What up Detroit,
I'd like to welcome everybody to the,
First Annual Detroit Hip-Hop Recognition Awards.
Secondly I'd like to thank you for coming out
And supporting all of our events this year,
Especially the Awards show,
That means a lot to us. [Proof 1]
The vision behind the Award show,
Is to recognize our own,
Talents, feats and accomplishments,
Both locally and nationally.
With the community a part of the success of people like,
Eminem, D12, Obie Trice, Slum Village, Fat Cat,
Sick Notes, Fat Killers, Almighty Dreadnaps,
Raw C and Silent Riot, just to touch on a few.
The first award we'll be presenting tonight,
Is the Hip-Hop Recognition Award [Proof 2]
This Award is to recognize
The individual for outstanding support of Detroit Hip-Hop.
When I think of that,
One person stands out without a doubt.
From the days of the Hip-Hop shop,
To the days of multi-platinum record sales,
You'll see this guy on MTV Wednesday night,
Then you'll catch him at St.Andrews Hall Friday night hosting a battle. [Proof 3]
He's been around the world,
And still finds time to get back to the city.
That being said, it's both a pleasure and an honour,
To present the first Annual Hip-Hop Recognition Award [Purple Pills starts playing],
To none other than my man, Big, Proof!
Pssh, Damn man,
My city love me, I love my city man.
I feel like I'm lettin' 'em down,
I done so much,
But don't feel like I've accomplished, nothin' at all.
I remember when me 'n' Hip-Hop first fell in love man,
Detroit and Hip-Hop, damn, pssh.
Psh, eh. 'Cause I aint changin' for shit.
I'ma always be me