11th Annual Mixtape Awards Nominations Announced, Ceremony Delayed

The nominations are in for the 11th Annual Mixtape Awards and no matter what region you hail from, chances are some of your favorite DJs and artists are up for awards. Originally founded by Justo Faison, who died in a May 2005 car accident, the awards seek to honor the often forgotten but essential contributions of the mixtape DJ to the world of hip-hop. Categories include Best Dirty South Mixtape DJ, Best East Coast Mixtape DJ and Best Hip-Hop Mixtape.

The 2008 ceremony will be significant because it will be the first year that the awards will be streamed live online, allowing fans around the world to take part in the festivities. The show will be available on both www.themixtapeawardsonline.com and www.thatshiphop.com. In an effort to put on the best show possible, the event’s organizers have made ambitious plans this year, and as a result, XXLMAG.com has learned that the show is being rescheduled from its planned February 21 date in order to move to a new venue. As is customary, the venue will remain undisclosed for security reasons. Stay tuned to XXLMAG.com for information regarding the new date.

The following is the full list of nominees.

1. Best Blends Mixtape DJ:
This “Justo” goes to the DJ who mixes the best combination of music

DIRTY HARRY
SKEE
VLAD
MISTA RELLO
DUB FLOYD

2. Best Canadian Mixtape DJ:
This “Justo” goes to the best Mixtape DJ in Canada.

A-TRAK
FLATLINE
RATED R
WOOGIE
BABY YU
SCARFACE

3. Best Club Mixtape Dj:
In Honor of MR CEE this “Justo” goes to the DJ that is a constant on
the club scene in any area.

CLINTON SPARKS
SELF
CAMILLO
ENUFF
L

4. Best Dirty South Mixtape Artist:
This “Justo” goes to the hottest Artist on a Dirty South Mixtape

LIL WAYNE
RICK ROSS
YOUNG JEEZY
TI
PIMP C

5. Best Dirty South Mixtape DJ :
This “Justo” goes to the best Mixtape DJ in the south

KHALED
DRAMA
CHUCK T
SMALLZ
JELLY

6. Best DVD Magazine:
This “Justo” goes to the hottest DVD magazine

THE COME UP
SUB-0
SMACK
COCAINE CITY
ALL ACCESS

7. Best DVD Mixtape Video:
This Justo goes to the DJ/DVD that has the hottest blends of videos

MOOD MUZIK 3
SMACK
HUSTLE UP
COME UP
MISTA RELLO

8. Best East Coast Mixtape Dj
This “Justo” goes to the best Mixtape DJ on the East Coast

BIG MIKE
WHOO KID
DIGGZ
SUPERSTAR JAY
WHITE OWL

9. Best East Coast Mixtape Artist
This Justo goes an East Coast Artist dominating the Mixtape scene. (Regional)

JOE BUDDEN
SAIGON
STYLES P
PAPOOSE
UNCLE MURDER

10. Best Female Mixtape:
(DJ Jazzy Joyce & Lazy K Award)
In Honor of Jazzy Joyce & Lazy K this Justo goes to the best Female Mixtape DJ

SYN CITY
BACKSIDE
BRANDI GARCIA
BLAZITA
DIME PIECE

11. Best Graphics on a Mixtape

This Justo goes to the Design company that designs the best Mixtape Covers.

WISEGUY GRAPHICS
MIAMI KAOS
ATL DESIGN
TANSTA
PDA

12. Best Hip Hop Mixtape:
This “Justo” goes to the hottest Hip Hop Mixtape.

MOOD MUZIK 3 – DJ ON POINT & JOE BUDDEN
DA DROUGHT 3 -DJ KHALED AND LIL’ WAYNE
CALTROIT – DJ BISHOP LAMONT & BLACK MILK
THE PHANTOM – DJ BIG MIKE, POOBS & STYLES P
DEATH CERTIFICATE – DJ SKEE, DJ HAZE, SEPT 7TH & JUICE

13. Best Label Representive
This Justo goes to the Label Exec that symbolizes everything a true
Label Exec should be while representing the label and artists associated with the label.

STEVE O
YOUNG SAV
DAN GREEN
DUKE DA GOD
THE GAME – BWS

14. Best Mash Up
This Justo goes to the best mix of two different genres of music (Hip Hop & Classical)

MICK BOOGIE
CLINTON SPARKS
PDA – FALL OUT BOY/KANYE WEST
DJ MUGGS
DJ SKEE – THE AMERICAN GODFATHER

15. Best Midwest Mixtape Dj:
This Justo goes to the most popular Mixtape DJ in the Midwest
MICK BOOGIE
G SPOT
EV
PANIC
NONSTOP (HH)

16. Best Mixtape Duo
This Justo goes to two DJs that come together to put out one or multiple hot Mixtapes.

BIG MIKE & THORO
ENVY & TAPEMASTERS INC
DJ L & SUSS ONE
DIGGZ & RATED R
SUPERSTAR JAY & BIG T
DIGGZ & LUST

17. Best Mixtape Internet Radio Show
This Justo goes to the best Mixtape Show via Internet Radio

SHADE 45 – WHOO KID
STREETS OF LA – SKEE
NEW BIRTH RADIO – DJ GEN3
GO GETTAZ RADIO – DJ STEADY PACE & DJ JACK DA RIPPA
METROMIX

18. Best Personality on a Mixtape:
This Justo goes to the DJ that brings his own persona to the Mixtape, most charismatic DJ

DRAMA
KHALED
BIG MIKE
SUPERSTAR JAY
CHUCK T

19. Best Mixtape Producer:
In Honor of Green Lantern this Justo goes to the top Mixtape DJ that doubles as a producer

NU JERZEY DEVIL
DON CANNON
TOMMY GUNZ
ON POINT
SKEE

20. Best Mixtape Team:
This Justo goes to the DJ team with the hottest Mixtape DJs

CALI UNTOUCHABLE DJS
APHILLIATES
TAPEMASTERS INC
NOIZE MOB
TEAM INVASION

21. Best New Mixtape Dj:
This Justo goes to the DJ who has been around but recently gained fame.

WHITE OWL
HAZE (BWS)
ME$$IAH
J RONIN
ROB E ROB

22. Best International Mixtape Dj:
This Justo goes to the best overseas DJ

PIMP
OPHAX
HOTSAUCE
BIG K
SEIKO

23. Best R&B Mixtape Dj:
(The Dj Famous Award)

In Honor of DJ Famous this Justo goes to the hottest R&B Mixtape DJ

2 MELLO
MARK XCLUSIVE
FINESSE
ROB E ROB
CHUCK T

24. Best Radio Mixtape:
This Justo goes to the best Radio Mixtape DJ

BIG MIKE
CLINTON SPARKS
WHOO KID
ENVY
FUNK FLEX

25. Best Reggae Mixtape Dj:
This Justo goes to the hottest Reggae Mixtape DJ

DJ L
DEXTERITY
RON DON
JAH PRINCE
KOOL KID

26. Best Reggaeton Mixtape Dj:
This Justo goes to the hottest Reggaeton Mixtape DJ

SIN CERO
WILLIE
FLACO
BOOTZ (“D”)
GERA

27. Underground Artist on a Mixtape:
This Justo goes to the underground artist who is dominating the Mixtape scene

GEOLANI
TWO FIVE
JOE HOLIDAY
JOELL ORTIZ
JUICE

28. Underground Mixape Dj:
(The J-love Award)
In Honor of J-Love this Justo goes to the DJ who focuses on the underground scene.

DIGGS
BEDTYME
J RONIN
ME$$IAH
SCARFACE

29. Westcoast Mixtape Artist:
This Justo goes to the best Mixtape artist on the West Coast

JUICE (BWS)
GAME
CROOKED I
BISHOP LAMONT
40 GLOCC

30. Best West Coast Mixtape DJ:
(In honor of DJ Warriorr)
The Justo goes to the best Mixtape DJ on the West coast

ILL WILL
SKEE
RAH 2K
JUICE
NU JERZEY DEVIL

31. Rookie of the Year:
This Justo goes to the hottest up and coming Mixtape DJ

SEPTEMBER 7TH
FURIOUS
SUGE WHITE
WOOGIE
DUB FLOYD

32. The Dj Screw Award:
(In honor of DJ Screw)
This Justo goes to the best DJ on a Chopped and Screwed Mixtape

MICHAEL 5000 WATTS
BIGG RICH
OG RON C
FLETCH
WHUT IT DEW
TEKNIKZ

33. Best Mixtape DJ:
(In honor of DJ Kay Slay
This TOP Justo goes to the Mixtape DJ who DOMINATED the year

BIG MIKE
DRAMA
SKEE
SUPERSTAR JAY
MICK BOOGIE

34. Best Promotional Mixtape
This Justo goes to the best promotional mixtape released by a DJ, Artist or Company.

CORNERSTONE
HIP HOP DOC-TRINE
DIGIWAXX
ALLHIPHOP.COM: BREEDING GROUND
THE GRADUATE [KANYE] – DJ MICK BOOGIE

35. Best Mixtape of the Year
This Justo goes to the hottest Mixtape released that DOMINATED the entire year.

MOOD MUZIK 3 – DJ ON POINT & JOE BUDDEN
DA DROUGHT 3 – DJ KHALED AND LIL’WAYNE
THE PHANTOM – DJ BIG MIKE, POOBS & STYLES P
SHESUS KHRYST – SUPERSTAR JAY & REMY MARTIN
GANGSTA GRILLZ – DJ DRAMA AND VARIOUS ARTISTS
DEATH CERTIFICATE – DJ SKEE, DJ HAZE, SEPT 7TH & JUI

Click here to cast your votes!

  • Young Deuce aka Princinnati

    In a couple years I hope to be a part of this.

    • tony

      i wish all dj, beat makers, mcs out there good luck. I am going to dj and beat making trainging this summer at Scratch DJ. I will be part of this list one day. I am here to teach and educate. LOL!! Peace to all the winners!

  • Young Deuce aka Princinnati

    10. Best Female Mixtape:
    (DJ Jazzy Joyce & Lazy K Award)
    In Honor of Jazzy Joyce & Lazy K this Justo goes to the best Female Mixtape DJ

    SYN CITY
    BACKSIDE
    BRANDI GARCIA
    BLAZITA
    DIME PIECE

    15. Best Midwest Mixtape Dj:
    This Justo goes to the most popular Mixtape DJ in the Midwest
    MICK BOOGIE
    G SPOT
    EV
    PANIC
    NONSTOP (HH)

    Shout to DJ Dimepiece(Cincinnati) and DJ EV(Cleveland). Ohio is coming up slowly but surely. We coming….

  • str8gutta1

    All the DJ’s check in for the latest at BRONXRAP.COM!!!

  • we the best

    man ya boy got the hottest mixtape out in CA..next to bishop lamont’s popemobile, westcoast dropin crackkkk!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.thisis50.com 25 cent

    Return of the body snatchers!

    GGGGG-UNIT!!!

    Fuck ya’ll ha ha ha…

  • ALopez

    MIXTAPES? Who the fuck buys Mixtapes anymore?

  • RIZZ

    mm3 should come away with at least 2

    VIOLATOR ALL-STAR DJ’S, DJ JAM X & WEB

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  • Richard

    Ohio’s finest check me out and add me if you like what you hear

    http://www.myspace.com/rimestrike1

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  • blackwallin

    i love how everybody be hatin on blackwallstreet and there on just about every westcoast nomination juice nu jerzy devil a big boy game hold that shit down for us westcoasters

  • jerm

    why isn Cham in there? MM2-MM3 is proof hes teh southern winner, cmon now

  • JERSEYS_OWN

    MY NIGGA JOE BUDDENS MOOD MUZIK 3 IS BETTER THAN 90%OF NIGGAS OUT WHAT MIX TAPE HAS ORIGINAL BEATS BESIDE HIS 1,2,3 ARE CLASSICS ITS THAT ON TOP MUSIC

  • Fireforreal

    I agree with you dog on that and Joe buddens mixtapes are classics and way better than 90% of rappers albums that come out.Thats why there was such a buzz about it for the last year because there’s not a lot of projects you look forward to any more.

  • DJ OTRTTC

    Lotta bullshit categories and nominations as ever….i.e. DJ Teknikz is not a chopped and screwed DJ.

  • bay boy

    ya boy optimus rime should of been an album!

  • Mi$c.

    Man theese fools is commiting robbery im down wit we the best cuz Ya Boy got the hottest shit comin out the west and the damn nation jus cuz he come from the bay he aint get no love? fuck that you niggas is bitch! keep doin ya thang YB cuz you killin it! west coast stand up!

  • SouthCakC23

    I stopped readin the list when I got to

    5. Best Dirty South Mixtape DJ :
    This “Justo” goes to the best Mixtape DJ in the south

    KHALED (WTF!!!!!!!!! this is a joke)
    DRAMA (Fa sho)
    CHUCK T (This kat ain’t even the best in SC)
    SMALLZ
    JELLY

    and WHERE THE FUCK IS DJ B-LORD?!?!?!?!

    DJ B-Lord is the best Dirty South Mixtape DJ. The only one in there list that is even close to B-Lord is Drama.

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  • prakash

    east coast: buddens or sp the ghost

    westcoast: goes to crooked i. based upon his weekly freestyles.

    downsouth: weezy by a landslide.

    best blends: dirty harry

  • POP BOTTLES

    RANSOM SHOULD BE BEST UNDERGROUND ARTIST, BUT I WILL GO WITH GEOLANI BECAUSE HIS GRIND IS WAY MORE CRAZIER THEN ANYBODY IN THAT CATEGORY.

  • BlackCeasarPapa

    I Got Drama for everything

  • RIBS

    ^^Pop Bottles….These underground cats are cool, Geolani got that grind, Two Five got that swag, Joell is a beast, and Juice got that “cosign” But that nigga Joe Holiday be spitt’n that real lyrical ,bronx – pun type shit….Listen to the shit he be say’n…” Real facts, I run wit real goons. My click will drag and dump u like pro tools”…..
    “Show u how to spit 16 in 1 round.Tape a patatoe to the tip of the 4 pound and have bullets flying out looking like hasbrowns”…..Hands down he’s the best underground dude on these mixtapes right now…
    I’m a NEW YORK nigga so I gotta fuks wit that nigga HOLIDAY.

  • princerudynasim

    joe budden mood muzik 3 will take all major awards but to think that cam’rons public enemy # 1 is not on here nominated is bull shit…. maybe it was cause it was released very late in ther yr

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