Best Artist (Male): Jay Fresko
Artist of the year (Male) goes to South Coast Records' Jay Fresko! Jay Fresko has been making major moves and putting in work for years, but 2013 was definitely one of the best! Click the link below to watch the music video for Jay Fresko's "Slow Down". http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPcLm4c6I8E
Best Artist (Female): Shif T.
The Best Female artist of 2013 goes to ACM Recording artist Shif-T! Listen to and watch the music video to Shif T's single featuring Tyga of Young Money titled "Rappa Slash Rocka" here at this link
Best Single: Some Kosher Yuppy
"In Due Time"
Hands down, the best single of 2013 goes to Some Kosher Yuppy's "In Due Time"! The critics (V-Dot, Michelle Magee, etc.), bloggers (The Beat Yard, Hollywood Online, Dimez on Deck, etc), and DJs (DJ King Shine, Robinlynne, DJ Colossal, Afrosoul, DJ Ms. Royale, etc.) all gave the single great reviews and support! If you haven't heard the single yet, find out what you missed by clicking this link here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCEZV172pmY
Best DJ: DJ Ice
This was a tough pick! There were oceans of DJ's eligible for "SEHH Best DJ of 2013", DJ King Shine, DJ Ms. Royale, DJ Colossal and the list goes on, but one of the best mixtapes released this year, Indy Street Heat co-hosted by DJ Ice held enough weight to tip the scale in his favor! Check out the mixtape here at this link http://coast2coastmixtapes.com/mixtapes/mixtapedetail.aspx/indy-street-heat
Best Producer: Stupid Genius
Stupid Genius produced some of the BEST BEATS OF 2013! Listen to some of those bangers at http://www.southcoastrecords.com
Best Music Video: "Just Ask"
by Wess Musiq (directed by Tim Carr)
The Best Music video of 2013 goes to Wess Musiq's "Just Ask" (featuring Al Skee and Casino Redd), directed by Tim Carr! We are all tired of seeing rap videos with the same visuals and themes (standing on the corner, rapping inside of a strip club, in the studio, etc.), so director Tim Carr and recording artist Wess Musiq decided to take things in a different direction by creating a live action version of the video game Grand Theft Auto 5! Watch the actual video by clicking the link below
Big Business Award:
South Coast Records
The Big Business award goes to the record label South Coast Records! Why? Because they are doing big things and doing big business! Check out their promotional blog at http://www.southcoastrecordsblog.blogspot.com and the official website at http://www.southcoastrecords.com
Best Collaboration: Rhyme Scheme
featuring D.I.V. & Revolver
"Time Will Fly"
Jay of The Giant Blast thought it would be a great idea to put rising New York based artist D.I.V. and current Californian emcee Rhyme Scheme on the same track, and just like most of Jay's ideas this turned out to be an instant classic! Listen to it here
Best Promotions: The Giant Blast
The Giant Blast provides one of the best music marketing, advertising, promotional and PR services for artists and labels on the web today (aside from the SEHH Promotional Service of course). In the past years The Giant Blast has worked records for Grandmaster Melle Mel, DJ Khaled, Slip-N-Slide Records, State Property's Omillio Sparks, Sadat X, Ying Yang Twins, Special Ed, and Petey Pablo just to name a few, and in 2013 The Giant Blast kept up the great work by "blasting" music from clients such as Mono Bagends, Rhyme Scheme, Mr. Boom Boom Bang, Arlis Michaels, Ike Ellis, MCBEE-X, PerfectPryzm, Zemy, Freestyle of The Arsonists and more! Lots of independent and unsigned artists have to wear multiple hats, but The Giant Blast believes that artists should just focus on creating the art and making great music, and hire companies like The Giant Blast to get the word out and do the leg work! If you are an independent artist and you are interested learning more about The Giant Blast's promotional services then e-mail TheGiantBlast@aol.com
Best Radio Show:
Vibes Live with Robinlynne Mabin
The Award for Best Radio Show goes to Vibes Live hosted by Robinlynne Mabin. Listen to why her show is so popular by clicking this link http://www.vibeslive.com
Best Blog: The Beat Yard
The Award for Best Blog goes to The Beat Yard. Now we must admit that this blog/ web page isn't updated as often as we would like, but when they do make updates The Beat Yard has some of the best blog entries on the web, with in depth interviews talking with producers about their beats and artists about the types of beats they like to use, music reviews, beat reviews, etc. The Beat Yard also does a great job of connecting artists and producers! Check out some of their posts here at http://www.thebeatyard.blogspot.com
Best Youtube: 2 Good 4 Radio
The Best Youtube goes to 2 Good 4 Radio. Not for having awesome visuals, but for posting some of the most interesting, fun and entertaining podcasts on the web! Listen to some of the podcasts, rants and interviews here at http://www.youtube.com/2Good4Radio
Model of The Year: Nika Williams
Model of the year goes to the lovely, beautiful and talented Nika Williams! When Nika Williams isn't burning up the runway or posing for a photo shoot, you can catch her making audiences roar with laughter in comedy clubs across the U.S. Yes, you read that correctly, Nika Williams is a beautiful model that performs stand up comedy and she is hilarious! Nika Williams also has a nice body, and a nice body of television and film work under her belt, appearing on shows from Hannah Montana, VH1's Best Week Ever, Nick Cannon's Short Circuits, All of Us, 2 Broke Girls and more! Don't sleep on Nika! If you are, this recent podcast interview featuring Nika will certainly wake you up http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zoRANcJZop0
Album/Mixtape of The Year:
Wess Musiq POWER N PLEASURE
Album of the year goes to Wess Musiq's POWER N PLEASURE! Fans and viewers of South East Hip Hop Magazine couldn't wait to get their hands on this project and pump it in their iPods! Check out the album for yourself at these links
Google Play Store Link: https://play.google.com/store/music/album?id=Baujbnwp25kmuvlzmiqhulx4x4eiTunes Link: https://itunes.apple.com/lv/album/power-n-pleasure/id771018842
Best Mobile App:
The Giant Blast Mobile Device App.
There are lots of great new apps available and one of our favorites and a SEHH recommended app is The Giant Blast Mobile Device App. The app keeps it's viewers and subscribers updated on music and entertainment news, and allows visitors to stream music and view pics from the app as well. Subscribers can also receive blog posts from South East Hip Hop Magazine as well! Click this link to install the app. IT'S FREE
There you have it folks! THE BEST OF 2013
(according to South East Hip Hop Magazine)!
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