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Laughs, Tears & Scratches: The 2013 Global Spin Awards Took Over New York City (VIDEO)

(AllHipHop News) Last night (November 19th), 242 W 41st St turned into the veritable center of the international DJ culture as a vast array of DJ’s, musicians, label heads and more attended the 2nd annual Global Spin Awards.

Held at The Times Square Center, a who’s who of the music industry was present and arrived in droves causing the event to begin considerably later than expected. The scene was a madhouse of journalists attempting to verify credentials while simultaneously trying to get any artist to stop for an interview.

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Within the madness lied a bevvy of the most influential members of the DJ community of the past 25 years congregating for the first time in decades. DJ Premier, DMC of Run DMC, DJ Kid Capri, DJ Irie and many others converged on this night:

DJ Kid Capri

DJ A-Trak

‘ Pete Rock

The night was full of artists, most with over 15 years in the Hip Hop game,  wanting to express their love for the DJs who laid the groundwork for those MC’s to flourish. Treach from Naughty By Nature spoke EXCLUSIVELY with AllHipHop about his views of DJs and his earliest memories of the DJ culture:

One of the biggest surprises was Kendrick Lamar showing up unexpectedly and presented the night’s first award, Online Satellite DJ Award to DJ Drama.

Shawn Perez & Kendrick Lamar

Once the award show began, it was clear that while the Global Spin Awards is an ambitious initiative, it is by no means a well-oiled machine. A few awards were given out without the nominees being read with the West Regional Mixshow DJ being awarded to DJ Skee after only DJ Skee was announced as a nominee. Jeremih presented the Regional/National Club DJ of the year award to two DJs (Steph Floss and Bay Bay) before correctly rewarding the Miami Heat’s official DJ, DJ Irie.

Harve Pierre, Rich Dollaz, Shawn Perez

Kendrick Lamar & DJ Drama

Even in the midst of technical difficulties and an overpacked venue, the 2013 Global Spin Awards provided some heartfelt moments, such as DJ Kid Capri tearing up when accepting his Lifetime Achievement Award. A video of Capri’s former boss and longtime friend Russell Simmons was played where the mogul explained the importance DJ Kid Capri had on the DJ culture:

I don’t think anybody is nearly as influential in shifting the culture from the old school ot the new school as [Kid Capri].

Check out Marley Marl, DMC, Pete Rock, DJ Vlad and Statik Selektah speak to EME Takeover on the importance of the DJ and its evolution:

Check out a full list of the winners below:

LEGENDARY DJ AWARD HONOREE

DJ Marley Marl

DJ OF THE YEAR

DJ ENVY 

BREAKTHROUGH DJ OF THE YEAR

DJ DALTON 

FEMALE DJ OF THE YEAR

DJ DIMEPIECE

DJ ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR

DJ IRIE 

DJ PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

DJ MUSTARD

 

ONLINE/SATELLITE RADIO DJ OF THE YEAR

DJ DRAMA

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD HONOREE

DJ Kid Capri 

TOUR DJ OF THE YEAR

DJ E SUDD

TURNTABLIST OF THE YEAR

DJ SCRATCH

 

REMIXER OF THE YEAR

DJ TED SMOOTH 

LOUNGE DJ OF THE YEAR

DJ SINATRA

BIG ROOM DJ OF THE YEAR

DJ JUS SKE

REGGAE DJ OF THE YEAR

DJ KING WAGGY T

 

NATIONAL CLUB DJ OF THE YEAR

DJ IRIE

 

REGIONAL CLUB DJ OF THE YEAR

NORTHEAST

DJ CAMILO 

REGIONAL CLUB DJ OF THE YEAR

 SOUTHEAST

DJ INFAMOUS 

REGIONAL CLUB DJ OF THE YEAR

MIDWEST

DJ STEPH FLOSS

 

REGIONAL CLUB DJ OF THE YEAR

WEST

DJ BAY BAY

NATIONAL MIX SHOW DJ OF THE YEAR

DJ FUNKMASTER FLEX

REGIONAL MIXSHOW DJ OF THE YEAR

 NORTHEAST

DJ PROSTYLE

REGIONAL MIXSHOW DJ OF THE YEAR

SOUTHEAST

DJ GRIOT

REGIONAL MIXSHOW DJ OF THE YEAR

 MIDWEST

DJ 33 1/3

REGIONAL MIXSHOW DJ OF THE YEAR

 WEST

DJ SKEE

NATIONAL MIXTAPE DJ OF THE YEAR

DJ DRAMA

REGIONAL MIXTAPE DJ OF THE YEAR

NORTHEAST

DJ TY BOOGIE

REGIONAL MIXTAPE DJ OF THE YEAR

SOUTHEAST

DJ BIGGA RANKIN

REGIONAL MIXTAPE DJ OF THE YEAR

MIDWEST

DJ MOON DAWG

REGIONAL MIXTAPE DJ OF THE YEAR

WEST

DJ SKEE

INTERNATIONAL DJ OF THE YEAR

DJ STARTING FROM SCRATCH

CELEBRITY DJ OF THE YEAR

 SWIZZ BEATZ

MIXSHOW PROMOTER OF THE YEAR

RON STEWART 

CLUB MC OF THE YEAR

KENNY BURNS 

CLUB PROMOTER OF THE YEAR

ALEX GIDEWON

ONLINE RECORD BREAKERS

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