It seems like success continues to follow a local hip hop artist everywhere he goes.   

Just months after being recognized by a national magazine as an artist to watch, Joshua Elias, otherwise known as Elias the Profhit, has been nominated for “Best Original Male Artist” for the Urban Threshold Underground Music Awards in New York City.

“When I’m nominated for something like that’s in New York City, I want the Ohio Valley to be noticed for that. It makes me feel good to have the whole area of hip hop and positive hip hop on my shoulders and it feels like a blessing,” Elias said.

Past winners of this award include Nicki Minaj, J. Cole, MGK, and more.

To cast your vote for ELIAS the Profhit, visit Voting runs until October 14th. The winner will be announced on October 25th at BB Kings in NYC.