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NC Hip Hop and Fashion Awards: A Celebration of the State’s Artistry and Who’s Who in the Community

“Can y’all all just show Jaleel Cobb some love and appreciation fr [for real]! This man puts on year after year and he’s only getting better I swear!! Bro, I really appreciate you from the bottom of my heart, and I’m proud to watch your brand grow into the million-dollar brand it is,” Tabara Taylor.

“Another Proud MOment in my public relations career! 3rd Annual NC Hip Hop and Fashion Awards Public Relations of the Year presented by C.O.B.B Music Empire Group & Jaleel Cobb! Thank you for nominating me, Tonya McNeill! It’s always nice to be recognized, it’s appreciated!” Shadonna McPhaul, The Mo You Know

Trophies displayed on the table – March 16, 2024; Tracey Morrison/The Exclusive Press

The comments were some of the many outpouring shout-outs and love Cobbs received on his Facebook timeline in the aftermath of his event, the NC Hip Hop and Fashion Awards. The overwhelming love on his timeline was coming in like an end-of-the movie credit from guests and awardees. The event, held on March 16th, at Fayetteville’s Event Stadium Center, was a platform letting local artists and talent know they are seen and their valuable contributions by gifting them with an award as a token of appreciation. 

Last Saturday’s awards show was more than just a show, as the red carpet was decked with guests rocking their fashionable attire (hip-hip to formal inspired) to honor the state’s underground artists, predominately from the 910, and local influencers. It was nothing but love as the crowd chanted, “26 eeeeuuuuhhhh” and “the 25” each time as the crowd shouted each time their beloved hometown talents came up to the podium to receive their award.

Cobb, the owner of Cobb Empire Music Group, is the man behind the award show. The Grammy and BET Hip Hop Award-inspired event, now in its third year, is growing in popularity, with guests traveling from as far away as New Jersey.

Red Carpet Premiere, Hip Hop and Fashion Award Venue, and Attendees – March 16, 2024: Photo Credit: Tracey Morrison/The Exclusive Press

This is not your typical award, in which a winner is selected out of a pool of nominees in each category. All nominees in each category received their respective awards. Other nominees in various categories besides musicians, such as entrepreneurs, barbers, hair stylists, civic leaders, community contributors, music producers, radio personalities, DJs, public relations, authors, models, and actors, were also recognized for their accomplishments in their respective fields. The event altogether brought out the “who’s who” influencers of the region. It was nothing but love during last week’s awards show, making the finest of the best feel esteemed on their special night for their dedicated craft.

R&B Singer, Baby Jitt (Left) and Founder of the Hip Hop and Fashion Award Show, Jaleel Cobbs (Right) on the Red Carpet; Courtesy of the Official NC Hip Hop Awards/Instagram

Models Rubby Lee James and Nicole Lynn Coles were the hosts for last week’s event. The evening featured live performances by Baby Jitt, Rse Bishop, That Boy J Mike to name a few. Mariel Lee, Miss North Carolina (United States of America), was the featured special guest. The event also featured a 360-degree photo booth, a DJ performance by Yodo, and vendors.

His vision is now a reality, as he continues to raise the bar in awarding artists and community contributors. When asked how it feels to be a trendsetter in the community at such a young age, Cobbs shared on the 810 Studios-hosted red carpet that it’s a great feeling and blessing for him. The pouring love and support Cobbs receives and the people rooting for him are also motivational tools to keep going. He is more motivated than ever to continue with that trendsetter mindset for next year’s award.

Highlights of the Hip Hop and Fashion Awards – March 16, 2024: Photo Credit: Tracey Morrison/The Exclusive Press

Be sure to follow official_nchiphopawards on Instagram to view more pictures of the Hip Hop and Fashion Show Awards and to stay up-to-date on next year’s event.

See Full List of Attendee’s Awards:

  1. Author of the Year – Shawn Ford
  2. Barber of the Year – Lajuan Cooper, LineEmUp Louie, Riddels
  3. Battle Rapper of the Year – Sauxe Ru, ContakZ, Chuck Raww, Nick Beanz, Delley YG
  4. Black Woman Empowerment of the Year – Tiffany “TD” Campbell
  5. Celebrity Hairstylist of the Year – Marcus Doss
  6. Designer Clothing of the Year – Akil Asim
  7. DJ of the Year – DJ Remedy, Kuttah P26, Eli Tart, DJ Whosane
  8. DJ/Radio Personality of the Year – DJ Yodo
  9. Female Artist of the Year – Hasani J, Chyna Kash, Ladii, Cammy Gotbarz, Key Luvv, Pink Lash, T$Taccz, Pretty Paradice, Trinice Blxck, Snazzerella, Lizzie Yayo, Yana Bossi, Prima Dona, YaH DaGReat, Holly Hollis, De’Amor Carolina, Haze Da Lioness, MZ Drill, Lele Montana, MK Bramlitt
  10. Female Boss of the Year – Tonya McNeill
  11. Female Celebrity Hairstylist of the Year – Tish Summers
  12. Female R&B Artist of the Year – Ladi Raiyn
  13. Host/Radio Personality of the Year – Tiara Feyjoo
  14. Host/Author/Radio Personality of the Year – Tameka S. Bright
  15. Hottest Male Artist of the Year – Baby Jitt
  16. Indie Label of the Year – Arena Muzik Group, Bobby Dollaz, BO$$ Greedy
  17. Industry Executive/Radio Personality of the Year – Coco Filipina
  18. Internet Grinder/Battle League of the Year – Shug Diddy
  19. Male Artist of the Year – Prada Loui, Rng Floww, Dmack Attacker, Coso Sadiddy, YK Raleigh, Rome Jeterr, Kion Reddick, VB Brim, Domi Nate, The Guard Code Red, Kool Azz Unk, Dave Lamar, Nitty Aband, Rse Bishop, The Minister, Pop4King, Kinghu_B, King Moe, Qwick Temperd, Fayettenam Trapgod
  20. Male R&B Artist of the Year – Mike “The Gifted” Williams
  21. Manager of the Year – Sandra Stampedit
  22. Mayors Civic Award of the Year – Mayor Kia Anthony, Mayor Mitch Colvin
  23. Model Agency of the Year – Raquel Chanell
  24. Philanthropist of the Year – Zenaida Crawford
  25. Podcast of the Year – Strait No Chase
  26. Pro Athlete of the Year – Michael Williams Jr
  27. Producer of the Year – Tony Texaco
  28. Producer/Industry Executive of the Year – J Manifest
  29. Promoter of the Year – Quila Bee, Carolina Sho
  30. Public Relations of the Year – ShaDonna “Mo” McPhaul
  31. Radio Personality of the Year – Dee Dowdy
  32. Rising Creator of the Year – Dominique Womack
  33. Rising Star/Actor of the Year – Tish Mone
  34. Rising Star/Male Artist of the Year – Yolo Ru
  35. Security Team of the Year – Guns and Boxing Security Team
  36. Small Business of the Year – Jae Renee, Meme aka Boss Lady
  37. Southern Soul Artist of the Year – Latrel Latruth

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