The song Inner Ninja has already earned Nova Scotia rapper Classified and his partner-in-rhyme David Myles a Juno Award. It’s also gone [triple] platinum in Canada and now its uber-cute promo clip is one of the top contenders at the 2013 MuchMusic Video Awards.
Scenes of Classified and Myles performing with adolescent martial artists earned four nominations including video of the year, hip-hop video of the year, MuchFACT video of the year and the fan-voted Your Fave Video category.
This makes Classified the third most nominated act this year, after Marianas Trench, with six nominations, and Drake, with five.
Classified and Myles won’t be the only East Coast acts in contention at the awards gala, airing live on MuchMusic on June 16 at 10 p.m.
Rich Aucoin’s intricate Brian Wilson Is A.L.i.V.E. video got a director of the year nod for Halifax filmmaker Noah Pink, while Matt Mays’ trippy Take It on Faith clip was named in the rock-alternative category.
Keep your fingers, and nunchucks, crossed!