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Kanye West Leads Source Award Nominees

The Source magazine announced the nominations for their 7th annual awards show.

Kanye West led

all nominees with seven nods, Ludacris earned six nominations and fellow Atlanta

rapper Lil Jon snagged four.

Other artists nominated

include Jay-Z, Lil’ Flip, Juvenile and Twista, who will face off in the

Artist of the Year category, while Outkast, Westside Connection, Youngbloodz,

and the Ying Yang Twins square off in the Group of the Year category.

"We are very

excited about this year’s nominations, and expect this year’s awards will be

a very special night for the Hip-Hop generation, and the city of Miami,”

Source founder Dave Mays said. “The Source is proud to continue its longstanding

tradition of honoring, and celebrating the incredible talents and accomplishments

of the artists and producers of the Hip-Hop world. We expect many surprise winners,

and look forward to having the leaders of Hip-Hop join us at our show,"

said David Mays. "We are also excited about welcoming our 100,000 fans

from across the country who will join us to celebrate many of the weekend’s

festivities."

The Source Awards

TV Special airs from 8-10 pm, on Tuesday, November 30 on BET.

Below is a complete

listing of all nominations:

SOLO ARTIST OF

THE YEAR: Jay-Z, Ludacris, Lil Flip, Twista, Juvenile

GROUP ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Youngbloodz, Outkast, Ying Yang Twins,

Westside Connection, 8Ball & MJG

BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Chingy, Kanye West, G-Unit, T.I.,

Young Gunz

SINGLE OF THE YEAR – Solo Artist: "Right Thurr" – Chingy (Producer:

The Track Starz), "On Fire" – Lloyd Banks (Producer: Eminem &

Kwame),

"Stand Up" – Ludacris (Producer: Kanye West & Ludacris), "Game

Over’"

– Lil Flip

(Producer: Nick Fury), "Tipsy" – J Kwon (Producer: The TrackBoyz)

SINGLE OF THE YEAR – GROUP: "Gangsta Nation" – Westside Connection

(Producer: Fredwreck), "Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop" – Young Gunz (Producer:

Darrell "Digga" Branch), "The Way You Move" – Outkast (Producer:

Carl

Mo & Big Boi), "Stunt 101" – G Unit (Producer: Denaun Porter),

"Lean

Back" – Terror Squad (Producer: Scott Storch)

SINGLE OF THE YEAR – COLLABO: "Damn" – Youngbloodz feat. Lil Jon

(Producer: Lil Jon), "Slow Motion" – Juvenile feat. Soulja Slim (Producer:

Dani Kartel), "Round Here" – Memphis Bleek feat. Trick Daddy &

T.I.

(Producer: Just Blaze), "Salt Shaker" – Ying Yang Twinz feat. Lil

Jon

(Producer: Lil Jon), "Ridin’ Spinners" – Three 6 Mafia feat. Lil Flip

(Producer: DJ Paul & Juicy J)

R&B/Rap Collabo of the Year: "Hotel" – Cassidy feat. R Kelly (Producer:

Swizz Beatz), "Slow Jamz" – Twista feat. Jamie Foxx & Kanye West

(Producer: Kanye West), "Yeah" – Usher feat. Lil Jon & Ludacris

(Producer:

Lil Jon), "Summertime" RMX – Beyoncé feat. Ghostface (Producer:

PDiddy, Mario Winans & Stevie J), "I Don’t Wanna Know" – Mario

Winans feat. P.

Diddy (Producer: Mario Winans)

BEST FEMALE RAP COLLABO: Shawnna – "Dude" RMX by Beenie Man (Producer:

Dave Kelly), Eve – "Not Today" by Mary J. Blige (Producer: Dr. Dre),

Trina – "Right Thurr" RMX by Chingy (Producer: The Track Starz), Remy

Ma – "Lean Back" by Terror Squad (Producer: Scott Storch), Lil Kim

"Naughty Girl" RMX by Beyoncé (Producer: Scott Storch)

FAT TAPE SONG OF THE YEAR: "Run" – Ghostface Killah feat. Jadakiss

and

Sheek (Producer: Rza), "Snitch N*****s" – Scarface feat. Z-Ro (Producer:

Mike Dean), "Clap Back" – Ja Rule (Producer: Scott Storch), "Untouchable"

– Untouchables feat. Benzino (Producer: Hangmen 3), "Certified

Gangstas" – Jim Jones feat. Cam’ron & The Game (Producer: Bang)

REMIX OF THE YEAR: "Right Thurr" RMX – Chingy feat. Trina & JD

(Producer:

The Track Starz), "Hell Yeah" RMX – Dead Prez feat. Jay-Z (Producer:

Stic,

M1 & the downbeat production collective), "Blow It Out" RMX –

Ludacris

feat. 50 Cent (Producer: R. Browz), "Neva Eva" RMX – Trillville feat.

Twista (Producer: Lil Jon & Don P), "Rubberband Man" RMX – T.I.

feat.

Mack 10, Trick Daddy & Twista (Producer: David Banner)

ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Jay-Z – The Black Album (Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam),

Kanye West – The College Dropout (Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam), Twista –

Kamikaze (Atlantic), Ludacris – Chicken & Beer (Def Jam South), G-Unit

– Beg For Mercy (G Unit/Interscope)

LYRICIST OF THE YEAR: Jay-Z, Kanye West, Cassidy, Ghostface Killah, T.I.

DANCEHALL/REGGAE ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Elephant Man, Sizzla, Vybz

Kartel, T.O.K., Beenie Man

LIVE PERFORMER OF THE YEAR: Ludacris, Wyclef, Kanye West, Ja Rule,

David Banner

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR: Lil Jon, Kanye West, Just Blaze, Jazze Pha,

Scott Storch

R&B ARTIST OF THE YEAR – MALE: Usher, R. Kelly, Mario Winans, Carl

Thomas, Joe

R&B ARTIST OF THE YEAR – Female: Alicia Keys, Janet Jackson, Beyoncé,

Ashanti, Monica

VIDEO OF THE YEAR: "Through The Wire" Kanye West (Director: Coodie

&

Kanye West), "Gangsta Nation" Westside Connection (Director: Dave

Meyers), "Untouchable" – Untouchables feat. Lil Jon & Benzino

(Director: Benzino & J. Jesses Smith), "It’s All Real" – Pitch

Black

(Director: Vem & Tony), "This Way" – Dilated Peoples (Director:

Dave

Meyers)

INDEPENDENT ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Pete Rock – Soul Survivor II

(bbe/rapster), Bleu Davinci – World Is BMF (BMF Records), Freddie

Foxxx – Konexion (bbe/rapster), Soulja Slim – Years Later…A Few

Months After (Cut Throat/Koch), Saigon – Warning Shots (Sure Shot)

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Dizzee Rascal -United Kingdom, Tego

Calderon – Puerto Rico, IAM – France, Choclair – Canada, Skwatta Kamp

– South Africa

BEST ACTING IN A MOVIE BY A RAPPER: DMX in Never Die Alone (Character:

King David), LL Cool J in S.W.A.T. (Character: David "Deke" Kay),

Eve

in Barbershop 2 (Character: Terri Jones), Ice Cube in Barbershop 2

(Character: Calvin Palmer), Spragga Benz in Shottas (Character: Wayne)

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