Announcing The First Annual VTHH SUMMERSLAM


Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to the first annual Vermont Hip Hop SUMMERSLAM. Please refrain from throwing objects into the ring.

In the wake of the Seven Daysies discussion, there have been more calls than ever for a proper “VT Hip Hop Awards,” something serious, something scientific, something professional, to finally settle the never-ending arguments.

This is definitely not that. It is, however, an attempt at making mistakes now so that we can, collectively, pull off a real deal “VT Hip Hop Awards” at the end of 2019.

We’re keeping it simple for this inaugural SUMMERSLAM: nominate three rappers, three producers, and one Good Citizen of the Year. (Apologies to the DJs.) The “Good Citizen” category is an honorary nod to whoever is earning respect and contributing to the community. You can submit your nominations right here, right now, through the embedded form:

Q: What Happens Next?

A: Nominations close in 48 hours. From there, every single nominee is on the ballot.

Q: “Email Verification” sounds ominous. Why do you need that?

A: Because of ballot-stuffing dicknose losers, that is why. I don’t have anything to sell you (and most of you are broke anyway) so your email is strictly being used to build a verification list so that every vote counted, counts.

Q: What if I don’t feel comfortable sharing that?

A: You would give away your social security number for fifty cents off on a taco, I don’t believe you at all.

Q: What do the winners receive?

A: All winners and runners-up get their names mentioned on this website at no charge, plus bragging rights.

Q: Are votes secret?

A: Absolutely. I will be releasing numbers on total votes and show off some graphs about turnout, but nothing will ever be linked back to you.

Justin Boland