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Published on September 29th, 2017 | by Refilwe

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“ANOTHER ONE!” HITMAKER AND MEGA PRODUCER DJ KHALED WILL HOST THE BET “HIP HOP AWARDS” 2017

DJ KHALED, KENDRICK LAMAR AND CARDI B LEAD THE BET “HIP HOP AWARDS” WITH
NINE NOMINATIONS EACH

#BETHIPHOPAWARDS17

Johannesburg, 29 September 2017:  BET Networks is excited to announce the return of multi-platinum artist, mega-producer and ‘Anthem King’ DJ Khaled as host of the BET “Hip Hop Awards” 2017. This star studded event will air exclusively on BET Africa (DStv channel 129) on Friday, 13 October at 21:00 CAT.

DJ Khaled embodies real life “keys to success” by picking up a total of nine nominations including ‘Album of the Year,’ ‘DJ of the Year,’ ‘Best Hip-Hop Video,’ ‘Best Collabo, Duo Or Group,’ ‘Producer Of The Year,’ ‘Hustler of the Year,’ ‘MVP of the Year,’ and 2 nods for ‘Single of the Year’.

“I am so excited to host the BET Hip Hop Awards for a second year. This is such an iconic show that highlights the hustle of hip hop artists in the industry. It is a huge honor to be a part of a night that pays homage to some of the greatest talent of our generation and I’m looking forward to the amazing performances and tributes. You know I’ll be bringing the cloth talk and the keys – Hip Hop Awards 2017 is going to be major!” said DJ Khaled

Also topping the nominees list are Grammy Award winning rapper and songwriter Kendrick Lamar and newcomer Cardi B who also received nine nominations. Kendrick Lamar earns nods for ‘Best Hip Hop Video,’ ‘Hot Ticket Performer,’ ‘Lyricist of the Year,’ ‘MVP of the Year,’ ‘Single of the Year,’ ‘Album of the Year,’ ‘Hustler of the Year,’ and 2 nods for ‘Impact Track.’ And NYC’s newest female emcee Cardi B earn nods for her summer anthem “Bodak Yellow” for ‘Best Hip-Hop Video,’ ‘Hot Ticket Performer,’ ‘MVP of the Year,’ ‘Single of the Year,’ ‘Best New Hip-Hop Artist,’ ‘Hustler of the Year,’ ‘Made-You-Look Award (Best Hip-Hop Style),’ ‘Best Mixtape’ and ‘Impact Track’.

Jay Z and Chance The Rapper score the second-most nominations with 5 nominations each. Jay Z shares nods with Chance The Rapper in the ‘Lyricist of the Year,’ ‘MVP of the Year’ and ‘Hustler of the Year’ categories and additionally earns nominations for ‘Album of the Year’ and ‘Impact Track’. Chance The Rapper is being recognized as ‘Hot Ticket Performer,’ ‘Lyricist of the Year,’ ‘MVP of the Year,’ ‘Hustler of the Year’ and as a featured artist in the ‘Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse’ categories.

Hip-Hop hit makers Future and Migos pick up four nominations each – Future earning nods for ‘Best Hip-Hop Video,’ ‘Single of the Year,’ ‘Album of the Year,’ and ‘Made-You-Look Award (Best Hip-Hop Style);’ and Migos for ‘Best Collabo, Duo or Group,’ ’ ‘Single of the Year,’ ‘Album of the Year,’ and ‘Made-You-Look Award (Best Hip-Hop Style).’ Additionally, ‘Best New Hip-Hop Artist’ Award nominees include industry newcomers Cardi B, Playboi Carti, Aminé, Kodak Black, and Tee Grizzley.

In addition to the host and performers announcement, BET has also announced that the “I Am Hip Hop” Award returns to honour hip hop pioneer and legend Luther “Uncle Luke” Campbell. Luther “Uncle Luke” Campbell is a businessman, community activist, author, television personality, radio host, artist and most importantly the first Southern rapper to appear on Billboard’s Pop charts.

BET “Hip Hop Awards” 2017 heads to Miami on Friday, October 6, 2017 at its new venue, The Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater in Miami, FL and will premiere on Friday, 13th October on BET Africa (DStv channel 129) at 21h00 CAT.

Commented Monde Twala Vice President for BET, Music and Youth for Viacom International Media Networks Africa: “BET Africa is the home of great entertainment for lovers of urban culture and we aim to reflect, respect and elevate all that inspires our audience while the brand remains fun, bold and entertaining. The BET Hip-Hop Awards which is an organic extension of our brand, has acknowledged and celebrated the best in hip hop culture and talent since 2006.”

See below for the complete list of BET “HIP HOP AWARDS” 2017

Official Nominees:

Best Hip-Hop Video
Cardi B – Bodak Yellow
DJ Khaled Ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – Wild Thoughts
French Montana Ft. Swae Lee – Unforgettable
Future – Mask Off
Kendrick Lamar – HUMBLE.

Best Collabo, Duo or Group
DJ Khaled Ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – Wild Thoughts
French Montana Ft. Swae Lee – Unforgettable
Migos Ft. Lil Uzi Vert – Bad And Boujee
Rae Sremmurd Ft. Gucci Mane – Black Beatles
Yo Gotti Ft. Nicki Minaj – Rake It Up

Hot Ticket Performer
Cardi B
Chance The Rapper
Drake
J. Cole
Kendrick Lamar

Lyricist of the Year
Chance The Rapper
Drake
J. Cole
Jay Z
Kendrick Lamar

Video Director of the Year
Benny Boom
Colin Tilley
Dave Meyers & Missy Elliott
Director X
Hype Williams

DJ of the Year
DJ Drama
DJ Envy
DJ Esco
DJ Khaled
DJ Mustard

Producer of the Year
DJ Khaled & Nasty Beatmakers
DJ Mustard
London On Da Track
Metro Boomin
Mike Will Made-It
Pharrell Williams

MVP of the Year
Cardi B
Chance The Rapper
DJ Khaled
Jay Z
Kendrick Lamar

Single of the Year
Bad And Boujee – Produced By Metro Boomin (Migos Ft. Lil Uzi Vert)
Bodak Yellow – Produced By J. White Did It (Cardi B)
HUMBLE. – Produced By Mike Will Made-It (Kendrick Lamar)
Mask Off – Produced By Metro Boomin (Future)
Wild Thoughts – Produced By DJ Khaled & Nasty Beatmakers (DJ Khaled Ft.,Rihanna & Bryson Tiller)

Album of the Year
DJ Khaled – Grateful
Future – FUTURE
J. Cole – 4 Your Eyez Only
Jay Z – 4:44
Kendrick Lamar – DAMN.
Migos – Culture

Best New Hip-Hop Artist
Aminé
Cardi B
Kodak Black
Playboi Carti
Tee Grizzley

Hustler of the Year
Cardi B
Chance The Rapper
Diddy
DJ Khaled
Jay Z
Kendrick Lamar

Made-You-Look Award (Best Hip-Hop Style)
A$AP Rocky
Cardi B
Future
Migos
Nicki Minaj

Best Hip Hop Online Site/App
Complex.com
Hotnewhiphop.com
Theshaderoom.com
Worldstarhiphop.com
XXLMag.com

Best Mixtape
Cardi B – Gangsta Bitch Music Vol. 2
Gucci Mane – Droptopwop
Juicy J – Gas Face
Playboi Carti – Playboi Carti
Tee Grizzley – My Moment
Yo Gotti & Mike Will Made-It – Gotti Made-It

Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse
Chance The Rapper – I’m The One (DJ Khaled Ft. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance The Rapper & Lil Wayne)
Gucci Mane – Black Beatles (Rae Sremmurd Ft. Gucci Mane)
Lil Uzi Vert – Bad And Boujee (Migos Ft. Lil Uzi Vert)
Nicki Minaj – Rake It Up (Yo Gotti Ft. Nicki Minaj)
Ty Dolla $ign – Ain’t Nothing (Juicy J Ft. Wiz Khalifa & Ty Dolla $ign)
Wiz Khalifa – Ain’t Nothing (Juicy J Ft. Wiz Khalifa & Ty Dolla $ign)

Impact Track
Cardi B – Bodak Yellow
Jay Z – Story of O.J.
Kendrick Lamar- HUMBLE.
Kendrick Lamar – DNA.
Lecrae – Blessings Ft. Ty Dolla $Ign
Tyler, The Creator – Who Dat Boy Ft. A$AP Rocky

Join the conversation on social media by logging on to BET’s multiple social media platforms:
●     On BET.com: http://www.bet.com/shows/hip-hop-awards.html
●     On Twitter by using hashtag: #HipHopAwards; follow us @HipHopAwards and @BET
●     On Facebook by liking the fan page at facebook.com/HipHopAwards

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ABOUT BET “HIP HOP AWARDS”:

BET “Hip Hop Awards” is an annual celebration that pays homage to a culture that changed the world while highlighting the best in hip hop music.  Year after year, BET Networks delivers the best in hip-hop for an unforgettable night of performances, cyphers and tributes honoring hip-hop legends that have and continue to make hip-hop culture a global force.

Join the conversation on social media by logging onto BET’s multiple social media platforms:

On BET.com:  http://www.bet.com/shows/hip-hop-awards.html

For more information on the BET Hip Hop Awards, visit www.betafrica.tv, like and chat to us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BETinAfrica or join the conversation about the channel on Twitter and Instagram @BET_Africa using the hashtag #BETHipHopAwards17.

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