Last year's 5280 Awards, a ceremony dedicated to honoring the Mile High City's hip-hop and R&B artists, caused a bit of stir in the scene, mainly due to the process by which the nominees were chosen. At issue: Last year's nominees were chosen based off word of mouth. This year, organizers streamlined the process and asked artists to submit their work for consideration to be voted on by the public.
The results in each category, including "Town Reputable Award," which goes to the artist or group whose name best represents Colorado, "Mixtape of the Year" and "Video of the Year," among others, will be announced this Sunday, December 12, at the awards ceremony, which is slated to take place at the Red Lion Hotel. The festivities are being hosted by Reality and will feature KDJ Above behind the decks.
5280 Urban Music Awards Nominees 2010
Mixtape of the Year Slap House Records - On My Denver Shit L-Keys - Sound Click Vonny Loc - Courtesy of the Streets
Female Artist of the Year Lady Lo Key Rie Rie D-Girl
R&B Song of the Year Will Guice - "Crazy" Monte "All Day" Dai Dae "You're Not Like Any Other"
Air Play Award (Producer) Scorp Deezle DJ Quote Chase the Cat
Collabo of the Year Kevin Pistol & E-40 - Sumnasay Pries & Rockie - Sex Education Innerstate Ike & Will Guice - Best of Both Worlds
Video of the Year: Kevin Pistol - "The Wall" Young Doe - "Drop Top" Gang Green - "So Close"
Producer of the Year Mo Heat Scorp Deezle 800 The Jewell
strong>True to Life Artist Award (R&B) Sista Soul Will Guice Dai Dae
Mean Machine Award (Labels) Slap House Records Hustle -N-Flo Elite Entertainment
Town Reputable Award B Blacc Innerstate Ike Julox
Young Future Award Myrical Child 5280 Mystic L-Keys
Big Beat Award (Producer) Mo Heat 800 the Jewell JPC
Complete Project of the Year (Rap) Iman S - No Subliminal Mr. Midas - Boss On the Low Young Doe - Charles Truth
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Video of the Year Dai Dae - You're Not Like Any Other Will Guice - Au Huh Au Huh Monte - So Gangsta
Complete Project of the Year (R&B) Sista Soul - Sista Soul Dai Dae - Selfless
Foundation Award (Producer) 800 the Jewell Mo Heat DJ Quote
Song of the Year (Rap) Nyke Nitti - "Bottle as a Weapon" Rockie - "Loaded" B Blacc - "Bob Ya Head"