The top winners at the 2007 Ozone Awards on Monday (August 13) were T-Pain and Lil Wayne, who took home the most trophies with a total of three, at the event which took place at Miami’s James L. Knight Center.
Among the awards for the rapper-ternt-singer were TJ’s DJ’s Huslter Award, Best R&B Artist, and Best Rap/R&B Collaboration, while Weezy won Best Rap Artist and Best Lyricist honors.
“It’s only one thing I want to say to a lot of people,” T-Pain said when he took the stage to accept the Hustler award. “Told you!”
Coming in after T-Pain and Weezy was Miami native, DJ Khaled, who walked away with two awards.
The awards weekend drew in artists and industry folk from all over — East Coast, the South and the West Coast. It was another successful year for the rising Southern-based magazine.
“The TJ’s DJ’s and Second Annual Ozone Awards successfully brought together some of the biggest and future stars of hip-hop for one weekend to celebrate the evolution of Southern hip-hop to the masses,” said TJ’s DJ’s founder TJ Chapman and Ozone founder Julia Beverly. “We thank everyone from the artists and producers to the DJs for their role in the success of the movement. We look forward to making next year’s festivities even bigger.”
Those in attendence included Rich Boy, Twista, Sirius Jones, Papoose, Dipset, Mistah FAB and Keak da Sneak, while Southern rappers such as Lil’ Boosie, Foxx, Webbie, Hurricane Chris, Soulja Boy, and Baby Boy all came to perform and tore down the stage.
Complete List Of Winners:
Best Rap Album: Young Jeezy, The Inspiration
Best Rap Artist (Male): Lil Wayne
Best Rap Artist (Female): Diamond and Princess of Crime Mob
Best Rap Group: UGK
Best Lyricist: Lil Wayne
Breakthrough Artist: Lil’ Boosie
TJ’s DJ’s Hustler Award: T-Pain
TJ’s DJ’s Tastemaker Award: Rick Ross
Best Video: DJ Khaled, “We Takin’ Over” (directed by Gil Green)
Best Rap/R&B Collaboration: Plies, “Shawty” (featuring T-Pain)
Club Banger of the Year: Rich Boy, “Throw Some D’s” (featuring Polow Da Don)
Mixtape Monster Award: Lil Wayne
Most Slept-On Artist: Devin the Dude
Best Producer: Polow Da Don
Best R&B Album: Akon, Konvicted
Best R&B Artist (Male): T-Pain
Best R&B Artist (Female): Ciara
Best Mixtape DJ: DJ Drama
Best Radio DJ: DJ Khaled
Best Club DJ: DJ Q45
Best Mixtape/Street Album: Killer Mike, I Pledge Allegiance to the Grind
Patiently Waiting Awards
Alabama: B.A. Boys
Carolinas: Lil Ru
Florida: Sean Kingston
Georgia: Gorilla Zoe
Louisiana: Hurricane Chris
Mississippi: Soulja Boy
Tennessee: Kia Shine
Texas: Tum Tum
Ozone West Coast Awards
Best Rap Album, West Coast: The Game, Doctor’s Advocate
Patiently Waiting California: Mistah F.A.B.