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Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 03/ 9/2011

Local news: Town hall meeting to address what went wrong at Saturday's DMV Awards

By Chris Richards

gods'illaLocal rap group Gods'Illa will perform at a town hall meeting that will address what went wrong at this past weekend's DMV Awards (Courtesy of the band)

After an ugly outbreak of violence at the fifth annual DMV Awards in Arlington on Saturday night, the local hip-hop community is coming together for a town hall discussion about what went wrong.

Panelists will include Rev. Tony Lee of Community of Hope AME Church; Tony Lewis Jr., advocate for ex-offenders and children with Incarcerated Parents; educator Brother Victorious; Dre Hopson, co-founder of 368 Music Group; Ricky Parker, general manager of Studio 43; Greg Harrison, CEO of the Board Administration;P-Stew, CEO of Beam Up Entertainment; music journalist Marcus J. Mooret; WPGC radio's DJ Heat,, WOLB's Permiss, local producer Judah; and others. Kyonte' and Gods'Illa are also scheduled to perform.

Winning artists who were unable to hear their names called to the podium after Saturday night's brawl cut the program short will be able to accept their awards, too.

The town hall will take place on Sunday, March 13 from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Community of Hope A.M.E. Church, 3701 Branch Avenue, Temple Hills, MD. The event is free and open to the public.

By Chris Richards  | March 9, 2011; 11:20 AM ET
Categories:  Local news  | Tags:  DMV Awards  
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So a hip-hop "community" that glorifies violence and shirks accountability is trying to figure out what went wrong?

Posted by: FrancisMacomber | March 10, 2011 12:38 PM | Report abuse

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