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Nominees for Best Hip-Hop Artist

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Joe Eid An entrepreneur who’s consistently looking for ways to improve any business that he’s apart of, any song that he writes or records, or ways to do his industrial engineering job effectively, Joe Eid is a one of a kind artist who does it all. A man of many skills, Joe always tries to entice his audiences with entertainment while bringing genuine music that people can relate to into your ears.

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D. Knight  - D. Knight is an American rapper and songwriter from Springfield, OH. Knight first showed interest in writing raps at the age of 6 years old. However, he didn't start recording songs until his freshman year while attending Springfield High School. In 2013, he released his first solo project on datpiff titled "For the City: The Mixtape". The following year, he released his sophomore mixtape "Until My Eyes Close Forever". He went on to release two EPs in 2016 named "Product of Determination" and "Walk With Me". 
 Knight has been heavily active throughout the music scene in the Ohio by collaborating with multiple artists and participating in numerous local concerts, including performing at the Ohio Hip Hop Awards. In 2018, Knight got his first taste of radio airplay when his single "Routine" received airplay in Columbus on 106.7 The Beat. Later on that year, he gained more radio exposure by performing "Without Fear" on Hot 102.9's web-series titled "Live In The Booth". 
 In 2019, Knight released “Hidden Gem”, an eight song EP which would be his first project to be released on streaming services. The following year, Knight released his debut album “Life Is Precious”, which is considered to be his best due to the advancement of his storytelling ability. Knight’s music is best described as introspective and motivational.

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Zach Scheels  - I am an independent artist from Cincinnati Ohio. Self taught engineer , I record all of my music out of my home studio. I have a new tape out now “Before I Go” available now on all music platforms. Happy just to be nominated for this award , please vote for me !

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