Nova Scotia rapper Classified wins ECMA Song of Year for Snoop Dogg collaboration

 A fun collaboration with Snoop Dogg called ``No Pressure'' rewarded Classified with the Song of the Year award Thursday night at the annual East Coast Music Awards.

The rapper, from Enfield, N.S., also produced Ria Mae's self-titled album, which captured the award for Solo Recording of the Year.

The awards show, hosted by comedian James Mullinger, was held in Saint John, N.B.

Old Man Luedecke captured Album of the Year for his Domestic Eccentric.

Les Hotesses d'Hilaire walked away with two awards on the night _ Francophone Recording of the Year and Group Recording of the Year.

Tristan Horncastle had the Country Recording of the Year with ``Turnin' Up a Sundown.''

Ever-popular Lennie Gallant was named the Fans' Choice Entertainer.

The East Coast Music Association is a regional collaboration of people in the music industry to foster, develop and celebrate East Coast music and its artists.

Other winners Thursday night included War Horses for Indigenous Artist of the Year, and The Motorleague with Rock Recording of the Year for ``Holding Patterns.''

Like a Motorcycle took home the coveted Rising Star Recording of the Year award for their hard-driving rock tune ``High Hopes.''

The remaining 2017 East Coast Music Awards, including the Industry Awards, will be handed out over the course of the weekend as the festival continues in Saint John.