Posted by | Ray Cornelius 

Congrats to Luther “Uncle Luke” Campbell on being this year’s I AM HIP HOP Award recipient for the “2017 BET Hip Hop Awards.” The show will tape this Friday, October 6 at the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater and airs on Tuesday, October 10 at 8 p.m.

Campbell is one of the pioneers of the Miami Bass sound and is regarded as the “Godfather of Southern Hip Hop.” This artist, activist, author, and radio host was the first in the music industry to provide “parental advisory” stickers on products responsibly ensuring his music was bought by those of a certain age.

As a member of the infamous 2 Live Crew, Luke fought to ensure the freedom of speech all the way to the Supreme Court – and won.   Campbell’s endless philanthropic efforts has found him giving to refugees from Cuba and Haiti on the shores of Miami and those less fortunate than himself in the community. Campbell is also a long-time columnist for the Miami New Times and owner of several Wingstop franchises. Campbell is currently in the process of producing a biopic on his life with Lions Gate as well as several other television projects.

The “BET Hip Hop Awards” will be hosted by DJ Khaled along with performances by Cardi B., Yo Gotti, Rick Ross, Trina, FLO RIDA, Migos and more!

Check out all the nominees below:

Best HipHop Video
Cardi B – Bodak Yellow
DJ Khaled Ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – Wild Thoughts
French Montana Ft. Swae Lee – Unforgettable
Future – Mask Off
Kendrick Lamar – HUMBLE.
 
Best Collabo, Duo or Group
DJ Khaled Ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – Wild Thoughts
French Montana Ft. Swae Lee – Unforgettable
Migos Ft. Lil Uzi Vert – Bad And Boujee
Rae Sremmurd Ft. Gucci Mane – Black Beatles
Yo Gotti Ft. Nicki Minaj – Rake It Up
Hot Ticket Performer
Cardi B
Chance The Rapper
Drake
J. Cole
Kendrick Lamar
Lyricist of the Year
Chance The Rapper
Drake
J. Cole
Jay Z
Kendrick Lamar
Video Director of the Year
Benny Boom
Colin Tilley
Dave Meyers & Missy Elliott
Director X
Hype Williams
DJ of the Year
DJ Drama
DJ Envy
DJ Esco
DJ Khaled
DJ Mustard
Producer of the Year
DJ Khaled & Nasty Beatmakers
DJ Mustard
London On Da Track
Metro Boomin
Mike Will Made-It
Pharrell Williams
MVP of the Year
Cardi B
Chance The Rapper
DJ Khaled
Jay Z
Kendrick Lamar
Single of the Year
Bad And Boujee – Produced By Metro Boomin (Migos Ft. Lil Uzi Vert)
Bodak Yellow – Produced By J. White Did It (Cardi B)
HUMBLE. – Produced By Mike Will Made-It (Kendrick Lamar)
Mask Off – Produced By Metro Boomin (Future)
Wild Thoughts – Produced By DJ Khaled & Nasty Beatmakers (DJ Khaled Ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller)
 
Album of the Year
DJ Khaled – Grateful
Future – FUTURE
J. Cole – 4 Your Eyez Only
Jay Z – 4:44
Kendrick Lamar – DAMN.
Migos – Culture
Best New HipHop Artist
Aminé
Cardi B
Kodak Black
Playboi Carti
Tee Grizzley
 
Hustler of the Year
Cardi B
Chance The Rapper
Diddy
DJ Khaled
Jay Z
Kendrick Lamar
Made-You-Look Award (Best HipHop Style)
A$AP Rocky
Cardi B
Future
Migos
Nicki Minaj
Best Hip Hop Online Site/App
Complex.com
Hotnewhiphop.com
Theshaderoom.com
Worldstarhiphop.com
XXLMag.com
Best Mixtape
Cardi B – Gangsta Bitch Music Vol. 2
Gucci Mane – Droptopwop
Juicy J – Gas Face
Playboi Carti – Playboi Carti
Tee Grizzley – My Moment
Yo Gotti & Mike Will Made-It – Gotti Made-It
 
Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse
Chance The Rapper – I’m The One (DJ Khaled Ft. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance The Rapper & Lil Wayne)
Gucci Mane – Black Beatles (Rae Sremmurd Ft. Gucci Mane)
Lil Uzi Vert – Bad And Boujee (Migos Ft. Lil Uzi Vert)
Nicki Minaj – Rake It Up (Yo Gotti Ft. Nicki Minaj)
Ty Dolla $ign – Ain’t Nothing (Juicy J Ft. Wiz Khalifa & Ty Dolla $ign)
Wiz Khalifa – Ain’t Nothing (Juicy J Ft. Wiz Khalifa & Ty Dolla $ign)
 
Impact Track
Cardi B – Bodak Yellow
Jay Z – Story of O.J.
Kendrick Lamar- HUMBLE.
Kendrick Lamar – DNA.
Lecrae – Blessings Ft. Ty Dolla $Ign
Tyler, The Creator – Who Dat Boy Ft. A$AP Rocky

 Photo Credit: CBC.CA and BET

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