10th Annual Mixtape Awards Scheduled For December 7, 2006
Here is a timeline of events:
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7
12:00 PM - Press Conference and Unveiling of the Mixtape Museum
6:00 PM - Red Carpet with Awards Presentation to follow. A Press Room will also be available for the duration of the awards and immediately afterwards. (performances to be announced)
11:00 PM - Exclusive After-Party
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8
10:00 PM - General admission After-Party with performances by Clipse and Papoose
This event is sponsored by Foundation Magazine and Power 105
The late Justo Faison, founder of The Mixtape Awards, created the awards ceremony to bring respect and recognition to mixtape DJ's across the world of Hip Hop, who otherwise would be overlooked. The New York Times noted that "Thanks to Faison, the mixtape world even has it's own annual ceremony." Last years attendees alone included Sean Combs, winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award, Fat Joe, The Game, Kay Slay, DJ Red Alert and a host of others and past awards attendances have reached well over 10,000.
This years awards will be streamed live via high definition internet television provided by Sandbox Group and streamed live via Sirius Satellite Radio. BET/Rap City will provide post-Awards coverage and MTV Sucka Free is providing exclusive backstage access coverage.
Premier sponsors of the 10th Annual Mixtape Awards include: MixUnit, Power 105, The Source, J Records, Koch and MBK!
Special invited guests include: Tyrese, Kid Capri, Kay Slay, Bill Duke, Alicia Keys, Maino, Chamillionaire, Clipse, Paul Wall, Game, DJ Whoo Kid, Clinton Sparks, Grahf, Green Lantern, Trae, Papoose, Gillie da Kid, Littles, Luv Bug, Starski, Brucie B, J.R. 'Get Money', Young Twinn, Crisco Kidd, TMI Boyz, 40 Glocc, Big Tuck, Tum Tum, UGK, Ras Kass, Mr Marcelo and more to be confirmed.
Press: BET/Rap City, MTV/Sucka Free, Sirius Satellite Radio, Sandbox Group, The Source, Foundation Magazine, Billboard, Ozone Magazine, Scratch Magazine, XXL, AllHipHop.com, Pitchfork Media, Daily News, Cheddar DVD, Smack DVD, Cocaine City, All Access DVD, Drahma Magazine, Crack DVD and more to be confirmed.