The Baltimore Crown Awards celebrate another year of local hip hop
Maryland and the rest of America chose some winners and losers this week. But on Saturday, November 3rd, Baltimoreâ€™s hip hop underground celebrated its own best and brightest with the 6th annual Baltimore Crown Awards. The organization behind the awards, The Baltimore Scene, held an online vote open to the public, and then handed out trophies to the winners on Saturday night at the 5 Seasons. And a few days later, TheBaltimoreScene.com has uploaded photographs from the evening, as well as the full list of winners.
The big Hip Hop Artist of the Year category was split into two awards by gender, with Los taking the male division and Dat Girl Kesh winning the female division. Bmoreâ€™s Very Own won the Blog/Website of the Year category (full disclosure: my site won the award in 2008), The Bangladesh Project won Band of the Year, and a dozen other individuals and organizations took home awards for best studio, poet, DJ, and other categories. The 2012 Baltimore Legend Honorees included cornerstones of the scene like Porkchop, DJ Booman and Ray Lugar, joining a roster of previous inductees like Labtekwon and Brown F.I.S.H. Check the Baltimore Scene site for all the details.