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Dec 2011


After weeks of time, effort, and debate from the staff at Rapzilla, we bring to you our nominations for who we chose as leading in a specific category as it relates to doing music. The categories for 2011 are: Artist, Album, Free Album, Song, Group/Crew, New Artist, Record Label, Producer, Album Cover, and Music Video.

To qualify to be nominated, the artist must have released an official full length album, or EP available at retail outlets with a release date between December 2010 and November 2011. Click 'Like' to vote for your top picks! We will be following up and posting the winners by reader votes as well as Rapzilla's Best of 2011 picks. Voting ends January 10th 2012. Click each nomination to listen to their music or watch their music video.


Artist

   The Ambassador
   Bizzle
   Braille
   Da’ T.R.U.T.H.
   Flame
   Lecrae
   PRo
   Propaganda
   Tedashii
   Thi'sl

Album

    116 'Man Up'
    Bizzle 'Tough Love & Parables'
    Braille 'Native Lungs'
    Da' T.R.U.T.H. 'The Whole Truth'
    Flame 'Captured'
    Macho 'Remember'
    Pastor AD3 'No Pain, No Love'
    PRo 'Dying To Live'
    shai linne 'The Attributes of God'
    Tedashii ‘Blacklight’

Free Album

   Andy Mineo 'Formerly Known'
   Jahaziel ‘Still Livin’
   J.R. ‘Murray’s Grammar’
   Kareem Manuel ‘Until Then’
   S.O. 'So It Begins'

Single

*Singles not on an album count only if released to retailers as a stand alone single
   116 (Lecrae, Sho Baraka, Tedashii, Trip Lee, KB, PRo, & Andy Mineo) "Man Up Anthem"
   Braille “Feel It”
   High Society (Sho Baraka, Swoope, J.R., Suzy Rock) “Devil”
   KB “Hello” feat. Suzy Rock
   Thi’sl “Beautiful Monster” feat. Swoope & Skrip

Group/Crew

   116 (Lecrae, Sho Baraka, Tedashii, Trip Lee, Andy Mineo, KB, PRo)
   theBREAX
   Exodus Movement (Apoc, Lapo, HD, Kadence [recently resigned])
   Gideonz Army
   Wit & Dre Murray

New Artist

   Bizzle
   Gideonz Army
   Pastor AD3
   Sean Demars
   Skrip

Record Label

   Clear Sight Records (Flame 'Captured', V.Rose 'V.Rose')
   God Over Money (Bizzle 'Tough Love & Parables', Bumps INF 'Who Is Mark James 2.0')
   Humble Beast (Braille 'Native Lungs', Odd Thomas & Propaganda 'Art Ambidextrous')
   Reach Records (116 'Man Up', Lecrae 'Overdose', PRo 'Dying to Live', Tedashii 'Blacklight')
   Xist Music (Da' T.R.U.T.H. 'The Whole Truth, The Ambassador 'Stop The Funeral')

Producer

   Cheesebeats (116 "Man Up Anthem", theBREAX "Welcome to the Show", Tedashii "Bravo")
   GeeDa (Lecrae "Hallelujah", PRo "Merked Pt. 2", Tedashii "Dum Dum")
   Skrip (Andy Mineo "Hello World", Skrip "Everything On", Thi'sl "Beautiful Monster")
   Street Symphony (Lecrae "Blow Your High" & "Overdose", Thi'sl "My Radio On Drugs")
   Swoope (High Society "Devil", Kareem Manuel "The Lion King", Thi'sl "Beautiful Music")

Album Cover

   B. Reith ‘How The Story Ends’ (designer: Brad Davis)
   Flame ‘Captured’ (designer: Artistic Liquid)
   PRo 'Dying To Live' (designer: YASLY)
   Tedashii 'Blacklight' (designer: YASLY)
   Thi'sl 'Beautiful Monster' (designer: Spec)

Music Video

   Flame "Move" (directed by Green Tricycle Studios)
   Json "Parent Me" (directed by Luke McKay - Dreams On Screen)
   Lecrae "Just Like You" (directed by TK McKamy - Revolution Pictures)
   Mark J "Tumbling Down" (directed by Jann Vivoni - Space Cherry Films)
   Thi’sl “I Hate You” (directed by Eshon Burgundy - Space Cherry Films)

 

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