Best New Artist

A$AP Rocky

This Harlem MC became one of the most buzzed about New York rappers in years thanks to his critically acclaimed mixtape LiveLoveA$AP.


G.O.O.D. things happened for this Detroit MC following the release of his debut album, Finally Famous, which featured the smash hit “Marvin & Chardonnay.”


Rev Run's son lived up to lofty expectations on his lyrically potent debut album, Unexpected Arrival.


“Tony Montana,” “Same Damn Time,” “Magic” ... this ATLien established himself as a bankable hit maker in the hip hop universe.  

Meek Mill

The rapper behind the ubiquitous singles “Tupac Back” and “I’m a Boss” played a major role in the rise of the unstoppable Maybach Music Group empire.