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 

Nicki Minaj Announces Upcoming Single ‘Love In The Way’ With Bleu

After coming down from the excitement of “Super Freaky Girl” it looks like Nicki is still going hard with releasing new music. As of recently on she took to her Instagram to announce the news of her latest song with rapper Bleu entitled “Love In The Way”.

“#LoveInTheWay F R I D A Y @bleuvandross 🔥🔥🔥”

 
 
 
 
 
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Bleu also took to his account to post of the upcoming song, as he is in the process of working on his latest album since May.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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The single is expected to drop this Friday, September 16th and more than likely, with an accompanying video. Last month Nicki had been this year’s recipient of the MTV VMAs Video Vanguard Award where she hit the stage and gave the audience the exhilarating performance of the night.

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.”

Lil Kim & 50 Cent Exchange Words As 50 Instigates Nicki Minaj Beef

50 Cent may have been in a mood to start some commotion as he had took to Instagram to speak out after Megan The Stallion and Lil Kim dropped the remix to Meg’s “Plan B”. The song is a dig towards men and in the remix Lil Kim throws shade towards the man she is directing her verse to and it mentions of a son.

“N—-, you’s a b—-, your father’s a b—-, your brother’s a b—- / Keep acting like this and your son gon’ be a b—-“ Kim rapped in the song.

50 being the person he is, took that as a jab to Nicki and took an insulting meme of Kim and wrote the caption.

“QGTM [Queens Get the Money] You better light her ass up, I’m watching. She said something about the baby, her baby eye fucked up. LOL”

Lil Kim responded to him in his stories, where he later took down the post. Lil Kim also notes that she is “one of the most disrespected Legends”

She also has a message for his girlfriend Cuban Link .

Check out the song below:

Nicki Minaj Drops ‘Super Freaky Girl’ Queen Mix Featuring BIA, JT, Akbar V, Katie B.G. & Maliibu Miitch

Nicki Minaj is back with yet another remix for her latest number one single, “Super Freaky Girl” and this time it definitely is a huge Queen Mix. The New York native dropped the remix that features other female rappers such as BIA, JT, Akbar V, Katie B.G. & Maliibu Miitch. The single arrived Friday and the each lady tweeted their appreciate for being featured on the song.

Last week, Nicki had just dropped the official music video for the single that showcased a Barbie theme of course along with a “crazy” vibe and a Ken husband as played by Alexander Ludwig.

Check out the new Queen Mix featuring the talented ladies below:

GloRilla Drops ‘FNF’ Remix Featuring Latto & JT

One of the girls’ summer anthem “FNF” has a remix as rapper Glorilla has just released it this Friday. The remix features 1/2 of City Girls member JT, and also Latto.

“I’m F-R-E-E, hold up, stop the beat/I’m a motherf—in’ City Girl, ain’t s— free ’bout me,” JT raps in her verse.

“All my opps scary, they won’t pop up at the party/Got them b—-es runnin’ from me, like an episode of Maury,” Latto delivers in her verse.

GloRilla is a new rising artist to have just signed with rapper Yo Gotti’s label CMG. Check out the remix above.

Bryson Tiller Drops Latest Song ‘Outside’

Singer Bryson Tiller has made sure to drop an “outside” type of song just before summer is heading out the door. Tiller announced to fans on Instagram of his upcoming drop that released at midnight entitled “Outside” that features the Ying Yang Twins sample of the same name.

“@ MIDNIGHT… she’s OUTSIDE💄🍸💅 let’s end the summer right.” he captioned the post that showcased the cover art along with a tiktok about being outside and another photo.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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The song definitely immulates a type of feel that’ll get anyone out their seats to vibe and made even a little twerk. Speaking with Rolling Stone, Bryson says that the song is “not just flips of old hip-hop songs but just unexpected vibes that I’m really excited about.”

“‘Outside’ is the polar opposite of what everyone is used to hearing from me. Normally, we would release a song intended to put people deep in their feelings, but this song is anti-feels.” he says of the song.

Tiller sings lyrics such as : “You don’t need a man, you got your own bands / No kid money, these grown bands / Had to wake ’em up, they sleepin’

Check out “Outside” below:

Quavo & Takeoff Announce Upcoming Album ‘Only Built 4 Cuban Linx’

Taking to Instagram today Quavo and Takeoff who go by the duo name, Unc & Phew, have just announced their upcoming album Only Built 4 Cuban Linx. Both also dropped the date of the upcoming project and says that it’ll be arriving October 7th.

Both also showcased the album’s cover art in the post as well.

“Only Built For Infinity Links ♾ The Album 💿 📅 10/7 @yrntakeoff #INFINITYLINKS” Quavo captioned the cover art.

The duo has just released single such as “Big Stunna (Featuring Birdman),” “Us vs Them (Featuring Gucci Mane),” and “Hotel Lobby”. The album’s title is a nod to rapper Raekwon’s 1995  Only Built 4 Cuban Linx.

The Weeknd Shares That His Vocals Have Been Cleared To Perform Again

The Weeknd shared some good news to fans after having to cancel his Los Angeles show mid performance and quite early. He posted to his Instagram to share that he will be back to perform very soon and will be heading to his hometown Toronto.

He speaks on his upcoming Toronto show while also saying he is working out a replacement L.A. show.

“doctor says my voice is safe and with rest i’ll be solid and able to bring the show my TORONTO fans are waiting for. LA date is being worked out soon. thank you SO much for all the love and understanding that’s come my way. i love you all so much… XO” he wrote.

On Saturday The Weeknd’s show lasted 15 minutes until his voice gave out and he couldn’t continue.

“I don’t know what just happened, but I just lost my voice. This is killing me, I don’t want to stop the show but I can’t give you the concert I want to give you right now. I’m gonna make sure everybody’s good. You’ll get your money back…I’ll do a show real soon for you guys. But I wanted to come out and personally apologize. You know how much this kills me, I’m sorry. I love you thank you so much,” he said before exiting the stage.

YG Announces Upcoming Album ’I Got Issues’ & Release Date

Comparing rapper YG is gearing up to release his latest album entitled I Got Issues. He took to his Instagram to share the cover art, title and release date which he says will be coming soon on September 30th.

“I GOT ISSUES” My 3rd studio album pre order 9/9, Official release date 9/30″ he captioned the album art.

The upcoming new album will include his latest singles such as “Scared Money” featuring J Cole and Moneybagg Yo, “Run” featuring Tyga, 21 Savage, and BIA and his latest single, “Toxic” that samples Mary J Blige’s “Be Happy.”

 When speaking on what to expect for his next album, he spoke with Power 106 and says it’ll showcase his truth.

“My personal growth is going to show with everything I do … The music is just going to be my truth as far as my life right now. It’s gonna be dope.”