TC Hip Hop Awards post 2011 nominees

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The process for the annual TC Hip Hop Awards has always seemed a little mysterious, and this year's poll is no exception -- with little warning or ceremony, the awards show's hosts have published a comprehensive list of 2011 nominees to their sparse website and opened up the poll to the public for voting.

The TC Hip Hop Awards have traditionally aimed to draw attention to lesser-known acts, but there are many names on this year's list that will be familiar to those who only casually follow the local rap scene. There are also a few seemingly repetitive categories (i.e. the Best Kept Secret and Most Slept On sections), but it may just be an excuse to feature as many artists as possible, as there aren't actually that many repeat nominees throughout the poll.

The page that displays all the nominees and allows you to vote is a little wonky, so we're reprinting the full list of choices here for easier readability, but once you've had a chance to check out the nominees you can cast your vote here.

The actual date for the awards show has yet to be announced, but in the past it's been held in First Avenue's Mainroom in late January and featured a variety of live performances. We'll post more info on this year's event when we have it.


6th Annual TC Hip Hop Awards: The Nominees


TC Song of the Year
Taylor J feat. Crishan, "On Your Mind"
Atmosphere feat. Prof, Felipe & Mr. Gene Pool, "Minnesota Nice"
Left Right Boyz feat. J. Isaac & Buddah Bless, "Time"
S. Madison feat. the Rxmedy, "Fall"
The Tribe & Big Cats! feat. BJ the Chicago Kid & Greg Grease, "One Call Away"
Mac Irv, "Hometown"
M.anifest, "Suffer"
Fedy, "All Dis Money"
MaLLy & the Sundance Kid, "The Renaissance"
Mista Maeham, "Tied In"

TC Best Video
M.anifest, "Suffer"
The Tribe & Big Cats!, "We Gone"
The Tribe & Big Cats! feat. Smoke DZA, "Good Life"
Sims, "Burn It Down"
Absent feat. Gene Pool, "Money Can't Buy Time"
Mercies May, "Deville"
Desdamona, "The Comeback"
Prof, "Need Your Love"
Big Quarters, "Good Luck"
Sadistik & Kristoff Krane, "Higher Brain"

TC Best Knowledge Spitta
Hakeem the Poet
The Lioness
Toki Wright
Maria Isa
Desdamona
MaLLy
I.B.E.
RDM
Guante
I Self Divine

TC Best Band
More Than Lights
The Definition of Dope
Culture Cry Wolf
Kredentials
No Bird Sing
Xavier Marquis
Mercies May & the Crooked Valentines
Slow Spokes
Smokey Bogart
Crunchy Kids

TC Best Hustler
Ms. Georgia
MN Fats
Jay Estate
Lorenzo Hampton
Young Tyson
Fella Feliz
Spy MC
SICK
Prince Carlton
DJ Rush

TC Mixtape/Compilation of the Year
Grandz & Drew Doe, The Doubie Brothers
Taylor J, Takeover Vol. 1
Mac Irv, Certified Magnet
Rocky Diamonds, The Diamond Life
Selfish, Rise to Power
Greg Grease, The Giving Tree
Sippizone, Who Is Sippizone
Mista Maeham, Bread or Lead
AquaFresh & Mike the Martyr, In Search of Wonderous Punch
Crishan, Man of the Year 2

TC Album of the Year
Tony Bones, The Legacy
The Council, The Preliminary Hearings
The Tribe & Big Cats!, Forward Thinkers, Movers, Shakers
M.anifest, Immigrant Chronicles: Coming to America
Unknown Prophets, World Premier 2
Status Reign, Brutally Honest
Villa Rosa, Blue Diamond Island
Carnage, Worth the Wait
Prof, King Gampo
Doomtree, No Kings

TC Best Promotion Team
Black & White Ent.
JMR Inc.
Chazin Entertainment
All Hour Grindin
M.O.B. Ent.
Whopmaster
On Time Ent.
Pledge Empire Records
DJ Rush prod.
ATG Ent.

TC Best Producer
Mike the Martyr
T-Lace
Lazerbeak
Veguz
VI
King Karnov
Benzilla
Nicademus
G.MO
The Commission

STP Mayor
Mr. Minnesota 
Shawn Skie
I.L.I.C.I.T.
Dante Pedro
Tek
Kiddricc
Beasly
Bishop Swaghopp
Lefty Capone
Apple Jakk

MPLS Mayor
Ice Dude
NIG
Eddie Gwopo
Book Money
Mista Maehem
SICK
Gunna Mane
Big Wiz
Chillah Rose
Unknown

TC Best Solo Act
Dookie
Prof
Tony Bones
Greg Grease
Absent
Toussaint Morrison
MaLLy
Mod Sun
Rocky Diamonds

TC Best Kept Secret
Jumpshot Jones
Sean Anonymous
Grandz
Da Street Kid
Impirio & Cru
Orikal Uno
Cashinova
Status Reign
Xavier Marquis
Duenday
Breakneck the Mage

TC Next Up
Gaines
Dominoe Ch'yea
Tae Guapo
Fly Henderson
ThatGuySoda
Ray LaCrooks
Lil Cheiff On Da Trakk
Creed Tyler
Young Nuk
Taylor J

TC Most Slept On
Jason Anxious
No Buddie
T-Storm
Fev-R
Kidd Magiic
Out of Bounds
Ecid
Buddah Bless
Verb
Mr. 83

TC Best MC
Longshot
St. Paul Slim
Sims
Toki Wright
Mike the Martyr
Meta
Gene Poole
Mike Dreams
Prof
Muja Messiah

TC Best Group
United Ghetto Soldiers
Anchorman
Illuminous 3
The Council
Villa Rosa
SP Kings
Wize Guyz
The Tribe & Big Cats!
Kanser
Dope Sic

TC Best Label
Pledge Empire Records
SP Style
Stop House
Guaranteed Entertainment
Long Doe Ent.
Strange and Distant Music
Fill in the Breaks
Rhymesayers
Soul Tools
Last Triumph

TC Best Crew
BobbleHeadz Music
The Usual Suspects
Wide Eyes
Cherry Sky Studios
ATG DJs
We R Us
OBF Troopz
PaperRoll$
SP Style All Stars
Get Cryphy
Sicfux

TC Best Male R&B
Crishan
DaJoVu
B-Rolla
Black
Trilla 
Kovan
Troy Bell
J Isaac
The Rxmedy
Checkmate
Crisis Fresh

TC Best Live Show
More Than Lights
Prof
Kristoff Krane
Atmosphere
OBF Troops
Carnage
Mod Sun
Dcyde
Brother Ali
Dessa

TC Best Female MC
Auburn
Lioness
B Dot Croc
Lady Vicious
Mommy Game
Dessa
Katana
Maria Isa
G.L.U.E.
Desdamona

TC Best DJ
Dell Dilla
Verb X
Plain Ole Bill
Fundo
Bro Jules
Enferno
Turtleneck
Gabe Garcia
Dan Speak
D. Mil

The Come Up Award
K-Bone
ChevyBoy
ABG
Crown Vick
M.O.E.
Ace B Mr. Hitchcock
Meech
Black Ice
Sti-Lo Reel
Danami

TC Best Female R&B
Shannon Ileah
Kison
Paris Bennett
Auburn
Tiffany Carter
Alicia Steele
Margeaux Davis
Salimah Bryant
Laura Bell
Chantel Sings

TC Best Documentarian
Midwest Broadcast
MinnesotaStandUp.com
InThaBassmint TV
Adam J Dunn
TTAG Magazine
Polo Go Hard
13twentythree
Hi Def
Easy Money TV
4Seen Magazine
GoHardVideos.tv

TC Best Radio Show
Tight at Night (KMOJ)
IndieHop w. Sunshine on Hittin' Lick Radio
RSE Radio (KFAI)
WDEP Radio w. Deron Pitts
Throwback Throwdown (KMOJ)
On the Corner
The Session (KFAI)
Monsterus Radio (blogtalkradio.com)
DJ Low Show (KAUG)
Redefinition Radio (The Current)

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blackcatsearching
blackcatsearching

   “You really know your stuff... Keep up the good work!”

Ms Jae
Ms Jae

This is the 2nd year my company JMR Inc. has been nominated for TC Best Promotion Team....I lost last year to Black & White...we however are 2 different types of promoters...I promote artists they promote shows....I do know how the nominees are chosen certain people involved in the TC Hip Hop community are sent emails and we have about a month to get it back to Depth he asks us who should be nominated for these awards then he compiles all of what we emailed back to him and their you have the nominees. He emails, promoters, hosts, people involved in our community. www.jmrinconline.com

DOOMED TREE
DOOMED TREE

CITY PAGES ACTING LIKE THERE ISH DOESNT STINK. WHAT ARE YOU MAD THERS NOT MORE DOOM TREE OR JACKSPENCERS RAP GROUP?? ONE OF YOUR SHADY SQUARE ''WRITERS'' WILL BE IN THERE SUCKING UP TO ALL THESE ''LESSER KNOWN ACTS'' OR THINKING THERE TO GOOD TO LISTEN. CITY PAGES + RAP ARTICLES = SHOVE IT UP YOUR A$$

City pages - hardly journalism
City pages - hardly journalism

Seriously, are you a journalist? It never fails that the citypages questions this event in an attempt to try to delegitimize it. Guess what? It's still going. You can do yourselves a favor and get on the train or at least do your readers a favor and put a disclaimer that you don't care about the music or the people involved in this event and instead of being a journalist and finding out more about something you don't understand - you've chose to nitpick

Find some answers or STFU.

April
April

Kovan best male yes

Frank D
Frank D

No king sandman? What a joke this is...

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