Ozone Magazine Announces MTV JAMS as Broadcast Partner for Secone Annual Ozone Awards


Performance Lineup Announced for Celebration of Southern Hip Hop

(Atlanta, GA – July 23, 2007) OZONE Magazine today announced the Second Annual OZONE Awards presented by Defient Entertainment, will air on MTV Jams, Labor Day Weekend (September 1st – 3rd). The show will air repeatedly over the holiday weekend. The star studded award ceremony will honor the best in Hip Hop music and entertainment from the South and beyond.

The presenter/performance lineup for the awards show includes Rick Ross, T-Pain, Young Jeezy & USDA, Plies, Lil Wayne, Yung Joc, Gorilla Zoe, Lloyd, Rich Boy, Fat Joe, Bun B, Pimp C, Shop Boyz, Trey Songz, Lil Scrappy, Trick Daddy, with more names to be announced. Festivities for The OZONE Awards weekend will include TJ’s DJ’s Tastemakers Only Music Conference, which will be highlighted in the coverage of the weekend’s events. The conference has a special lineup of panelists including Mannie Fresh, Polow da Don, DJ Drama, Play & Skillz, Cool & Dre, DJ Khaled, DJ Irie, Bryan Michael Cox among many others.

“The authenticity of the OZONE Awards is what constantly draws MTV Jams to the event,” stated Tuma Basa, Manager, Music Programming, MTV Jams. “The performers, nominees, and audience bring a completely unmatched level of realness and raw energy to the OZONE Awards and totally captures what the MTV Jams audience is looking for from the channel.”

“OZONE’s past collaborations with MTV Jams have helped us grow from a small underground publication to a nationally recognized brand. The first annual OZONE Awards airing on Jams last year was a great look for everyone involved, so we’re excited to be working with them again this year,” says Julia Beverly, CEO of Ozone Magazine. “Expect it to be bigger and better!”