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Sandrarose.com community member Dblaq wrote this comment in response to my post on the violence that marred the 2008 Dirty Awards last night.

Dblaq is an industry veteran who has worked with many of today's artists. In addition to owning his own modeling agency, radio station (e411 Radio), and specializing in web developing and graphic design, he also manages Mz. Kitti of XM Satellite Radio 66, one of the hottest radio personalities in the country.

In his spare time, Dblaq runs a yearly Camp in the Bay Area where NFL players and coaches take time out of their busy schedules to mentor and teach 200 kids the game of football.

For more info, check out Dblaq's Myspace page

November 24th, 2008 at 11:16 pm

dblaq Says:

I worked with the Dirty Awards when Marsha [Meadows] was in charge. She created it. What really pissed me off as with all the other Ghetto ass Hip Hop awards shows is the lack of respect.

I remember where we all artists, nominees, etc. had to sign agreements that there won’t be any weapons, weed, cussing, etc. Marsha asked everybody to be on good behavior because they were giving the tickets away to the general public and there were kids in the audience and they suppose to tape the show for DVD and TV show.

However, the first asshole, Big Boi, went on stage and said, "I am going to Strokers to look at some Pu$$y," as he got his award and he said it more than twice. Then everybody just started cussing, Gorilla Zoe ramble some ish as the new BNDH member “F**K with me or F**k you”. In the front, all the artists started smoking weed. I went to the bathroom people were getting arrested in the bathroom.

I say this, I am by no way squeaky clean, but I have respect for people especially when they are trying to do something positive for us. Marsha spent a lot of energy in creating these awards every year for the same assholes that disrespected the show and her by not following the stipulations. She put them in place not to be a square but to respect the children and parents. They have sponsors that endorse the awards so that they can happen. We brought Hip Hop so far, where it created a billion dollar empire and it was used everywhere, NOW they managed to discredit and destroy 20 years of work by primitive and ignorant behavior. If you are claiming your hood, you a killer, sell drugs, stay your ass in the hood and kill ya self. Don’t f*ck it up for those that eat from this business because we live, breathe and sleep this business and trying to excel and build a reputable name so that it can be passed down.

I own a web development company as well and I CAN’T even show our portfolio of a lot of HIp HOp projects because they will reject us as a candidate because of our involvement. Now we can’t get the same sponsors, advertisers and supporter that we have gotten in the past because of our Hip Hop involvement. We have to create 2 totally separate brand and images for corporate and for entertainment which we never had to do. So yeah this whole thing is bullshyt.