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Best Hip-Hop Bands/Acts in Atlanta.

Best local hip-hop act BOA Award Winner

2016 » After Dark » Readers Pick
Legit Figurez

Best local hip-hop act BOA Award Winner

2015 » After Dark » Readers Pick
Mighty High Coup

Best local hip-hop act BOA Award Winner

2017 » After Dark » Readers Pick
Deaux

www.moredopemusic.com/deaux

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Best Hip-hop Act BOA Award Winner

2005 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Critics Pick
Psyche Origami
In a town where hip-hop super-stardom reigns supreme, PSYCHE ORIGAMI subverts the blingin’ and big pimpin’ of the drrty paradigm with sheer brainpower. Remaining commercially accessible without compromising the fundamentals of underground hip-hop, MC Wyzsztyk (pronounced WIZ-stick)more...

In a town where hip-hop super-stardom reigns supreme, PSYCHE ORIGAMI subverts the blingin’ and big pimpin’ of the drrty paradigm with sheer brainpower. Remaining commercially accessible without compromising the fundamentals of underground hip-hop, MC Wyzsztyk (pronounced WIZ-stick) spits a torrent of scientific theory and existential slang at lightning speeds. DJs Dainja and Synthesis weave a web of baroque beats and innovative melodies, just trying to keep up. Crafting The Standard, a concept album about fuel for the mind and body in an age when gas costs an arm and a leg, Psyche Origami transcends the clubs and aims for the true heads.
www.psycheorigami.com.

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Best Local Hip-Hop Act BOA Award Winner

2005 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Readers Pick
Outkast

Best Local Hip-hop Act BOA Award Winner

2006 » After Dark » Critics Pick
Purple Ribbon All-Stars
It’s been a big year for big butts, particularly for Big Boi’s PURPLE RIBBON ALL-STARS. Every rap label has its token white boy, and Purp’s Bubba Sparxxx paid dividends with his smash hit, “Ms. New Booty.” Aside from that, the Purple Ribbon All-Stars createdmore...

It’s been a big year for big butts, particularly for Big Boi’s PURPLE RIBBON ALL-STARS. Every rap label has its token white boy, and Purp’s Bubba Sparxxx paid dividends with his smash hit, “Ms. New Booty.” Aside from that, the Purple Ribbon All-Stars created the best of the many Atlanta theme songs this year with their radio and club banger, “Kryptonite.” Superman ain’t got shit on that. The crew pulled off a successful and productive year, all while reppin’ our city: “Pimp if you want them, you can find them in the A.”
www.purpleribbonallstars.com.

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Best Local Hip-Hop Act BOA Award Winner

2006 » After Dark » Readers Pick
Outkast

Best Local Hip-hop Act That’s Not OutKast BOA Award Winner

2007 » After Dark » Critics Pick
Supreeme
This category could be titled “best local hip-hop act since OutKast.” SUPREEME is that good and that original — which is something that has been missing among Atlanta’s snappers and trappers for several years. Negashi Armada, King Self and Tom Cruz, aka Dope Pope,more...

This category could be titled “best local hip-hop act since OutKast.” SUPREEME is that good and that original — which is something that has been missing among Atlanta’s snappers and trappers for several years. Negashi Armada, King Self and Tom Cruz, aka Dope Pope, call themselves Supreeme because they’re arrogant little bastards. And they’ll take that as a compliment. With a lyrical style steeped in ‘80s-era braggadocio and in-house production that sounds more worldly than Southern, it’s no surprise that many of the group’s biggest fans live out of state. The former Grady High School classmates recently issued a mixtape, American Badass, while putting the finishing touches on a sophomore release. Word is the group’s label, Warner Brothers, is already digging the output. Hopefully the trio will let it go to their heads.


www.myspace.com/supreemesupreeme

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Best Local Hip-Hop Act that's Not Outkast BOA Award Winner

2007 » After Dark » Readers Pick
T.I.

Best Live Hip-Hop Act BOA Award Winner

2008 » After Dark » Critics Pick
Yelawolf

Best Local Hip-Hop Act BOA Award Winner

2008 » After Dark » Readers Pick
OutKast

Best local hip-hop act BOA Award Winner

2009 » After Dark » Readers Pick
OutKast

www.outkast.com


Runners-up: Tie
Collective Efforts
www.cecrew.com
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The Wheeler Boys
www.myspace.com/thewheelerboys


Best local hip-hop act BOA Award Winner

2010 » After Dark » Readers Pick
Wheeler Boys

Best local hip-hop act BOA Award Winner

2011 » After Dark » Readers Pick
The Wheeler Boys

Best local hip-hop act BOA Award Winner

2012 » After Dark » Readers Pick
The Wheeler Boys

Best local hip-hop act BOA Award Winner

2013 » After Dark » Readers Pick
Tom P.
tomp.bandcamp.comhttp://tomp.bandcamp.com/

Best local hip-hop act BOA Award Winner

2014 » After Dark » Readers Pick
Mighty High Coup

Best Local Hip-Hop Act BOA Award Winner

2000 » After Dark » Critics Pick
2000 » After Dark » Readers Pick
After keeping quiet for most of '99, OutKast burst back on to the national scene with their new album, Stankonia. While most groups follow up a multi-platinum release by cautiously maintaining a winning formula, OutKast proved fearless by delivering an even more challenging, varied and sophisticatedmore...
After keeping quiet for most of '99, OutKast burst back on to the national scene with their new album, Stankonia. While most groups follow up a multi-platinum release by cautiously maintaining a winning formula, OutKast proved fearless by delivering an even more challenging, varied and sophisticated collection of hip-hop music than their classic Aquemini. Still at the top of their game and, with a new studio and label of their own, more in control than ever, OutKast stands at this moment as one of the few instances where art and commerce intersect to create great popular culture. less...

2018 Critics Pick: Best Local Hip-Hop Artist BOA Award Winner

2018 » After Dark » Critics Pick
JID
Take two minutes and 14 seconds out of your busy schedule and watch J.I.D's segment for the 2018 XXL magazine Freshman Cypher and it?s clear that the hype is well deserved. On the heels of releasing 2017's The Never Story via J. Cole's Dreamville Records, rapper J.I.D (born Destin Route), has blazedmore...
Take two minutes and 14 seconds out of your busy schedule and watch J.I.D's segment for the 2018 XXL magazine Freshman Cypher and it?s clear that the hype is well deserved. On the heels of releasing 2017's The Never Story via J. Cole's Dreamville Records, rapper J.I.D (born Destin Route), has blazed a path through Atlanta's underground hip-hop scene, smoking the competition on all fronts. Dude?s brain is blessed with a high-speed processor to rap harder, faster, and more coherently than anyone else who calls the Atlanta metro home. Over the last year he has shared the stage with Mac Miller, Thundercat, and the likes, and his up-coming sophomore album, DiCaprio 2, is building up to be Atlanta?s hip-hop event of the year. less...

2018 Readers Pick: Best Local Hip-Hop Artist BOA Award Winner

2018 » After Dark » Readers Pick
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