Juno Award for Rap Recording of the Year
Before 1999, because of the relatively limited commercial visibility of Canadian hip hop, the award was presented the evening before the main Juno Award ceremony, along with the untelevised technical and industry insider awards. In 1998, Rascalz won the award, but claiming racism as a factor in the award's scheduling, refused to accept it. The Junos moved the award to the main ceremony the following year.
Historically, the award was sometimes presented to individual singles instead of full albums. The last standalone single to win the award was Rascalz' "Northern Touch" in 1999.
Rap Recording of the Year (1991 - 1992)
- 1991 - Maestro Fresh-Wes, Symphony in Effect
- 1992 - Dream Warriors, My Definition of a Boombastic Jazz Style
Best Rap Recording (1993 - 2002)
- 1993 - Devon, Keep It Slammin'
- 1994 - TBTBT, One Track Mind
- 1995 - Ghetto Concept, "Certified"
- 1996 - Ghetto Concept, "E-Z On tha Motion"
- 1997 - Choclair, What It Takes
- 1998 - Rascalz, Cash Crop. Award refused by artist.
- 1999 - Rascalz featuring Choclair, Kardinal Offishall, Thrust and Checkmate, "Northern Touch"
- 2000 - Choclair, Ice Cold
- 2001 - Swollen Members, Balance
- 2002 - Swollen Members, Bad Dreams
Rap Recording of the Year (2003 - present)
- 2003 - Swollen Members, Monsters in the Closet
- 2004 - Choclair, Flagrant
- 2005 - k-os, Joyful Rebellion
- 2006 - K'naan, The Dusty Foot Philosopher
- 2007 - Swollen Members, Black Magic
- 2008 - Belly, The Revolution
- 2009 - Kardinal Offishall, Not 4 Sale
- 2010 - Drake, So Far Gone
- 2011 - Shad, TSOL
- 2012 - Drake, Take Care
- 2013 - Classified, Classified
- 2014 - Drake, Nothing Was the Same
- "Juno Award winners list by year" (Requires a search by year). Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. MetroLeap Media. Retrieved 2009-12-29.
- "Kinder, gentler rap, eh? Canadians hip-hop onto centre stage", Ottawa Citizen, March 7, 1999.