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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.

Yo! Raps staff joins in our Yo! Awards discussions and debates to come up with a list for our year end awards. Our nominees have been rolled out so make sure to cast your vote starting on Monday (November 28). The polls will be open until December 20, 2022.

Find the full list of nominees below.

Best Hip-Hop Album

Gunna – “DS4Ever”

Joey Badass – “2000”

Freddie Gibbs – “Souls Sold Separately”

Latto – “777”

Pusha T – “It’s Almost Dry”

Kendrick Lamar – “Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers” 

Lil Durk – “7220”

Best Hip-Hop Song

Kendrick Lamar – “The Heart Part 5”

Jack Harlow – “First Class”

Hitkidd & GloRilla – “F.N.F. (Let’s Go)”

Gunna ft. Future & Young Thug – “Pushin P”

Cardi B ft. Kanye West & Lil Durk – “Hot Shit”

Kodak Black – “Super Gremlin”

Drake ft. Future & Young Thug – “Way 2 Sexy”

Best Hip-Hop Group or Duo

42 Dugg & EST Gee

Big Sean & Hit-Boy


Birdman & YoungBoy Never Broke Again

DaBaby & YoungBoy Never Broke Again

Styles P & Havoc

Best Hip-Hop Producer


Harry Fraud


Kanye West

Metro Boomin

ATL Jacob


Best Hip-Hop Artist

Kodak Black


YoungBoy Never Broke Again

Lil Durk

Megan Thee Stallion

Jack Harlow

Kendrick Lamar

Lil Baby

Best Hip-Hop Lyricist


J. Cole

Baby Keem

Kendrick Lamar

Freddie Gibbs


Benny The Butcher

Best Hip-Hop Newcomer


Baby Keem

Babyface Ray

Icewear Vezzo

Benny The Butcher

Fivio Foreign


Best Hip-Hop Collabo

DJ Khaled ft. Lil Wayne, Jay-Z & Rick Ross – “God Did”

Icewear Vezzo ft. Kodak Black – “It’s All On You”

BIA ft. J. Cole – “London”

Benny The Butcher ft. J. Cole – “Johnny’s P’s Caddy”

Nicki Minaj ft. Fivio Foreign – “We Go Up”

Drake ft. Future & Young Thug – “Way 2 Sexy”

Cardi B ft. Kanye West & Lil Durk – “Hot Shit”

Best Hip-Hop Video

Lil Durk ft. Virgil – “What Happened To Gunna”

Megan Thee Stallion & Key Glock – “Ungrateful”

Nicki Minaj ft. Fivio Foreign – “We Go Up”

Freddie Gibbs – “Dark Hearted”

Baby Keem & Kendrick Lamar – “Family Ties”

Conway ft. Benny The Butcher & Westside Gunn- “John Woo Flick”

Cardi B ft. Kanye West & Lil Durk – “Hot Shit”

Best Hip-Hop DJ

DJ Drama

DJ Kay Slay

DJ Premier


DJ Snake


LA Leakers

Special thanks to Q The Question and our Yo! Raps staff.

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