J-Dilla takes lead at 2007 Plug Awards

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On November 14, the Plug Cartel (not to be confused with Plug One, natch) announced the nominees for the 2007 Plug Independent Music Awards. Among the hip-hop artists cited for their work, the late James “J-Dilla” Yancey was nominated a whopping seven times. He is the only hip-hop artist nominated for Album of the Year (for Donuts, the instrumental effort released just after his death) and Artist of the Year

Other multiple hip-hop recipients include Spank Rock, the Coup, Dabrye and Mr. Lif, all of whom nabbed two nominations.

You can cast a ballot for your favorite artists at the Plug Awards website until January 26, 2007. The fourth annual ceremony takes place on Saturday, February 10 at Irving Plaza in NYC.

www.plugawards.com

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