First Annual Urban DVD Awards Brought Together Emerging New Artists

Hip-Hop fans

packed New York’s Club Avalon last Wednesday (Dec. 6), for the first annual

DVD awards, where the Artist to Watch Movement was launched.The

event was produced by The Best of the Block CEO, Littles,

and NY Event promoter, Mook Diamond.

The awards brought together a group of emerging East coast artists, known as The

New Big East. The

line up featured many rappers performing together for the first time, included

Siagon, Tru Life, Maino, Stack Bundles, Red Café, Jae Millz, Grath, J-Hood,

and Uncle Murder. “We

bridged Hip-Hop together last night. There were a few crews and clicks on the

bill that didn’t get along, and to get all of them together on one stage

is a huge deal”, said Littles. Other

celebrities to attend the awards were

Remy Martin, DJ

Kay Slay, Consequence,

DJ Cipha Sounds, Zab Juda, Marley Marl.

The DVD awards were the first to recognize trailblazers in the Urban DVD genre.

Pioneering Urban DVD brand All

Accesss won top honors for Best Commercial DVD. "We

work hard to create exclusive content for every release and it was an honor to

even be nominated," All Access CEO, Kraze commented. "We’re able

to get into places that BET and MTV can’t. I started doing this five years

ago and just recently signed a major deal with Stars Network. This event and that

business partnership only reflects how far we’ve come ,that bigger entities

are aligning themselves with Urban DVD producers."

Maino who performed as part of the artist to watch Movement, also won an award

for the most consistent artist on a DVD. "This

event was all about recognizing the urban DVD creators and showing emerging artists

and their fan base. We had so many artists supporting The Artist to Watch Movement.

There’s a huge underground movement that’s about to rise to the surface.”

For

a complete list of the Urban DVD Award winners visit http://www.myspace.com/theurbandvdawards.

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