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Monday, January 19, 2009

Senor Kaos voted 'Best Atlanta-based Hip-Hop Artist of 2008' by Beatz and Lyrics Show

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Last week, the Beatz & Lyrics Show on 89.3 (WRFG-FM) pronounced Senor Kaos the Best Atlanta-based Hip-Hop Artist of 2008 — aka the 2008 Jax Award.

Kaos — who released his Swagger is Nothing, Talent is Everything mixtape late last year — was a protege of Jax, the Atlanta-based MC who passed in ’08.

The rest of the nominees in that category were: Stacy Epps, Dillon, Jaws of Life, Stanza.

Other category winners among the Beatz and Lyrics Show year-end lists included:

Best hip-hop album — Nas, Untitled

Top commercial rap album — T.I., Paper Trail

Top female hip-hop artist — Jean Grae

Best mixtape of 2008 — Nas, The Nigger Mixtape

Lyricist of the year — Crooked I

Most slept-on album — Fat Joe, The Elephant in the Room

Top all-around album from a producer — 88-Keys, The Death of Adam

Most popular beat or track — "Swagger Like Us," produced by Kanye West

Alley Oop/ Most assists award — T-Pain

Producer of the year — Black Milk

Best DJ album — DJ Revolution, King of the Decks

Biggest commercial rap song of the year — Lil Wayne, "Lollipop"

10 year+ veterans who should have no business retiring award — Scarface

Best new artists to watch for in 2009 — Wale

Best of the alternative/ hip-hop influenced albums — Santogold, Santogold

Best R&B/ soul album — Erykah Badu, New Amerykah Pt. 1 (4th World War)

See the full lists and listen to the show: Beatz & Lyrics Show with Jayforce

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