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TC Hip Hop Awards names winners Saturday

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TC Hip Hop Awards 2008, courtesy of MySpace

The Twin Cities Hip Hop Awards does not offer fancy gold statues or hoards of hassling paparazzi, but the ceremony can boast its amazing line-up of local talent and a night of bonding for all hip hop's lovers and friends. This Saturday the TC Hip Hop Awards celebrates its third anniversary of giving the best of the best their rightful titles, as well as showcasing a unique mix of genres all on one stage. Expect performances from Knonam, St Paul Slim, BDF, Just.Live, Omaur Bliss, and a handful of others.

TC Hip How Awards founder and continuing organizer, Depth, answered a few questions about the event:

Why hold the TC Hip Hop Awards?

Depth: There are so many good artists out here but the scene is divided between all the different sounds. So this is a night for meeting people, putting faces to names, collaborating. This night gives us a chance to build the scene as a whole. All of us artists working together can help build the city.

Why did you choose the Micranots for the TC Legends Award?

Depth: This is only the second year we've given out this award. We give it to groups or individuals who have helped build up the local hip hop scene. Influential groups who people look up to. The Micranots were one of the first crews doing big shows, one of the originators in the Twin Cities. Before Atmosphere it was the Micranots.

Last year's big winners included Trama, Muja Messiah and Brother Ali. With thousands of online votes cast and tallied, here's a shortened list of 2009 nominees and their categories:

TC Best Group

Atmosphere

Big Quarters

Many Missions

Kanser

Fame N Glory

Illuminous 3

Ruthless

Usual Suspects

Prof & Raz

Prom King Stigmata

TC Best MC

St. Paul Slim

Prof

Trama

Big Zach

Ernie Rhodes

Brother Ali

Carnage

I Self Devine

Musab

Budah Tye

TC Best Kept Secret

Analyrical

MN Fats

Labratz

Wide Eyes

Dubb J

Sikc

D-Sota

Moochy C

NIG

Tony Bones & Big Wiz

TC Best R & B

Remedy

Rico Nevotion

Chris Lawrence

Sarah White

Mayda

Tiffany Carter

Black

La Ron

Anthony Apollo

Rayshawn

TC Best Live Show

Omar Bliss

Heiruspecs

P.O.S

Illuminous 3

Kill the Vultures

Maria Isa

Desdamona

I Self Devine

Just.Live

Mile a Minute

 

TC 1st Ladies

Dessa

Katana

Indigo

Desdamonna

Maria Isa

Angel

Lady Vicious

Ill E. Gal

Mommy Game

PMS

TC Best DJ

Dj Fundamentalist

DJ D. Mil

DJ MV

Plain Ole Bill

DJ Abilities

DJ Miguel Vargas

DJ Verb X

DJ Big Reece

DJ Anton

DJ Stage One

The 3rd Annual TC Hip Hop Awards

Jan 31st

@The Varsity Theater

18+, $10, 9pm

hosted by Boima Freeman and DJ D.Mil