Exclusive Access: Hip Hop Award Nominations with Host Mike Epps and A$AP Rocky

Mike Epps host the Hip Hop Awards Nominations

Come On Down - : Mike Epps takes the stage at the BET Hip Hop Awards Nominations announcements at 106 & Park, September 12, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

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Come On Down - : Mike Epps takes the stage at the BET Hip Hop Awards Nominations announcements at 106 & Park, September 12, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

Whoa There - Mike Epps checks the teleprompter during commercial break at a the BET Hip Hop Awards Nominations announcements at 106 & Park, September 12, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

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Whoa There - Mike Epps checks the teleprompter during commercial break at a the BET Hip Hop Awards Nominations announcements at 106 & Park, September 12, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

Aww Yeah - Mike Epps checks the playback of his opening segment at the BET Hip Hop Awards Nominations announcements at 106 & Park, September 12, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

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Aww Yeah - Mike Epps checks the playback of his opening segment at the BET Hip Hop Awards Nominations announcements at 106 & Park, September 12, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

Right There - Mike Epps at the BET Hip Hop Awards Nominations announcements at 106 & Park, September 12, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

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Right There - Mike Epps at the BET Hip Hop Awards Nominations announcements at 106 & Park, September 12, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

Gotcha - Fans at the BET Hip Hop Awards Nominations announcements at 106 & Park, September 12, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

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Gotcha - Fans at the BET Hip Hop Awards Nominations announcements at 106 & Park, September 12, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

I See - Mike Epps announces nominees for Rookie of the Year at the BET Hip Hop Awards Nominations announcements at 106 & Park, September 12, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

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I See - Mike Epps announces nominees for Rookie of the Year at the BET Hip Hop Awards Nominations announcements at 106 & Park, September 12, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

Cash Out - Cash Out performs "Cashing Out" at the BET Hip Hop Awards Nominations announcements at 106 & Park, September 12, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

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Cash Out - Cash Out performs "Cashing Out" at the BET Hip Hop Awards Nominations announcements at 106 & Park, September 12, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

Get Live - Cash Out performs "Cashing Out" at the BET Hip Hop Awards Nominations announcements at 106 & Park, September 12, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

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Get Live - Cash Out performs "Cashing Out" at the BET Hip Hop Awards Nominations announcements at 106 & Park, September 12, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

Salute - Cash Out at the BET Hip Hop Awards Nominations announcements at 106 & Park, September 12, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

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Salute - Cash Out at the BET Hip Hop Awards Nominations announcements at 106 & Park, September 12, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

Wait A Minute - Mike Epps at the BET Hip Hop Awards Nominations announcements at 106 & Park, September 12, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

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Wait A Minute - Mike Epps at the BET Hip Hop Awards Nominations announcements at 106 & Park, September 12, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

Off the Hook - Cash Out tells Mike Epps that he is excited to be nominated for Rookie of the Year at the BET Hip Hop Awards Nominations announcements at 106 & Park, September 12, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

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Off the Hook - Cash Out tells Mike Epps that he is excited to be nominated for Rookie of the Year at the BET Hip Hop Awards Nominations announcements at 106 & Park, September 12, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

I Hear Ya - Cash Out at the BET Hip Hop Awards Nominations announcements at 106 & Park, September 12, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

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I Hear Ya - Cash Out at the BET Hip Hop Awards Nominations announcements at 106 & Park, September 12, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

Do You - Mike Epps at the BET Hip Hop Awards Nominations announcements at 106 & Park, September 12, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

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Do You - Mike Epps at the BET Hip Hop Awards Nominations announcements at 106 & Park, September 12, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

Special - Mike Epps at the BET Hip Hop Awards Nominations announcements at 106 & Park, September 12, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

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Special - Mike Epps at the BET Hip Hop Awards Nominations announcements at 106 & Park, September 12, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

One Love - Cash Out and Mike Epps at the BET Hip Hop Awards Nominations announcements at 106 & Park, September 12, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

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One Love - Cash Out and Mike Epps at the BET Hip Hop Awards Nominations announcements at 106 & Park, September 12, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

Dueces - Cash Out at the BET Hip Hop Awards Nominations announcements at 106 & Park, September 12, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

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Dueces - Cash Out at the BET Hip Hop Awards Nominations announcements at 106 & Park, September 12, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

On Set - Mike Epps at the BET Hip Hop Awards Nominations announcements at 106 & Park, September 12, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

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On Set - Mike Epps at the BET Hip Hop Awards Nominations announcements at 106 & Park, September 12, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

Get Low - ASAP Rocky at 106 & Park, September 12, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

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Get Low - ASAP Rocky at 106 & Park, September 12, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

Waiting - Mike Epps at the BET Hip Hop Awards Nominations announcements at 106 & Park, September 12, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

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Waiting - Mike Epps at the BET Hip Hop Awards Nominations announcements at 106 & Park, September 12, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

Whoa - ASAP Rocky performs "Goldie" at the BET Hip Hop Awards Nominations announcements at 106 & Park, September 12, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

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Whoa - ASAP Rocky performs "Goldie" at the BET Hip Hop Awards Nominations announcements at 106 & Park, September 12, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

Goldie - ASAP Rocky performs "Goldie" at the BET Hip Hop Awards Nominations announcements at 106 & Park, September 12, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

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Goldie - ASAP Rocky performs "Goldie" at the BET Hip Hop Awards Nominations announcements at 106 & Park, September 12, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

Funny - Mike Epps shouts out DJ Drama for his nomination at the BET Hip Hop Awards Nominations announcements at 106 & Park, September 12, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

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Funny - Mike Epps shouts out DJ Drama for his nomination at the BET Hip Hop Awards Nominations announcements at 106 & Park, September 12, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

I Hear Ya - DJ Drama at the BET Hip Hop Awards Nominations announcements at 106 & Park, September 12, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

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I Hear Ya - DJ Drama at the BET Hip Hop Awards Nominations announcements at 106 & Park, September 12, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

Look A Like - ASAP Rocky with Camera Manager Kevin, whom Mike Epps says looks like what ASAP Rocky will look like in the future at 106 & Park, September 12, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

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Look A Like - ASAP Rocky with Camera Manager Kevin, whom Mike Epps says looks like what ASAP Rocky will look like in the future at 106 & Park, September 12, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

Who That - Mike Epps at the BET Hip Hop Awards Nominations announcements at 106 & Park, September 12, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

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Who That - Mike Epps at the BET Hip Hop Awards Nominations announcements at 106 & Park, September 12, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

Fire - ASAP Rocky and Mike Epps at the BET Hip Hop Awards Nominations announcements at 106 & Park, September 12, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

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Fire - ASAP Rocky and Mike Epps at the BET Hip Hop Awards Nominations announcements at 106 & Park, September 12, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

Cool Bro - ASAP Rocky and Mike Epps at the BET Hip Hop Awards Nominations announcements at 106 & Park, September 12, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

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Cool Bro - ASAP Rocky and Mike Epps at the BET Hip Hop Awards Nominations announcements at 106 & Park, September 12, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

Serious - ASAP Rocky at the BET Hip Hop Awards Nominations announcements at 106 & Park, September 12, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

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Serious - ASAP Rocky at the BET Hip Hop Awards Nominations announcements at 106 & Park, September 12, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

Cool - ASAP Rocky at the BET Hip Hop Awards Nominations announcements at 106 & Park, September 12, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

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Cool - ASAP Rocky at the BET Hip Hop Awards Nominations announcements at 106 & Park, September 12, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

Peaceful - ASAP Rocky at 106 & Park, September 12, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

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Peaceful - ASAP Rocky at 106 & Park, September 12, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

Smile - ASAP Rocky at the BET Hip Hop Awards Nominations announcements at 106 & Park, September 12, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

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Smile - ASAP Rocky at the BET Hip Hop Awards Nominations announcements at 106 & Park, September 12, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

Whoa There - ASAP Rocky at the BET Hip Hop Awards Nominations announcements at 106 & Park, September 12, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

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Whoa There - ASAP Rocky at the BET Hip Hop Awards Nominations announcements at 106 & Park, September 12, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

Heads Up - DJ Envy at the BET Hip Hop Awards Nominations announcements at 106 & Park, September 12, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

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Heads Up - DJ Envy at the BET Hip Hop Awards Nominations announcements at 106 & Park, September 12, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

On Break - ASAP Rocky laughs as Mike Epps cracks jokes during commercial break at the BET Hip Hop Awards Nominations announcements at 106 & Park, September 12, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

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On Break - ASAP Rocky laughs as Mike Epps cracks jokes during commercial break at the BET Hip Hop Awards Nominations announcements at 106 & Park, September 12, 2012. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)