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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

MEDIA ALERT: [Community Responds to DMV Music Awards Incident] Time to Build DMV Town Hall Meeting Set for Sunday

Time to Build DMV Town Hall Meeting
Set for Sunday in Response to DMV Music Awards Incident

WHAT: EMERGENCY Town Hall Meeting to discuss the future of the DMV music community

WHEN: Sunday, March 13, 2011, 3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

WHO: DMV music community

Moderated by Comedian Eddie Bryant

Artists and residents

Time to Build DMV Panel:

Rev. Tony Lee of Community of Hope AME Church

Tony Lewis Jr., Advocate for Ex-Offenders and Children with Incarcerated Parents

Dreams Work, Inc.

Brother Victorious, Educator and Youth Speaker

Dre Hopson, Co-founder of 368 Music Group

Ricky Parker, General Manager of Studio 43

Greg Harrison, CEO of The Board Administration

Mike Johnson, CEO of Midieast Corporation

P-Stew, CEO of Beam Up Entertainment and GM of Krossover Entertainment, former host of the One Nation Hip-Hop Show on 93.9 WKYS FM

Marcus J. Moore, Music Journalist Washington City Paper

DJ Heat, The Big Tigger Morning Show on WPGC 95.5 FM and dcmumbosauce.com

Permiss, On-Air Personality of WOLB Baltimore's Politic with Permiss show

Judah, Music Producer

Kenneth KAS Flanagan, Celebrity Fashion Designer and Motivational Speaker

Candice Nicole Mackel, Publicist/Owner of Candice Nicole Public Relations

Maurice McClanahan, Washington, DC Rapper/Songwriter and Peacemaker

Sonny Brown, Baltimore Rapper and Activist

Program partner is EZ Street of The EZ Street show on 93.9 WKYS and Trending with EZ on 1450 WOL AM.
2011 DMV Music Award winners can also get their awards at this event.

WHERE: Community of Hope A.M.E. Church

3701 Branch Avenue

Temple Hills, MD 20748

DETAILS: Influential power players and decision makers from the D.C. and Baltimore metro areas music and nonprofit communities will meet with artists and residents in response to the unprecedented violence at Saturday’s DMV Music Awards ceremony. The event is free, and open to the public. Participants will discuss solutions and ways to unite different groups. Kyonte', DMV Music Award Winner for Best DC Male R & B Singer, and Gods’Illa, DMV Music Award Winner for Best Rap Group, Album of the Year and Best Open Mic will perform.

A live broadcast will air on www.hiphopenation.com. Register online at http://timetobuildDMV.eventbrite.com


Anonymous said...

Stupidest event ever! And everybody participating in this event is fraudulent. How dare you try and wrap the whole DMV up in this hot ass mess? You all should be ban from using the name DMV because you put a bad name to the meaning. The whole DMV wasn't fighting? You know who was fighting and unless you plan on publicly snitching on the few people who were, then you are just trying to save the revenue stream of the two people that profited from the event. Either you are going to turn in the names of the people fighting to the Arlington Police Department or this is just another ploy to promote your companies and profit off the DMV name.

los said...

Who profited from the event? You had a choice to support or not support shit was fucked up son

A.J. Throwback said...

I wish that I could participate in this town hall meeting, but I have a prior engagement already. I REALLY wanna sound off about not only what I witnessed in terms of the actual fighting, but about the nonsense before the fight that exemplifies why the DMV "movement" has struggled to MOVE for so long. Would I say that the idea of the event was stupid? Not at all because the people who work their butts off to make quality art from this area should be celebrated. However, would I agree that the lack of organization, the wanton disregard for common courtesy and respect, and the creation of a club/VIP room atmosphere built around one person trying to outdo and/or impress the next versus a real awards ceremony ultimately made the event stupid and a major fail? Absolutely.

Blackfolkswegottadobetter said...

its not a sad day for DMV hip hop....its a sad day for black people and black culture.....those involved in creating this spectacle should be ashamed of themselves....what happened was an absolute travesty and a complete embarrassment to the DMV hip hop movement. i salute dre all day and everyone else who organized this event, but its unfortunate that the few bad seeds have to ruin it for the rest of the community. do this ingrates not realize that we are just feeding into all the negative stereotypes about black people and hip hop artists? this only applies to a few within the community who dont even have the self respect to carry themselves like the kings and queens that they should rightfully be.

ron o said...

dre all day do the dmv awards for himself thats it and thats all.

Anonymous said...

Make your music and push it.
Collab with people you connect with.
See if you can find a way to accomplish the goal of your music, whatever it is.

All this "DMV Unity" looks like the Miami Heat locker room and a lot of people are fighting for the Chris Bosh role lol

dc by way of bmore said...

^^^^ lmao at that heat reference

chronwell said...

I mean homie said it like I would say it. Push your own music on its own merits, this movement looks good on paper but in practice, it looks like shit.