Contact Us

Lil Wayne Leads The Pack With 8 Ozone Awards Nominations

Lil Wayne’s proved to be the biggest star in hip-hop this year and he’s be rewarded by receiving eight nominations at the upcoming Ozone Awards, including Best Lyricist and the TJ’s DJ’s Hustler Award.

Weezy’s recent best-selling album, however, Tha Carter III failed to earn a nod for Best Album. The LP was released after the cut off date for nominations.

The Cash Money star and Baby were also nominated for Best Rap Group. And Weezy was tapped for Best Rap Artist, Club Banger of the Year (“Lollipop”), Mixtape Monster Award, Best Video (“Lollipop”), and the Pimp C Award for Trillest Artist.

Pimp C and Bun B combined for six nominations together. The group earned nods for Best Rap Group, Best Rap Album, and Best Video. Bun was recognized in several categories, including Best Lyricist, and Best Rap Artist. Pimp C was nominated posthumously for the TJ’s DJ’s Tastemaker Award, recognizing trendsetters in music, fashion, and style.

Rick Ross earned the second most nominations for a solo artist with 5 nods. The Miami rapper scored a nomination in the Best Rap Album and Best Rap Artist categories. He also received nominations for Best Rap/R&B Collaboration with his R.Kelly-assisted “Speedin’,” which was also tapped for Best Video honors. And the Boss scored a Club Banger of the Year nomination for appearing on the DJ Khaled cut “I’m So Hood.”

Comedian DeRay Davis is set to host the award show taking place August 11 in Houston, Texas.–Jayson Rodriguez

Full nomination list:

BEST RAP ALBUM
Plies – Real Testament
Rick Ross – Trilla
Shawty Lo – Units in the City
UGK – Underground Kingz

BEST RAP ARTIST
Bun B
Lil Wayne
Plies
Rick Ross
T.I.
Young Jeezy

BEST R&B ARTIST
Chris Brown
Keyshia Cole
Ne-Yo
T-Pain
The Dream
Trey Songz

BEST RAP GROUP

Birdman & Lil Wayne
Grit Boys
Little Brother
Playaz Circle
Three 6 Mafia
UGK

BEST LYRICIST
Andre 3000
Bun B
Lil Boosie
Lil Wayne
Scarface
T.I.

BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST
Flo Rida
Gorilla Zoe
Rocko
Shawty Lo
Soulja Boy

BEST RAP/R&B COLLABORATION
2 Pistols f/ T-Pain “She Got It”
David Banner f/ Chris Brown & Yung Joc “Get Like Me”
Plies f/ Ne-Yo “Bust It Baby Pt. 2”
Ray J f/ Yung Berg “Sexy Can I”
Rick Ross f/ R Kelly “Speedin’”
Usher f/ Young Jeezy “Love In This Club”
CLUB BANGER OF THE YEAR
DJ Khaled f/ Rick Ross, Plies, & Trick Daddy – “I’m So Hood”
Flo Rida f/ T-Pain “Low”
Lil Wayne f/ Static Major “Lollipop”
Playaz Circle f/ Lil Wayne “Duffle Bag Boy”
Shawty Lo “Dey Know”
Webbie f/ Lil Boosie & Lil Phat “Independent”

MIXTAPE MONSTER AWARD
B.O.B.
Gucci Mane
Lil Wayne
Shawty Lo
Trae
Yo Gotti

MOST SLEPT ON ARTIST
BloodRaw
B.O.B.
Killer Mike
Trick Daddy
Z-Ro

PIMP C AWARD (TRILLEST ARTIST)
David Banner
Kanye West
Killer Mike
Lil Wayne
Trae
Trick Daddy

TJ’s DJ’s HUSTLER AWARD
Akon
Bigga Rankin
DJ Khaled
Lil Wayne
T-Pain

TJ’s DJ’s TASTEMAKER AWARD
Greg Street
Jermaine Dupri
Pimp C
Polow da Don
Soulja Boy
T-Pain

BEST VIDEO
Chamillionaire f/ Slick Rick “Hip Hop Police”
Lil Wayne “Lollipop”
Lupe Fiasco “Hip Hop Saved My Life”
Rick Ross f/ R Kelly “Speedin’”
UGK f/ Outkast “International Players Anthem”

DJ OF THE YEAR
Bigga Rankin
DJ Drama
DJ Khaled
DJ Q45
Greg Street
Tony Neal

BEST MIXTAPE / STREET ALBUM
B.G. & DJ Drama – Gangsta Grillz: Hood Generals
B.O.B. & Mick Boogie – Hello My Name Is BOB
Bigga Rankin & Brisco – From Dade to Duval: WRNR
Chamillionaire – Mixtape Messiah 3
Rich Boy – Bigger Than The Mayor
Shawty Lo & DJ Scream – I’m Da Man 2
Yelawolf – Stereo
Yo Gotti & DJ Smallz – Cocaine Muzic

BEST PRODUCER
DJ Montay
DJ Toomp
Drumma Boy
J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League
Polow the Don
The Runners

BEST RAP ARTIST (WEST COAST)
Ice Cube
Keak da Sneak
Mistah FAB
Snoop Dogg
The Game

BEST RAP GROUP (WEST COAST)
Dem HoodStarz
DPG (Dogg Pound)
Mob Figaz
Strong Arm Steady
The Pack

BEST RAP ALBUM (WEST COAST)
Blu “Below the Heavens”
Keak Da Sneak “Deified”
Mistah FAB “Baydestrian”
Snoop Dogg “Ego Trippin”
Too Short “Get Off The Stage”

LIVING LEGEND AWARD
J Prince

Recommended For You

Around the Web

Best of XXL

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://www.xxlmag.com using your original account information.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for XXL Mag quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!