NEW YORK -- P. Diddy, Remy Martin, the Game, Swizz Beatz, Pitbull, Pete Rock, Common , Rah Digga, Kwame and Just Blaze were among those who came out to represent the 'hood at the Mixtape Awards in Manhattan Wednesday night.
They all got to see the streets give Jadakiss another two nods of approval as Justo Faison held his annual awards ceremony at the B.B. King Blues Club & Grill. Kiss, D-Block's proverbial pounder of instrumentals, won in two of the major categories: Best Mixtape of the Year for The Champ Is Here and Mixtape Artist of the Year.
Jada's victory in the latter category wrests the award from the hands of the G-Unit, whose 50 Cent and Lloyd Banks won that category the last two ceremonies.
On the DJ side, the love for Green Lantern's projects was prevalent. Besides the award for his work on The Champ Is Here (Big Mike worked on that mixtape as well), he won Best Mixtape DJ, Best Mixtape Duo for his multiple endeavors with Big Mike, and Best Mixtape Producer.
P. Diddy was honored with the Mixtape Top Executive & Lifetime Achievement Award (see "Mixtape Awards To Honor P. Diddy As Top Executive").
Photos from the mixtape awards
Winners at the 2005 Mixtape Awards:
- The Mixtape Top Executive & Lifetime Achievement Award: Sean "P. Diddy" Combs
- The Mixtape Legends Award: DJ Luv Bug Starski
- The Red Alert Award: Ron G.
- The Pink House Award: Greg Street
- Best Mixtape of the Year: Big Mike, Green Lantern and Jadakiss for The Champ Is Here
- Best DVD Magazine: "Smack"
- Best Mixtape DJ: Green Lantern
- Best Mixtape Team: Street Sweepers
- Best Hip-Hop Mixtape DJ: Big Mike
- Best Underground Mixtape DJ: J-Love
- Best Female Mixtape DJ: Lazy K
- Best Mixtape Duo: Big Mike & Green Lantern
- The Mister Cee Award: DJ S&S
- Best Artist on a Mixtape: Jadakiss
- Best Radio Mixtape: DJ Chubby Chubb
- Best Mixtape Personality: DJ Kay Slay
- Best Dirty South Mixtape: DJ Ron C.
- Best New Mixtape DJ: Love Dinero
- Rookie of the Year: DJ Radio
- Best R&B Mixtape DJ: DJ Fine$$e
- Best Blends Mixtape DJ: Ty Boogie
- Best Reggae Mixtape DJ: DJ Ron Don
- Best Midwest Mixtape: G-Spot
- Best Graphics on a Mixtape: Miami Kaos
- Best Mixtape Producer: Green Lantern
- Brucie B. & Star Child Award: DJ Chubby Chub
- Best Underground Artist on a Mixtape: Papoose
- Best West Coast Mixtape DJ: DJ Warrior
- Best West Coast Mixtape Artist: The Game
- Best Midwest Mixtape Artist: Bump Jay
- Best Dirty South Mixtape Artist: T.I.
- Best Mixtape Internet Radio Show: Clinton Sparks from Shady/ Sirius Radio
For more on the mixtape scene, check out the feature "Mixtapes: The Other Music Industry" as well as our regular Mixtape Monday column.