American Hip Hop Awards Nominees Are in

Nominees were announced at a closed held event at the Ritz in Los Angeles, California. All 4 corners of hip hop are on equal footing here. This is the first true Hip Hop Award Show. It will be held June 03, 2012 at the Shrine Auditorium.

Los Angeles, CA, March 10, 2012 --( American Hip Hop Awards Nominees

Artist of the Year

Jay Z
Lil Wayne
Lupe Fiasco
Nicki Minaj
Wiz Khalifa

Song of the Year

Otis - Jay-Z & Kanye West
HiiiPOWER' - Kendrick Lamar
LMFAO - Party Rock Anthem
Super Bass - Nicki Minaj
Black and Yellow - Wiz Khalifa

Collabo of the Year

Eminem - (featuring Rihanna) - "Love the Way You Lie"
Chris Brown - (featuring Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes) “Look at Me Now”
Kelly Rowland - (featuring Lil Wayne) “Motivation”
Kanye West - (featuring Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj and Bon Iver) “Monster”
Cee-Lo Green - (featuring Wiz Khalifa) “Bright Lights, Bigger City”

Album of the Year

Jay-Z & Kanye West - "Watch The Throne"
Wiz Khalifa - “Rolling Papers”
Nicki Minaj - "Pink Friday"
Lupe Fiasco - “Lasers”
Lil Wayne - "Tha Carter IV"

Video of the Year

LMFAO - Party Rock Anthem
Eminem (featuring Rihanna) - "Love the Way You Lie"
Jay-Z & Kanye West - “Otis”
Lupe Fiasco -"The Show Goes On"
Kendrick Lamar - “HiiiPOWER“

Best New Artist of The Year

Big K.R.I.T.
Big Sean
Frank Ocean
Diggy Simmons
Wiz Khalifa

Featured Artist Of The Year

Lil Wayne
Busta Rhymes
Wiz Khalifa
Rick Ross
Jay Z

Prodigy Of The Year

Diggy Simmons
Jiggy Josh
Lil Chuckie
Young Marqus

Concert Performer Of The Year

Cee-Lo Green
Lil Wayne
Lupe Fiasco

Gospel Artist of The Year

Suzy Rock

Gospel Album of The Year

Rehab - Lecrae
Stop The Funeral - Ambassador
Group 1 Crew - Out Of Space Love
Five-Two Television - KJ-52
The British Are Coming - JayEss

Gospel Song The Year
Calling You - KJ-52
Background - Lecrae
Man Up -116 Clique
Too Many Fakes - JayEss
Walking On Stars - Group 1 Crew

Gospel Group/Collaboration The Year

JAI featuring Thi’sl - Incredible
116 Clique - Man Up
Group 1 Crew - Walking On Stars
Gone - Rhymz Suhreal
Outtadisworld - Everyday Process

Best Online Hip Hop Magazine Of The Year

Hip Hop Weekly Magazine
Rapzilla | Christian Hip Hop Magazine
Rap Dirt Magazine
XXLMag Magazine
Vibe Magazine

Best Online Hip Hop Site Of The Year

All Hip
Hip Hop
World Star Hip

Best Hip Hop Theme Commercial /T.V.

Samsug - Galaxy SII - Unleash Your Fingers / featuring JayFunk
Kia-Soul - Party Rock / featuring The Hampsters/ LMFAO
Adidas - Originals - All Originals, Iconics / featuring Snoop Dogg
Nike - Lifestyle - featuring Vince "Blaze" Luciano dancing to Drake "Light Up"
Hyundai - Elanta - Holidays Commercial / featuring DJ Dave

Graffiti and Street Artist Of The Year

Raoul and David Perre
Camer1 (better known as Cameron Moberg)
Fab 5 Freddy

B-Boy Of The Year

Jay Funk
Jon Boogz
Slim Boogie

B-Boy Crew Of The Year

Battle Born
Dynamic Rockers
Kosher Flava
Fallen Kings

Go to their website for a complete list of nominees and special awards.

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