(The Wrap-Up Magazine) BET released it's list of nominees for the 2016 BET Hip-Hop Awards, on Thursday, August 18. Not surprisingly, Chance the Rapper and Desiigner will be baptized into the world music accolades, while Remy Ma and Fat Joe find their way back into the fold after a long hiatus, but the big story this year will be Drake's reign atop urban music. The Views rapper leads the pack with 14 nominations.
With a firm clutch on the internet and radio, not to mention his dabblings in television and visibility in the world of sports, Drake comes in as a heavy favorite to win in the Album of the Year, Best Live Performer, Lyricist of the Year, Best Hip-Hop Video, and Best Collaboration categories. But he may not clean up, as he faces heavy competition from the likes of Future, who follows the OVO boss with ten nominations, DJ Khaled, who has 9, and Kanye West following the big three with eight nods.