2022 Athens Hip Hop Awards Winners

Convict Julie performing at the 2022 Athens Hip Hop Awards. Credit: Sam Lipkin

The eighth annual Athens Hip Hop Awards took place last night, returning after a two year break due to the pandemic. This year’s emphasis was to highlight and showcase Black excellence in the community. Local performers, politicians and community organizers gathered for a full evening of music and dance performances as a way to celebrate local hip hop and the community that supports it.

Below, check out this year’s winners:

Best Male Hip Hop Artist: Niño Brown
Best Female Hip Hop Artist: Cassie Chantel
Album/Mixtape of the Year: Motomode – Motorhead2x
Best Hip Hop Collaboration: EBE Montana and Yung Petro (“Pipe Up”)
Gospel/Inspirational Artist of the Year: Keshia Burgess
Best R&B Artist: Stella Groove
Club DJ of the Year: DJ Slim
Best Recording Studio: Full Moon Studio
Music Producer of the Year: Mackboy
Music Video Videographer of the Year: Fly Visionz
Music Video of the Year: “Thouwow” – Crestgang Whoo and Baby Osama
Black Owned Business (Mover and Shaker): Squalle
Event Promoter/Producer of the Year: Gasimon Curry (Big Gus) and Toney Dorsey
Best Club Venue for Hip-Hop Shows: Southern Culture
Barbershop of the Year: Jet Cutz
Barber of the Year: Patrick Watkins
Beauty Salon of the Year: Poetic Rootz
Hairstylist of the Year: Blessed Hands
Best Tattoo Artist: Chuck Garrett