SOHH Whatcha Think: The BET Hip-Hop Awards Airs Tuesday: Who Are YOUR Picks For These 4 Hot Categories? [Click Here & Speak]

Monday, Oct 10, 2011 12:00AM

Written by J. Bachelor

Between magazines, the Web and television, there are a hundreds of awards given out annually to the best and brightest of popular music. The thing that makes the BET Hip Hop Awards the favorite amongst rap fans, however, are the cyphers.

With that being said, the second best thing, by default, are the nominees. While certain artists may feel slighted, others may rejoice in multiple nominations. Since the award show already took place and is set to are tomorrow evening, we thought it'd be interesting to list a few of the award show's most highly contested categories and see who you think deserves the crown.

Let's take a look:

Lyricist of the Year

Jay-Z

Lil Wayne

Nicki Minaj

Rick Ross

Kanye West

CD of the Year

Big Sean - Finally Famous

Lupe Fiasco - LASERS

Nicki Minaj - Pink Friday

Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

Wiz Khalifa - Rolling Papers

Best Mixtape

Big K.R.I.T. - Return Of 4Eva

B.o.B - No Genre

J. Cole - Friday Night Lights

Kendrick Lamar - Section .80

Frank Ocean - Nostalgia, Ultra

Rookie of the Year

Big K.R.I.T.

Big Sean

Frank Ocean

Diggy Simmons

Tyler the Creator

Wiz Khalifa

So there we have it -- four of the most controversial categories. Now it's time to let us know who you believe is most deserving of each category and why.

SOHH Watch Think -- Looking at the names above, which spitter deserves the shine above their peers?

Check out this new track from "Lyricist of the Year" nominee Rick Ross:

[Editor's Note: The views expressed in this column do not necessarily reflect those of SOHH]

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