Critically-acclaimed rapper Kendrick Lamar leads the nominees for this year's BET Hip-Hop Awards, getting 14 nods thanks to his album good kid, m.A.A.d city. Lamar was nominated for Best Hip-Hop Video, Perfect Combo, Best Live Performer, Lyricist of the Year, MVP of the Year, Album of the Year, Hustler of the Year, Made-You-Look Award, Sweet 16 (Best Featured Verse) and People's Champ Award.
Drake received the second-most nods, with 13, and faces off with Lamar in a number of categories. However, the two MCs share one nomination, for Perfect Combo with their team-up on "Poetic Justice." J. Cole was nominated ten times for the eighth annual edition of the award show, while Kanye West received four nods. Fans can vote for the People's Champ Award at BET.com.
The 2013 BET Hip-Hop Awards will be recorded in Atlanta on September 28 and air on the network on October 15. Snoop Dogg will preside over the evening.