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The 2022 Yo! Awards nominations have arrived with Lil Durk leading the pack with 6 nods in categories such as “Best Hip-Hop Album” and “Best Hip-Hop Artist”. Kendrick Lamar on the other hand, reeled in 5 nods for his work. Other notable earners include YoungBoy Never Broke Again, Gunna, Jack Harlow, Cardi B, Freddie Gibbs, and GloRilla. Overall, there was a lot to look back on when it came to Hip-Hop in 2022.

Check the categories below and place your votes now. Voting ends December 23, 2022.

Award Categories

Best Hip-Hop Album

  • Gunna – “DS4Ever” (17%, 142 Votes)
  • Joey Badass – “2000” (13%, 109 Votes)
  • Freddie Gibbs – “Souls Sold Separately” (12%, 101 Votes)
  • Latto – “777” (11%, 96 Votes)
  • Pusha T – “It’s Almost Dry” (16%, 135 Votes)
  • Kendrick Lamar – “Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers”  (16%, 133 Votes)
  • Lil Durk – “7220” (15%, 125 Votes)

Total Votes: 841

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Best Hip-Hop Song

  • Kendrick Lamar – “The Heart Part 5” (14%, 123 Votes)
  • Jack Harlow – “First Class” (13%, 112 Votes)
  • Hitkidd & GloRilla – “F.N.F. (Let’s Go)” (18%, 155 Votes)
  • Gunna ft. Future & Young Thug – “Pushin P” (15%, 133 Votes)
  • Cardi B ft. Kanye West & Lil Durk – “Hot Shit” (13%, 118 Votes)
  • Kodak Black – “Super Gremlin” (15%, 135 Votes)
  • Drake ft. Future & Young Thug – “Way 2 Sexy” (12%, 106 Votes)

Total Votes: 882

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Best Hip-Hop Group or Duo

  • 42 Dugg & EST Gee (21%, 118 Votes)
  • Big Sean & Hit-Boy (18%, 103 Votes)
  • EarthGang (17%, 96 Votes)
  • Birdman & YoungBoy Never Broke Again (12%, 65 Votes)
  • DaBaby & YoungBoy Never Broke Again (11%, 62 Votes)
  • Styles P & Havoc (20%, 113 Votes)

Total Votes: 557

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Best Hip-Hop Producer

  • Alchemist (20%, 121 Votes)
  • Harry Fraud (12%, 73 Votes)
  • Hitmaka (11%, 66 Votes)
  • Kanye West (9%, 53 Votes)
  • Metro Boomin (21%, 130 Votes)
  • ATL Jacob (11%, 69 Votes)
  • Hit-Boy (16%, 95 Votes)

Total Votes: 607

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Best Hip-Hop Artist

  • Kodak Black (14%, 122 Votes)
  • Latto (11%, 100 Votes)
  • YoungBoy Never Broke Again (15%, 135 Votes)
  • Lil Durk (15%, 133 Votes)
  • Megan Thee Stallion (10%, 88 Votes)
  • Jack Harlow (8%, 75 Votes)
  • Kendrick Lamar (14%, 123 Votes)
  • Lil Baby (13%, 120 Votes)

Total Votes: 896

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Best Hip-Hop Lyricist

  • Nas (18%, 170 Votes)
  • J. Cole (17%, 160 Votes)
  • Baby Keem (9%, 85 Votes)
  • Kendrick Lamar (15%, 140 Votes)
  • Freddie Gibbs (13%, 123 Votes)
  • Jay-Z (13%, 121 Votes)
  • Benny The Butcher (16%, 156 Votes)

Total Votes: 955

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Best Hip-Hop Newcomer

  • GloRilla (19%, 170 Votes)
  • Baby Keem (14%, 122 Votes)
  • Babyface Ray (6%, 52 Votes)
  • Icewear Vezzo (11%, 96 Votes)
  • Benny The Butcher (18%, 159 Votes)
  • Fivio Foreign (16%, 138 Votes)
  • Latto (16%, 140 Votes)

Total Votes: 877

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Best Hip-Hop Collabo

  • DJ Khaled ft. Lil Wayne, Jay-Z & Rick Ross – “God Did” (21%, 138 Votes)
  • Icewear Vezzo ft. Kodak Black – “It’s All On You” (12%, 78 Votes)
  • BIA ft. J. Cole – “London” (10%, 63 Votes)
  • Benny The Butcher ft. J. Cole – “Johnny’s P’s Caddy” (15%, 97 Votes)
  • Nicki Minaj ft. Fivio Foreign – “We Go Up” (13%, 85 Votes)
  • Drake ft. Future & Young Thug – “Way 2 Sexy” (16%, 106 Votes)
  • Cardi B ft. Kanye West & Lil Durk – “Hot Shit” (14%, 96 Votes)

Total Votes: 663

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Best Hip-Hop Video

  • Lil Durk ft. Virgil – “What Happened To Gunna” (14%, 110 Votes)
  • Megan Thee Stallion & Key Glock – “Ungrateful” (15%, 116 Votes)
  • Nicki Minaj ft. Fivio Foreign – “We Go Up” (16%, 125 Votes)
  • Freddie Gibbs – “Dark Hearted” (13%, 101 Votes)
  • Baby Keem & Kendrick Lamar – “Family Ties” (13%, 99 Votes)
  • Conway ft. Benny The Butcher & Westside Gunn- “John Woo Flick” (11%, 86 Votes)
  • Cardi B ft. Kanye West & Lil Durk – “Hot Shit” (18%, 137 Votes)

Total Votes: 774

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Best Hip-Hop DJ

  • DJ Drama (21%, 116 Votes)
  • DJ Kay Slay (13%, 68 Votes)
  • DJ Premier (18%, 98 Votes)
  • Mustard (20%, 110 Votes)
  • DJ Snake (10%, 56 Votes)
  • A-Trak (9%, 50 Votes)
  • LA Leakers (8%, 45 Votes)

Total Votes: 543

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