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From Maestro Fresh Wes to Drake: listen to the best rap recordings in Juno history

Caroline Szwed

Maestro Fresh Wes was the first winner of best rap at the Junos in 1991...and it's been a 'symphony in effect' ever since. Hear Drake, Jazz Cartier, Shad, K'naan, K-OS and more

Have you listened to our Juno-related streams recently?

To get Canadian music fans prepped for the 2018 Juno Awards, we've launched streams with past Juno winners from different genres, with streams including Songwriter of the YearJazz Album of the Year: GroupClassical Album of the Year: Large EnsembleCountry Album of the YearPop Album of the YearChildren's Album of the Year, and Indigenous Album of the Year. Today's stream is Rap Recording of the Year.

This new stream features the best of the best in the Canadian rap scene. From Maestro Fresh West — who won the first Juno for rap recording of the year in 1991 — to Drake to Jazz Cartier to Shad to K'naan and more, listen to them all by pressing play above.

The 47th annual Juno Awards will take place on March 25, 2018, in Vancouver. We'll be releasing one more stream for now, so stay tuned to to keep up with the new music. That's also where you'll get all our Juno Awards coverage, and where you'll be able to watch the awards live from the Rogers Centre in 2018.

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