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Best Mayoral Dis 

"See N Say"

"Leadership is not in your position but in your actions," goes half the hook to Rockwell Knuckles' vitriolic attack on St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay. "See N Say," released earlier this year on the local rapper's sophomore album, The Glow Mixtape, came with the not-too-subtle parenthetical title of "Mayor Slay Diss." Listen closely to Rocky's rapid-fire lyrics and you'll hear why: "Take a look at Mayor Slay/schools closin' every day/kids forced to play with yay/while he's smiling looking fake/city's all in disarray." With woozy synthesizers, a booming bass drum and handclaps for a beat, the song is a more authentic and passionate plea for a new approach to the problems of the city's north side than anything the mayor's political rivals were able to muster during this election year.

(Sorry, no information is currently available for other years in this same award category.)

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