Kendrick Lamar, Drake Big Winners At ’13 BET Hip-Hop Awards

Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick Lamar led the list of nominees for the 2013 BET Hip-Hop Awards, and it was the Compton emcee who was the evening’s big winner — alongside Drake — when the show aired Tuesday night (October 15).

Going in with 14 noms, Kendrick walked away with five awards — including Lyricist of the Year, Album of the Year (good kid, m.A.A.d city), and MVP of the Year. Drizzy matched his peer with five, including Best Hip-Hop Video and Track of the Year, both for “Started From the Bottom.”

A$AP Rocky and Jay Z both earned two awards. The Harlem rapper took the Best Collabo for “F***in’ Problems” and Best Hip-Hop Style in a tie with Nicki Minaj; and Jay Z got the Best Live Performer and Hustler of the Year honors.

Below is a full list of winners:

Best Hip-Hop Video: Drake, “Started From the Bottom”
Best Collabo, Duo or Group: A$AP Rocky (feat. Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar), “F***in’ Problems”
Best Live Performer: Jay Z
Lyricist of the Year: Kendrick Lamar
Video Director of the Year: Benny Boom
Hustler of the Year: Jay Z
Best Hip-Hop Style: (Tie) A$AP Rocky, Nicki Minaj
Best Club Banger: French Montana (feat. Rick Ross, Drake and Lil Wayne), “Pop That”
Album of the Year: Kendrick Lamar, good kid, m.A.A.d city
Sweet 16: Kendrick Lamar, “F***in’ Problems”
Impact Track: J. Cole (feat. TLC), “Crooked Smile”
MVP of the Year: Kendrick Lamar
Track of the Year: Drake, “Started From the Bottom”
Producer of the Year: Mike Will Made It
DJ of the Year: DJ Drama
Best Mixtape: Big Sean, Detroit
Rookie of the Year: A$AP Ferg
People’s Champ Award: Drake, “Started From the Bottom”

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  1. I am really digging this Drake and Kendrick rivalry alot! I miss the days in hip hop where the best used to clash at the top. I think it is good for the game that this happens and will hopefully lead to an epic battle. Seems like none of these rappers want to battle anymore.

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