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Best hip-hop act BOA Award Winner

Year » 2008
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2008 » After Dark » Critics Pick
Lee Harvey Oswald
LEE HARVEY OSWALD is a ski-mask-wearing, blazer-sporting hip-hop act with two DJs who mix it up on the tables while MCs take turns at the microphone, letting loose funky verses. Top it off with a pair of busty, wriggling lady dancers and you've got yourself one salacious show. The members, the lyrics,more...
LEE HARVEY OSWALD is a ski-mask-wearing, blazer-sporting hip-hop act with two DJs who mix it up on the tables while MCs take turns at the microphone, letting loose funky verses. Top it off with a pair of busty, wriggling lady dancers and you've got yourself one salacious show. The members, the lyrics, the beats - they all deliver a hard, almost tangible punch right in the middle of your chest. Imagine the Beastie Boys, circa 1984, with a little more street cred. Mix old-school energy with turntablism and eye candy, and that, ladies and gentlemen, is where it's at. www.myspace.com/misterleeharvey. less...

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

Year » 2007
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 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

Year » 2007
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2007 » After Dark » Readers Pick
T.I.

Andre 3000: My Favorite Local Hip-hop Act That's Not OutKast BOA Award Winner

Year » 2007
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2007 » After Dark
Young Ralph
It's funny 'cause right now new songs come out almost every day, so it's kinda hard to pinpoint my favorite. Um, one right now is - I forgot his name. But the chorus is: 'Look like money, smell like money.' I think it's YOUNG RALPH or something like that. You just believe it. You believe every wordmore...
It's funny 'cause right now new songs come out almost every day, so it's kinda hard to pinpoint my favorite. Um, one right now is - I forgot his name. But the chorus is: 'Look like money, smell like money.' I think it's YOUNG RALPH or something like that. You just believe it. You believe every word of it. That's what it's about. You can tell it ain't somebody just putting on or trying to sound like somebody else. You can tell the guy really believes what he's saying. Right now, you know, simplicity rules. And ... people will believe you in that simplicity. " As told to Rodney Carmichael" less...

Best Local Hip-hop Act BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 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

Year » 2006
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2006 » After Dark » Readers Pick
Outkast

Best Hip-hop Act BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 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

Year » 2005
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2005 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Readers Pick
Outkast

Best Local Hip-Hop Act BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2005 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Readers Pick
Outkast

Best Local Hip-Hop Act BOA Award Winner

OutKast

Best Local Hip-Hop Act BOA Award Winner

Ishues
Large not only in stature but as a force to be reckoned with, both in the freestyle realm and as a performer, Athens-based MC ISHUES is the best rhyme-slinger this side of the Dungeon Family. His debut disc - February's "Reality Flow" (out on the Attica Sound imprint) - is just what it says: a stirringmore...
Large not only in stature but as a force to be reckoned with, both in the freestyle realm and as a performer, Athens-based MC ISHUES is the best rhyme-slinger this side of the Dungeon Family. His debut disc - February's "Reality Flow" (out on the Attica Sound imprint) - is just what it says: a stirring expose of his adolescent and adult life. Live, with hype man Fort Knox, his performance is almost heavier and more brutal than his subject matter. Ishues spent some of the summer touring with hip-hop legend KRS-One, whom he can count among his bevy of fans, along with us, of course. "www.ishues.com" less...

Best Local Hip-Hop Act BOA Award Winner

3 of a Kind

Best Local Hip-Hop Act/Artist BOA Award Winner

Cee-Lo
In a year with no new OutKast product to set the pace for ATL hip-hop, close associate CEE-LO offered the next best thing with much acclaimed "Cee-Lo Green and His Perfect Imperfections". Most surprising about this solo debut by Goodie Mob's most talented rapper: It's barely a rap record at all. Cee-Lomore...

In a year with no new OutKast product to set the pace for ATL hip-hop, close associate CEE-LO offered the next best thing with much acclaimed "Cee-Lo Green and His Perfect Imperfections". Most surprising about this solo debut by Goodie Mob's most talented rapper: It's barely a rap record at all. Cee-Lo still drops rhymes faster and smarter than just about any lyricist west of the Chattahoochee, but he also proves a formidable songwriter, crafting - and singing, in his earthy rasp - a set of catchy and heartfelt songs that bare his soul and reveal his pop instincts, while retaining his devilish charm.


"www.ceelo.net."

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Best Local Hip-hop Act / Artist BOA Award Winner

OutKast

Best Local Hip-Hop Act / Artist BOA Award Winner

Year » 2001
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2001 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Critics Pick
OutKast
www.outkast.com. After the multi-platinum media-superstar ride that last year's "Stankonia" album sent them on, it's getting harder and harder to even view OutKast as local boys. But rest assured they're ATLiens to stay - they'll go to the moon before they ever go Hollywood. And while the local undergroundmore...
www.outkast.com. After the multi-platinum media-superstar ride that last year's "Stankonia" album sent them on, it's getting harder and harder to even view OutKast as local boys. But rest assured they're ATLiens to stay - they'll go to the moon before they ever go Hollywood. And while the local underground continues to produce impressive talent, there's still no one in hip-hop - not in Atlanta, not in America, not anywhere - that can compare to OutKast's blend of pop smarts, progressive instincts and premium showmanship, even in an off year. less...

Best Local Hip-Hop Act/Artist BOA Award Winner

Year » 2001
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2001 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Readers Pick
OutKast

Best Local Hip-Hop Act BOA Award Winner

Year » 2000
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2000 » After Dark » Critics Pick, Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2000 » After Dark » Readers Pick
OutKast
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...
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