Awards & Winners

Juno Award for Rap Recording of the Year

Juno Award

The Juno Award for Rap Recording of the Year has been awarded since 1991, and is awarded for the best rap album in Canada. It was awarded under the title Best Rap Recording from 1993 to 2002. Before 1999, because of the relatively limited commercial visibility of Canadian hip hop, the award was presented the evening before the main Juno Award ceremony, along with the untelevised technical and industry insider awards. In 1998, Rascalz won the award, but claiming racism as a factor in the award's scheduling, refused to accept it. The Junos moved the award to the main ceremony the following year. Historically, the award was sometimes presented to individual singles instead of full albums. The last standalone single to win the award was Rascalz' "Northern Touch" in 1999.
Date Established : 1991

Check all the winners of Juno Award for Rap Recording of the Year presented under Juno Award since 1991 .


Honored for : Nothing Was the Same

Nominations 2014 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Classified Classified
Drake Nothing Was the Same
Rich Kidd In My Opinion
Shad Flying Colours
SonReal Everywhere We Go


Honored for : Inner Ninja

Nominations 2013 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Classified Inner Ninja
JD Era No Handouts
Shane Bunting Dope Sick
Maestro Black Tuxedo EP
SonReal The Closers
Rich Kidd The Closers


Honored for : Take Care

Nominations 2012 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Drake Take Care
Classified Hand Shakes and Middle Fingers
D-Sisive Jonestown
Kardinal Offishall Anywhere
Swollen Members Dagger Mouth

Shad K.

Honored for : TSOL

Nominations 2011 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Shad K. TSOL
Eternia At Last
MoSS At Last
Drake Thank Me Later
Ghettosocks Treat of the Day
D-Sisive Vaudeville


Honored for : So Far Gone

Nominations 2010 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Drake So Far Gone
Classified Self-Explanatory
U.G.O Crew Still Fly
Big Page Still Fly
Drake Still Fly
K'naan Troubadour
K-os Yes!

Kardinal Offishall

Honored for : Not 4 Sale

Nominations 2009 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Kardinal Offishall Not 4 Sale
DL Incognito A Captured Moment in Time
D-Sisive The Book
Famous I Rap Now
Point Blank Point Blank


Honored for : The Revolution

Nominations 2008 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Belly The Revolution
BrassMunk The Fewturistic
JDiggz Memoirs of a Playbwoy
Marco Polo Port Authority
Shad K. The Old Prince

Swollen Members

Honored for : Black Magic

Nominations 2007 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Swollen Members Black Magic
Rich London The Answer
Arabesque The Frenzy of Renown
Classified Hitch Hikin' Music
DL Incognito Organic Music for a Digital World


Honored for : The Dusty Foot Philosopher

Nominations 2006 »

Nominee Nominated Work
K'naan The Dusty Foot Philosopher
Classified Boy-Cott-In The Industry
Kardinal Offishall Fire and Glory
Eternia It's Called Life
Sweatshop Union United We Fall


Honored for : Joyful Rebellion

Nominations 2005 »

Nominee Nominated Work
K-os Joyful Rebellion
Kardinal Offishall Kill BC Bill
Concise F.A.M.E.
DL Incognito Life's a Collection of Experiences
Kyprios Say Something


Honored for : Flagrant

Nominations 2004 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Choclair Flagrant
BrassMunk Dark Sunrise
IRS Welcome to Planet IRS
Mr. Roam Tom Strokes Presents the ClasSix Plus Six
Sweatshop Union Natural Progression

Swollen Members

Honored for : Monsters in the Closet

Nominations 2003 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Swollen Members Monsters in the Closet
BrassMunk El Dorado
Checkmate R.A.W.
K-os Exit
Rascalz Reloaded

Swollen Members

Honored for : Bad Dreams

Nominations 2002 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Swollen Members Bad Dreams
Jelleestone Jelleestone 13
Solitair Easy to Slip
Kardinal Offishall Quest for Fire: Firestarter, Vol. 1
Ghetto Concept Still Too Much

Swollen Members

Honored for : Balance

Nominations 2001 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Swollen Members Balance
Baby Blue Soundcrew Money Jane
Kardinal Offishall Money Jane
Sean Paul Money Jane
Jully Black Money Jane
BrassMunk Live Ordeal
Kardinal Offishall Husslin'
DJ Serious Dim Sum


Honored for : Ice Cold

Nominations 2000 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Choclair Ice Cold
Citizen Kane Deliverance
Rascalz Global Warning
Saukrates Money or Love
Michie Mee Don't Wanna Be Your Slave
Esthero Don't Wanna Be Your Slave

Rascalz, Choclair, Kardinal Offishall, Thrust, Checkmate

Honored for : Northern Touch

Nominations 1999 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Rascalz Northern Touch
Choclair Northern Touch
Kardinal Offishall Northern Touch
Thrust Northern Touch
Checkmate Northern Touch
Maestro Built to Last
Citizen Kane The Epic
Frankenstein Frankenstein UV
Ghetto Concept Ghetto Concept, The Album


Honored for : Cash Crop

Nominations 1998 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Rascalz Cash Crop
Infinite Gotta Get Mine
Divine Brown Gotta Get Mine
Choclair Just A Second Remix
Ghetto Concept Krazy World
Frankenstein Rain Is Gone


Honored for : What It Takes

Nominations 1997 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Choclair What It Takes
Scales Empire Bright Lights, Big City
Rascalz FitnRedi
Dream Warriors The Master Plan
Kardinal Offishall Naughty Dread

Ghetto Concept

Honored for : E-Z On Tha Motion

Nominations 1996 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Ghetto Concept E-Z On Tha Motion
Da Grassroots Drama
Elemental Drama
UBAD The Legacy
Saukrates Still Caught Up
Cipher 360 Degrees

Ghetto Concept

Honored for : Certified

Nominations 1995 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Ghetto Concept Certified
Freaks of Reality Chi-Litchi-Latchi-Low
Maestro Naaah, Dis Kid Can't Be from Canada?!!
Rascalz Really Livin\u2019
Dream Warriors Subliminal Simulation


Honored for : One Track Mind

Nominations 1994 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Devon Call the Cops
Rumble Safe
Split Personality Try & Stop Us
B Kool Got to Get Over
TBTBT One Track Mind


Honored for : Keep It Slammin

Nominations 1993 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Devon Keep It Slammin
Organized Rhyme Check the O.R.
The Maximum Definitive The Jungle Man
Maestro Maestro Zone
Rascalz Really Livin\u2019

Dream Warriors

Honored for : My Definition of a Boombastic Jazz Style

Nominations 1992 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Dream Warriors My Definition of a Boombastic Jazz Style
Maestro Conductin\u2019 Thangs
Michie Mee Jamaican Funk\u2014Canadian Style
L.A. Luv Jamaican Funk\u2014Canadian Style
Simply Majestic Play Me Some Music DJ
Brothers From The Ghetto Play Me Some Music DJ
Frank Morell Play Me Some Music DJ
Andrew Kishino She's a Flirt (Let's Do It)


Honored for : Symphony in Effect

Nominations 1991 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Maestro Symphony in Effect
Simply Majestic Dance to the Music
B Kool Dance to the Music
MCJ & Cool G So Listen
Spunkadelic Take Me Like I Am
Dream Warriors Wash Your Face in My Sink