FROM BROTHA ASH
History was made last night as The 1st Ever Hip Hop Annual Awards took place at the Hilton Hotel in Downtown Pittsburgh, PA. Dwayne Muhummad, CEO of 360 Entertainment is to be congratulated for this historical event. The hosts (pictured) Paradise "The Architect" Gray and Grandmaster Melle Mel from Grandmaster and The Furious Five fame set it off. Even though the show lasted longer than expected, everyone who is anyone was satisfied without the outcome. The first award given was to Legendary DJ Sly Jock for his continuing contribution to Old School Hip Hop/R&B in the city of Pittsburgh. All of the "Old Heads" came out and celebrated this historical event such as my cousin Tuffy Tuff, DJ Nick Nice, Lady Fresh (Misfits In the Attics), and they were honored for being the 1st to put Pittsburgh Hip Hop on the map. Melvin Bradford aka "The Mel Man" was not in attendance but he was honored and Curtis "CAZ" Boyd accepted the award on his behalf. Melvin Plowden was also honored for being one of the first to put the 'Burgh on the map with Hip Hop. For me, it was a family reunion for those of us who were over 35 years of age. It was great to see my cousin Tuffy Tuff, Gaylord, Adam Smith, The Sand Man and the list goes on and on - this event was HISTORICAL. Even "Hop" from the New Pittsburgh Courier was in attendance and gave an award to Mrs. Rob Penny for her husband's contributions to the city of Pittsburgh. I am glad that I was invited to be a part of it. The New School cats performed and did their thing and showed us how far Hip Hop has come in the 'Burgh. Brotha Ash Productions congratulates everyone who won and even those who did not. From what I seen last night, EVERYONE WAS A WINNER!!!
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