The annual BET Hip-Hop Awards ceremony is set to take place in Miami, on October 10th, 2017, and some of the high profile nominations have been announced. While 2017 has been a somewhat wild year in hip-hop, it has also yielded plenty of dope projects from some of the game’s biggest names, including Drake, Kendrick Lamar, & Jay-Z. Newcomers like Playboi Carti and Cardi B also had their moment in the spotlight, with the latter’s proving pretty damn impactful. In fact, Cardi and her breakout hit“Bodak Yellow” have scored a leading nine nominations, matching those scored by established artists Kendrick Lamar and DJ Khaled.
Kendrick and Khaled both landed nominations for single of the year, album of the year “DAMN.” & “Grateful,” best video of the year, hustler of the year, and MVP of the year. Cardi also happened to score nominations for single of the year, hustler of the year, best video of the year, and MVP of the year. Alongside those, she also joined the ranks of Tee Grizzley, Playboi Carti, Amine, and Kodak Black for as the potential “best new artist.”
Jay-Z & Chance The Rapper came through with five, setting them up in a battle for lyricist of the year. Jay also managed to land a nomination for album of the year with “4:44,” putting him head-to-head against both Migos and Future, who have scored four nominations a piece. We’ll have to tune in to see who goes home with the awards this year.