Thursday, May 07, 2020

The 1992 Source Hip-Hop Awards


"Month after month, The Source Magazine sets out to cover the best hip-hop has to offer. But once a year, we're obliged to represent the best of the best. For the 1992 edition of The Source Hip-Hop Awards, we asked about 500 leading rap music experts from every region in the country to pick a winner among nominations in ten categories determined by the editors of The Source. The respondents were all readers of The Source - a sampling of fans, college and commercial rap radio DJs, and some rap retailers and video show hosts. Artists were nominated for awards based on their contributions to hip-hop music and culture for the twelve month period ending November 1, 1992. Artists with a debut album released during this period were considered "new," and were nominated separately from established artists. The Source Hip-Hop Awards were created to recognize outstanding achievement on the level of true hip-hop. The winners presented here are the artists who have moved the hearts, minds and behinds of true hip-hop fans across the country and around the world." The winner of the 1992 Source Awards were as follows: Ice-T as Artist of the Year-Solo; Cypress Hill as Artist of the Year-Group; Redman as New Artist of the Year-Solo; Das EFX as New Artist of the Year-Group; Pete Rock & CL Smooth's Mecca And The Soul Brother won as Album of the Year; A Tribe Called Quest's "Scenario" won as Single of the Year; Pete Rock was recognized as Producer of the Year; Mary J. Blige won as R&B Artist of the Year. The Video of the Year was awarded to Black Sheep for their classic "The Choice Is Yours" and Supercat was awarded the Dancehall Artist of the Year. For an additional breakdown of each award, read more below...