We are 58 days from the 6th Annual Arizona Hip Hop Festival and as we get closer and closer to our favorite time of the year and we wanted to highlight some artists that stood out last year. With three spots up for grabs they staked their claim as Champions of the Stage. These winners have all been making moves since they secured their bag at last year’s Arizona Hip Hop Festival and we wanted to give you glimpse into the winner‘s circle.
KT Gipson, Miss V, & Vonni G placed first thru third respectively at the 5th Annual Arizona Hip Hop Festival last year. They took home hefty sums as a prize but the biggest takeaway from their winning performances last year was that those wins were not flukes or one offs. These three artists were meant to be considered top tier talent. KT Gipson brings an impeccable stage presence that can only be imitated never duplicated. He parlayed the momentum from his win into a single with the one and only Juvenile. Miss V has headlined the Queens Of The Underground show while working with and opening for mainstream artists through the year. Vonni G has been hard at work headlining shows like Arizona’s Most Wanted and has an upcoming CD release show going down with Slim 400 on October 4th at The Monarch Theater. These are the accomplishments of winners. Stay tuned because we will be highlighting KT Gipson, Miss V, and Vonni G individually throughout the week to give you a better glimpse into the lives of these three stage champions.
by: Steven Sandage