We listen to music every single day at Amp Radio. And while we all enjoy the songs as a whole, we know most people don’t often take time to show their appreciation to the people who helped put that song together. The songwriters and composers who write the lyrics and make the music for the songs we love got their moment this past weekend at the BMI Urban Music Awards.

Some of Amp’s biggest artists walked away with awesome awards. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]B.o.B.[/lastfm], a.k.a. Bobby Ray was presented with Song of The Year for his track, “Nuthin On U.” In true jet-setter fashion, he was not present for the ceremony and accepted his trophy via satellite.

PAGE 2 Who Won Songwriter Of The Year?

drake kevinwinter385x1301 [Video] Amp Artists Make Impressive Showing at BMI Urban Music Awards

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[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Drake[/lastfm] won for Songwriter of the Year, and when you go down the list of songs he’s written this year its hard to be surprised he won. With hits like “Bedrock,” “Find Your Love,” “I Invented Sex,” “Money To Blow,” “Over,” “Say Something,” and “Un-Thinkable (I’m Ready)” with Ms. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Alicia Keys[/lastfm], there is a great chance you heard Drizzy featured on the radio at least a few times this year. In fact, Drake’s pen game is so impressive that even his speech for winning was near perfect, not to mention super cute! Hip-Hop’s golden boy always knows the right thing to say.

PAGE 3 Who Took Home The BMI Icon Award?

snoopdogg kevinwinter385x13 [Video] Amp Artists Make Impressive Showing at BMI Urban Music Awards

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And the biggest honor this year went to [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Snoop Dogg[/lastfm], who took home the BMI Icon award. He was honored by a superstar medley of some of his biggest hits featuring [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Wiz Khalifa[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Too $hort[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Warren G[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Akon[/lastfm], and [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Dr. Dre[/lastfm] among others.

Check out Wiz covering “Nuthin But a G Thang,” I bet baby Wiz used to perform this one in his bedroom growing up just waiting to take over the world, one stoner jam at a time!

[Source: Rap-Up]


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