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2012 BET Hip-Hop Award Winners List

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The 2012 BET Hip-Hop Awards were tapped on Sept. 29, but the show debuted tonight (Oct. 9), and with a bang! Wiz Khalifa hit the stage performing his summer anthem ‘Work Hard Play Hard’ before a slew of winners were announced.

Although not present, Kanye West (and his G.O.O.D. music crew) snagged the first trophy of the evening for the Perfect Combo Award, sponsored by Reece’s. And the coveted Rookie of the Year award went to 2 Chainz, who has proven himself this year with his hits ‘No Lie’ and ‘Birthday Song’ featuring Kanye.

Check out our list of the 2012 BET Hip-Hop Award winners, including Rick Ross and Kendrick Lamar, and stay tuned as we update the list throughout the show.

Reece’s Perfect Combo Award
2 Chainz ‘No Lie’ Feat. Drake
Drake ‘The Motto (Remix)’ Feat. Lil Wayne + Tyga
J. Cole ‘Nobody’s Perfect’ Feat. J. Cole
Wale ‘Lotus Flower Bomb’ Feat. Miguel
Kanye West ‘Mercy’ Feat. Big Sean, Pusha T & 2 Chainz — WINNER!

Video Director of the Year
A$AP Rocky & Sam Lecca
Benny Boom
Chris Robinson
Kanye West
Hype Williams — WINNER!

Track of the Year
‘Cashin’ Out’
‘Ima Boss’
‘Ni–as in Paris’ — WINNER!
‘No Lie’
‘The Motto’

Lyricist of the Year
J. Cole
Kendrick Lamar — WINNER!
Kanye West

Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse
2 Chainz – ‘Mercy’ (Kanye West Feat. Big Sean, Pusha T, 2 Chainz) — WINNER!
Diddy – ‘Same Damn Time Remix’ (Future Feat. Diddy, Ludacris)
Drake – ‘Stay Schemin” (Rick Ross Feat. Drake, French Montana)
Ludacris – ‘Same Damn Time Remix’ (Future Feat. Diddy & Ludacris)

Rookie of the Year
2 Chainz — WINNER!
A$AP Rocky
Ca$h Out
Meek Mill

Producer of the Year
J. Cole
J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League
No I.D.
Kanye West — WINNER!

MVP of the Year
2 Chainz
J. Cole
Rick Ross — WINNER!
Kanye West

Made-You-Look Award (Best Hip-Hop Style)
2 Chainz
A$AP Rocky
Big Sean
Nicki Minaj
Kanye West — WINNER!

Impact Track
‘Around My Way (Freedom Ain’t Free)’ – Lupe Fiasco
‘B— Bad’ – Lupe Fiasco
‘Daughters’ – Nas — WINNER!
‘Murder to Excellence – the Throne’ – Jay-Z + Kanye West

Hustler of the Year
2 Chainz
Lil Wayne
Rick Ross
Kanye West

CD of the Year
Common – ‘The Dreamer, The Believer’
Drake – ‘Take Care’
J. Cole – Cole World: The Sideline Story
The Throne (Jay-Z + Kanye West) – ‘Watch the Throne’ — WINNER!
Young Jeezy – ‘TM: 103 Hustlerz Ambition’

Best Mixtape
A$AP Rocky – ‘LiveLoveA$AP’
Joey Bada$$ – ‘1999’
Meek Mill – ‘Dreamchasers 2′ — WINNER!
Rick Ross – ‘Rich Forever’
Wiz Khalfia – ‘Taylor Allderdice’

Best Live Performer
A$AP Rocky
J. Cole
The Throne (Jay-Z + Kanye West) — WINNER!
Kanye West

Best Hip-Hop Video
2 Chainz ‘No Lie’ Feat. Drake
A$AP Rocky ‘Goldie’
Drake ‘HYFR’ Feat. Lil Wayne — WINNER!
Wale ‘Lotus Flower Bomb’ Feat. Miguel
Kanye West ‘Mercy’ Feat. Big Sean, Pusha T, 2 Chainz

Best Club Banger
Ca$h Out – ‘Cashin’ Out’
Drake – ‘The Motto’ Feat. Lil Wayne, Tyga
Future – ‘Same Damn Time’
The Throne (Jay-Z + Kanye West) – ‘Ni–as in Paris’ — WINNER!
Kanye West – ‘Mercy’ Feat. Big Sean, Pusha T, 2 Chainz

DJ of the Year
DJ Drama
DJ Enuff
DJ Envy
DJ Funkmaster Flex
DJ Khaled — WINNER!

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