Kendrick Lamar is having a great summer. Shortly after releasing his groundbreaking verse on Big Sean's "Control," he's become the BET Hip Hop Awards biggest contender. Thursday, the nominees were announced and Lamar led the pack with 14 nods.
Coming in second is Drake with 13 nominations, and J. Cole with 10. Thanks to Lamar's 2012 album good kid, m.A.A.d city and countless collaborations, he'll be the one to beat.
The 8th Annual BET Hip Hop Awards will be hosted by rap legend Snoop Lion aka Snoop Dogg.
Best Hip-Hop Video
Reese's Perfect Combo Award (Best Collaboration, Duo or Group)
Best Live Performer
Lyricist of the Year
Video Director of the Year
DJ of the Year
Producer of the Year
MVP of the Year
Track of the Year
Album of the Year
Who New? Rookie of the Year
Hustler of the Year
Best Club Banger
Sweet 16 (Best Featured Verse)
People's Champ Award
The BET Hip Hop Awards will be held Sept. 28 and airs Oct. 15.
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