Last night was a movie at 2720 Cherokee the popular South-side concert venue where the Slumfest Awards were held. With a diverse crowd that numbered over a couple hundred attendees the air was positive and congratulatory as the nominees and winners networked and mingled with fans and spectators. Below are the winners of some of the nights prizes with the most notable in this writers eyes being Hip Hop Pioneer award which was  granted to DJ Da Fly D-Ex for his contribution to the burgeoning Hip Hop scene here in St. Louis. The night would also mark the first time that the top prize in the SLUMfest Hip Hop Awards 5 year history going to a female emcee Bates! Last night Bates walked away with two prizes and brought out the ladies to perform her recent hit Tell Jesus.

Here are the 2016 Winners:

Best Hip Hop Artist (Male) – Saint Oeaux
Follow Saint Oeaux Online at @saintoeaux 

Best Hip Hop Artist (Female) – Bates
Hip Hop Artist of the Year – Bates
Follow Bates online at @Bates 

Best Hip Hop Group or Duo – The Domino Effect
Follow The Domino Effect online at @TheDominoEffect314

Best Hip Hop Video – Bates – Tell Jesus

Best BBoy/BGirl – Rich
Follow Richy G on Instagram at: @Iamrichy_g

Best B-Boy Crew – Unofficials
Follow the Unofficials on line at: @shinobi_shoulders

Best Hip Hop DJ – DJ Smitty
Follow DJ Smitty online at DJ Smitty Blogpsot

Best Hip Hop Album – Tef Poe – War Machine 3
You can Check out War Machine III here: Tef Poe War Machine III

Best Hip Hop Mixtape – A-Game – No More Games
Crank up A-Games project here: A Game – No More Games

Freshman of The Year – Sal Calhoon
Follow Sal Calhoon online at: @SalCalhoon

Hip Hop Pioneer – Da Fly D-Ex

Best Hip Hop Producer – Cue Coldblooded
Follow Cue Coldblooded online at: @Cue_Coldblooded 

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DeWarren Smith