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Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 03/ 3/2011

Taking sides: Picking winners at the DMV Awards

By Click Track

fat trelFat Trel's "No Secrets" is a deserving winner for Mixtape of the Year. (Josh Sisk/FTWP)

The annual DMV Awards take place on Saturday night at the Crystal City Hyatt, honoring the best in local hip-hop, go-go and more. We looked at the long list of nominees and each picked a single category in which we feel very strongly about who should win.

Chris Richards: The DMV Awards will hand out a whopping 43 prizes (DMVeezys?), and we're going to assume that category 43 is the most prestigious: Album of the Year. If that's the case, I'm going with the overdog Raheem DeVaughn, whose wonderful "Love & War MasterPeace" was not only snubbed at the Grammys, but at the Wammies, too. * This man has a mantle to fill.

David Malitz: I'm a big fan of Fat Trel and think he should take home a bunch of the awards he's nominated for, especially Mixtape of the Year for his excellent "No Secrets." That topped my list of favorite 2010 local hip-hop releases thanks to Trel's aggressive delivery and unrefined style.

Allison Stewart: I'd love to see Carolyn Malachi win Breakout Artist of the Year. She doesn't get as much attention as she should, but her latest EP was seriously good, and it was nominated for a Grammy (for Best Urban Alternative performance), which doesn't happen every day around here.

* Correction: Raheem DeVaughn's "Love & War MasterPeace," didn't win album of the year at this year's Wammies, but it did win for best urban contemporary recording.

By Click Track  | March 3, 2011; 12:00 PM ET
Categories:  Local news, Taking sides  | Tags:  Carolyn Malachi, Fat Trel, Raheem DeVaughn  
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Hey Chris,
You are mistaken about the Wammies ignoring Raheem. Raheem did receive a Wammie this year for his album, "Love & War MasterPeace."
In 2007, he received the Spotlight Award, one of our highest honors. He also received a 2008 Wammie for his album, "Love Behind."
I'm available for fact-checking in the future. Text me.
Mike - WAMA Prez.

Posted by: askmike | March 4, 2011 5:45 PM | Report abuse

Thanks for pointing that out, Mike. Just made the correction.

Posted by: ChrisRichards | March 6, 2011 6:43 PM | Report abuse

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