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Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick Keeps Control

Posted By on August 23, 2013

TDE rapper Kendrick Lamar continues to control the headlines after receiving 14 nominations for this years BET Hip-Hop Awards.

“Kendrick Lamar made a splash with his major label debut. He recently called out some of rap’s best by name, warning them about his aim for hip-hop’s top spot on Big Sean’s Control. Now, BET is taking notice. In a statement to the Associated Press, the network said Thursday that Lamar received the most nominations with 14 for the eighth annual BET Hip-Hop Awards. It airs Oct. 15. He is the show’s reigning Lyricist of the Year and his 2012 album, good kid, m.A.A.d city recently sold more than 1 million units.” (USA Today)


K. Dot wasn’t the only  one who landed numerous nominations. Young Money’s Drake  and Roc Nations J.Cole also received a handful of nominations.

“or the first time, rap veteran Snoop Dogg will host the show, which will be taped Sept. 28 at the Boisfeuillet (BOH’-fihl-ay) Jones Atlanta Civic Center. Rapper Drake scored 13 nominations and J. Cole earned 10 nods.” (Associated Press)


The three will be going head to head in a few different catagories including “Best Live Performer” and “Lyricist Of The Year”

Best Hip-Hop Video A$AP Rocky f/ Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar – “Problems” B.o.B f/ T.I. & Juicy J – “We Still in This” J. Cole f/ Miguel – “Power Trip” Drake – “Started From the Bottom” Kendrick Lamar – “Don’t Kill My Vibe”

Reese’s Perfect Combo Award (Best Collabo, Duo or Group) Ace Hood f/ Rick Ross & Future – “Bugatti” A$AP Rocky f/ Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar – “Problems” J. Cole f/ Miguel – “Power Trip” French Montana f/ Rick Ross, Drake & Lil Wayne – “Pop That” Kendrick Lamar f/ Drake – “Poetic Justice” Wale f/ Tiara Thomas – “Bad”

Best Live Performer 2 Chainz J. Cole JAY Z Kendrick Lamar Kanye West

Lyricist of the Year J. Cole Drake JAY Z Kendrick Lamar Wale” (BET)


Check out Kendrick Lamar and his TDE family in the Life & Times documentary: