Local hip-hop artist nominated for ECMA

A hip-hop artist from Pabineau First Nations is getting some attention from the east coast music scene.

Tristan Grant has been nominated for an East Coast Music Award in the Indigenous Artist of the Year category.

Grant has also been selected to perform a showcase during awards week.

New Brunswick will be well represented, earning 38 nominations, most of them from Moncton area musicians.

The hub city rock band the Motorleague was nominated four times.  

Halifax rapper 'Classified ' leads all artists with nine nominations.

The ECMA's take place in Saint John, April 26th to 30th.