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Lil Durk & Lil Baby Among Hip-Hop Stars Honored With Yammy Awards

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Lil Durk performs during The PTSD Tour In Concert at The Tabernacle on March 11, 2020 in Atlanta.

The awards were presented as part of Yams Day, which honors the late A$AP Yams.

Lil Durk and Lil Baby will have to wait until March 14 to find out if they will win in their categories at the 63rd annual Grammy Awards, but they and two other hip-hop stars were honored on Monday (Jan. 18) with Yammy Awards as part of Yams Day 2021.

Yams Day honors A$AP Yams (real name Steven Rodriguez), the co-founder of A$AP Mob, the hip-hop collective that has spawned such stars as A$AP Rocky, A$AP Ferg and Playboi Carti.

The annual tribute is held on Jan. 18, which was the date of Rodriguez’s death in 2015 at age 26. This year’s event, which was held virtually because of the pandemic,  included an hour-long documentary about A$AP Yams, music previews from A$AP Rocky and the Yammy award presentations.

Lil Durk, who is a double Grammy nominee for “Laugh Now, Cry Later,” a collab with Drake, won the new level award. Lil Baby, a Grammy nominee for “The Bigger Picture,” won the Yammy for Yamborghini High award.

Two other Yammy winners -- Young Thug and Teezo Touchdown -- were not Grammy-nominated this year.

This year’s nominees and winners include:

Yamborghini High award:
DaBaby
Griselda (Westside Gunn, Conway the Machine, Benny the Butcher)
Lil Baby (WINNER)
Megan Thee Stallion
NBA YoungBoy

Big Awgie award:
Baby Keem
Drake
Flatbush Zombies
Jean Dawson
slowthai
Teezo Touchdown (WINNER)
Travis Scott

New level award:
Cardi B
Lil Durk (WINNER)
Lil Yachty
Young Thug
Tyga

Hella flows award:
DaBaby
G Herbo
Gunna
Lil Uzi Vert
MIA Babyface
Polo G
Sada Baby
Young Thug (WINNER)