Philly Rap Pioneers Honored During 2009 Philly UMA'S

AllHipHop Staff

A number of Philadelphia Hip-Hop legends will honored next month during the 2009 Philly Urban Music Awards.

The event will be hosted by Hip-Hop radio pioneer Lady and will bestow the Lifetime Achievement Award on Gangsta Rap pioneer, Schoolly D., who released some of the earliest and most influential records of the genre, including “P.S.K.,” “I Don‘t Like Rock & Roll,” “It’s Crack,” “We Get Ill” and others.

Other Award recipients include Ready Rock C., who served as the beat boxer for Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince, graffiti artist Cornbread, “The Guitar God” Mike Tyler (bass player on early rap classics) and DJs Baby DST & Gary-O.

The event was established by Philadelphia Hip-Hop entrepreneur Docta Shock, to recognize Philadelphia’s contribution to the genre since its inception.

In addition to the awards ceremony, there will be three performances and a video presentation.

The 2009 Philly Urban Music Awards are slated to take place November 19th at the First District Plaza, from 7:00 PM-11:00 PM.

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