The 2016 BET Hip Hop Awards are giving rap fans something to look forward to this October. The evening, which is one of the biggest moments for the rap world in 2016, will be full of performances, big wins and elite honors inside the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta.

The West Coast will be represented to the fullest during the awards show when Snoop Dogg receives the I Am Hip Hop Icon Award. From albums like his debut opus, Doggstyle, to his collaborations with Dr. Dre, Snoop's early work set the foundation for his lauded career, which now includes everything from movies to the cannabis business.

As for the nominees, Drake leads the pack with 14 nominations in categories including Best Live Performer, Lyricist of the Year, MVP of the Year and Album of the Year. DJ Khaled's I Changed A Lot, Dr. Dre's Compton, Fetty Wap's self-titled LP, Future's DS2 and Kanye West's The Life of Pablo compete against Drizzy's Views for the Album of the Year title.

Future scores the second-most nominations with 10 in categories like MVP of the Year, Hustler of the Year, Best Mixtape and Album of the Year. Chance The Rapper's Coloring Book, French Montana's Wave Gods (Hosted By Max B), Lil Uzi Vert's Lil Uzi Vert VS. The World, Young Thug's Slime Season 3 and Future's Purple Reign go head to head in the Best Mixtape category.

DJ Khaled, who hosts the ceremony, receives nine noms, while Kanye West rounds out fourth place with eight. Check out the full list of nominees below.

Viewers can also expect the show's trademark cyphers, which will feature special guest Kevin Hart rapping as his musical alias Chocolate Droppa. He provides some levity to a night that is otherwise characterized as serious with T.I. performing “We Will Not,” off his recently released US or Else EP, amidst a Black Lives Matter backdrop while Big K.R.I.T. and Lecrae recite spoken word on the pressing matter.

Other performers include Gucci Mane, Desiigner, Young Thug, Lil Uzi Vert, Quavo, Lil Yachty, Isaiah Rashad, D.R.A.M., 21 Savage and Dae Dae. Tune in Tuesday (Oct. 4) at 8 p.m./ 7 p.m. C on BET to see it all take place.

2016 BET Hip Hop Awards Nominees

Best Hip-Hop Video
2 Chainz, "Watch Out"
Desiigner, "Panda"
DJ Khaled feat. Jay Z & Future, "I Got the Keys"
Drake, "Hotline Bling"
Fat Joe & Remy Ma feat. French Montana & Infared, "All the Way Up"
Kanye West feat. Rihanna "Famous"

Best Collabo, Duo or Group
DJ Khaled feat. Drake, "For Free"
DJ Khaled feat. Jay Z & Future, "I Got the Keys"
Drake & Future, "Jumpman"
Drake feat. Wizkid & Kyla, "One Dance"
Fat Joe & Remy Ma feat. French Montana & Infared, "All the Way Up"

Best Live Performer
J. Cole
Kanye West
Kendrick Lamar

Lyricist of the Year
Chance The Rapper
J. Cole
Kanye West
Kendrick Lamar

Video Director of the Year
Benny Boom
Colin Tilley
Director X
Hype Williams
Kanye West

DJ of the Year
DJ Drama
DJ Envy
DJ Esco
DJ Khaled
DJ Mustard

Producer of the Year
DJ Mustard
Dr. Dre
Metro Boomin
Mike WiLL Made-It
Pharrell Williams

MVP of the Year
DJ Khaled
Kanye West
Kendrick Lamar

Track of the Year
"All the Way Up" Produced By Cool & Dre and Edsclusive (Fat Joe & Remy Ma F/ French Montana & Infared)
"Controlla" Produced By BOI-1DA (Drake)
"Hotline Bling" Produced By Nineteen85 (Drake)
"I Got the Keys" Produced By Southside (DJ Khaled F/ Jay Z & Future)
"Panda" Produced By Menace (Desiigner)

Album of the Year
DJ Khaled, I Changed A Lot
Dr. Dre, Compton
Drake, Views
Fetty Wap, Fetty Wap
Future, DS2
Kanye West, The Life of Pablo

Best New Hip-Hop Artist
Anderson .Paak
Bryson Tiller
Chance The Rapper
Tory Lanez

Hustler of the Year
DJ Khaled
Jay Z
Kanye West

Made-You-Look Award (Best Hip-Hop Style)
A$AP Rocky
Kanye West
Nicki Minaj

Best Hip Hop Online Site/App

Best Mixtape
Chance The Rapper, Coloring Book
French Montana, Wave Gods (Hosted By Max B)
Future, Purple Reign
Lil Uzi Vert, Lil Uzi Vert VS. The World
Young Thug, Slime Season 3

Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse
2 Chainz, "No Problem" (Chance The Rapper feat. Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz)
Drake, "Work" (Rihanna feat. Drake)
Kendrick Lamar, "Freedom" (Beyoncé feat. Kendrick Lamar)
Kodak Black, "Lockjaw" (French Montana feat. Kodak Black)
Nicki Minaj, "Down In the DM Remix" (Yo Gotti feat. Nicki Minaj)

Impact Track
J. Cole, "Love Yourz"
Jay Z, "Spiritual"
Jidenna, "Long Live The Chief"
Raury feat. Key, "Trap Tears"
Sir The Baptist feat. ChuchPeople, "Raise Hell"

People’s Champ Award
Desiigner, "Panda"
DJ Khaled feat. Drake, "For Free"
Fat Joe & Remy Ma feat. French Montana & Infared, "All the Way Up"
O.T. Genasis feat. Young Dolph, "Cut It"
Travis Scott, "Antidote"
Young Thug, "Best Friend"

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