Jay Z led the nominations with nine nods, followed closely by Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell, Justin Timberlake and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis with seven noms each.
Unhappy with the current lyrical state of hip-hop? So is an ad agency out of Los Angeles called Amusement Park Entertainment.
Just as Kanye West announced his dissatisfaction and severing of ties with Nike, they picked up probably the rapper with the next highest cultural capital right now: Drake.
Jhene Aiko was almost a teenage pop star, but she even at 16 years old, she realized she wanted to do her own thing.
“Not an EP, but maybe a blog thing like how I did ‘Versace,’ ‘The Motion,’ all those in one night,” Drake said. “I’ll probably do ‘Trophies’ and three or four other records.”
The song will likely be included on the upcoming Timbaland artist album, which the producer recently announced will be called ‘Textbook Timbo’
The 10-minute clip for “Worst Behavior” off Nothing Was The Same plays more like a mini-movie with Drake revisiting his early days in Toronto with the rapper taking a backseat to his friends and family.
The Canadian rapper might not have the emcee skills of say, Kendrick Lamar or the artistic vision of Kanye West, but for what he lacks in those departments he more than makes up for in showmanship.
“Back in Atl getting ready for tour..1st stop Pittsburgh,” Future tweeted.
Before the 2013 BET Hip Hop Awards aired, its outcome wasn’t a matter of whether Kendrick Lamar or Drake would win awards. Instead, it was a matter of how many and, perhaps more importantly, who would win more?