14th Annual BMI Urban Showcase Headlined by Ace Hood, Travis Porter, Sean Garrett & Rick Ross

| May 19, 2011 | 0 Comments

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Rick Ross

The music industry’s most well-known stars and promising talent performed at Broadcast Music, Inc.’s (BMI) 14th Annual Unsigned Urban Showcase last night (May 18) at The Buckhead Theatre in Atlanta.

The showcase was hosted by comedian Lil Duval and DJ Drama and  featured performances by the incomparable Rick Ross, Atlanta-based hip-hop trio Travis Porter, DJ Khaled-backed rapper Ace Hood, and hit-maker Sean Garrett, who each brought their own flavor to the stage.

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DJ Trauma, Sean “The Pen” Garrett, DJ Sense & Lil Chuckie

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Super Producer Bangladesh

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The crowd enjoys a HOT performance

The evening began with performances from showcase finalists Chase N. Cashe of Surf Club, FKi, Jus Nice, and Saunders Sermons, who each performed in front of a panel of music industry heavyweights, including top executives, producers, managers and attorneys. Winning the top prize was Chase N. Cashe of Surf Club.

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Cyhi Da Prince

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Celebrity Hair Stylist Derek J

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Travis Porter

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Laura Michelle

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DJ Toomp

Chase N. Cashe won an array of prizes including $1,000 in cash, studio time at Icon Studios, two tickets to the 2011 BMI Urban Awards, and a feature story in BMI MusicWorld magazine online.

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Lil Duval, DJ Holiday & DJ Drama

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Editor-in-Chief of Hip Hop Enquirer, Dennis Byron

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Samone Says & Ross Mena of Kore Magazine with Laura Michelle

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Rocko

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Lil Duval

BMI Vice President, Writer/Publisher Relations Catherine Brewton along with Dallas Austin presented the Legends of ATL Award to entertainment mogul DeVyne Stephens. The prestigious honor recognizes a community leader for his or her contribution to the Atlanta music scene.

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DeVyne Stephens, Verse Simmons & Laura Michelle

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Fans show some love for Laura Michelle

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Pastor Troy

Also in attendence was Jody Breeze, Sonny Digital, Laura Michelle, Diamond, and many more. Video coming soon!

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Sean Garrett performs his hit single “Feel Love”

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