For the first time, an expected 2000 guests will congregate in Memphis for the 7th annual Southern Entertainment Awards for 2010. The heavy hitters of the hip hop and entertainment industry will fill the Cannon Center to acknowledge the south's best Clothing companies, DJ's, Labels, Models, Producers, Recording Artists, Retail Stores, and Websites. According to Southernentawards.com this show will be "the most elaborate event planned thus far with heavy focus on the DJs and all that they touch."
The Southern Entertainment Awards show, which grew from 3 cities to include all of the southern states, was created to give credit to those left out by other award shows. With over 50 categories including club promoter of the year, best mix-tape, best DJ radio show, street team of the year, internet hustler of the year,and model of the year, no area should be left out. Some of the previous winners include All Star for best indie rap album, Lil Boosie and Webbie for best rap album, Lil Larry for male personality, Memphisrap.com for web-site of the year, OJ Da Juice for best indie rap artist, Plies for best song, Pure Passion for best adult night club, R. Soe for clothing store of the year, Select-O-Hits for impact award, T.I artist of the year, and Yo Gotti for indie artist of the year.
The nominations process was closed on August 15th, and voting runs from September thru November. "Nominations and Winners are chosen by the "streets" and the "people," S.E.A.'s does not select Nominees or Winners," according to SouthernEntAwards.com, which is also where voting can be done. Regular tickets prices which are $30 are now on sale for $7.