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
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.