As I bite my tongue, here are some of the nominees for the 2004 Source Awards:

SOLO ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Jay-Z, Ludacris, Lil Flip, Twista, Juvenile

GROUP ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Youngbloodz, Outkast, Ying Yang Twins, Westside Connection, 8Ball & MJG

BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Chingy, Kanye West, G-Unit, T.I., Young Gunz

SINGLE OF THE YEAR - Solo Artist: "Right Thurr" - Chingy, "On Fire" - Lloyd Banks, "Stand Up" - Ludacris, "Game Over'" - Lil Flip, "Tipsy" - J Kwon

SINGLE OF THE YEAR - GROUP: "Gangsta Nation" - Westside Connection, "Can't Stop, Won't Stop" - Young Gunz, "The Way You Move" - Outkast, "Stunt 101" - G Unit, "Lean Back" - Terror Squad

REMIX OF THE YEAR: "Right Thurr" RMX - Chingy feat. Trina & JD, "Hell Yeah" RMX - Dead Prez feat. Jay-Z, "Blow It Out" RMX - Ludacris feat. 50 Cent, "Neva Eva" RMX - Trillville feat. Twista, "Rubberband Man" RMX - T.I. feat. Mack 10, Trick Daddy & Twista

ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Jay-Z - The Black Album (Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam), Kanye West - The College Dropout (Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam), Twista - Kamikaze (Atlantic), Ludacris - Chicken & Beer (Def Jam South), G-Unit - Beg For Mercy (G Unit/Interscope)

LYRICIST OF THE YEAR: Jay-Z, Kanye West, Cassidy, Ghostface Killah, T.I.

LIVE PERFORMER OF THE YEAR: Ludacris, Wyclef, Kanye West, Ja Rule, David Banner

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR: Lil Jon, Kanye West, Just Blaze, Jazze Pha, Scott Storch

R&B ARTIST OF THE YEAR - MALE: Usher, R. Kelly, Mario Winans, Carl Thomas, Joe

R&B ARTIST OF THE YEAR - Female: Alicia Keys, Janet Jackson, Beyoncé, Ashanti, Monica

VIDEO OF THE YEAR: "Through The Wire" Kanye West, "Gangsta Nation" Westside Connection, "Untouchable" - Untouchables feat. Lil Jon & Benzino, "It's All Real" - Pitch Black, "This Way" - Dilated Peoples

INDEPENDENT ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Pete Rock - Soul Survivor II (bbe/rapster), Bleu Davinci - World Is BMF (BMF Records), Freddie Foxxx - Konexion (bbe/rapster), Soulja Slim - Years Later...A Few Months After (Cut Throat/Koch), Saigon - Warning Shots (Sure Shot)

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Dizzee Rascal -United Kingdom, Tego Calderon - Puerto Rico, IAM - France, Choclair - Canada, Skwatta Kamp - South Africa