Kendrick Lamar nominated for 14 BET Hip-Hop Awards

Kendrick Lamar nominated for 14 BET Hip-Hop Awards

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CHELMSFORD, UNITED KINGDOM - AUGUST 18: Kendrick Lamar performs on stage during the final day of the V Festival 2013 at Hylands Park on August 18, 2013 in Chelmsford, England. (Photo by C Brandon/Redferns via Getty Images)

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by Associated Press

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Posted on August 22, 2013 at 6:24 PM

ATLANTA -- Kendrick Lamar made a splash with his major label debut. He recently called out some of rap's best by name, warning them about his aim for hip-hop's top spot on Big Sean's "Control."

Now, BET is taking notice.

In a statement to The Associated Press, the network said Thursday that Lamar received the most nominations with 14 for the eighth annual BET Hip-Hop Awards. It airs Oct. 15. He is the show's reigning Lyricist of the Year and his 2012 album, "good kid, m.A.A.d city" recently sold more than 1 million units.

For the first time, rap veteran Snoop Dogg will host the show, which will be taped Sept. 28 at the Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center.

Rapper Drake scored 13 nominations and J. Cole earned 10 nods.

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