Although the jury is still out on if he can claim the King of New York crown, it can’t be denied Kendrick Lamar has had a helluva year in music. Compton’s native son received an astounding 14 BET Hip-Hop Award nominations. With 14 nominations, Kendrick proves he is hip-hop’s new school leader. Some of the people he named in his controversial verse on “Control” will be his competitors in a number of categories. With 13 nominations, Drake will be scrapping for “Lyricist of the Year” with K. Dot and J. Cole who has 11 nominations. While it’s a good look to be nominated for so many awards, it might be a personal victory for Kendrick that he is nominated up against Jay Z and Nas for “Album of the Year.”

Plenty of popular rappers received a great deal of nominations, but they pale in comparison to Kendrick Lamar. 2 Chainz picked up nine noms. A$AP Rocky racked up eight nominations while Kanye West comes in with four nods.

The BET Hip-Hop Awards will be held on September 28 at the Atlanta Civic Center with Snoop Dogg-Lion serving as the host. If you cannot attend the actual ceremony, you”ll have to wait until October 15th for it to air on BET.

Check out the full nominations list below.

Best Hip Hop Video

A$AP Rocky f/ Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar – “Problems”

B.o.B f/ T.I. & Juicy J – “We Still In This”

J. Cole f/ Miguel – “Power Trip”

Drake – “Started From The Bottom”

Kendrick Lamar – “Don’t Kill My Vibe”

Reese’s Perfect Combo Award (Best Collabo, Duo or Group)

Ace Hood f/ Rick Ross & Future – “Bugatti”

A$AP Rocky f/ Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar – “Problems”

J. Cole f/ Miguel – “Power Trip”

French Montana f/ Rick Ross, Drake & Lil Wayne – “Pop That”

Kendrick Lamar f/ Drake – “Poetic Justice”

Wale f/ Tiara Thomas – “Bad”

Best Live Performer

2 Chainz

J. Cole

JAY Z

Kendrick Lamar

Kanye West

Lyricist of the Year

J. Cole

Drake

JAY Z

Kendrick Lamar

Wale

Video Director of the Year

A$AP Rocky & A$AP Ferg

Benny Boom

Director X

Dre Films

Hype Williams

DJ of the Year

DJ Drama

DJ Envy

DJ Funkmaster Flex

DJ Khaled

DJ Scream

Producer of the Year

J. Cole

Hit-Boy

DJ Mustard

Mike WiLL Made It

Pharrell Williams

MVP of the Year

2 Chainz

J. Cole

Drake

JAY Z

Kendrick Lamar

Track of the Year

“Power Trip” – Produced by J. Cole (J. Cole f/ Miguel)

“Problems” – Produced by Noah “40″ Shebib (A$AP Rocky f/ Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar)

“Don’t Kill My Vibe” – Produced by Sounwave (Kendrick Lamar)

“Bugatti” – Produced by Mike WiLL Made It (Ace Hood f/ Rick Ross & Future)

“Started From The Bottom” – Produced by Mike Zombie & Noah “40″ Shebib (Drake)

Album of the Year

J. Cole – Born Sinner

JAY Z – Magna Carta Holy Grail

Kendrick Lamar – good kid, m.A.A.d city