This performance closed out this year’s Juno Awards last night. It’s a really inspiring performance that I just had to share with all of you.
The Junos are the Canadian equivalent to the Grammy Awards. Hip-hop was well represented last night. Not only did K’naan close out the show by performing his hit song “Waving Flag” but he also invited the other musicians at the event to come on stage and sing it with him. The crowd joined in as well and so did I from my couch. I’m sure everyone at home was signing along too. It was really cool.
K’naan also took home Songwriter of the Year. That is amazing. A hip-hop artist got Songwriter of the year. That is huge! He also won Artist of the Year.
It would have been nice to see Shad, D-sisive, and Classified get some shine as well since I was really bumping their music this past year, but what can you do?
Overall the awards represented hip-hop quite nicely so I’m not mad at all.