To be fair, Yeezy did the heavy lifting!
BET announced nominees for the 2012 Hip Hop Awards today we won't pretend we're surprised Kanye West leads the pack!
With 17 nominations, Ye' CRUSHED several other big names including Mercy collaborator 2 Chainz (nominated for 13), Drake (11), and Tupac (none) — the rapper died 16 years ago today, rest his gangsta soul.
Kim Kardashian might not be directly responsible for Kanye's success but you better bet your Lamborghini Murciélago she inspired more than a few of his tracks!
Kanye's partner in crime Jay-Z also frequents the list and something tells us they'll take home more than one or two trophies.
Mike Epps will host the award show on October 9.
Ch-ch-check out a complete list of the nominees (below):