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Drake Leads 2018 BET Hip-Hop Awards Nominee List

posted by James Dinh - 

Unsurprisingly, Drake nabbed 11 nominations for the 2018 BET Hip-Hop Awards, which were announced on Wednesday (September 12), surpassing Cardi B and her 10 nods.

For the second year in a row, the hip-hop award show will return to The Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater on October 6 for its annual telecast, which airs October 16 at 8 PM ET. Following the hip-hop titans in the nominations list are Childish Gambino with six titles, and Travis Scott and Kendrick Lamar with five nods. Among the fresh crop of rappers up for the Best New Hip Hop Artist honor include BlocBoy JB, Juice WRLD, Lil Baby, Rich the Kid and late rapper XXXTentacion.

No word on performers and cyphers for the upcoming event, but considering last year's affair included Bardi performing her breakthrough hit, "Bodak Yellow," and Eminem dissing Donald Trump, we can only imagine the ways that the network plans on topping the 2017 affair. Scroll on below for the full list of nominations for this year's show!

Best Hip-Hop Video

Cardi B - "I Like It" feat. Bad Bunny & J Balvin

Childish Gambino - "This Is America"

Drake - "God's Plan"

Kendrick Lamar – "Loyalty" feat. Rihanna

Migos - "Walk It Talk It" feat. Drake


Hot Ticket Performer

Cardi B

Childish Gambino

Drake

Kendrick Lamar

Travis Scott


Album of the Year

Cardi B - Invasion of Privacy

Drake - Scorpion

J. Cole - KOD

Migos - Culture II

The Carters - Everything Is Love


Video Director of the Year

Benny Boom

Dave Meyers & The Little Homies

Director X

Eif Rivera

Hiro Murai

Karena Evans


Lyricist of the Year

Childish Gambino

Drake

J. Cole

Kendrick Lamar

Travis Scott


MVP of the Year

Cardi B

Childish Gambino

Drake

J. Cole

Travis Scott


Producer of the Year

Ben Billions

DJ Esco

DJ Mustard

Metro Boomin 

Pharrell Williams


Best Collabo, Duo or Group

21 Savage & Offset & Metro Boomin - "Ric Flair Drip"

Blocboy JB - "Look Alive" feat. Drake

Cardi B - "I Like It" feat. Bad Bunny & J Balvin

Post Malone – "Rockstar" feat. 21 Savage

The Carters – "Apes**t"


Single of the Year

"Apesh*t" - Produced by Pharrell (The Carters) 

"God's Plan" - Produced by Cardo, Young Exclusive and Boi-1da (Drake)

"I Like It" - Produced by Craig Kallman, JWhiteDidIt and Tainy (Cardi B Feat. Bad Bunny & J Balvin)

"Nice for What" - Produced by Murda Beatz (Drake) 

"This Is America" - Produced by Donald Glover & Ludwig Goransson (Childish Gambino)


Best New Hip-Hop Artist

Blocboy JB

Juice Wrld

Lil Baby

Rich the Kid

XXXTentacion


Best Mixtape

BlocBoy JB - Simi

Future - Beast Mode 2

Juicy J – Shut Da F* Up

Lil Wayne - Dedication 6: Reloaded

Zoey Dollaz - Sorry Not Sorry


Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse

21 Savage - “Bartier Cardi” (Cardi B feat. 21 Savage)

Cardi B - “Motorsport” (Migos feat. Cardi B & Nicki Minaj)

Drake - “Look Alive” (Blocboy JB feat. Drake) 

Kendrick Lamar - “New Freezer” (Rich the Kid feat. Kendrick Lamar)

Nicki Minaj - “Big Bank” (YG feat. 2 Chainz, Big Sean & Nicki Minaj)


Impact Track

Childish Gambino - "This Is America"

Dej Loaf & Leon Bridges - "Liberated"

Lecrae - "I'll Find You" feat. Tori Kelly

Meek Mill – "Stay Woke" feat. Miguel

N.E.R.D - "1,000" feat. FUTURE


DJ of the Year

Calvin Harris

DJ Envy

DJ Drama

DJ Khaled

DJ Mustard


Made-You-Look Award (Best Hip Hop Style)

Cardi B

Migos

Nicki Minaj

Remy Ma

Travis Scott


Best Hip-Hop Online Site/App

ALLHIPHOP

Complex

Hot New Hip Hop

Worldstar

XXL


Hustler of the Year

Cardi B

DJ Khaled 

Drake

Jay Z

Kendrick Lamar

Travis Scott

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