This weekend Recording Artist ‘Rip’ took home 5 Madison Hip-Hop Awards, including ‘Artist of the Year’, arguably the most coveted award of the night. The event took place at the Barrymore Theater in Madison and brought together a variety of talent from the Madison Hip-Hop scene. The Awards show was the 4th annual event and included performances from local acts and distributed awards in 16 different categories. Rip was nominated in 8 of the categories (Artist, Song, Album, Video, Collab, Producer, DJ & Videographer of the Year), and ended up taking home 5 wins, losing ‘Album of the Year’ to Tefman and DJ & Producer of the Year to local favorite DJ Pain 1 (who coincidentally produced half of Rip’s “Sellout” album). DJ Pain 1, a nationally recognized and certified Gold Producer, Tweeted the following during the Awards ceremony: “D**n, @WhoisRip is cleaning up at the Madison Hip-Hop Awards.“. Rip took home more awards in one night than any other artist in the history of the awards show. He is set to re-release his most recent album “Sellout” with 2 new bonus tracks, along with a feature length documentary, “The Making of a Sellout“, which will be released on Tues November 26, 2013. A screening & release party has been set for Tues November 26, 2013 at Porta Bella in Madison, WI at 7pm. It is an all ages show and open to the public.
(Photos by Amanda Martinelli)