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BET Hip Hop Awards 2022 Nominations Have Been Announced!

Today, BET announced the nominees for the 17th annual “BET HIP HOP AWARDS” 2022 honoring the past year in hip hop music across 17 categories, selected by a voting academy of esteemed music industry insiders. Hosted by Grammy®-nominated recording artist, actor, entrepreneur, and media personality Fat Joe the “BET HIP HOP AWARDS” 2022, will tape from the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta, GA, on Friday, September 30 and will premiere Tuesday, October 4, 2022, at 9 PM ET/PT on BET. 

Certified Lover Boy Drake leads this year’s nominations with an impressive 14 nods including ‘Best Live Performer,’ ‘Lyricist of the Year,’ ‘Hip Hop Album of the Year,’ ‘Hip Hop Artist of the Year,’ ‘Hustler of the Year,’ twice for ‘Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse,’ three for ‘Best Collaboration,’ twice for ‘Best Hip Hop Video,’ and twice for ‘Song of the Year.’ Kanye West follows with 10 nods including ‘Best Live Performer,’ ‘Hip Hop Album of the Year,’ ‘Hip Hop Artist of the Year,’ ‘Producer of the Year,’ ‘Hustler of the Year,’ ‘Best Hip Hop Video,’ ‘Best Collaboration,’ Song of the Year,’ ‘Impact Track,’ and ‘Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse’. Kendrick Lamar’s nine nods include ‘Best Live Performer,’ ‘Lyricist of the Year.’ ‘Hip Hop Album of the Year,’ ‘Hip Hop Artist of the Year,’ twice for ‘Impact Track.’ ‘Video Director of the Year,’ ‘Best Hip Hop Video,’ and ‘Best Collaboration.’ Future rounds out the top four with an impressive eight nods. Baby Keem, Cardi B, and J. Cole are tied, with each earning six nods.

Other notable nominations include Doja Cat, Latto, Lil Durk, Tems, and Young Thug, each of whom received three nominations. Benny The Butcher, City Girls, Fivio Foreign, Glorilla, Jay-Z, Megan Thee Stallion, Nas, and Usher received two nominations each. 

See below for the complete list of  “BET Hip Hop Awards” 2022 Official Nominees:

BEST HIP HOP VIDEO

D.M.B. – A$AP ROCKY

FAMILY TIES – BABY KEEM & KENDRICK LAMAR

GOOD LOVE – CITY GIRLS FEAT. USHER

HOT SHIT – CARDI B, KANYE WEST & LIL DURK

LONDON – BIA & J. COLE

WAIT FOR U – FUTURE FEAT. DRAKE & TEMS

WAY 2 SEXY – DRAKE FEAT. FUTURE & YOUNG THUG

BEST COLLABORATION

FAMILY TIES – BABY KEEM & KENDRICK LAMAR

GOOD LOVE – CITY GIRLS FEAT. USHER

HOT SHIT – CARDI B, KANYE WEST & LIL DURK

JIMMY COOKS – DRAKE FEAT. 21 SAVAGE

JOHNNY P’S CADDY – BENNY THE BUTCHER & J. COLE

WAIT FOR U – FUTURE FEAT. DRAKE & TEMS

WAY 2 SEXY – DRAKE FEAT. FUTURE & YOUNG THUG

BEST DUO OR GROUP

42 DUGG & EST GEE

BIG SEAN & HIT-BOY

BIRDMAN & YOUNGBOY NEVER BROKE AGAIN

BLXST & BINO RIDEAUX

DABABY & YOUNGBOY NEVER BROKE AGAIN

EARTHGANG

STYLES P & HAVOC

BEST LIVE PERFORMER

CARDI B

DOJA CAT

DRAKE

J. COLE

KANYE WEST

KENDRICK LAMAR

TYLER, THE CREATOR

LYRICIST OF THE YEAR

BABY KEEM

BENNY THE BUTCHER

DRAKE

J. COLE

JACK HARLOW

JAY-Z

KENDRICK LAMAR

VIDEO DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR

BENNY BOOM

BURNA BOY

COLE BENNETT

COLIN TILLEY

DIRECTOR X

KENDRICK LAMAR & DAVE FREE

TEYANA TAYLOR

SONG OF THE YEAR

BIG ENERGY LATTO

F.N.F. (LET’S GO) HITKIDD & GLORILLA 

FIRST CLASS JACK HARLOW

HOT SHIT CARDI B, KANYE WEST & LIL DURK

SUPER GREMLIN KODAK BLACK

WAIT FOR U FUTURE FEAT. DRAKE & TEMS

WAY 2 SEXY DRAKE FEAT. FUTURE & YOUNG THUG

HIP HOP ALBUM OF THE YEAR

777 LATTO

CERTIFIED LOVER BOY DRAKE

DONDA KANYE WEST

I NEVER LIKED YOU FUTURE

IT’S ALMOST DRY PUSHA T

KING’S DISEASE II NAS

MR. MORALE & THE BIG STEPPERS KENDRICK LAMAR

HIP HOP ARTIST OF THE YEAR

CARDI B

DOJA CAT

DRAKE

FUTURE

KANYE WEST

KENDRICK LAMAR

MEGAN THEE STALLION

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

ATL JACOB

BABY KEEM

HIT-BOY

HITMAKA

KANYE WEST

METRO BOOMIN

PHARRELL WILLIAMS

BEST BREAKTHROUGH HIP HOP ARTIST

BABY KEEM

BLXST

DOECHII

FIVIO FOREIGN

GLORILLA

NARDO WICK

SAUCY SANTANA

DJ OF THE YEAR

D-NICE

DJ CASSIDY

DJ DRAMA

DJ KAY SLAY

DJ PREMIER

KAYTRANADA

MUSTARD

NYLA SYMONE

LA LEAKERS: DJ SOURMILK AND JUSTIN INCREDIBLE

BEST HIP HOP PLATFORM

BIG BOY’S NEIGHBORHOOD

BREAKFAST CLUB

CARESHA PLEASE

COMPLEX

DRINK CHAMPS

HIPHOP DX

MILLION DOLLAZ WORTH OF GAME 

NPR TINY DESK

VERZUZ

HUSTLER OF THE YEAR

50 CENT

CARDI B

DJ KHALED

DRAKE

JAY-Z

KANYE WEST

MEGAN THEE STALLION

SWEET 16: BEST FEATURED VERSE

DRAKE – CHURCHILL DOWNS (JACK HARLOW FEAT. DRAKE)

J. COLE – POKE IT OUT (WALE FEAT. J. COLE)

J. COLE – LONDON (BIA & J. COLE)

LIL BABY – GIRLS WANT GIRLS (DRAKE FEAT. LIL BABY)

KANYE WEST – CITY OF GODS (FIVIO FOREIGN, KANYE WEST & ALICIA KEYS)

DRAKE – WAIT FOR U (FUTURE FEAT. DRAKE & TEMS)

JADAKISS – BLACK ILLUMANTI (FREDDIE GIBBS FEAT. JADAKISS)

IMPACT TRACK

ABOUT DAMN TIME – LIZZO

CITY OF GODS – FIVIO FOREIGN, KANYE WEST & ALICIA KEYS

FAMILY TIES – BABY KEEM & KENDRICK LAMAR

NOBODY – NAS FEAT. MS. LAURYN HILL

PXSSY – LATTO

THE HEART PART 5 – KENDRICK LAMAR

WOMAN – DOJA CAT

BEST INTERNATIONAL FLOW 

BENJAMIN EPPS (FRANCE)

BLACK SHERIF (GHANA)

BLXCKIE (SOUTH AFRICA)

CENTRAL CEE (UK)

HAVIAH MIGHTY (CANADA)

KNUCKS (UK)

LE JUIICE (FRANCE)

NADIA NAKAI (ZIMBABWE)

TASHA & TRACIE (BRAZIL)

Voting for the “BET Hip Hop Awards” 2022 DJ of the Year and Best Hip Hop Platform is now open: https://www.bet.com/hip-hop-awards/info-page/bp11gc/vote-for-the-bet-hip-hop-awards-2022 

FAT JOE TO HOST “BET HIP HOP AWARDS” 2022 PREMIERING TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4 AT 9 PM ET/PT ON BET!

Grammy®-nominated recording artist, actor, entrepreneur, and media personality Fat Joe was named host of the trailblazing “BET Hip Hop Awards” 2022. Taped from Cobb Energy Center in Atlanta, GA, on Friday, September 30, the broadcast premiere will air Tuesday, October 4, at 9 PM ET/PT on BET. The annual celebration will bring together the hottest names in hip hop to pay homage to the year’s best in hip hop culture. The official “BET Hip Hop Awards” 2022 nominations, selected by a voting academy of esteemed music industry insiders, performers, and presenters are to be announced at a later date.

“Fat Joe is hip hop royalty. He has represented the artform and the Bronx, the birthplace of hip hop, throughout his outstanding musical career. He is a treasured friend of the network and we’ve loved seeing and supporting his evolution to becoming the superstar he is today,” said Connie Orlando, EVP, Specials, Music Programming & Music Strategy at BET. “We can’t wait to watch him take the stage with his vivacious energy, standing together with today’s hottest and beloved hip hop stars.”

This will be the BIGGEST award show in history,” said Fat Joe. “It’s truly an honor to host and produce the BET Hip Hop Awards and I can’t thank Connie and the entire BET family enough for this opportunity. We’re going to celebrate music, culture and entertainment, honor the biggest and brightest stars in the world and make this an unforgettable night full of laughs and surprises. Always remember that yesterday’s host is not today’s host.”

New Music: MikeyV Releases “Amen”

Mikey V’s commanding appearance almost always gets him mistaken for a rapper. That is until he belts out the most melodic and soulful blend of what would not be considered modern rhythm & blues. His lyrical edginess on current hip hop & 90s r&b type- infused beats, quickly puts you in the mind of Jaheim at his best or Jagged Edge and the So So Def 90’s R&B reign. Atlanta vocalist, Mikey V, (“V” for vocalist) knew his story wouldn’t end in his hometown of Milwaukee.


Growing up Michael Dorsey aka Mikey V discovered he could sing after being continually asked to sing songs for his friends and loved one’s voicemail recordings. Living on the rough streets of Milwaukee’s East Side, Mikey V’s mother tried her best to nurture him and his brothers’ interest for music, particularly R&B.

He can recall composing music with his various computers and keyboards as far back as aged 12 or 13. However, that didn’t stop Mikey V from getting mixed up with a tough crowd. By age 18, he found himself with two indictments, one being with the notorious “BMF” group.


It was while he was incarcerated that Mikey V really began to focus back on music. Music became his outlet for his pain. He explains how one must take “the good with the bad of life. That’s what he writes and sings about in his music. And after being released, he was ready to start a new chapter.


In late 2019, Mikey V moved to Atlanta to really begin pursuing his music career. And who welcomed to the city? None other than the King and Queen of the South, TI & Tiny Harris. He describes, “I came with one outfit and a laptop, and they took me in.” With those types of mentors, it makes sense Mikey V hit the music mecca full-steam. Since he has been heavy in the studio and set to release some tracks starting with a remake of Jagged Edge’s “Promise.”

With musical influences like the 90s era music, Derez Deshon, Major 9, Tank, Escape, and more, we can expect great things from Mikey V. Be sure to follow him on all platforms for all updates.

Ke$hun Releases New Project Titled “Chosen Child”!

The Atlanta born rapper Ke$hun releases latest project “Chosen Child”! The project consist of 16 tracks of steady bass knocking vibes that give an ode to the Southern music maker’s consistency as one of the biggest artist to come out of Atlanta. The Atlanta hip-hop sensation has instantly become a fan favorite, gaining traction online after his release of his latest project. With heavy hitting single’s, addicting beats, paired with Ke$hun’s rhythmic cadence, it makes “Chosen Child” an instant classic and one of the hottest mixtapes to drop for 2022. The visuals matches each song’s hype energy, starring the rapper front and center, effortlessly delivering his hard-hitting verses.

Ke$hun has been on the radar for some time and now “Chosen Child” is garnering the attention needed for the music artist! Ke$hun has been one of Atlanta’s most sought after underground acts since 2017, when he made his first debut on television network Lifetime! Known for his lyrical ability and freestyle flow on The Rap Game, a show produced by Jermaine Dupri, Ke$hun is taking charge now for the next generation of Hip hop.

The latest project is currently distributed by Roc Nation’s EQ Distro, making it Ke$hun’s first major label release. Ke$hun is considered to be a street poet bringing melodic harmonies and bars together to create a fluent trapish music sound. He is the founder and creator of BMV – Big Money Visionz, a brand that urges everyone to aspire to be better, aspire to fulfill dreams and bring a positive life to the forefront.

Chicago Cameraman Known As 16shotemvisuals Caught A Case For Messing With A 13 Year Old Girl!

Raheem Mccaskill a.k.a. 16Shotemvisuals, has recently been a trending topic of discussion online due to his online altercation with Ninaboy, Polo G, & Bandman Kevo. 16Shotemvisuals has apparently been beefing with multiple online icons to no avail, causing Ninaboy to resurface his sexual molestation case and arrest.

Mccaskill whose originally from Maywood, IL, was 18 years old at the time of arrest, while the victim only 13. During the time of the offense Raheem was sentenced back in 2013 and later released. The uncovering of the news is in conjuction to the comments 16shotemvisuals made about Ninaboy, in what started as a conversation between the two in personal messages and has now gone public!

Ninaboy speaks on Bandman Kevo having nothing to do with the drama surrounding his conversation with 16shotemvisuals.

Exclusive: 1008 Brick – MAC’N & STACK’N

1008 Brick Releases New Single ‘ Mac’n and Stack’n!

Born Darrius D. Bradshaw on April 21, 1995, “1008 Brick” is a multi-talented music artist from a small town in West Tennessee called Alamo. He moved to Atlanta, Ga, at the age of 11, where he was raised.

In his mid 20s, 1008 Brick sought refuge in the entertainment industry after multiple run-ins with the law. He graduated from the International Performing Arts Academy of Atlanta(IPAA) and then started off his entertainment career with acting and modeling. He landed a lead role in season 4 on TV One re-enactment show, Fatal Attraction. 1008 Brick soon learned that the film industry was a little different than he thought, and that’s when he turned to music.

1008 Brick’s genre of music is described as “Trap R&B”. It’s a melodic sound with lyrics that give his audience insight into some of his past struggles, experiences, and points of view on life. 1008 Brick dropped his first E.P “A Dopeboy’s Melody“ during the summer of 2021. It garnered a lot of attention from the Coalition DJ’s, and the song “Clutchin“ really started making noise after being thrown into rotation by DJ T-Rex.

1008 Brick plans to keep his audience fed with his unique melodic trap sound, and has a lot of new music on the way. His new single, “Mac’n and Stack’n” will be released on all platforms on May 26, 2022.

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Exclusive: MSB Boog – Run It Up

Independent artist out of Pensacola fl Who has been rapping, seems like all his life,”in his words” but now finally to a point of taking it serious . He was inspired to get serious as an artist by his big brother, who tried to make a mark in the music industry but felt as if he fell short do to a 10 year sentence in the penitentiary.  So now he’s the steam behind his younger brother MSB Boog, who have vowed to take the touch to the finish line for his brother, family and his peers from his neighborhood.

MSB had been inbreeded in Boog from the start well before he decided to be a full time rapper. The acronym oringinally stood for “Mallory Street Bosses” but to clean up his image and the background that stands behind the oringinal meaning of “MSB”, Boog associate his mean of “MSB”, for his music to “Money Stakkin Bozz”. in which outlines the main goal of his independent record label Money Stakkin Bozz Ent”. MSB Boog over all goal is to touch souls with music and make a way for his people to see a new light other than the norm. MSB boog recently release an EP titled Life In The Trenchez on all platforms telling his life story!

Check out MSB Boog currently on tour with 1017’s own Enchanting!

Pyro Musikk Releases “Ghetto Rockstar”

Pyro Musikk releases new album entitled Ghetto Rockstar featuring leading singles “SRT”, and “Pusha Man”! The Carolina native released the project recently ushering in major support and positive feedback on every track.

Christopher Devon Burris aka Pyro Musikk, was born on July 3rd in Gastonia, NC and raised in Clover, SC. He’s been doing music for about 9 years.  Currently being the father of 3 kids, a son and 2 daughters, Pyro speaks on why the grind and commitment is so real and serious for him as an artist.

Pyro fell in love with music from growing up around a musically inclined family and looking at the constant energy and inspiration as motivation to make it a career. Besides just the music Pyro speaks on having high energy all the time because his mindset and mental focus always keeping himself positive and in a positive mood.