Kanye West up for 17 Hip Hop Awards
The 2012 BET Hip Hop Award nominations were recently announced and Kanye West seems to have the show in the bag. The Associated Press reports despite the fact that West hasn't released a solo album since 2010, he is still extremely relevant in the music industry and in the eyes of his fans.
West, who has 17 nominations, has had a big year producing and collaborating, rather than doing projects on his own. He is up for awards in categories for producing, directing and for songs he's been a part of in 2012.
Also in the spotlight with tons of nominations are rapper 2 Chainz, who is up for 13 awards, and Drake with 11 nods.
Funnyman Mike Epps will be hosting this year's awards. The show is set to take place on September 29 in Atlanta and will air on BET on October 9, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution. Nominations in the Lyricist of the Year award include J. Cole, Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar, Nas and Kanye West, while Best Hip-Hop Video could go to 2 Chainz, ASAP Rocky, Drake, Wale or Kanye West featuring Big Sean, Pusha T and 2 Chainz.
Will you tune into the BET Hip Hop Awards this year? Who do you think deserves to win?