The Juno Award category for Rap Recording of The Year was one of the most interesting this year. The nominees included Drake, Tory Lanez, Jazz Cartier, Tasha The Amazon and Belly. In a category including some of Canada’s biggest rap artists Jazz Cartier managed to steal the win. This was no easy task as he was competing against an album that sold millions of copies in it’s first week and held various Billboard spots upon it’s release and against the debut album of Toronto’s second biggest rapper–Tory Lanez. Jazz Cartier not only had to compete against the biggest names in Canadian hip-hop he took this ‘W’ with a mixtape–Hotel Paranoia–whereas his two strongest rivals competed with full-length albums–I Told You & VIEWS–that both contained number 1 singles.
A few days after winning the Juno Award for best rap recording of the year, Capitol Records took to Twitter to congratulate Jazz Cartier–their newest artist–for the win.
This is huge news for Jacuzzi. He’s already shown a lot of promise and maintained a very active career as an independent imagine what he can do under Capitol. From making a huge amount of sales in merchandise, to going on multiple tours, to now beating Toronto’s rap giants in the Juno’s and getting signed to Capitol Records, Jazz was bound to get a record deal.