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  • Awards: BET’s Hip Hop Awards 2008 – Nominees Announced

    September 16.08 @ 2:28 pm
    Posted By: admin

    Yesterday BET announced all the nominees for the 2008 Hip Hop Awards. Lil’ Wayne lead with 12 nominations. He received nominations for Best Lyricist, MVP of the year, Best Video (Lollipop) and others. Hmm who wouldn’t of guessed that. I mean he had a great year but 12 is a little drastic for me considering there is only 16 awards to be given away. Of course, BET never gets it right but you can’t knock their hustle for trying. Followed by Lil’ Wayne is Roc-A-Fella’s own Kanye West with seven nominations and Jay-Z with six. Others major nominees include T.I., Plies DJ Khaled, and Flo Rida.

    The awards will be aired on October 23rd  at 8PM (EST) and hosted by comedian Katt Williams who also hosted the awards last year. This year I Am Hip Hop Icon will go to the founder of Def Jam records Russell Simmons for his major contribution to Hip Hop. Be sure to check back to see who will be presenting and performing. I am pretty sure Lil’ Wayne, T.I. and Kanye West will be performing. But who knows – it’s just a thought.

    I have evaluated the awards and its nominees, I am not impressed with any of it. Here are some of my observations:

    • Producer of the Year: Why is Bangladesh being nominated? He only produced one HIT track – Lil’ Wayne “A Milli”. Where is Just Blaze, Swizz Beatz, or Polow Da Don? Whack!!!
    • Best Hip Hop Video: David Banner “Get Like Me” is being nominated as the Best Hip Hop Video of the year? Are you kidding me? Where is the Jay-z “Roc Boys” Video? or Nas’ “Hero” or Lupe Fiasco “Paris, Toyko”? We have options people!!
    • CD of the Year? 50 Cent didn’t make the list? Hmm I wonder.
    • Hustler of the Year? Diddy? Don’t get me wrong, Diddy definitely has his money right but what has he done for hip hop in the last year? Making the Band doesn’t count.
    • Yung Berg? Why are you being nominated for Ringtone of the Year and People’s Champ? Are you telling me we don’t have any other artists to nominate? Once again, whack!
    • Last but not least, – Best U.K. Hip Hop Act: When did BET start caring about what goes on outside the U.S.? I am happy that they have included artists from U.K but what about Canada? We got Kardinal Offishall, Drake, JD Era, Page, Frankie Payne, TheKidFamous, Bishop, Rochester and many more. So if BET is going to do a U.K. category, they should also do one for Canada. I watched BET occasionally and not once have I seen an artist from the U.K. – so why is there an award? What gives the U.K. leverage over Canada? Someone please explain THIS to me!

    Check out the nominee below.

    Best Hip Hop Video
    David Banner f/ Chris Brown and Yung Joc – “Get Like Me”
    Common – “I Want You”
    DJ Khaled f/ Young Jeezy, Ludacris, Busta Rhymes, Big Boi, Lil Wayne, Fat Joe, Birdman and Rick Ross – “I’m So Hood (The Remix)”
    Lil Wayne f/ Static – “Lollipop”
    Snoop Dogg – “Sensual Seduction”
    Kanye West f/ T-Pain – “Good Life”

    Best Hip Hop Collabo
    David Banner f/ Chris Brown and Yung Joc – “Get Like Me”
    DJ Khaled f/ Young Jeezy, Ludacris, Busta Rhymes, Big Boi, Lil Wayne, Fat Joe, Birdman and Rick Ross – “I’m So Hood (The Remix)”
    Flo Rida f/ T-Pain – “Low”
    Plies f/ Ne-Yo – “Bust It Baby Pt. 2?
    Kanye West f/ T-Pain – “Good Life”

    Best Live Performer
    Busta Rhymes
    Lil Wayne
    Kanye West

    Lyricist of the Year
    Lil Wayne
    Kanye West

    Video Director of the Year
    Gil Green
    R. Malcolm Jones
    Chris Robinson
    Hype Williams

    Producer of the Year
    David Banner
    J.R. Rotem
    The Runners

    MVP of the Year
    DJ Khaled
    Lil Wayne
    Kanye West

    Track of the Year
    “A Milli” – Lil Wayne produced by Bangladesh
    “Dey Know” – Shawty Lo produced by Balis Beatz
    “Good Life” – Kanye West f/ T-Pain produced by Kanye West and DJ Toomp
    “Lollipop” – Lil Wayne f/ Static produced by Jim Jonsin & Deezle
    “Roc Boys (And the Winner Is)” – Jay-Z produced by Sean Combs & The Hitmen

    CD of the Year
    Jay-Z – American Gangster
    Lil Wayne – Tha Carter III
    Lupe Fiasco – Lupe Fiasco’s “The Cool”
    Nas – Untitled
    Kanye West – Graduation

    Rookie of the Year
    Ace Hood
    Flo Rida
    Shawty Lo

    DJ of the Year
    DJ Drama
    DJ Felli Fel
    DJ Khaled
    DJ Tony Neal
    DJ Greg Street

    Hustler of the Year
    50 Cent
    DJ Khaled
    Lil Wayne
    P. Diddy

    Best UK Hip Hop Act
    Dizzee Rascal

    Hottest Hip Hop Ringtone of the Year
    Flo Rida f/ T-Pain – “Low”
    Lil Wayne f/ Static – “Lollipop”
    Plies f/ Ne-Yo – “Bust It Baby Pt. 2?
    Rocko – “Umma Do Me”
    Yung Berg f/ Casha – “The Business”

    Alltel Wireless People’s Champ Nominees
    Lil Wayne – “A Milli”
    Lupe Fiasco f/ Matthew Santos – “Superstar”
    Plies f/ Ne-Yo – “Bust It Baby Pt. 2?
    Rick Ross f/ Nelly and Avery Storm – “Here I Am”
    Young Jeezy f/ Kanye West – “Put On”
    Yung Berg f/ Casha – “The Business”


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