Wednesday, 20 August 2014

SA Hip Hop Awards (2014 Submissions Opened)





Hip Hop Awards time is upon us again. Deadlines too…

Yeah I know what most of y’all are thinking “The Awards usually go to the popular Artists and well known labels, what the point of submitting.

That isn’t true. Independent artists like Casper Nyovest were nominated and ended up winning.

Remember, there are a lot more categories than just the handful that get televised.

With that in mind, kindly check the below information and put yourself in the running to win a HipHop Award.

WHO QUALIFIES FOR NOMINATION?

* Any SA Hip Hop album/mixtape/video/event/song/that was released or impactful or effective in the past 12 months.
* The nominated art form must be released or occur in South Africa.
* The artist/group must be South African, if not then they must have a South African work permit and their work must be produced and released in the Republic of South Africa.

THE CRITERIA (CATEGORIES)
Most categories are judged by panels of unpaid, independent judges drawn from the broadcast and print media, as well as freelance writers and critics, performing musicians, and from academia. Nominations are evaluated on the basis of artistic merit. Panels of influential music veterans and music fans determine the winners and nominees.
Every category will be judged by different judges.

The categories will be judged as follows:

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
* originality, popularity, quality, visibility, sales, impact, melody and composition.

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
* Number of singles, quality, quantity, arrangement, innovation, impact.

HUSTLER OF THE YEAR
* Endorsements or any other achievements acquired through Hip Hop.

KING OF THE PROVINCE
* This is for anyone making major moves that benefit the Hip Hop movement in the province. Events organisers and promoters. 9awards, 1 for each province.

BEST INTERNATIONAL BRAND
* This is for an international corporate brand that is playing a role in the development of SA Hip Hop.

BEST LOCAL BRAND
* This is for a South African clothing brand that is strictly Hip Hop.

SONG OF THE YEAR
* Airplay, popularity, quality, relevance, originality.

BEST DANCE CREW AWARD
* The Hip Hop dance crew that achieved the most in the past year.

HONORARY AWARD (LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD)
* This is a lifetime achievement award for those who contributed in the development of SA Hip Hop and are still active.

BEST COLLABO
* The most popular rap song collaborated by 2 or more artists

DJ OF THE YEAR
* This is for the DJ who contributed immensely to SA Hip Hop in the past 12 months, be it on radio, clubs or sessions.

BEST FRESHMAN (NEW COMER)
* This is for a rapper who emerged and blew up the scene in the past 12 months.
NOTE: If KO releases an album within this period then he qualifies as a newcomer since this is his first solo project.

MIXTAPE OF THE YEAR
* Popularity, quality, visibility, impact.

MOST VALUABLE ARTIST
* This is for the most bankable artist in monetary terms through achievements.

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
* Quality, storyline, relevance, airplay, YouTube hits.

BEST GRAFFITI
* Pieces done in the past 12 months, originality, creativity and message relevance.

BEST MALE
* Male rapper consistent in the past 12 months with radio singles, videos, performances and a solid album.

BEST FEMALE
* Female rapper consistent in the past 12 months with radio singles, videos, performances and a solid album.

LYRICIST OF THE YEAR
* Consistent lyricism throughout the past 12months, solid lyrical repertoire.

PROMOTER OF THE YEAR
* Consistent promoter with most impactful and successful Hip Hop events in the past 12 months.
BEST HIP HOP RADIO SHOW
* Local content, SA Hip Hop development, listenership, relevance and quality. This is 100% judged by the public.


NOTE: For a submission in any category, the material or entrants must have been active or released between 15 September 2013 and 15 September 2014.  A thorough consultation with record companies, distributors, promoters, radio stations,journalists, social networks and street teams in all 9 provinces will be conducted.
Kasi.mp3s and other digital releases do not qualify, except for iTunes.

WHO DOES THE JUDGING?
Preliminary judges come from a pool of local music industry professionals including musicians, songwriters, producers,recording engineers, music publishers, booking agents, program and music directors, talent coordinators and music marketing professionals. Final judging is done by music industry professionals who are not related nor connected to the nominees or their record labels.
SUBMISSIONS
* Open until 15th September
* Only material released/active between 15 September 2013 and 15 September 2014 can be submitted.
* Albums, mixtapes, singles and music videos must be submitted to Ritual Media Group (RMG) in Newtown. Hard copies ONLY, no links. Kings, Radio Presenters, DJs, Promoters, Hustlers, Dance Crews and Graffiti artists must email their profiles outlining their achievements from the past 12 months.

PS.SONG OF THE YEAR, BEST MALE, BEST FEMALE, BEST COLLABO, ALBUM OF THE YEAR & BEST VIDEO are 50% voted by the judges and other 50% by the public.
DATE: To be announced
VENUE: To be announced
ENTRANCE FEE: To be announced
DRESS CODE: Strictly formal
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