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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

homegrown 2009 nods


Longtime Toronto Hip Hop radio staple, The Flow's own Real Freqs have announced the top choices for local talent in 2009. If you followed my blog this year, you would know that I've been very impressed with the Toronto talent that showed and proved in 2009. Here are the crew's top choices. My choice is in bold. Go vote for your choices here.


Homegrown Mixtape/EP/Free Album of the Year:
King Reign - Reign Music (EP)
Rich Kidd - We On Some Rich Kidd Shit Vol. 3 (Mixtape)
Drake - So Far Gone (Mixtape)
D-Sisive - Jonestown (Free Album)

Theology 3 - No Features (EP)
Frankie Payne - I Am Frankie Payne (EP)
Famous - Goddess Girl (Free Album)

Homegrown Album of the Year:
Tona & Lyve - Direct Deposit
Empire - Get It
D-Sisive - Let The Children Die
Torae & Marco Polo - Double Barrel
Obie Trice & MoSS - Special Reserve
K-Os - Yes!

Homegrown Single of the Year:
Drake f/ Kanye West, Lil' Wayne, & Eminem - Forever (Prod. Boi-1da)
Saukrates f/ Andreena Mill - Hot Like The Summer (Prod. Tone Mason)
Kardinal Offishall - We Gon Go (Prod. Supa Dave West)
Saukrates f/ King Reign & Drake
Tona & Lyve f/ Saukrates & T.R.A.C.K.S. - Fast Pace (Prod. Lyve)
King Reign f/ Saukrates, Tona, & Rich Kidd - Soaring 2 Heaven (Prod. Rich Kidd)
K-Os f/ Saukrates & Nelly Furtado - I Wish I Knew Natalie Portman (Prod. Rich Kidd)
JD Era f/ Drake - Rock N Roll (Prod. Boi-1da)

Homegrown Producer of the Year:
Noah 40 Shebib
Tone Mason
Frank Dukes
MoSS
Boi-1da
Marco Polo
Rich Kidd
Lyve

Homegrown Video of the Year:
Spek Won - Hip Life (Prod. Lord Quest)
Tona f/ Saukrates & T.R.A.C.K.S. - Fast Pace (Prod. Lyve) (Alternate Version)
K-Os f/ Saukrates & Nelly Furtado - I Wish I Knew Natalie Portman (Prod. Rich Kidd)
Saukrates - Ms. Yesterday
Shad - Compromise
Frankie Panye - Reach (Prod. Tone Mason)
Famous - Goddess Girl

Homegrown Artist of the Year:
Tona
Drake
Saukrates
Rich Kidd
D-Sisive
JD Era
Shaun Boothe

Lyrics of the Year:
Drake - Fear (Prod. DJ Khalil)
Frankie Payne - Money (Prod. Boi-1da)
Saukrates - Hot Like The Summer (Prod. Tone Mason)
D-Sisive - Boom Baba Boom (Prod. Murr)
Kardinal Offishall - We Gon Go (Prod. Supa Dave West)

Most Slept-On Homegrown Joint:
KJ - Repeat
Saukrates f/ Rich Kidd - Salt N Pepper (Prod. Tone Mason)
JD Era f/ Saukrates - Take Off (Prod. Saukrates)
Element f/ Promise - Throwback Love (Prod. The ARE)
Tona f/ Ayah - Street Of Dreams (Prod. Rich Kidd)
Theology 3 - 50 Bars, Same Pattern