Brawl Interrupts DMV Awards, Wale Responds
Fight Breaks Out At DMV Hip-Hop Honors Ceremony
Massive brawls between rivaling factions ended what was to be a ceremonious moment mid-east coast hip hop.
Over 1,500 people reportedly were in attendance at the Hyatt Regency at Crystal City to celebrate progression of hip hop in the DMV area, at the DMV Hip Hop Awards on Saturday (March 5). But the main event happened to be an all out, chair throwing brawl that halted the festivities.
During an intermission, a fight broke out that involved dozens of people, lasting for minutes, causing a number of injuries.
"It was in this spirit that the DMV Music Awards were created five years ago, and in this spirit, the 'DMV' will continue to move forward in the efforts to share great work with the worldwide community of music fans," organizers of the event said in a statement.
D.C. rapper Wale recently took to his Twitter account to express his distaste with the events that went down.
“Just heard about the DMV awards," the newly singed Maybach Music Group artist tweeted. "DC hiphop took major steps last year…And now this. WE gotta do better."
Five people were injured during the melee. Police have yet to make an arrest, but an investigation in ongoing.
Check out the complete list of winners from the DMV Hip-Hop Awards below:
BEST DC FEMALE RAP = RA THE MC
BEST DC MALE RAP = TABI BONNEY
BEST DC FEMALE R&B = ALISON CARNEY
BEST DC MALE R&B = KYONTE
BEST MD FEMALE RAP = KEYS
BEST MD MALE RAP = PHIL ADE
BEST MD FEMALE R&B = PAULA CAMPBELL
BEST MD MALE R&B = KEVIN ROSS
BEST VA FEMALE RAP = AUDRA THE RAPPER
BEST VA MALE RAP = K-BETA
BEST VA MALE R&B = CHRIS LEE
BEST VA FEMALE R&B = MIDIAN
BEST LIVE SHOW = BLACK ALLEY
BEST RAP GROUP = GODS' ILLA
BEST LYRICIST = PRO VERB
BREAKOUT ARTIST OF THE YEAR = FAT TREL
SONG OF THE YEAR = TOAST 2 LIFE – PHIL ADE FEATURING KEVIN ROSS
BEST CLUB/DANCE TRACK = STEP ASIDE DOO-DEW KIDZ FEATURNING MULLYMAN
BEST POET/SPOKEN WORD ARTIST = ARCHIE AND JO'ROLL
BEST GOSPEL RAP = OUTSPOKEN
BEST GOSPEL SINGER = Y'ANNA CRAWLEY
BEST BAND DUO OR GROUP = UCB
BEST GO-GO BAND = WHAT BAND
MOST SUPPORTIVE MEDIA PERSON = PERMISS & DJ HEAT
MOST SUPPORTIVE MEDIA OUTLET = 1650 DA BEAT
LIVING LEGEND = DJ CELO, BIG G, BLACK INDIAN, SONNY BROWN, KOKAYI, SECTION 8 MOB, BUBU PRODUCER
BEST PHOTOGRAPHER = ANWAA KONG
BEST FEMALE MODEL = SHENNEKIA G
BEST BLOG/WEBSITE = DCMUMBOSAUCE + FORTHEDMVONLY
BEST OPEN MIC = UAU
BEST MIXTAPE DJ = DJ MOMO
BEST RADIO DJ = DJ QUICKSILVA
BEST CLUB DJ = DJ MONEY
MIXTAP OF THE YEAR = THE LETTERMAN – PHIL ADE
BEST VIDEO DIRECTOR = SIX SHOOTA
VIDEO OF THE YEAR = NUTHIN BUT A HERO = TABI BONNEY
BEST MANAGER = UNRULY MANAGMENT
BEST PROMOTER = BILLY LYVE
BEST COMEDIAN = LARRY LANCASTER
BEST PRODUCER = MARK HENRY
BEST / ALTERNATIVE = KOKAYI
BEST GRAPHIC DESIGNER = CREATE DC
ALBUM OF THE YEAR = UP AND UP PRESENS = GODS ‘ILLA