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The 2013 Houston Press Music Awards will once more take place later this year and the ballot has been announced listing the best of Houston’s music class. Among rap & R&B acts, Doughbeezy & Le$ are both up for the top individual honor Local Musician Of The Year while Rob Gullatte is up for Best New Act along with Maxo Kream. The Niceguys once more head the Best Rap Group list, joined by The Outfit, TX, Ryno & Noon & All Day. The Niceguys also look to take home Best Albums honors as well. To see a full list of nominees head over to the HP website.

BEST LOCAL RECORDING

  • American Fangs, American Fangs
  • Grandfather Child, Grandfather Child
  • Grievous Angels, Grievous Angels
  • The Niceguys, James Kelley
  • Oceans of Slumber, Aetherial
  • Venomous Maximus, Beg Upon the Light

BEST LOCAL SONG

  • Junior Gordon Band, “Big”
  • Cindy Pruitt, “Epiphany”
  • Qanda, “Woman of My Dreams”
  • Second Lovers, “New Mexico”
  • Trae Tha Truth feat. Future, “Screwed Up”
  • Wild Moccasins, “Gag Reflections”

BEST LOCAL MUSIC VIDEO

  • American Fangs, “Pomona”
  • Featherface, “I Saw You Dancing”
  • Junior Gordon Band, “Big”
  • The Traveling Murphys, “I’ll Tell Me Ma”
  • Leah White & the Magic Mirrors, “Our Roots Are Strong”

LOCAL MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR

  • Doughbeezy
  • Texas Johnny Brown
  • Junior Gordon
  • Le$
  • Libby Koch
 BEST NEW ACT

  • Grand Old Grizzly
  • Rob Gullatte
  • Oceans of Slumber
  • Recovery Room
  • Maxo Kream

BEST MALE VOCALS

  • Jack Freeman
  • Josh Fuller (Josh Fuller and Dirt & Diesel)
  • Junior Gordon (Junior Gordon Band)
  • Dillon Trimm (The Trimms)
  • Jordi Baizan (Qanda)
 
BEST SOLO RAPPER

  • Baby Jay
  • Delo
  • Doughbeezy
  • Fat Tony
  • Le$
  • Roosh Williams

BEST RAP GROUP

  • All Day
  • H.I.S.D.
  • The Niceguys
  • The Outfit TX
  • Ryno & Noon

BEST RAP DJ

  • DJ Candlestick
  • DJ Elevated
  • DJ iPod Ammo
  • DJ Mr. Rogers

BEST CLUB DJ/DJ NIGHT

  • Bombon
  • DJ Tech.Sys
  • DJ Sun
  • Gritsy
  • Mr. Castillo
BEST SOUL/FUNK/R&B
  • Caretta Bell
  • Electric Attitude
  • Grady Gaines & the Texas Upsetters
  • Nick Greer & the G’s
  • The Journey Agents
  • Zwee

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