Eminem and Obie Trice were among the nominees
for the annual Detroit Music Awards, which are slated to take place Friday,
April 23 at the State Theater in Detroit.
Eminem is nominated twice in the Best National
Single category for his songs "Sing For The Moment" and "Superman,"
while Obie Trice's album Cheers landed him an Outstanding Major Label
Neither of the rappers were nominated in the
Urban/Funk/Hip-Hop categories. Local artists White Boy Ric, Miz Korona, Khary
Kimani Turner, Paradime, Poetic Menace, Trip, Black Bottom Collective and Black
Magic Crossing filled out the rap categories.
Local DJ's DJ Babe, DJ Houseshoes, DJ Stezo and
Mark EP were all nominated for their turntable work.
The event will honor blues legends the Butler
Twins and electronic music pioneer Juan Atkins with the Distinguished Achievement
Tickets to attend the event are priced between
$10-$25 and are available through Ticketmaster.