Voting for the Underground Hip Hop Awards has Begun!

T he Time has come. Alot of hard work and tireless hours have went into making this 1st annual Underground Hip Hop Awards what it is to be. Nothing great is achieved alone. It was our goal to make this awards a celebration for those putting in the work it takes to achieve there dreams. To accomplish this we pulled together some of the scenes gatekeeprs and tastemakers to make sure as many of those deserving artist got the recognition they deserve. Of course it will be only one winner in every category but all the nominees have put there best foot forward to reach success.  We want to thank all the media outlets that will have us at there places of business over the next 3 weeks. Everyone is on board to make this show GREAT!!! It goes nowhere without you the fans! Without you we are nothing. So we encourage you to place your vote and let your voice be heard as you help your favorites reach the top!  A special thank you goes out to the core team Brandon Scarber, Jala Parks and Shannon Devries.

T he Time has come. Alot of hard work and tireless hours have went into making this 1st annual Underground Hip Hop Awards what it is to be. Nothing great is achieved alone. It was our goal to make this awards a celebration for those putting in the work it takes to achieve there dreams. To accomplish this we pulled together some of the scenes gatekeeprs and tastemakers to make sure as many of those deserving artist got the recognition they deserve. Of course it will be only one winner in every category but all the nominees have put there best foot forward to reach success. We want to thank all the media outlets that will have us at there places of business over the next 3 weeks. Everyone is on board to make this show GREAT!!! It goes nowhere without you the fans! Without you we are nothing. So we encourage you to place your vote and let your voice be heard as you help your favorites reach the top! A special thank you goes out to the core team Brandon Scarber, Jala Parks and Shannon Devries.

Jeezy Speaks At Juvenile Detention Center In Detroit

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Coming out of early legal troubles, Jeezy was able to persevere and make a successful career for himself. This week, he shared advice with some young men at Wayne County Juvenile Detention Center in Detroit, when he decided to pay them a surprise visit. “Detroit is like a second home to me and I really wanted to let you know that it is never too late for a second chance,” said Jeezy, speaking to the class. “You have your entire life ahead of you and there is no reason why you shouldn’t dream big.”

(4shomag)Dusty McFly talks about the bidding war between Big Sean, Young Jeezy, T.I. & More

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Fleez baby! I’m balling like Michael!” Did you know that Atlantic Records rap artist Dusty McFly almost made it to the NBA? Lol none of us did! That’s one of the funny facts about Dusty McFly that he shared with us. In this interview Dusty talks to Stewe about him growing and maturing in life, his drama with being in between labels while looking for his next single, the reason behind his departure from Detroit, the bidding war between Def Jam, Interscope, Big Sean (finally famous), Young Jeezy (CTE), T.I. (Grand Hustle), and more.

Calicoe to play with Enjoy Detroit in charity game

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DETROIT – Last month on the BET Hip Hop Awards show, Detroit rapper Calicoe said “I was taught to show the love to the ones that grind with you”, during his part of the cypher. Those words weren’t just for show either, as he has chosen to back them up, by participating in a charity basketball game with

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Dej Loaf may have signed to Columbia Records

ast week we reported Dej Loaf may have signed to Columbia Records after they appeared to be servicing the “Try Me” record. After reaching out to the camp and the label, neither confirmed or denied as of Friday evening. Early this morning, assuming when the ink dried, it is now official: Dej Loaf is signed to Columbia Records! Much love to our friends at The Fader for the official word! via THE FADER: “Whether she’s game for it or not, the 23-year-old from East Detroit must now answer to the artists, A&Rs, and agents clamoring to lay claim to her rise. Columbia has signed her to a major-label deal, but that’s only the beginning. Her aforementioned breakout, “Try Me,” a shimmering yet grimy street anthem where her baby-soft melodies make familicide sound romantic, has racked up millions of plays, coast-to-coast airplay, and countless cosigns, from the likes of Drake and Wiz Khalifa. “I hear it all the time,” she says. “‘It’s your voice, it’s your voice.’ It’s just a melodic thing I do with it. I don’t want to sound like other people.” She describes herself as shy and, despite preferring jeans and Jordans to a maxi dress, hates being labeled a tomboy. Still, when the video for “Try Me” debuted, her social accounts were flooded with female adorers. One commenter confessed, “I’ve never thought about being with a girl until I saw you.” “Girls like me; I don’t like girls,” READ MORE. With that said I must send a congrats to the management team behind Dej Loaf: Detroit Charlie, SayItAintTone and Joy! Outside of this being dope for Dej Loaf, the IBGM team and the city of Detroit, this is another win for HOT 107.5 as DJBJ was the first to spin “Try Me” in the country. Dej Loaf’s manager said it best:

last week we reported Dej Loaf may have signed to Columbia Records after they appeared to be servicing the “Try Me” record. After reaching out to the camp and the label, neither confirmed or denied as of Friday evening.
Early this morning, assuming when the ink dried, it is now official: Dej Loaf is signed to Columbia Records! Much love to our friends at The Fader for the official word!
via THE FADER:

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