BET Announces Hip-Hop Awards Nominations

BET Announces Hip-Hop Awards Nominations
BET has announced the nominations for its 2007 Hip-Hop Awards. Once again T.I. leads the way with an impressive nine nods. The awards ceremony will be broadcast on the network October 17 at 9:00 p.m.

Here are the categories and noms:

People's Champ Award
- Birdman & Lil Wayne "Stuntin' Like My Daddy"
- Hurricane Chris "A Bay Bay"
- DJ Khaled f/ Akon, T.I., Rick Ross, Fat Joe & Lil Wayne "We Takin' Over"
- Lil Boosie f/ Foxx and Webbie "Wipe Me Down"
- MIMS "This Is Why I'm Hot"

Best International Hip-Hop Act
- Kano
- Klashnekoff
-Lethal B
- Wiley

Best Hip-Hop Video
- 50 Cent’s "I Get Money”
- Chamillionaire feat. Slick Rick’s "Hip-Hop Police”
- Common’s "The People”
- Ludacris feat. Mary J. Blige’s "Runaway Love”
- UGK feat. Outkast’s "International Players Anthem”
- Kanye West’s "Stronger”

Best Collabo - Birdman & Lil Wayne’s "Stuntin’ Like My Daddy”
- Diddy feat. Keyshia Cole’s "Last Night”
- Fabolous feat. Ne-Yo’s "Make Me Better”
- UGK feat. Outkast’s "International Players Anthem”
- DJ Khaled’s "We Takin’ Over,” featuring Akon, T.I., Rick Ross, Fat Joe and Lil Wayne

Best Live Performance
- Common
- Lil Wayne
- T.I.
- Ludacris
- Kanye West

Video Director of the Year
- Bryan Barber
- Benny Boom
- F. Gary Gray
- Chris Robinson
- Hype Williams

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 Movie
- Gridiron Gang
- Idlewild
- Shottas
- Smokin’ Aces
- Stomp the Yard

Best Dance
- "2 Step”
- "Crank Dat Soulja Boy”
- "Aunt Jackie”
- "Chicken Noodle Soup”
- "Pop, Lock & Drop It”

Producer of the Year
- Mannie Fresh
- Polow Da Don
- Swizz Beatz
- Timbaland
- Kanye West

MVP of the Year
- Lil Wayne
- Jay-z
- Kanye West
- T.I.
- Common

DJ of the Year
- DJ Drama
- DJ Enuff
- DJ Irie
- DJ Khaled
- Tony Neal

Hustler of Year
- 50 Cent
- Diddy
- Lil Wayne
- T.I.
- Jay-Z

Rookie of the Year
- Hurricane Chris
- Lil Boosie
- Plies
- Rich Boy

Ringtone of the Year
- "Rock Yo Hips" by Crime Mob f/ Lil Scrappy
- "A Bay Bay" by Hurricane Chris
- "This Is Why I'm Hot" by MIMS
- "Throw Some Ds" by Rich Boy f/ Polow Da Don
- "Big Things Poppin' (Do It)" by T.I.