Sep 212017

Nominations are now open! Nominate yourself or someone else now until October 12. Click Here.20626343_1965060283741160_974002480168820949_o

The 8th annual Madison Hip-Hop Awards will be held on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at the Majestic Theater! This awards show is focused on the Madison-area urban arts scene. We will recognize the best performers (rappers, singers, groups, soloists), DJs, promoters, producers, spoken word artists, dancers, and fan of the year.

We would love for you to submit your material to be considered for an award! **NEW RULE: you may only enter in THREE (3) award categories. If you enter in more than that, we will decide which three categories you will move forward with.
Artists of ALL AGES are encouraged to submit their material. If enough youth are nominated, we reserve the right to create a new category specifically for youth artists. Please the requested information into this form and/or send any questions to with 2017 MHHA in the subject line. IF YOU NEED HELP JUST ASK. We will walk you through the whole form.

Submissions will be accepted until Thursday, October, 12, 2017. 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!

Thank you and good luck!

 Posted by at 9:49 pm
Nov 082016

THIS Saturday at the Barrymore Theatre we will announce the winners for the 2016 Madison Hip-Hop Awards! Red carpet starts at 7pm and the ceremony starts at 8pm. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door. All proceeds will support the East Madison Community Center break dancing program and Urban Community Arts Network programming in 2017.

Check out more information about the awards show from our exclusive press partner Madison365.

Feature on the Female Artist of the Year category:



 Posted by at 7:54 pm
Apr 092015


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.

Click here to pre-register!

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.

Click here to pre-register!

Click here to view this event on Facebook!

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