BET Hip Hop Awards Nominees

 BET revealed the nominees and special honorees for its first ever BET Hip-Hop Awards show today at the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce. The show, which will be hosted by comedian Katt Williams, will be taped at Atlanta's Fox Theatre on Nov. 12 and will air on BET on Nov. 15.

Snoop Dogg, Ludacris, Young Jeezy and T.I. are just a few of the performers who will rock the stage on the special night, which will honor Grandmaster Flash with the coveted "I Am Hip-Hop" Icon Award.

Here are the nominees for this year's event:

HIP-HOP VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Busta Rhymes f/ Mary J. Blige, Rah Digga, Missy Elliott, Lloyd Banks, Papoose & DMX - "Touch It Remix"
Common - "Testify"
Lupe Fiasco - "Kick, Push"
T.I. - "What You Know"
Yung Joc - "Goin' Down"

ELEMENT AWARD: VIDEO DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR
Benny Boom:
"Chain Hang Low" (Jibbs)
"Fresh Azimiz Remix" (Bow Wow f/ Mike Jones)
"Have A Party" (Mobb Deep f/ 50 Cent & Nate Dogg)
"Hustler Musik/Money On My Mind" (Lil Wayne)
"Like This" (Mack 10 f/ Nate Dogg)
"Shooter" (Lil Wayne f/ Robin Thicke)
"Touch It" (Busta Rhymes)
"Touch It Remix" (Busta Rhymes f/ Mary J. Blige, Rah Digga, Missy Elliott, Lloyd Banks, Papoose & DMX)
"Touchin’" (David Banner f/Jazze Pha)

Dr. Teeth:
"Chunk Up The Deuce" (Lil KeKe f/ Paul Wall & Bun B)
"Diamonds Remix" (Slim Thug f/ Young Jeezy, Slick Pulla & Killa)
"Everybody Get Up" (Pitbull f/ Pretty Ricky)
"Front Back" (T.I. f/ UGK)
"Let’s Cheat" (Tango Redd f/ Lloyd)
"Spit Ya Game" (The Notorious B.I.G. f/ Twista, Krayzie Bone, 8Ball & MJG)
"They Don’t Know" (Paul Wall f/ Mike Jones & Bun B)
"Way I Be Leanin’"(Juvenile f/ Mike Jones, Paul Wall, Skip & Wacko

Hype Williams:
"Control Myself" (LL Cool J f/ Jennifer Lopez)
"Diamonds On My Neck" (Smitty)
"Drive Slow" (Kanye West f/ Paul Wall, T.I. & Gangsta L. Crisis)
"Freeze" (LL Cool J f/ Lyfe Jennings)
"Gold Digger" (Kanye West f/ Jamie Foxx)
"My Hood" (Young Jeezy)
"Snap Yo Fingers" (Lil Jon f/ E-40 & Sean Paul {YoungBloodZ})

Little X:
"Girls" (Beenie Man f/ Akon)
"Shoulder Lean" (Young Dro f/ T.I.)
"Temperature" (Sean Paul)
"U And Dat" (E-40 f/ T-Pain & Kandi)
"(When You Gonna) Give It Up To Me" (Sean Paul f/ Keyshia Cole)
"Wild 2 Nite" (Shaggy f/ Olivia)

Sanaa Hamri:
"Ghetto Story Chapter 2" (Cham f/ Alicia Keys)
"Nasty Girl" (The Notorious B.I.G. f/ Nelly, Diddy, Jagged Edge & Avery Storm)

HIP-HOP TRACK OF THE YEAR
"Goin' Down" - Yung Joc, Produced by Nitti
"Ridin'"- Chamillionaire f/ Krayzie Bone, Produced by Play-N-Skillz
"Stay Fly" - Three 6 Mafia f/Young Buck, 8 Ball & MJG, Produced by DJ Paul & Juicy J
"Touch It" - Busta Rhymes, Produced by Swizz Beatz
"What You Know" - T.I., Produced by DJ Toomp

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
Cham
Chamillionaire
Lupe Fiasco
Rick Ross
Yung Joc

ELEMENT AWARD: PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
Jermaine Dupri:
"Control Myself" (LL Cool J f/ Jennifer Lopez)
"Fresh Azimiz Remix (Bow Wow f/ Mike Jones)
"Pullin’ Me Back" (Chingy f/ Tyrese)

Kanye West:
"Drive Slow" (Kanye West f/ Paul Wall, T.I. & Gangsta L. Crisis)
"Gold Digger" (Kanye West f/ Jamie Foxx)
"Heard ‘Em Say" (Kanye West f/ Adam Levine)
"Shake" (Ying Yang Twins f/ Pitbull)
"Testify" (Common)
"Touch The Sky" (Kanye West f/ Lupe Fiasco)

Lil Jon:
"Presidential" (YoungBloodZ)
"Snap Yo Fingers" (Lil Jon f/ E-40 & Sean Paul [YoungBloodZ])
"Tell Me When To Go" (E-40 f/ Keak Da Sneak)

Nitti:
"Goin’ Down" (Yung Joc)
"I know You See It" (Yung Joc f/ Brandy “Ms. B” Hambrick)

Swizz Beatz:
New York **** (Busta Rhymes f/ Swizz Beatz)
Spit Ya Game (The Notorious B.I.G. f/ Twista, Krayzie Bone, 8Ball & MJG)
Touch It (Busta Rhymes)
Touch It Remix (Busta Rhymes f/ Mary J. Blige, Rah Digga, Missy Elliott, Lloyd Banks, Papoose & DMX)
Touchin’ (David Banner f/Jazze Pha)

HIP-HOP MVP OF THE YEAR
Chamillionaire
Lil Wayne
T.I.
Young Jeezy
Yung Joc

ELEMENT AWARD: LYRICIST OF THE YEAR
Busta Rhymes
Common
Lil Wayne
Lupe Fiasco
T.I.

ELEMENT AWARD: BEST HIP-HOP DANCE OF THE YEAR
Chicken Noodle Soup
Hyphy (Go Dumb)
Motorcycle
Shoulder Lean
Snap

BEST HIP-HOP MOVIE
"ATL" - Director: Chris Robinson
"Beef: 3" - Director: Peter Spirer
"Boss'n Up" - Director: Dylan C. Brown
"Get Rich or Die Tryin'" - Director: Jim Sheridan
"Waist Deep" - Director: Vondie Curtis-Hall

BEST LIVE PERFORMANCE
Busta Rhymes
Kanye West
Missy Elliott
T.I.
Yung Joc

BEST COLLABO
Busta Rhymes f/ Mary J. Blige, Rah Digga, Missy Elliott, Lloyd Banks, Papoose & DMX - "Touch It Remix"
Cham f/ Alicia Keys - "Ghetto Story Chapter 2"
Chamillionaire f/ Krayzie Bone - "Ridin'"
Nelly f/ Paul Wall, Ali & Big Gipp - "Grillz"
Young Dro f/ T.I. - "Shoulder Lean"

HIP-HOP CD OF THE YEAR
King - T.I.
Late Registration - Kanye West
Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101 - Young Jeezy
Lupe Fiasco's Food & Liquor - Lupe Fiasco
Tha Carter II - Lil Wayne

HIP-HOP HUSTLER AWARD
Diddy
Jay-Z
Ludacris
Nelly
T.I.

ALLTEL WIRELESS PEOPLE'S CHAMP AWARD
Busta Rhymes f/ Mary J. Blige, Rah Digga, Missy Elliott, Lloyd Banks, Papoose & DMX - Touch It Remix
Chamillionaire f/ Krayzie Bone - "Ridin'"
Dem Franchize Boyz f/ Peanut & Charlay - "Lean With It, Rock With It"
Lil Jon f/ E-40 & Sean Paul (YoungBloodZ) - "Snap Yo Fingers"
Rick Ross - "Hustlin’"
Young Jeezy - "Trap Star/Go Crazy

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