Following up last week's story, the Mass. Industry Committee (M.I.C.) announced the nominations in several categories for the first annual M.I.C. Hip-Hop Awards this past Saturday at the Dres (of Blacksheep) show at the Middle East. The nominations were compiled based on the responses to over 150 delegate letters that had been sent out to media and people of knowledge in the state. Voting will be open to the public and will begin soon at www.massindustrycommittee.com. The awards are tentatively scheduled for April. The venue for the event has not yet been selected but possible locations include the Majestic Theatre, the Wang Center, and the Orpheum Theatre. Slaine topped the nominations with 5, two of which were for his work with Special Teamz, a group that also includes Jaysaun and Edo G.
– Matthew M. Burke
Mass. Industry Committee's hip-hop awards nominations:
MAGAZINE OF THE YEAR- Skope Magazine- The Source Magazine- What's Up Magazine- True Magazine- Subversive Magazine- Hater's Magazine- Friday's MagazineSINGLE OF THE YEAR- Iroq & John Doe I BELIEVE- Dre Robinson's PRESSURE ON ME- Special Teamz MAIN EVENT- Slaine CLOSE YOUR EYES- Mic Stylez BRING IT BACK- DL Contagious- Perceptionists MEMORIAL DAYMIXTAPE OF THE YEAR (Artists)- STRAIGHT PIFF - N.B.S.- ASK YOURSELF Vol 2 - Man Terror(Hosted by Chubby Chubb)- WELCOME TO VENOM CITY - Venom- ROOKIE OF THE YEAR - Suprano- HOOD POLITICS - Termanology- WHITE MAN IS THE DEVIL - Slaine- THE TIME IS NOW Vol.5 - Hitmakerz(Hosted by Chubby Chubb)MIXTAPE OF THE YEAR (Compilation)- MASS MOVEMENTS - Edi Leedz- CHAMPS ARE HERE Vol2-Statik Selektah- BACK TO SCHOOL Vol3 - TD3- THE UNDISPUTED - DJ Shadow Skills- MASS DESTRUCTION Vol2 - DJ Illegal-OFFICAIL SAVEHIPHOP.ORG MXTAPE - DJ Shame- EMPIRE STRIKES BACK - Statik Selektah & G-UnitALBUM OF THE YEAR- Big Shug Who's Hard- Lyrical Infiniti- Venom Sick Again- Benzino Arch Nemesis- The Perceptionists Black Dialogue- 7L & Esoteric Moment Of Rarities- BallklubFEMALE ARTIST- Carmen (Hitmakerz)- Letia Larok (Embryo)- Free- Brix- Kiki Breevlife- Animocity- Jane NithrowMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR- Krumbsnatcha- Dre Robinson- DL- Lyrical- Ed O.G.- Slaine- AkrobatikGROUP OF THE YEAR- Hitmakerz- Perceptionists- 7L & Esoteric- N.B.S.- Venom- Greater Good- Special Teamz