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The first-ever Best In Dade Awards presented by Street Connect DJs was held last night, Oct. 26, 2010 at Sobe Live, the best Hip-Hop venue voted by VH1 Hip-Hop Honors. Hosted by comedian Larry Dogg, the Best In Dade Awards celebrated the best in South Florida’s Hip-Hop culture; saluting South Florida’s artist on the verge and honoring the achievements of Maybach Music Group Founder Rick Ross.
The red carpet kicked off at 7pm as nominees’ & performers arrived to find out who voters named as Best In Dade. Performers and nominee’s in attendance included Poe Boy Music Group Recording Artist Billy Blue & Brisco; both left winners, receiving awards for Best Mixtape Of The Year & Best Male Lyricist respectively. Maybach Music Group Triple C’s recording artists Gunplay, DJ Sam Sneak, GMASH and more walked away winners at the inaugural Best In Dade Awards as well. A special guest appearance by Slip N Slide Records founder Ted Lucas, DJ Khaled, Ace Hood and Pretty Ricky kept the crowd guessing what was next.
Def Jam South President and We The Best Records Founder, DJ Khaled accepted the Best In Dade Uncle Al Award on behalf of Rick Ross. The Best In Dade Uncle Al Award named in tribute of the late DJ Uncle Al’s legacy, who during his career, was known for his trend setting and innovative abilities in music producing and broadcasting as well as his philosophy of “peace in the hood” and non-violence in the community. Ricky Rozay’s achievements and his work with Rick Ross Charities made him the ideal honoree for the Best In Dade Uncle Al Award.
As the award show concluded, attendees hit the pavement of South Beach elated about their wins and discussed their plans to be nominated for the 2nd Annual Street Connect DJs Best In Dade Awards
Best Club Single: Pull Out The Stick – GreenBag
Best Lyricist -Female: Brianna
Best Lyricist – Male: Brisco
Mixtape of the year: 36 Reasons – Billy Blue
Best Performing Artist: Dj Rhymer
Best R&B Artist Female: Kirby
Best RNB Artist Male: Aj The R&B Genrenal
Best Mixtape DJ: Dj Obscene
Group On The Rise: G Mash
Best Radio DJ: Dj Entice
Best Artist Grinder – Female: Empress Raw
Best Artist Grinder – Male: Ice Berg
Next II Blow Artist – Female: Empress Raw
Next II Blow Artist- Male: Ice Berg
Indie Lable Of The year: Srt8 Drop Records
Best Club DJ: Sam Sneak
Most improved Artist: GunPlay
Best Producer: Phat Boy Beats
Best Blog Website: 24hourhiphop.com
Most Under Rated Artist – Male: Jimmy dade
Rookie of the year: Jigg
Best Graphic Designer: Scrapye
Best Promoter: Lex Promo
Best Video Director: Dre Flims
Best Club: KOD
Video of the year: MGT – Let’s Go Get’em