Dec 172017

Thank you to everyone who showed up and showed out to make last night awards show one of the best we’ve ever had! We give a special thank you to the Majestic Theater for hosting us.

We can’t say enough about our video team, Hinckley Productions! If you have any video needs, Natalie Hinckley is the woman you want to see. She is a beast and her team does amazing work. Hinckley covered our entire awards show complete with a live stream and also produced the cyphers (stay tuned for those videos!).

We also extend a huge thank you to China Moon and Bartender 608 Intoxicologists and Cocktail Caterers! If you have a private party or event, there really isn’t anywhere else to look.


Finally, we thank Elijah McCloskey of Freewheel Bikes and Lothlorien Coop. Elijah has been a long time supporter of local Hip-Hop and we are honored to have him as a sponsor.

Thanks to Capital City Hues, our press partner this year, for exceptional coverage and support of this and so many other local events and causes. Thanks to everyone else who sponsored and supported this event and UCAN in general.


Without further ado, here are your 2017 MHHA Winners!

Rap Artist of the Year Lucien Parker
Group of the Year 3rd Dimension
Song of the Year Mic Check – Chris Jewson
Video of the Year Feel Good Inc. – Chris Jewson, directed by Chris Jewson & Eric Moehr
Album of the Year Rebirth – Victoria aka Crown Vic
Videographer of the Year Erkjam Productions
Rookie of the Year Chris Jewson
R&B Artist of the Year Victoria aka Crown Vic
DJ of the Year DJay Mando
Collab of the Year My All – Lucien Parker ft. Sierra DeMartino
Mixtape of the Year Wisco Trap – DJ Sixteen
Producer of the Year Devinci Beats
Studio Engineer Lucien Parker
Promoter of the Year Intellectual Ratchet
Radio Personality of the Year Maria “MaDee” Lopez
Hip-Hop Dancer of the Year Bboy Riven
Fan of the Year Gabe Sadoski
Most Influential Will Green & Sashe Mishur
Spotlight Award Ja’Mel A. Ware
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.




Nov 092014

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  


Feb 202014

“My name is Chas and I have spent my whole life living and listening to rap music. Though I have been a fan all my life, I began to truly develop my craft over the past year and finally released my first solo mix tape called “Stasis” in October 2013. This was an extremely rewarding and positive learning process as I began to develop my own unique sound. I take pride in remaining true to myself and speaking about things that strictly relate to me and the wonderful state that we live in. The idea of stasis came from the culmination of positive and negative events in my life that drove all of the feelings released in my music. I truly appreciate you taking the time to listen and would love to hear all of your thoughts and opinions!”

Click the picture to stream and download Stasis!

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Feb 102014

Directed and edited by Chris Holland. Born.Alpha is back with “Paranoid” featuring Shake Stone’s little sister, Bunkie. Another video filmed with an iPhone. Born.Alpha blocked off two downtown streets and snuck into a closed parking ramp to shoot this video. They had a lot of fun shooting this video and on behalf of Born.Alpha, we hope you enjoy! #BA #608

Oct 302013

The final nominees in each category have been determined and voting is now live until November 4! Click Vote Now! for instructions on the voting process and to see all the nominees. Click each nominee’s name to learn more about them!

Also, Save the Date for the 4th Annual Madison Hip-Hop Awards on Saturday, November 9 at the Barrymore Theater. Red Carpet at 7pm, Show starts at 8pm. This show is open to all ages, tickets are $10 at the door or in advance at

Thanks to all of our sponsors for the support!


Jul 152013

Mike Scorpio is a rapper and producer living in the Madison area, his skill set is very versatile, he’s guaranteed to kill any beat you put in front of him! This mixtape is just a sample of what he can do. The beats on this work were produced by Drew Milen, Mike Scorpio, Vybe, and Lil K Beatz. “Prince Thy King” is available for free download at ReverbNation.  You can stream the album by clicking on the picture below. Make sure you check out the brand new website, enquire to get your CD.


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