And the Nominees Are...

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  • Kanye West, Nicki Minaj, 2 Chainz
  • 2 Chainz | 2012 Hip Hop Awards | BET
  • A$AP Rocky | 2012 Hip Hop Awards | BET
  • Benny Boom | 2012 Hip Hop Awards | BET
  • Big Sean | 2012 Hip Hop Awards | BET
  • Ca$h Out | 2012 Hip Hop Awards | BET
  • Chris Robinson | 2012 Hip Hop Awards | BET
  • Common | 2012 Hip Hop Awards | BET
  • Diddy | 2012 Hip Hop Awards | BET
  • DJ Drama | 2012 Hip Hop Awards | BET
  • DJ Enuff | 2012 Hip Hop Awards | BET
  • DJ Envy | 2012 Hip Hop Awards | BET
  • DJ Funkmaster Flex | 2012 Hip Hop Awards | BET
  • DJ Khaled | 2012 Hip Hop Awards | BET
  • DJ Spinz | 2012 Hip Hop Awards | BET
  • Drake | 2012 Hip Hop Awards | BET
  • Driicky Graham | 2012 Hip Hop Awards | BET
  • Future | 2012 Hip Hop Awards | BET
  • Hit-Boy | 2012 Hip Hop Awards | BET
  • Hype Williams | 2012 Hip Hop Awards | BET
  • J. Cole | 2012 Hip Hop Awards | BET
  • J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League | 2012 Hip Hop Awards | BET
  • Jahlil Beats | 2012 Hip Hop Awards | BET
  • Jay-Z | 2012 Hip Hop Awards | BET
  • Joey Bada$$ | 2012 Hip Hop Awards | BET
  • Kanye West | 2012 Hip Hop Awards | BET
  • Kendrick Lamar | 2012 Hip Hop Awards | BET
  • Lil Wayne | 2012 Hip Hop Awards | BET
  • Ludacris | 2012 Hip Hop Awards | BET
  • Lupe Fiasco | 2012 Hip Hop Awards | BET
  • Marz | 2012 Hip Hop Awards | BET
  • Meek Mill | 2012 Hip Hop Awards | BET
  • Miguel | 2012 Hip Hop Awards | BET
  • Mike Dean | 2012 Hip Hop Awards | BET
  • Mike Will Made It | 2012 Hip Hop Awards | BET
  • Missy Elliott | 2012 Hip Hop Awards | BET
  • Nas | 2012 Hip Hop Awards | BET
  • Nicki Minaj | 2012 Hip Hop Awards | BET
  • No I.D. | 2012 Hip Hop Awards | BET
  • Pusha T | 2012 Hip Hop Awards | BET
  • Rick Ross | 2012 Hip Hop Awards | BET
  • T-Minus | 2012 Hip Hop Awards | BET
  • T.I. | 2012 Hip Hop Awards | BET
  • The Throne | 2012 Hip Hop Awards | BET
  • Tyga | 2012 Hip Hop Awards | BET
  • Wale | 2012 Hip Hop Awards | BET
  • Wiz Khalifa | 2012 Hip Hop Awards | BET
  • Young Jeezy | 2012 Hip Hop Awards | BET

And the Nominees Are...

The wait is over — the nominations for the 2012 BET Hip Hop Awards are here. These 47 nominees ran rap over the past 12 months, and come DATETK, some will have the trophies to prove it. Read on for a breakdown of the nominees and the awards they're competing for.

(Photos from left: Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images, Peter Kramer/NBC/NBC NewsWire, John Ricard/BET)

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