T.I. Leads BET Hip-Hop Nominee Pack With 9 Nods

By Allen Starbury  |  09/14/2007

Following a crazy ceremony from the VMAs, BET is gearing up for their second annual BET Hip-Hop Awards, going down in Atlanta Georgia and airing on October 17th.

Of this year's nominees, T.I. comes out on top, much like he did last year, during the awards show's first ever ceremony. This year, T.I. tops everyone with nine nominations including Lyricist of the Year, MVP of the Year and Hustler of the Year.

Lil Wayne comes in behind the "King of the South" with a total of seven noms, while Kanye West drew six, Common earned five, Jay-Z grabbed four, and Ludacris and 50 Cent got three each.

"We are so glad to be back in Atlanta again for this year's version of what, in its debut, became the single hottest show in hip-hop," said Stephen Hill, executive vice president of entertainment, music and talent at BET.

The show will be hosted by comedian Katt Williams for the second time, while performances will include Nelly, Lil Wayne, Kanye West and Common.

The network will also honor the legendary KRS-One with the I Am Hip-Hop icon award.

Who will take home the trophy? Fans will have to tune in to BET on October 17th at 9 p.m. (ET/PT).

Below are a full list of nominees:

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

Alltel People's Choice
- Birdman & Lil Wayne - "Stuntin' Like My Daddy"
- Hurricane Chris - "A Bay Bay"
- DJ Khaled ft. Akon, T.I., Rick Ross, Fat Joe & Lil Wayne - "We Takin' Over"
- Mims - "This Is Why I'm Hot"

Best Hip-Hop Collabo
- Birdman & Lil Wayne - "Stuntin' Like My Daddy"
- Diddy ft. Keyshia Cole - "Last Night"
- DJ Khaled ft. Akon, T.I., Rick Ross, Fat Joe & Lil Wayne - "We Takin' Over"
- Fabolous ft. Ne-Yo - "Make Me Better"
- UGK ft Outkast - "International Player's Anthem"

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

Best Hip-Hop Movie
- "Gridiron Gang"
- "Idlewild"
- "Shottas"
- "Smokin' Aces"
- "Stomp The Yard"

Best Hip-Hop Dance
- 2 Step (UNK)
- Aunt Jackie (Jason Fox)
- Chicken Noodle Soup (DJ Webstar & Young B)
- Pop, Lock & Drop It (Huey)
- Crank Dat Soulja Boy (Soulja Boy)

Lyricist Of The Year
- Common
- Jay-Z
- Lil Wayne
- T.I.
- Kanye West

Producer Of The Year
- Kanye West
- Swizz Beatz
- Polow Da Don
- Timbaland
- Mannie Fresh

MVP Of The Year
- Lil Wayne
- Jay-Z
- Kanye West
- T.I.
- Common

Track Of The Year
- "Party Like A Rockstar" - Shop Boyz
- "I Get Money" - 50 Cent
- "Big Things Poppin' (Do It)" - T.I.
- "Can't Tell Me Nothing" - Kanye West
- "A Bay Bay" - Hurricane Chris

CD Of The Year
- T.I. Vs. T.I.P. - T.I.
- Kingdom Come - Jay-Z
- Release Therapy - Ludacris
- Finding Forever - Common
- Hip-Hop Is Dead - Nas

Rookie Of The Year
- Rich Boy
- Plies
- Hurricane Chris
- Lil Boosie
- Mims

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

Ringtone Of The Year
- "Rock Your Hips" - Crime Mob ft. Lil Scrappy
- "A Bay Bay" - Hurricane Chris
- "This Is Why I'm Hot" - Mims
- "Throw Some D's" - Rich Boy ft. Polow Da Don
- "Big Things Poppin' (Do It)

DJ Of The Year
- DJ Drama
- DJ Enuff
- DJ Irie
- DJ Khaled
- Tony Neal