Nov 022015

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!



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 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.




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Thanks to everyone who came out tonight to support local Hip-Hop! The show was a blast as usual. Congrats to all the winners!

Male Artist of the Year

K.I.N.G. Kronos


Female Artist of the Year

Amy Alida

Group of the Year (it’s a tie!)

Play Fair Cypher


R&B Artist of the Year

Amy Alida

Rookie of the Year


Producer of the Year

DJ Pain 1

Sound Engineer of the Year


DJ of the Year 

Song of the Year
A Dead End Called Merry St. – K.I.N.G. Kronos

Video of the Year

Living on Dreams – Chris LaBella
Album of the Year
On My Way – David Yang
Mixtape of the Year
Badger Pride, Wisco Love
–Collab of the Year
Effective Delegation – 9 Delegates [Jesse Lester, Berk Steezo, Cory Park, K.I.N.G Kronos)

Videographer of the Year 

Niko Carter (Clique Films)
Photographer of the Year 
Chris LaBella
Promoter of the Year
Zent Events


Hip-Hop Dancers of the Year

Styles Defined Crew of Fr3sh Trilogy


Radio Personality of the Year  

DJ Big Juice


Fan of the Year  


Nov 052014



The 5th annual Madison Hip-Hop Awards is THIS SATURDAY at the Barrymore Theater at 8pm.  Come at 7pm and get your shine on the red carpet! You won’t want to miss this show. Tickets are $10 at the door or you can buy them in advance at the Barrymore or online by clicking the flyer below.MHHA Flyer

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Icon Digital USA is running a promotion now until Nov 22!  Icon has generously agreed to donate 30% of all sales to Urban Community Arts Network, the non-profit that organizes the Madison Hip-Hop Awards and events like Level Up Music Industry Conference!  Click on the image to check out their website. Click on the banner to indicate that you would like a percentage of your purchase to support UCAN.

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We are proud and grateful to announce generous sponsorships from Madison Geeks and from Hinckley Design and Production. HDP will be filming and creating a DVD of the 5th Annual Madison Hip-Hop Awards!  Check out these great companies by clicking their logos below.

You can sponsor the Madison Hip-Hop Awards and get your logo on the big screen for as little as $10! Check out our Sponsorship Packages.

Also, we extend a special thanks to Trevor Banks of The Organic TV for continued support with video projects!

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