Our 2nd annual nappyafro Awards week comes to a close. But , before we end this, we still got some categories to go. We still need to find out who is this year’s top producer or what was the collaboration of 2008. We also included the awards we already gave out earlier this week. Bye 2008; you wasn’t so bad.
Best Collabo: T.I. feat. Jay-Z, Kanye West, & Lil’ Wayne – “Swagger Like Us”
Yes, I’m tired of the word “swagger” too. But love ’em or hate ’em, the song featured Hip-Hop’s premier rappers.
-Runner Up: Joe Budden feat. Joell Ortiz, Nino Bless, Crooked I, & Royce Da 5’9″ – “Slaughterhouse”
Big Boi feat. Andre 3000 7 Raekwon – “Royal Flush”
Young Jeezy feat. Kanye West – “Put On”
DJ Khaled feat. Rick Ross, Lil’ Boosie, Ace Hood, Trick Daddy, and Plies – “Out Here Grindin”
Statik Selektah feat. Saigon, Termanology, & Cassidy – “To The Top”
Best Group: The Roots
Not to say that The Roots didn’t earn this award (The did. Rising Down was pretty good.), but the field wasn’t really competitive. Well then again, what’s that group who made that song “Lookin’ Boy”?
Best Music Video: Something From YouTube (and other video sharing sites)
While some videos were recommended, our video of the year was, uh…
Young Jeezy – “Crazy World”
T.I. feat. Rihanna – “Live Your Life”
Best New Artist: No real winner. Just some notables.
The Cool Kids
Best Album We Didn’t Review: Black Milk – Tronic
Why we didn’t review this album still is a mystery to us. From “Give The Drumma Some” to “The Matrix” the album was one of this years best. Maybe we’ll get around to it one day…
-Runner Up: Evidence – The Layover EP
Turn Yo Headphones up Award: Danny! – And I Love H.E.R.: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
The often delayed And I Love H.E.R. proved to be worth the wait with many calling Danny!’s 4th album his best.
Best Mixtape: Mick Boogie & Terry Urban Presents Jay-Z & Coldplay – Viva La Hova
The Hip-Hop mixtape game may be a little over-saturated, but it took Mick Boogie doing the a Jay-Z mash-up with Chris Martin’s group to take the award.
-Runner Up: DJ Drama & Fabolous – There Is No Competition (Gangsta Grillz: Special Edition)
Wale – The Mixtape About Nothing
Nas & Dj Green Lantern – The Nigger Tape
DJ Drama & Gucci Mane – Gangsta Grillz: The Movie
Little Brother – Seperate But Equal (Drama Free Edition)
Runner Up: DJ Drama & Ludacris – Gangsta Grillz: The Preview
Producer of the Year: DJ Toomp
This was so close; Don Cannon REALLY did his thing this year. But DJ Toomp edged him out with stellar production credits on albums from Young Jeezy, The Game, Ludacris, Nas, & Rick Ross.
-Runner Up: Don Cannon
Beat Of The Year: Lil’ Wayne – “A Milli”
Was there any doubt? Can you NAME all the people who actually rapped over “A Milli” in 2008?
-Runner Up: T.I. feat. Jay-Z, Kanye West, & Lil’ Wayne – “Swagger Like Us”
Nas – “N.I.G.G.E.R. (The Slave and the Master)”
Wale – “Studio 43”
Rick Ross feat. Jay-Z – “Maybach Music”
Video Vixen: Bria Myles
Are there still video vixens? Or is this just an excuse for King Jerm to put up a pic of Bria?