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XXL Predicts Winners Of BET Hip-Hop Awards

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The BET Hip-Hop Awards are airing tonight at 8 p.m. EST, but before the show starts, the XXL staff members hashed out some winner predictions. Read on to see who is sweeping what category according to us.

Best Hip-Hop Video:
Kendrick Lamar – “Don’t Kill My Vibe” — Eric Diep
Drake — “Started From The Bottom” — Everyone else

Reese’s Perfect Combo Award (Best Collabo, Duo Or Group):
Ace Hood Feat. Rick Ross & Future – “Bugatti” — Eric Diep, B.J. Steiner
A$AP Rocky Feat. Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar – “Problems” — Vanessa Satten, Dan Rys, Christine Werthman
J. Cole Feat. Miguel – “Power Trip” — Miranda Johnson
French Montana Feat. Rick Ross, Drake & Lil Wayne – “Pop That” — Dan Jackson
Kendrick Lamar f/ Drake – “Poetic Justice” — Manny Maduakolam

Best Live Performer:
Kanye West — Everyone

Lyricist Of The Year:
Wale — Eric Diep
Kendrick Lamar — Everyone else

Video Director Of The Year:
A$AP Rocky & A$AP Ferg — Dan Jackson
Director X — Eric Diep, Miranda Johnson, B.J. Steiner, Christine Werthman
Dre Films — Manny Maduakolam, Vanessa Satten, Dan Rys

DJ Of The Year:
DJ Drama — Eric Diep, Manny Maduakolam, Vanessa Satten, Dan Rys, Christine Werthman
DJ Funkmaster Flex — Miranda Johnson
DJ Khaled — B.J. Steiner, Dan Jackson

Producer Of The Year:
Hit-Boy — Eric Diep
Mike WiLL Made It — Miranda Johnson, Dan Jackson
Pharrell Williams — Manny Maduakolam, Vanessa Satten, Dan Rys, B.J. Steiner, Christine Werthman

MVP Of The Year:
Drake — Eric Diep, Manny Maduakolam
Kendrick Lamar — Vanessa Satten, Miranda Johnson, Dan Rys, B.J. Steiner, Dan Jackson, Christine Werthman

Track Of The Year:
“Power Trip” – Produced by J. Cole (J. Cole Feat. Miguel) — Miranda Johnson
“Problems” – Produced by Noah “40” Shebib (A$AP Rocky Feat. Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar) — Eric Diep
“Don’t Kill My Vibe” – Produced by Sounwave (Kendrick Lamar) — Dan Rys
“Bugatti” – Produced by Mike WiLL Made It (Ace Hood Feat. Rick Ross & Future) — B.J. Steiner
“Started From The Bottom” – Produced by Mike Zombie & Noah “40” Shebib (Drake) — Manny Maduakolam, Vanessa Satten, Dan Jackson, Christine Werthman

Album Of The Year:
Kendrick Lamar – good kid, m.A.A.d city — Everyone, even Eric Diep

Who New? Rookie Of The Year:

Action Bronson — Eric Diep, Dan Rys
Earl Sweatshirt — Manny Maduakolam, B.J. Steiner, Dan Jackson, Christine Werthman
Trinidad Jame$ — Vanessa Satten, Miranda Johnson

Hustler Of The Year:
Diddy — Eric Diep, Manny Maduakolam, Miranda Johnson
Jay Z — Vanessa Satten, Dan Rys, B.J. Steiner, Dan Jackson, Christine Werthman

Made-You-Look Award:
2 Chainz — Dan Jackson
Nicki Minaj — Eric Diep
Kanye West — Manny Maduakolam, Vanessa Satten, Miranda Johnson, Dan Rys, B.J. Steiner, Christine Werthman

Best Club Banger:
Ace Hood Feat. Rick Ross & Future – “Bugatti” (Produced by Mike WiLL Made It) — B.J. Steiner
Drake – “Started From The Bottom” (Produced by Mike Zombie & Noah “40” Shebib) — Miranda Johnson
French Montana Feat. Rick Ross, Drake & Lil Wayne – “Pop That” (Produced by Lee on the Beats) — Eric Diep, Manny Maduakolam, Vanessa Satten, Dan Rys, Dan Jackson, Christine Werthman

Best Mixtape:
Chance The Rapper – Acid Rap — Vanessa Satten, Miranda Johnson, Dan Rys, B.J. Steiner, Dan Jackson, Christine Werthman
Travi$ Scott – Owl Pharaoh — Eric Diep, Manny Maduakolam

Sweet 16 (Best Featured Verse):

Future – “Bugatti” (Ace Hood Feat. Rick Ross & Future) — Dan Jackson
Kendrick Lamar – “Problems” (A$AP Rocky Feat. Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar) — Vanessa Satten, Miranda Johnson, Dan Rys, B.J. Steiner, Christine Werthman
Wiz Khalifa – “U.O.E.N.O. (Remix)” (Rocko Feat. Future & Wiz Khalifa) — Eric Diep, Manny Maduakolam

Impact Track:
Jay Z Feat. Justin Timberlake – “Holy Grail” — Vanessa Satten, Dan Rys, B.J. Steiner
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – “Same Love” — Eric Diep, Miranda Johnson
Wale Feat. Sam Dew – “LoveHate Thing” — Manny Maduakolam
Kanye West – “Black Skinhead” — Dan Jackson, Christine Werthman

People’s Champ Award:
A$AP Rocky Feat. Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar – “Problems”
J. Cole Feat. Miguel – “Power Trip” — Eric Diep
Drake – “Started From the Bottom” — Miranda Johnson, Dan Rys, B.J. Steiner, Dan Jackson, Christine Werthman
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Feat. Ray Dalton – “Can’t Hold Us” — Manny Maduakolam, Vanessa Satten

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