Submissions will be accepted until August 30, 2016. All listed categories are SELF-SUBMISSION, i.e. if you do not submit your material, you will not be considered for an award. SOMEBODY ELSE CAN NOMINATE YOU, however, they must provide the required information. There will be two rounds of online voting: The first round will determine the nominees for each category, and the second round will determine the winners!
#MHHA2016 is Saturday, November 12 at the Barrymore Theater.
We would love for you to submit your material to be considered for an award!
Artists of ALL AGES are encouraged to submit their material. Please read the criteria for submission below and email the requested information and/or any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org with 2015 MHHA in the subject line.
**At least 50% of the proceeds from the 2016 Madison Hip-Hop Awards will benefit the East Madison Community Center’s Madison Breakers.
The 6th annual Madison Hip-Hop Awards is this Saturday at the Barrymore Theatre, red carpet at 7pm, show at 8pm. Tickets are $10 at the door. Come see your favorite local artists get honored for their work! Press release and flyer below.
A portion of the proceeds this year will benefit the East Madison Community Center Madison Breakers program! Check out the video below for more info on the great work they do!
6TH ANNUAL MADISON HIP-HOP AWARDS SATURDAY, NOV 7
Event Will Feature Live Performances, Awards Ceremony with Proceeds Benefiting Local Charity
MADISON, WI – [Oct. 29, 2015] – The Urban Community Arts Network (UCAN), with support from Madison Media Institute, will present the sixth annual Madison Hip-Hop Awards (MHHA) show at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 7 at the Barrymore Theatre, 2090 Atwood Ave. UCAN is a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering and sustaining the local Hip-Hop scene through education and live music events in the community.
With over a dozen award categories, exclusive rap “cyphers” from Madison-based lyricists, and live performances by 2015 award recipients, the MHHA event will build on its traditions while ushering in a new generation of award recipients. Performers include Amy Alida, Trilogy, EMCC Breakers, K.I.N.G. Kronos, and Play Fair Cypher. Proceeds from the event will benefit the East Madison Community Center’s breakdance program.
“Madison has many extremely talented artists and MHHA gives them a chance to shine locally. Recognition such as this gives artists an edge when competing to enter regional and national music scenes,” says Karen Reece, UCAN president. “Consistency is something Madison Hip-Hop hasn’t seen, so celebrating our sixth year is important,” says UCAN founding member DJ Pain 1. Though Madison’s urban music community is both strong and accomplished, few opportunities are locally available, making the MHHA all the more vital for professional development and sustainability.
Hundreds of fans have cast votes in this year’s virtual ballot box by visiting the MHHA website at www.madisonhiphopawards.com. Some award categories include: Artist of the Year, Group, Producer, and Studio Engineer as well as awards for Best Videographer, Radio Personality, Album and Mixtape, among others. Each year, votes are independently counted and verified by Broadjam, a Madison-based music services company.
Tickets are currently available for $10 in advance and on the night of the event at the Barrymore box office. Donations for the event can also be made at the MHHA website.
MORE INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND ON THE MHHA WEBSITE:
Are you ready to Level Up? Click here to reserve your spot!
This year we have Focus…, producer from ATL, who produced Dr. Dre’s ‘Compton’ album! Join us for workshops on social media, branding, engineering, production, performance skills and more!
**Stay tuned for more info on how to register and more details on workshop options.**
It’s time to celebrate Hip-Hop music in the 608. Submissions are now open for the 6th Annual Madison Hip-Hop Awards, which will be held on Saturday, November 7, 2015 at the Barrymore Theater. Awards categories include artists, producers, DJs, dancers, fans and more! Click How to Enter for complete submission guidelines.
For the Love of Hip-Hop
Summer Concert Series returns downtown plus lunchtime workshops at “Top of State”
MADISON, Wis. (June 19, 2015) Learn about hip-hop culture from industry professionals, and groove to the beat of rappers, dancers and singers with the Urban Arts Community Network (UCAN) Summer Concert Series in downtown Madison. All events are all ages, and celebrate positive urban arts, creativity and collaboration.
For the Love of Hip-Hop Summer Concert Series
30 on the Square, 30 W. Mifflin St. (outdoor stage at corner of State St., N. Carroll St. & W. Mifflin St.)
Presented by the Urban Arts Community Network (UCAN).
Rappers, dancers, singers and more. All shows are all ages.
- Saturday, June 27, 5:00 – 7:00 pm
- Sunday, July 5, 5:00 – 7:00 pm
More dates to be announced! See urbancommunityartsnetwork.org or call (608) 561-UCAN for information.
“Learn at Lunch” Workshops
Presented in partnership with the “Top of State” summer program series. See top-of-state.com for details, or call (608) 512-1342. (May be cancelled or rescheduled in the event of rain.)
Learn at Lunch: Hip-Hop History
Wednesday, July 1, noon-1:00 pm
Philosopher’s Grove (100 W. Mifflin St.)
ShaH Evans describes the elements of Hip-Hop over the past few decades, taking you from old school to new. DJ Pain 1 spins all the hits on this walk through time.
Learn at Lunch: Beat that!
Wednesday, July 15, noon-1:00 pm
Philosopher’s Grove (100 W. Mifflin St.)
Have you ever wondered who makes the music in rap songs? DJ Pain 1 will walk you through the steps of beat production. Attend this workshop and give feedback to help him produce another hit!
About the Presenters:
ShaH eats, sleeps and breathes Hip-Hop, and has been booking local and national acts for years. He is the owner of music blog, Get Your Buzz Up.com and ME Management and Consulting. ShaH also speaks about positive life choices with youth and young adults in Madison and surrounding areas.
DJ Pain 1 is a platinum-certified professional Hip-Hop producer, DJ, and certified secondary educator, who has produced records for artists such as Ludacris, Public Enemy, The Game, and Jadakiss. DJ Pain 1 recently completed the Teaching Artist Training program through Overture Center for the Arts in partnership with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
The Urban Arts Community Network (UCAN) works to empower and unify youth and adults through urban arts, specifically Hip-Hop, by creating live music events in the community, promoting professional growth, and building sustainable and safe performance opportunities for all local Hip-Hop artists.
The BID “Top of State” summer programming series feature an eclectic mix of music, arts and crafts, children’s activities, and pop-up or drop-in events, June through September, where State Street meets the Square, in Philosophers’ Grove (100 W. Mifflin St.) and 30 on the Square (100 N. Carroll St.). Find more information and a schedule at top-of-state.com or call (608) 512-1342. The Top of State summer programs are presented by Madison’s Central BID in partnership with the City of Madison, Madison Parks Foundation and Isthmus.
Karen Reece, PhD
President, Urban Community Arts Network, Ltd.
Mary Carbine, Madison Central BID (Top of State)
Producer vs. producer
See producers go head-to-head, beat-for-beat
Producers and fans of great Hip-Hop beats: The Urban Community Arts Network invites you to an evening of hard-hitting tracks, networking and a professional development panel from industry experts. This year’s celebrity guest judge and speaker is D-Teck, the director of A&R of Akon’s Konvict Music label.
- From 4-5PM, discuss production and music business with our judges D-Teck (Konvict A&R), DJ Pain 1 (Platinum producer) and Godxilla (Engineer, producer, professor).
- From 5-9PM, watch producers battle for $200 cash and prizes from Icon.
Location of battle: South Madison Center for Culture and Community, 633 West Badger Road Madison, WI. $5 for general admission and $25 to battle (pre-register below or pay at door).
This is an all-ages event. Producers are encouraged to pre-register to secure a spot in the battle. Any businesses or individual interested in sponsoring this event may reply for details.
Format and rules
- Free elimination round: One 60 second beat
- Round 1: One 60 second beat
- Round 2: One 60 second beat
- Round 3: One 60 second beat
- Final Round: Two 60 second beats
Producers will only pay $25 entry fee if they pass the elimination round.
Producers must have a separate beat for each round.
Please come prepared with your beats ready to play on either a CD or flash
drive. No exceptions.