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Watch BET Hip Hop Awards 2009 online | 2009 BET Hip Hop Awards nominees

BET Hip Hop Awards 2009 nominees were announced last September 16 on 106 & PARK. Kanya West topped the nomination, collecting nine nominations in total. Lil Wayne and Jay-Z followed with seven each. Watch 2009 BET Hip Hop Awards streaming which will air on October 27 at 8 P.M. EST and will be hosted by actor and comedian Mike Epps.

List of nominees

Best Hip-hop Collabo

  • Jim Jones & Ron Browz f/ Juelz Santana - "Pop Champagne"
  • Lil Wayne f/ Bobby Valentino - "Mrs. Officer"
  • Rick Ross f/ John Legend - "Magnificent"
  • T.I. f/ Rihanna - "Live Your Life"
  • Young Jeezy f/ Kanye West - "Put On"
Best Live Performer
  • Busta Rhymes -Veteran hip-hop performer who has been tearing down stages for over 15 years 
  • Jay-Z - Reigning king of hip-hop who knows how to put on a show
  • Lil Wayne  - Self-proclaimed hip-hop rock star
  • T.I. - ATL's own crowd-rocking superstar
  • Kanye West - Hip-hop's most confident performer
Lyricist of the year
  • Drake - Canadian wordsmith takin' rap by storm
  • Eminem - A Shady lyrical mastermind who knows how to rhyme
  • Jay-Z - Wittiest master of the double entendre
  • Lil Wayne - The new school's top MC recognized for his lyrical skills
  • Kanye West - A genius when it comes to the marriage of words and beats
Video Director of the year
  • Gil Green - Passionate filmmaker with a lengthy resume
  • Anthony Mandler - Photographer-turned-video director with a unique creative flair
  • Mr. Boomtown - Southern-fried videography takin' it to the next level
  • Chris Robinson - Professional film and video director with a wealth of experience
  • Hype Williams - Innovator of the fisheye lens in hip-hop who laid the foundation
Producer of the Year
  • Ron Browz - Hardcore craftsmen of the Harlem sound
  • Cool & Dre - Miami-based duo with all the heat
  • Tha Bizness - Seattle's own beat-making team
  • T-Pain - King of the autotune who pumps out the hits
  • Kanye West - Musical mastermind with proven track record
Track of the Year
  • "Day 'N' Nite" - Kid Cudi
  • "D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune)" - Jay-Z
  • "Every Girl" - Young Money (Lil Wayne, Drake, Jae Mills, Gudda Gudda & Mack Maine)
  • "Live Your Life" - T.I. f/ Rihanna
  • "Turn My Swag On" - Soulja Boy Tell'em
CD of the Year
  • "Relapse" - Eminem
  • "The Renaissance" - Q-Tip
  • "Paper Trail" - T.I.
  • "808s & Heartbreak" - Kanye West
  • "The Recession" - Young Jeezy
Rookie of the Year
  • B.O.B. -
  • Dorrough -
  • Drake -
  • Kid Cudi -
  • Wale -
Best Hip Hop Video
  • Dorrough - "Ice Cream Paint Job"
  • Eminem - "We Made You"
  • Jay-Z - "D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune)"
  • Kid Cudi - "Day 'N' Nite"
  • T.I. f/ Rihanna - "Live Your Life"
MVP of the Year
  • Drake - The latest rap phenomenon puttin' in work
  • Jay-Z - A businessman and a business, man
  • Lil Wayne - New Orleans' most valuable player, by far
  • T.I. - All around hip-hop talent
  • Kanye West - Talented songmaker who conquers rhymes, beats and life
DJ of the year
  • DJ AM - The late, great party rocker
  • DJ Drama - Atlanta's mixtape king
  • DJ Khaled - The best in Miami and beyond
  • DJ Tony Neal - Founder of the Core DJs organization
  • DJ Greg Street - Champion of the DJ's role in hip-hop
Hustler of the year
  • Diddy - The Bad Boy with multiple lives, and he don't stop
  • Drake - He's the, he's the best when it comes to his hustle
  • Jay-Z - Can't knock the Hustle of this Brooklyn native
  • Lil Wayne - From Cash Money to Young Money, Wayne is makin' dollars
  • Kanye West - Hailing from Chi-town, he stays busy at work
Made-you-Look Award
  • Jay-Z - Look behind you, he's about to pass you twice
  • Kid Cudi - Flashiest artist of the day and night
  • Lil Wayne - Money-earnin' rapper who never stops
  • Soulja Boy Tell'em - Internet-savvy young rapper with style
  • Kanye West - Controversial artist that seems to love the attentio
Best hip hop blog
  • - The world's most dangerous site
  • - Underground hip-hop content like no other
  • - Controversial coverage just like its owner
  • - Hip-hop news all the time
  • - Self-proclaimed CNN of hip-hop
People's Champ (Viewers Choice)
  • Dorrough - "Ice Cream Paint Job"
  • Fabolous f/ The-Dream - "Throw It In The Bag"
  • Kid Cudi - "Day 'N' Nite"
  • Soulja Boy - "Turn My Swag On"
  • Kanye West f/ Young Jeezy - "Amazing"


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