On Tuesday’s (Dec. 18) epsiode of #EverydayStruggle, Nadeska, DJ Akademiks and Wayno present the first annual Everyday Struggle Awards from the Complex studios in New York City. The very first EDS Awards honors the best in rap music and R&B as well as the power hitters who made an impact in all of 2018. 

This year’s categories and nominees for the EDS Awards are:

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

-6ix9ine 

-Gunna 

-Juice WRLD 

-Lil Baby 

-Trippie Redd 

BEST FREESTYLE OF THE YEAR 

-Meek Mill 

-Royce Da 5'9"

-Tory Lanez 

-YBN Cordae 

-Young MA 

STREETS ON LOCK 

-G Herbo 

-Lil Baby 

-Lil Durk 

-Moneybagg Yo

-Tee Grizzley 

SLEEPER OF THE YEAR 

-Gunna, 'Drip Season 3' 

-Mac Miller, 'Swimming'

-Noname, 'Room 25'

-Royce Da 5'9", 'Book of Ryan'

-Saba, 'Care for Me'

NEXT TO BLOW 

-BlueFace

-Key Glock 

-Roddy Ricch 

-Tierra Whack 

-YBN Cordae

MOST INTROSPECTIVE HOOD MUSIC 

-G Herbo 

-Kevin Gates 

-Kodak Black 

-Mozzy 

-Youngboy Never Broke Again 

MIDAS TOUCH 

-Boi-1da 

-Kanye West 

-Metro Boomin

-Murda Beatz

-Tay Keith 

VERSE OF THE YEAR 

-J. Cole, "1985"

-Jay Rock, "Redemption"

-Jay-Z, "What's Free"

-Joyner Lucas, "Lucky You" 

-Nipsey Hussle, "Blue Laces 2"

LYRICIST OF THE YEAR 

-Black Thought 

-J. Cole 

-J.I.D

-Pusha T 

-Royce Da 5'9" 

R&B ALBUM OF THE YEAR 

-6Lack, 'East Atlanta Love Letter'

-Ella Mai, 'Ella Mai'

-H.E.R., 'H.E.R.'

-Teyana Taylor, 'K.T.S.E.'

-The Internet, 'Hive Mind' 

MVP OF THE YEAR 

-Cardi B

-Drake 

-J. Cole

-Pusha T

-Travis Scott

SONG OF THE YEAR 

-Drake, "In My Feelings"

-Juice WRLD, "Lucid Dreams"  

-Kendrick Lamar & SZA, "All The Stars"  

-Travis Scott Feat. Drake, "Sicko Mode" 

-XXXTENTACION, "SAD!"

BEST RAP ALBUM 

-Black Thought, 'Streams of Thought Vol. 2'

-Drake, "Scorpion'

-J. Cole, 'KOD' 

-Jay Rock, 'Redemption'

-Lil Wayne, 'The Carter V'

-Meek Mill, 'Championships'

-Nipsey Hussle, 'Victory Lap' 

-Pusha T, 'Daytona'

-Travis Scott, 'Astroworld'

-XXXTENTACION, '?'