10th Annual Mixtape Awards Turns Into A Hot Mess
by MWord ·
What should have been a night of honor turned into a night of anger, fear and general pissed-off-ness when the Justo Awards went wrong.
As previously reported, the 10th Annual Mixtape Awards, held yesterday (Thursday) at Harlemâ€™s World Famous Apollo Theater, were meant to honor the industry’s hottest mixtape DJs and underground artists as well as its charismatic founder Justo Faison who tragically died in a 2005 car accident.
However, as Allhiphop reports, the crowd wouldn’t even shut up long enough for a moment of silence for Justo as requested by actor/director Bill Duke.
“I loved him like a brother and I came here to give respect to him,” Duke implored. “He deserves one moment.”
When people loudly protested as DJ Clinton Sparks accepted his award for Best Club DJ, hip-hop founding father Luv Bug Starski (pictured) stepped in and put the children in place.
“If you don’t win,” he admonished in rhyme, “suck it up and take it on the chin.”
Photos: Eon GoddardÂ