BET reveals Hip-Hop Award nominees

T.I. tops the list, Kanye, 50 Cent also get nods

T.I. earned nine BET (Black Entertainment Television) Hip-Hop Award nominations, it was announced today (September 13).

The ceremony is set to air October 17 at 9:00 pm ET/PT.

The American cable network will honour KRS-One with the “I Am Hip Hop” Icon Award.

They’ve also teamed up with British MTV Base and 1 Xtra BBC to recognize the best artists on the British urban music scene.

The nominees in major categories are:

Best Hip-Hop Video

50 Cent’s ‘I Get Money,’

Chamillionaire feat. Slick Rick’s ‘Hip-Hop Police’

Common’s ‘The People’

Ludacris featuring Mary J. Blige’s ‘Runaway Love’

UGK feat. Outkast’s ‘International Players Anthem’

Kanye West’s ‘Stronger’

Best Live Performance

Common

Lil Wayne

T.I.

Ludacris

Kanye West

Lyricist of the Year and MVP

Common

Lil Wayne

Jay-Z

T.I.

Kanye West

Track of the Year

‘A Bay Bay’ by Hurricane Chris

‘Big Things Poppin’ (Do It)’ by T.I.

‘Can’t Tell Me Nothing’ by Kanye West

‘I Get Money’ by 50 Cent

‘Party Like a Rockstar’ by Shop Boyz

Best International Hip-Hop Act Of The Year

‘JME’

‘Kano’

‘Klashnekoff’

‘Lethal B’

‘Wiley’

–By our Los Angeles staff.

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