Yung Joc Wraps Up 2006 With A Grammy Nomination
Posted on December 22, 2006 by Jamie Slaughter
Block Entertainment/Bad Boy South recording artist Yung Joc is set to put the cap on a year that saw him rise up from the streets of Atlanta to the platinum heights of hip-hop stardom.
Among the recent highlights is the news of Yung Joc's first-ever Grammy Awards nomination. The ATL-based rapper - whose debut album, "NEW JOC CITY," premiered in the #1 spot on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and Top Rap Albums charts this past spring - got the nod for "Best Rap Song," honoring his #1 smash, "It's Goin' Down." The 49th Annual Grammy Awards will be held on "Grammy Sunday," February 11th, at Staples Center in Los Angeles.
"Joc's proven success is no surprise to me," said Block Enterprises CEO Russell "Block" Spencer. "My industry instincts recognized his talent. His passion and drive are what keeps him hungry. Numbers don’t lie, so with his undeniable talent and incredible work ethic, I’m sure the best is yet to come."
"We expect great things from Yung Joc in 2007," said Bad Boy Executive VP and General Manager Harve Pierre. "For his first album, ‘New Joc City,’ he traveled through every crack and crevice of the United States meeting fans and shaking hands. He is a hard worker and the type of artist we love. He lived on top of the charts with his first LP and is already on his third single, '1st Time.'"