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.
BEST HIP HOP RADIO SHOW
* This award will go to the nominee that gets most votes from the public. The voting will be conducted in various mediums of communications.
KING OF THE PROVINCE
* This is for anyone making major moves that benefit the Hip Hop movement in the province. 9 awards, 1 for each province.
• KING OF EASTERN CAPE
• KING OF WESTERN CAPE
• KNG OF MPUMALANGA
• KING OF NORTHERN CAPE
• KING OF NORTH WEST
• KING OF FREE STATE
• KING OF KWAZULU-NATAL
• KING OF LIMPOPO
• KING OF GAUTENG
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.
* This is a lifetime achievement award for those who contributed in the development of SA Hip Hop and are still active.
BEST COLLABO SONG
* 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.
MIX-TAPE OF THE YEAR
* popularity, quality, visibility, impact.
MOST VALUABLE PLAYER (MVP)
* this is for the most bankable artist in monetary terms through achievements.
VIDEO OF THE YEAR
* Quality, storyline, relevance, airplay, YouTube hits.
BEST GRAFFITI ARTIST
* Pieces done in the past 12 months, originality, creativity and message relevance.
* Male rapper consistent in the past 12 months with radio singles, videos, performances and a solid album.
* 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 12 months, solid lyrical album.
PROMOTER OF THE YEAR
* Consistent promoter with most impactful Hip Hop events in the past 12 months.
* This is an achievement award for those who accomplish remarkable things within SA Hip Hop ( 12 month period)
BEST DIGITAL SALES
*This award goes to the best selling digital release.
*Airplay, popularity, quality, relevance, originality
WHO DOES THE JUDGING?
These awards are not for the underground or commercial but for South African Hip Hop.
NOMINEES TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON.