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To do this properly, I really need a list of what's actually been released this year.
Ditto. It's why I never got around to making my "Best of 2004" mixtape, cause G-d forbid I forgot to listen to some B-side somewhere that was really amazing, THEN what would my rep look like?
I definitely feel you about "One Nite Extravaganza," though. What a thoroughly silly, thoroughly awesome song. Even more shocking to me, though, is the recent collaboration between.......wait for it..........Ricky Martin and Fat Joe.
Seriously, I had to hear it to believe it, and I'm still not sure I do.
Anyway, early nominations pending further critical review:
Album of the Year - Jamie Lidell, Multiply
Song of the Year - Jamie Lidell, "Multiply"
Various Artists Compilation of the Year - Rio Baile Funk: Favela Booty Beats
Mixtape Track of the Year - The Game, "300 Bars and Runnin'"
Comeback of the Year - (tie) A.Z. Awol; Smif n Wessun Reloaded
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