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The Source Hip-Hop Music Awards 1999
DMX picked up half of the awards he was nominated for and Lauryn Hill and Busta Rhymes each picked up two as The 1999 Source Hip-Hop Awards switched coasts for its first appearance in four years. DMX was named artist of the year, live performer of the year and his movie, "Belly," was named movie of the year. Hill's debut disc was the magazine's pick for album of the year and earned her the new solo artist of the year nod. Busta shared his awards with Janet Jackson (for best video) and Flipmode Squad (for best new group). But the show wasn't without its problems. The very first award was presented with the wrong envelope. And what about Jigga? Jay-Z was noticeably absent, from both the show and the winners list. Actually, Jay did win the non-televised award for lyricist of the year, but that's it. No love for a man whose album sat at the top of the Billboard charts for its first five weeks in release, setting a new record for hip-hop albums. Not even a nomination for best live performance for the headliner of the highest grossing hip-hop tour of all time. Politics as usual? Not quite. Something just doesn't seem right. The 411 Online staff took hundreds of photos and tracked down interviews with Missy Elliott, Busta Rhymes, hip-hop newlyweds Treach and Pepa, Jermaine Dupri, E-40, Da Brat, Grandmaster Flash and Kool DJ Herc, and Russell Simmons.

1999 Source Awards photos
On stage
Busta Rhymes and Flipmode Squad accept the best new artist award
DMX performs
DMX accepts his award for live performer of the year
Lauryn Hill performs
Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes and Treach hosted the event
Janet Jackson introduces Busta's performance
Shaq accepts the athlete of the year award
Russell Simmons won the lifetime achievement award
Will Smith presents Russell Simmons with the award
More Will Smith
Outkast wins group of the year
Snoop Dogg performs with Nate Dogg and Xzibit

Red carpet
Brandy hosted the pre-awards show on UPN
Ice-T was one of the first to arrive on the scene
More Ice-T
Grandmaster Flash brought along some proteges, his sons
Rasheed Wallace and Jermaine O'Neal in need of a flash
Noreaga reunites with Capone
Ras Kass
Former Piston John Salley
Salley with the Celtics' Antoine Walker
Tha Alkaholiks and Defari
Eminem is happy to see us
Vinnie of Naughty By Nature
Hip-hop newlyweds Pepa and Treach
Dr. Dre
Who dat?! Solé
Some more Solé
More Solé
Don King
Chris Webber
Hot Boyz
Dru Down and his crew
Mia X
Karl Kani
The fellas from FUBU
Shaq and Dennis Scott
Phife Dog on the solo tip
Warren G and a stretch Hummer
Tha Dogg Pound
Kobe Bryant
Vince Carter
Acie Earl and his Venom Productions crew
Rahzel and Coolio
Jermaine Dupri
Da Brat
Cool Breeze, Outkast and Goodie Mob
More Dungeon Family
The Players Club's LisaRaye
Mack 10
Snoop Dogg
The original Foxy Brown, Pam Grier
More Pam Grier
Puff Daddy
Janet Jackson
More Janet
Lil' Kim made plenty of heads turn
Lil' Cease
Lil' Kim
Chuck D
Krayzie Bone

Media tent
A lot more of Da Brat
More Mack 10
D-Shot, Suga T and E-40
Grandmaster Flash and Kool DJ Herc
Tyson Beckford
Jermaine Dupri and his ice
Russell Simmons
Missy Elliott
Busta Rhymes and Flipmode Squad
More Busta
Treach and Pepa share a laugh
And another
And another
Mike Tyson with two singers from his new label
Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes
More Left Eye
More Iron Mike

And the winners are (in bold):

Artist of the Year, Solo: Jay-Z, DMX, Master P, Busta Rhymes, Snoop Dogg.

Artist of the Year, Group: Outkast, The Roots, A Tribe Called Quest, Gang Starr, Goodie M.O.B.

New Artist of the Year, Solo: Big Pun, Lauryn Hill, Juvenile, Noreaga, Eminem.

New Artist of the Year, Group: Lord Tariq & Peter Gunz, Black Star, Flipmode Squad, Harlem World, Black Eyed Peas.

Single of the Year: "Can I Get A... " - Jay-Z w/Ja Rule & Amil, "Ha" - Juvenile, "Still Not A Player" - Big Pun w/ Joe, "Whatcha Gonna Do" - Jayo Felony w/ DMX & Method Man, "It Ain’t My Fault" - Silkk The Shocker, "Money Ain’t A Thing" - Jermaine Dupri w/ Jay-Z.

Album of the Year: Jay-Z - "Vol. 2... Hard Knock Life," DMX - "It’s Dark and Hell is Hot," Outkast - "Aquemini," 8Ball - "Lost," Lauryn Hill - "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill," Master P - "MP Da Last Don."

Lyricist of the Year: Big Pun, DMX, Jay-Z, Redman, Andre of Outkast.

Producer of the Year: Swizz Beats, Beats By The Pound, Track Masters/L.E.S., DJ Premier, DJ Scratch.

R&B Artist of the Year: TLC, R. Kelly, Mya, Brandy, Dru Hill.

Video of the Year: "I’ll Bee Dat" - Redman, directed by Little X; "What U See" - Xzibit, directed by Gregory Dark; "Turn It Up" - Busta Rhymes, directed by Paul Hunter; "Is It You? (Deja Vu)" - Made Men w/ Master P, directed by Dave Meyers; "What’s It Gonna Be" - Busta Rhymes w/Janet Jackson, directed by Hype Williams.

Live Performer of the Year: Outkast, Busta Rhymes, DMX, Method Man/Redman, The Roots.

Movie of the Year: "The Player’s Club," "I Got The Hook-Up," "Belly," "He Got Game."

Lifetime Achievement Award: Russell Simmons.

Pioneer Award: Kool DJ Herc, Afrika Bambaataa and Grandmaster Flash.

The Source Sports Athlete of the Year Award: Shaquille O’Neal.

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