Eternia, Shad, D-Sisive Receieve JUNO Nominations for Best Rap Recording

Eternia, Shad, D-Sisive Receieve JUNO Nominations for Best Rap RecordingThree of Canada’s biggest independent hip hop exports up for honors in this year’s JUNO awards.

Often considered Canada’s equivalent to the stateside Grammys, this year’s JUNO awards nominees for Best Rap Record feature the likes of Eternia, Shad and D-Sisive.

Eternia’s collaborative work with producer MoSS (At Last), Shad’s TSOL and D-Sisive’s Vaudeville are all in the running to receive an award for Best Rap Recording, according to the JUNO Awards’ website.

All three artists have received extensive stateside coverage, along with producing some of the most well-received hip hop albums of the last year. These three artists will be vying for an award against Drake’s Thank Me Later and Ghettosocks’ album, Treat of the Day.

Limited to artists originally hailing from the country of Canada, the JUNO Awards are considered the paramount award for a Canadian musician. Spanning all genres from classical to hip hop and rock, nominees are determined through a submission process, much like the Grammys. Final nominations are chosen by various members of the Canadian music industry, including a 340-person judge panel and a 47-person nominating and voting committee.

The eligibility period for the 2011 JUNO Awards runs from September 1, 2009 through November 12, 2010.

Also up for an award for Single of the Year is Halifax-based rapper, Classified, for his ode to the country, “Oh Canada”.

This year marks the 40th anniversary for the Canadian award show, which will take place between March 21 and March 27, 2011.

To view all nominees in each of the 39 categories, visit the JUNO Awards website.

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