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

  • the illadel

    WOW ,not one relevant or irrelevant east coast-let alone NY artist-is listed at the Ozone Awards. I aint mad at em’ tho, it is what it is. RIP Pimp C

  • yoyoyo

    LIl wayne is pretty terribad.

  • John Brown

    BEST RAP ALBUM

    Shawty Lo – Units in the City
    ———————————————

    WTF!!! Are you fucking kidding me Shawty Lo got a nomination for Best Rap Album. The Ozone staff should just kill them selves.

  • markeith

    BEST RAP ALBUM
    UGK – Underground Kingz

    BEST RAP ARTIST
    Bun B

    BEST R&B ARTIST
    Ne-Yo

    BEST RAP GROUP
    Little Brother or UGK

    BEST LYRICIST
    Andre 3000-Not Even Close

    BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST
    NONE OF THESE NIGGAS

    BEST RAP/R&B COLLABORATION
    Should Be Royal Flush-Outkast and Raekwon

    MIXTAPE MONSTER AWARD
    Nas

    MOST SLEPT ON ARTIST
    Obie Trice

    PIMP C AWARD (TRILLEST ARTIST)
    Killer Mike

    TJ’s DJ’s HUSTLER AWARD
    Who the fuck is TJ?

    TJ’s DJ’s TASTEMAKER AWARD
    ?

    BEST VIDEO
    Lupe Fiasco “Hip Hop Saved My Life” or UGK f/ Outkast “International Players Anthem”

    DJ OF THE YEAR
    It’s Always Gonna Be Primo

    BEST MIXTAPE / STREET ALBUM
    And Justus For All-Little Brother

    BEST PRODUCER
    J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League

    BEST RAP ARTIST (WEST COAST)
    Ice Cube(Dumb Question)

    BEST RAP GROUP (WEST COAST)
    Livin Legends

    BEST RAP ALBUM (WEST COAST)
    Livin Legends-The Gathering

    LIVING LEGEND AWARD
    DJ Premier

  • Nigger…..There I Said It

    I guess its nice that they give southern artists this awards show to make them think they actually have talent. If this was ALL of hip-hop only Bun B, Andre 3k, Scarface, T.I., & Lil Wayne would deserve nominations as far as southern rappers on this list. Shawty Lo best rap album??? Lil Boosie best lyricist??? Rocko breakthrough artist??? Playaz Circle best group??? (Lil Wayne made that ONE song hot, and I dont give a fuck that they’re down with Luda, co-signs dont equal talent) Gucci Mane mixtape monster??? GTFOH. This is disgraceful. What’s worse is how they randomly tried to throw artists like Lupe, Kanye & Ice Cube to try and not seem bias and full of shit.

    • SouthCakC23

      I guess you haven’t been listening to Killer Mike much…….He’s puttin the “Pressure” on dat ass in 2008!

  • My Effin’ Opinion

    Nomimation list

    MOST INSIGNIFICANT AWARD TO RECIEVE

    Ozone award
    Source award
    MTV award
    Vibe award
    BET award

    You choose.

    • Anthony

      Every Award is insignificant now it’s all about the money artist only care about quantity not quality it don’t matter where you from north south east or west everybody is seeing $’s

  • Big Mike

    BEST RAP ALBUM
    UGK – Underground Kingz

    BEST RAP ARTIST
    Bun B

    BEST R&B ARTIST
    Trey Songz

    BEST RAP GROUP
    UGK

    BEST LYRICIST
    Scarface

    BREAKTHROUGH ARTIS
    None of them niggas listed

    BEST RAP/R&B COLLABORATION
    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”

    MIXTAPE MONSTER AWARD
    Trae

    MOST SLEPT ON ARTIST
    Z-Ro ( If don’t get it the people who voted are fucked up. )

    PIMP C AWARD (TRILLEST ARTIST)
    Trae

    TJ’s DJ’s HUSTLER AWARD
    Nobody on the list

    TJ’s DJ’s TASTEMAKER AWARD
    Pimp C

    BEST VIDEO
    UGK f/ Outkast “International Players Anthem”

    DJ OF THE YEAR
    Anybody but Khaled, that mu’fucka is annoyin.

    BEST MIXTAPE / STREET ALBUM
    Chamillionaire – Mixtape Messiah 3

    BEST PRODUCER
    The Runners

    BEST RAP ARTIST (WEST COAST)
    Ice Cube

    BEST RAP GROUP (WEST COAST)
    DPG

    BEST RAP ALBUM (WEST COAST)
    none of them

    LIVING LEGEND AWARD
    J Prince

  • mizeryluvkompany

    FUCK LIL WAYNE, HES SO OVERRATED!!..
    THE ONLY MUTHAFUCKA WHO SHOULD B COLLECTING AWARDS IS TECH N9NE!!….HE WASNT EVEN MENTIONED…AGAIN…..HE SHOULD OF BEEN ON THE MOST SLEPT ON LIST, BUT NAW……THTS SUM BULLSHIT…..BET, WATCH, I GARANTEE, XXL WILL JUMP ON HIS DICK!!…..ACTIN LIKE THEY NEW FROM THE START…LOL…..THAT KILLER CD IS SILL BANGIN GO GET IT ASAP!!!….BET TECH N9NE DONT KILL THIS GAME FROM THE UNDERGROUND…..HOPE WHEN YALL WANT AN INTERVIEW HE DONT DO IT!!….AND HE JUS MITE….FUCK THE INDUSTRY!!!

    P.S. I SAW Z-RO ON THE SLEPT ON LIST, THAT THE ONLY GOOD THING ON THIS LIST….Z-RO’S TITE AS HELL, REAL SHIT!!..CANT WAIT 4 A.B.N!

  • jesse jackson

    (whispering)-I wanna cut the owner of Ozone Magazine nuts off, talkin down to east coast artist.

    • http://www.ronmexicocity.com Ron Mexico

      it’d be hard to find her nuts.

    • Anthony

      there was no specific talking down to east coast artist

  • 239allday

    I love watching the O-zone awards because of the performances but we all know the awards are bullshit. Aint shit happen in hip hop since the last ozone awards show.

    BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST
    Flo Rida
    Gorilla Zoe
    Rocko
    Shawty Lo
    Soulja Boy

    What the fuck? I think they meant best one hit wonder!

  • D-Block

    please tell me that someone hacked xxl and wrote all this as a joke.

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

    the only fuckin lyricist in there is 3 stacks. Im sorry to say this but after seeing this HIP HOP IS DEAD.

    • Anthony

      You are the ultimate example of ignorance you use HIP HOP IS DEAD as just a way to hate on the south. You forget that Scarface is an originator

      —1994 THE DIARY—

      Read up on it Hater

      • TxTitan

        D-Block….you crazy if you think Bun and Scarface and aint lyrical. They been killin it for years. Actually listen to the Made album(Scarface) and II Trill (Bun B). They albums niggas can enjoy regradless of where you from.

        • SouthCakC23

          I’m witcha homie but I gotta make a correction……they haven’t been killin it for years….they been killin it for like 15+ years. .rappers came out and they STILL killin.

          Dre 3000
          Big Boi
          8 Ball
          MJG
          Scarface
          Bun B
          Pimp C (rip)
          Goodie MOB

          These kats been killin and still killin it.

  • Feedback

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

    What a fucking joke. other than Ugk ain’t shit good in that list

  • darrell

    is this some sort of joke, first off scratch off the word ozone and change it to southern so it will be known as southern awards. You know this is ridiculous because with the exception of wayne, plies, z-ro, kanye, n lupe all those artist are garbage(i dont know bout 2p cause i haven’t heard enough). Wow i guess each coast and/or “side” should have their own damn award show, i hope this crap isn’t going to be televised. And for future reference to the rappers that do win any awards on this show, don’t mistake that award for a “notable credential” on your hip hop resume lol

  • Jack

    Best Rap Album UGK not even competition all those other guys have UGK in there DNA

    Best Rap artist will most likely go to lil wayne not a big fan but i guess with the year he’s had he deserves it even though carter 3 sucked lyrically beats were nice.

    Best R&B artist gotta be chris brown those others are pretty good but Chris Brown runs R&B right now

    Best rap group is also the most underrated little brother and since when are birdman and lil wayne a rap group?

    Best Lyricists Andre 3000 the fewest verses with the most noise and he can do it every time he touch the mic

    Breakthrough artist they all suck but Flo Rida broke threw the most.

    Best Rap/R&B collaboration could pretty much go to any of them except for David banner no offense.

    Mixtape Monster award gotta go to lil wayne

    Most Slept on Killer Mike

    Pimp C award most trillest should go to kanye west or maybe david banner for being outspoken with a purpose lil wayne better not get this one he just says dumb shit cause he doesn’t no what he’s saying then apologizes later.

    Best video could go either way between UGK and Lupe but i hope lupe gets it bun won’t care since he’s in lupe’s video anyhow.

    DJ of the Year DJ Drama better not be Khaled

    Best Mixtape/steet album might have to give it to rich boy

    Best Producer I don’t no

    Best West Coast Artist Cube’s cd hasn’t came out yet so gotta give it to snoop better not go to game.

    and i don’t no about the other west coast ones
    why do they not have all the other coasts?

  • Trickdd

    Brings some memories back for this and last years music alot of good music and artist on hear

  • REAL TALK 08

    Ozone is all about the south..its crazy how Lupe aint nominated for Best Lyricist or Album of the year..and shawty Lo…got a best album nod…this Ozone shyt wack!..congrats to PIMP C..RIP!

  • raju

    what do you expect from the ozone awards? i mean, it would be a better to get awarded from your local blockbuster.

    lil boozie? florida? shawty lo?

    these is by far the worst awards out. period

    outkast and ugk should pretty much win them all. but of course they will not.

  • raju

    what do you expect from the ozone awards? i mean, it would be a better to get awarded from your local blockbuster.

    lil boozie? florida? shawty lo?

    these is by far the worst awards out. period

    outkast and ugk should pretty much win them all. but of course they will not.

  • 11KAP

    HIP HOP comes from NYC, first of all. If you can’t find someone from there to give an award to also, then you have no credibility whatsoever, and I bet you didn’t even look.