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( l - r ) Nicki Minaj, Gyptian - File

From the Billboard charts to MTV2, singer Gyptian alongside American rapper Nicki Minaj have been nominated as 'Remix of the Year' at MTV2's Sucker Free Summit.

Yesterday MTV2 announced the 'Sucker Free Summit' which was created to celebrate artistes pioneering hip-hop culture. According to a release sent to THE WEEKEND STAR, "Sucker Free Summit will honour not only A-list artistes and legendary rappers, but will also celebrate the unknown, the newcomer, the guy spinning the turntables at the club getting the crowd moving and all the people that hustle behind-the-scenes but never get the glory. The 'Summit' will tape in New York City and air on Sunday, July 25."

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Eric Conte, vice-president of Programming and Production, MTV2, added, 'MTV2's Sucker Free Summit' takes an in-depth look at what's hot in hip-hop across the country like no other show out there. This show will talk about the culture and trends from the people who live it."

To commemorate distinct flavours of hip-hop across the various regions, 'Sucker Free Summit' brought together a group of the most significant persons in the music industry and in hip-hop culture including bloggers, radio personalities and DJs from around the country to weigh in on the year's most influential artistes and determine who deserves to win the 'Sucker Free Crown.' Sucker Free Summit' will also honour artistes in categories such as 'Best Mix-Tape' and 'Verse of the Year.'

In the weeks leading up to the premiere, 'Sucker Free Countdown' will hit the road to hear from music insiders from coast-to-coast to find out what music is making the largest impact in their region.

In the 'Remix Of the Year' category which includes the hottest remixes for the year, Nicki Minaj's remix of Gyptian's Hold Yuh is among the nominees. The category also includes Birdman featuring Lil Wayne, Rick Ross and Young Jeezy in Always Strapped, Diddy-Dirty Money featuring Rick Ross in Angels, Diddy-Dirty Money featuring Nicki Minaj and Rick Ross in Hello, Good Morning, Waka Flocka Flame featuring Diddy and Rick Ross in O Let's Do It and Yo Gotti featuring Gucci Mane, Nicki Minaj and Trina in 5 Star Chick.

In April, Minaj - who is signed to Lil Wayne's American label Young Money Entertainment, unofficially remixed Hold Yuh which was premiered on New York's Hot 97.

On youtube.com,Hold Yuhhas received well over 800,000 views. The rapper has made a number of high-profile collaborations including the Billboard chart-topping songs Bedrock with Young Money and Lloyd, and My Chick Bad with Ludacris.

On March 27, Hold Yuh debuted on the Billboard's Hot R&B charts at number 78 and has since peaked at number 33. The song entered the Billboard's Heatseeker Songs Chart at number nine and is currently at number six. The song is also on the Billboard's Hot 100 charts.

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