Kentucky Urban Entertainment Awards honors industry favorites

Elitegiance DJs present Shaun King with Community Activist of the Year award
Hypeman Face received the Hypeman of the Year award at the Kentucky Urban Entertainment Awards. (Source: Moffit)
Hypeman Face received the Hypeman of the Year award at the Kentucky Urban Entertainment Awards. (Source: Moffit)
Hurra Season was given one of two Living Legend awards at the Kentucky Urban Entertainment Awards. (Source: Hurra Season)
Hurra Season was given one of two Living Legend awards at the Kentucky Urban Entertainment Awards. (Source: Hurra Season)
Bryson Tiller's uncle, Terry Cotton, accepted the Static Major Award on Tiller's behalf. (Source: South Alves)
Bryson Tiller's uncle, Terry Cotton, accepted the Static Major Award on Tiller's behalf. (Source: South Alves)
The Kentucky Urban Entertainment Awards packed in a wall-to-wall crowd at Coconut Beach in Louisville. (Source: South Alves)
The Kentucky Urban Entertainment Awards packed in a wall-to-wall crowd at Coconut Beach in Louisville. (Source: South Alves)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Kentucky musicians, DJs and others in the entertainment industry were honored at the Kentucky Urban Entertainment Awards in Louisville on Saturday.

The Elitegiance DJs hosted the awards to recognize those who are making their mark in the business across the state and nationwide. Awards were given in 32 categories, including best lyricist, favorite clothing line, music video of the year and many more.

Nominations were open to the public in May, then fans were able to vote for the nominees online. More than 3,500 votes were cast to determine the winners.

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Louisville native Bryson Tiller was honored with the Static Major Award, in recognition of his worldwide success. Static Major's longtime friend and manager Dorian Washington presented the award, which was accepted by Tiller's uncle, Terry Cotton.

Living Legend Awards were given to rapper Hurra Season and engineer KY Finis.

DJ Slikk and DJ Empty Beats appeared on Weekend Sunrise on Saturday to present the Community Activist of the Year Award to Shaun King, a Franklin County native who now lives and works in New York. King is a columnist for New York Daily News and is very outspoken about civil rights and community justice.

>> VIDEO: Watch Shaun King accept his award on Weekend Sunrise

The awards show, which took place at Coconut Beach Night Club, featured live performances by Jef Jon Sin, Erick Tandy, Jai and Breadboy. There was also a red carpet event for the nominees prior to the show.

The winners of the Kentucky Urban Entertainment Awards are listed below:

Community Activist of the Year: Shaun King

Photographer of the Year: Babacar Sambe

Graphic Designer of the Year: Kilo Designs

Videographer of the Year: Roman Lane Visuals

Media Outlet of the Year: B96.5

On-Air Personality of the Year: Big Homie

Model of the Year: Ladyy Tink

Clothing Line of the Year: DOH Lyfe

Retailer of the Year: Rebellious Kouture

Venue of the Year: Cole's Place

Party/Event of the Year: I-65's Boosie & Kevin Gates Concert

Teen Promoter of the Year: DJ Lil Carl

18 & Up Promoter of the Year: I-65

21 & Up Promoter of the Year: Dream Team

Smashing the Streets Louisville: C-Tez

Smashing the Streets Lexington: Eazy The DJ

Smashing the Streets Western KY: DJ Reezy

Grinder of the Year: B-Hen

Engineer of the Year: E-Slyk

Producer of the Year: Young Sears

KY's #1 Hip-Hop Artist: Chen-1

KY's #1 Female Hip-Hop Artist: Chi Candi

Lyricist of the Year: B-Lee

R&B Artist of the Year: Kori Black
 
Rookie of the Year: Lul Flex

DJ of the Year:  DJ Lil Jerry

Mixtape DJ of the Year:  DJ Murph

Hypeman of the Year:  Hypeman Face

Hip-Hop Family/Crew of the Year:  Family 1st

Mixtape of the Year: Kori Black & DJ Murph - All The Way Back

Album of the Year: Erick Tandy – Cadillac & A Dream

Song of the Year:  C-Tez –Bow

Video of the Year:  Flex Up Gang – Flexin'

Living Legend: Hurra Season

Living Legend: KY Finis

Static Major Award: Bryson Tiller

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