Taking sides: Picking winners at the DMV Awards
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.
| March 3, 2011; 12:00 PM ET
Categories: Local news, Taking sides | Tags: Carolyn Malachi, Fat Trel, Raheem DeVaughn
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