T.I. Nominated For Eight BET Hip-Hop Awards

Jermaine Dupri, Ludacris, Katt Williams and Young Jeezy

appeared at the Metropolitan Atlanta Chamber of Commerce yesterday (Oct. 12)

to announce the nominations for the first-ever BET Hip-Hop Awards show.

Atlanta rapper T.I. led all nominees with eight nods, including

Video of the Year, Hip-Hop Track of the Year, Hip-Hop MVP of the Year,

Lyricist of the Year, Best Live Performance, Best Collaboration, Hip-Hop CD of

the Year and Hip-Hop Hustler of the Year categories.

Busta Rhymes received six nominations, Chamillionaire received

five, Yung Joc and Lupe Fiasco were nominated in four categories, Kanye West,

Lil’ Wayne and Young Jeezy were nominated three times each, while Common, Rick

Ross, Nelly and Cham each were nominated twice.

Hosted by comedian Katt Williams, the BET Hip-Hop Awards show

will join the network’s already successful ceremonies, the BET Awards and the

BET Comedy Awards.

Williams, known for his role as “Money Mike” in the hit movie

Friday After Next, also has a hit HBO stand-up comedy special The

Pimp Chronicles, Part 1.

 

Williams says he was the logical choice to host the awards.

“Well, you know, I’m a great believer that enthusiasm is always

the most important ingredient,” Williams said. “So you want to have somebody

hosting a Hip-Hop show that actually loves Hip-Hop and has for as long as they

can remember. So in that respect, there’s not a lot of weight on my shoulders.

It’s really a joy, because I’m going to be excited every second that I’m

onstage. And the audience needs to see that sort of thing, not ‘I’m qualified

to be here and that’s why I’m here.’ But really, I’m so excited to be doing

this.”

The BET Awards has also establish special recognition for

contributions in the areas of beat production, lyricism, dance, and

film/visual art, as well as a new international category, Best UK Hip-Hop

Artist.

UK Hip-Hop acts Dizzee Rascal, Sway, Plan B, Kano and Blak

Twang were each nominated in the Best UK Hip-Hop Artist category.

“We are extremely excited to be producing our first BET Hip-Hop

Awards and look forward to a show that reflects the genre with the respect,

acknowledgment and show production value it’s due,” said Stephen Hill,

Executive Vice President of Entertainment, Music Programming and Talent for

BET Networks. “This show is very much about where Hip-Hop culture is right

now, but we will honor the original 4 elements of Hip-Hop and show their

connection to today’s beats, rhymes and life.”

The inaugural BET Hip-Hop Awards will be taped at Atlanta’s Fox

Theatre on Nov. 12.

The show will premiere on Nov. 15 at 9 p.m. on BET.

The following is a complete list of the 2006 BET Hip-Hop AWARDS

nominees and categories:

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 of 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 Beats)

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.

BEST UNITED KINGDOM ARTIST (BET International

Category)

Dizzee Rascal

Sway

Plan B

Kano

Blak Twang

ALLTEL WIRELESS PEOPLE’S CHAMP AWARD (VIEWERS’

CHOICE)

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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