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Having spun onto the scene in 2000, Cali native DJ sourMILK has already performed alongside some of the music industry’s heaviest hitters including Ozzy Osbourne, Kanye West, Jay-Z, Snoop Dogg, Rick Ross, and Red Hot Chili Peppers. His Discography boasts mixtapes hosted by hip hop legend Nas, and most recently, Chicago’s smooth rhyming rapper/actor, Common, who just celebrated the successful release of his ninth album. In his early days, the young sourMILK started making “mixtapes” by recording from tape deck- to tape deck. “Literally… I would hit record, record a snippet of something, pause it, then record something else,” laughs sourMILK. “My brother and parents got tired of seeing me do that and bought me a pair of turntables for my 15th bday.” From then on, sourMILK kept his fingertips to the vinyl, putting in the hard work that would quickly elevate him to where he stands today. Appreciated for his diverse taste in music, DJ sourMILK has been know to cleverly blend beats from across the musical spectrum. He treats no genre taboo when it comes to orchestrating his mix-music masterpieces. When he’s not spinning at Hollywood hotspots like Apple, Kiss Lounge, and Green Door, he’s often blessing the airways for L.A.’s mega station, Power 106 FM, “Where Hop Hop Lives,” or nationwide Saturday nights on XM and Sirius Satellite radio. His works-in-progress include his very own new mixtape series called “someofmyfavoritethings”. DJ sourMILK is one artist who is most definitely past due.
The highly anticipated 2012 BET Hip Hop Awards aired last night honoring today’s most popular artists in rap and hip hop. The ceremony had a grand opening with Wiz Khalifa performing his single “Work Hard Play Hard.” Other performers of the star studded night included Juicy J, Young Jeezy, Meek Mill, Kendrick Lamar, 2 Chainz, Diddy, T.I., Rick Ross, Omarion, Missy Elliot, Busta Rhymes and Fat Joe.
The Throne, made up of powerhouse pair Jay-Z and Kanye West, has dominated the 2012 Hip Hop charts. Their smash hit “Ni**as In Paris” won Track of the Year and Best Club Banger. Together as The Throne, the duo won Best Live Performer and CD of the Year. Individually, Kanye took home the Producer of the Year and Best Hip Hop Style while Jay-Z was awarded Hustler of the Year.
Another song made popular by Kanye, “Mercy” also featuring Big Sean, Pusha T and 2 Chainz won the Best Collaboration Award and Best Featured Verse.
In tandem with the award ceremony Rick Ross released world premier of his video for his single "Diced Pineapple" featuring Drake and Wale. The Teflon Don himself, took home the MVP of the Year award.
Drake and Lil Wayne won the Best Hip Hop Video for their popular hit "HYFR" which came out earlier this year.
It’s been quite a big year for rapper 2 Chainz. He received the Rookie of the Year award and People’s Champ Award (Powered by Verizon) with Drake for their song “No Lie”.
Other winners include; Kendrick Lamar (Lyricist of the Year), Hype Williams (Hip Hop Video Director of the Year), DJ Khaled (DJ of the Year), Meek Mill (Best Mixtape for “Dreamchasers2”), and Nas (Most Impactful Track for “Daughters”).