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Drake Leads BET Hip Hop Awards ’14, Jay Z & Future Get All Tied Up

Written By Cyrus Langhorne

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Young Money’s Drake has something to brag about this week after landing the most nominations for next month’s annual BET Hip Hop Awards 2014 ceremony.

According to a press release, Drizzy leads this year’s showcase with nearly ten nods.

This year Drake leads the BET “Hip Hop Awards” 2014 with eight impressive nominations for ‘Best Hip Hop Video,’ ‘Best Live Performer,’ ‘Lyricist of the Year,’ ‘MVP of the Year,’ ‘Album of the Year,’ ‘Hustler of the Year,’ ‘Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse,’ and the coveted ‘People’s Champ Award.’  Followed by JAY Z, Future and Pharrell who each received six nods; Nicki Minaj, Rich Homie Quan and YG garnered five HHA nominations. (BET Press Release)

Music mogul Snoop Dogg is slated to host this year’s event.

Back by popular demand, Uncle Snoop and BET Networks team up once again to present the biggest night of hip hop with cyphers and legendary tributes that encompass the BET “HIP HOP AWARDS” 2014!  Highly respected with more than 20 years in the industry, Uncle Snoop continues to set trends and pave the way for both new and established artists. (BET Press Release)

Nominated in nearly 15 categories, rap star Kendrick Lamar stole the show after picking up notable awards including “Album of the Year” at last year’s show.

The full winner list of 2013 BET Hip-Hop Awards has been revealed. Kendrick Lamar, who competed in 14 categories, was the biggest winner with five awards that include Album of the Year for his newest album “good kid, m.A.A.d city”. The Compton rapper then took home Sweet 16 and Best Collabo awards for “F**kin’ Problems”, his collaboration with A$AP Rocky, 2 Chainz and Drake. At the annual event, Lamar was also named Lyricist of the Year and MVP of the Year. (Ace Showbiz)

Drake also managed to win a few categories at last fall’s ceremony.

Drake, who wasn’t present at the ceremony which was held on September 28 in Atlanta, earned himself multiple awards as well. The Canadian rapper won awards for Best Hip-Hop Video, Track of the Year and People’s Champ Award for “Started From the Bottom”, the smashing hit off his “Nothing Was the Same” album. (Ace Showbiz)



Written by Cyrus Langhorne

SOHH.com Editorial Director. You can catch me clocking in steady work on Call of Duty when not covering everything hip-hop 24/7. My rap goats? Action Bronson and Curren$y.


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