ABOUT THE EVENT ORGANISERS
The Kulture 256 and The Konnected Foundation Inc events went through a long and thorough process of looking at different ventures that would allow them to go into events and be a long-term success.
Through this process, Hip-Hop Awards setting became a potential
The Kulture 256 is an Enterprise that deals in Media & Advertising, tours, marketing, events management, photography and design, Magazine publication, Social Media Marketing …ETC
On the other hand, The Konnected Foundation Inc, is a North Carolina based Non-Profit Corporation dedicated to providing opportunities in our community by way of arts and entertainment. They boast a number of experienced individuals in this arena and the availability of high and advanced technology to take on such events.
BACKGROUND OF THE EVENT
Hip-Hop at one time was the most promising genre in Uganda, Dating back to the mid and late 90’s when our own rappers blessed the stage and moved crowds whose audiences had come to
attend other artistes like Afrigo band that did genres entirely different to what they had ever heard.
Right now Hip-hop has gone through immense transition that has left people divided on what is and what is not. For all we know Hip-hop has always been a culture, a way of life! A way of life
black folks identified themselves with to express.
Back then recognition for who is better and best did not matter but getting heard was the core.
People found way of making money from some of Hip-hop elements and since then there has been a great deal of diversification where Hip-hop (Old Skool) as a genre married with other genres to make new sounds like Trap. Similar to Trap In Uganda we have a one genre “Kidandali” where rappers lay verses on dance type beats whether it is Hip-hop or not it is up to the fans to support what is Hip-hop and leave what is not!
256 HIP HOP AWARDS is a startup firm in the Ugandan music industry which was established 6 years Ago; It has tirelessly worked from a startup idea into a big platform with over a fifty thousand fan base around East, West and various parts of Africa on and offline.
It has gained a very positive feedback from the people especially the youth of the nation from taking part in the art to putting up concerts worth millions of money and thousands in attendance
to these shows which has given us the motive to motivate them through awarding them for their work thus encouraging them to work more and make more great works so that we take the art from the ground to the outside world of business. It’s the first of its Kind
256 HIP-HOP AWARDS has its primary purpose to elevate the importance of relevancy of hip-hop in the country and worldwide; Economically, Socially, and Culturally. 256HHA endeavors to be the country’s renowned as the premier hip-hop and its culture promoters.
To uplift and enhance the pride in all people of Uganda and African heritage while preserving and promoting hip-hop values and culture through recognition and rewarding of excellence in various elements.
Our motivation is to uplift the most underrated genre in this country, that the awards be won by those that deserve them not just those who we think should win them.
256 HIP-HOP AWARDS CATEGORIES
- MALE RAPPER OF THE YEAR
- AFRICAN RAPPER OF THE YEAR
- I AM HIPHOP ICON
- HUMANITARIAN AWARD
- AFRICAN RAPPER OF THE DECADE
- SOUTH SUDAN BEST RAPPER
- IMPACT TRACK OF THE YEAR
- BEST FEATURED VERSE (SWEET 16)
- COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR
- WESTERN RAPPER OF THE YEAR
- EASTERN RAPPER OF THE YEAR
- GOSPEL RAPPER OF THE YEAR
- MIXTAPE OF THE YEAR
- NORTHERN RAPPER OF THE YEAR
- HUSTLER OF THE YEAR
- ALBUM OF THE YEAR
- LYRICIST OF THE YEAR
- ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
- VIDEO OF THE YEAR
- SONG OF THE YEAR
- PEOPLE’S CHAMP AWARD
- PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
- CENTRAL RAPPER OF THE YEAR
- FEMALE RAPPER OF THE YEAR
- BEST BATTLE RAPPER