Mixshow Power Summit Kicks Off In Puerto Rico

The 7th Annual Mixshow

Power Summit kicked off this week in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico.

The 4 day summit

brings together some of the best mixshow and club deejays in the world, as well

as some of the hottest talent all of the major labels have to offer.

On Thursday, September

30th, the Mixshow Power Summit awarded Grandmaster Flash with a special commemorative

award for his pioneering talent and vision in turntablism.

MPS founder Rene

McLean brought in Hip-Hop Summit Action Network president Dr. Ben Chavis and

Big Daddy Kane to assist in making the award ceremony memorable.


ever year we salute a deejay who has contributed to the mixshow community,"

McLean explained to AllHipHop.com. "So my thoughts were that there has

got to be a grandfather of it, it's Grandmaster Flash. [In the past] we've [honored]

DJ Clue, Kay Slay, Red Alert, so we're taking it all the way back. He's a great

individual who's contributed so much to Hip Hop; it was just time to present

him with the award."

Big Daddy Kane

offered up a rousing performance which consisted of a medley of some of his

great hits, including Aint No Half Steppin" and "RAW".

Amongst the sea

of noteworthy mixtape deejays, Bay Area slang-master E-40 was on hand to watch

Grandmaster Flash receive his award.

"It was a

wonderful thing," expressed E-40. "Dude [Grandmaster Flash] looks

like he's in good health, he's a tycoon, I look up to him. He's the reason why

all us rappers are eating. It was just monumental. I think I shed a tear or

something, but it was out of joy."

The Mixshow Power

Summit started in 1998, to honor and award mixshow deejays for their contributions

to music.