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1st Annual American Hip Hop Awards Nominees
01/25/2012

The Long Awaited 1st Annual American Hip Hop Awards is closing in. Today the Nominees were announced at a closed held event at the Ritz in Los Angeles, California.

There were many surprises as Signed and Unsigned artist from all 4 corners of hip hop are are on equal footing here. This is the first true Hip Hop Award Show.

It will be held April 22, 2012 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

This Show is unique as virtually all seats will be given away to Students who get a "C" or better on their report cards.

This promise to be a Show to Remember.

Online PR News – 25-January-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
Love the Way You Lie - Eminem (featuring Rihanna)
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
116 Clique - “Man Up”
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

Astro
Diggy Simmons
Jiggy Josh
Lil Chuckie
Young Marqus

Producer Of The Year

Diplo
J Cole
Kane Beatz & JMIKE
Swizz Beatz
Kane

Best Club Song Of The Year

6 foot 7 foot- Lil Wayne f/ Cory Gunz
Black And Yellow - Wiz Khalifa
I'm On One - J Khaled f/ Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne
Look At Me Now - Chris Brown f/ Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes
No Hands - Waka Flocka Flame

Concert Performer Of The Year

Eminem
Cee-Lo Green
Jay-Z
Lil Wayne
Lupe Fiasco

Gospel Artist of The Year

Eastwood
KJ-52
Lecrae
Pro
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/Colaboration The Year

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

Host Of The Year

DJ Envy
DJ Funkmaster Flex
eDDie Velez
Prime Time (Woodard)
Terrence J (Jenkins)

Best Hip Hop Magazine Of The Year

Hip Hop Weekly Magazine
XXL Magazine
The Source Magazine
Vibe Magazine

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 Hop.com
Bossip.com
Hip Hop RX.com
Rap Basment.com
World Star Hip Hop.com

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 - feturing Vince "Blaze" Luciano dancing to Drake "Light Up"
Hyundai- Elanta -Holidays Commercial / featuring DJ Dave

Graffiti and Street Artist Of The Year
Saber
Raoul and David Perre
Camer1 (better known as Cameron Moberg)
Enkone
Fab 5 Freddy

B-Boy Of The Year
Jay Funk
Jon Boogz
Kite
Morris
Slim Boogie

B-Boy Crew Of The Year
Battle Born
Dynamic Rockers
Kosher Flava
Fallen Kings

DJ Of The Year
DJ Prostyle
DJ Drama
DJ Enuff
DJ Funkmaster Flex
DJ Khaled

SPECIAL AWARDS

HALL OF FAME AWARD
RUSSELL SIMMIONS

LEGENDS AWARD
CRAZY LEGS

LIFETIME ACHEIVEMENT AWARD
DR DRE

COMENMENT TO EXCELLANCE AWARD
MISSY ELLIOTT

PIONEER OF HIP HOP AWARD
AFRIKA BAMBAATAA

LEADERSHIP AWARD
FAB 5 FREDDY

AWARD OF CONSCIOUS
PUBLIC ENEMY

SPECIAL AWARDS GOSPEL

PIONEER AWARD
GOSPEL GANGSTERS

AWARD OF CONSCIOUS
KJ-52

COMENMENT TO EXCELLANCE AWARD
TOBI MAC

LEADERSHIP AWARD
LECRAE