2013 | Rap Recording of the Year | Maestro Fresh-Wes | | The JUNO Awards

As one of Canada’s most successful and influential hip-hop artists, Wes “Maestro” Williams was selected to be the guest speaker for the former Governor General of Canada’s Summit on Urban Arts when Her Excellency visited Vancouver, B.C. Wes has received two JUNO Awards and his albums have reached gold and platinum status. His signature song “Let Your Backbone Slide” remains the only Canadian hip-hop single to ever go gold. He is one of Canada’s premier multi-media personalities. Already a JUNO Award winning recording artist and Gemini Award nominated actor, Wes is also the author of the critically-acclaimed book, Stick To Your Vision. Endorsed by the former Governor General of Canada, Michaëlle Jean, as a “plan for action,” the book shows individuals how to define their vision, how to achieve it, and what to do once they are there.