BMI hosted its Urban Showcase Tuesday, April 5, at Terminal West, featuring a mix of the recording industry’s eminent stars and most-promising talent. Hosted by recording artist Bre-Z from FOX’s hit-show Empire, the evening was filled with high-energy performances from rap duo EarthGang, R&B crooner Jacquees, and rapper/singer/producer Elhae. The main event found producers Zaytoven and Drumma Boy going head-to-head in The Ultimate Battle of Catalogs, including surprise guest performances from Young Dolph B.o.B, OJ Da Juiceman, and Pastor Troy.
Sponsored by V-103, Atlanta’s own DJ Infamous kept the crowd excited while BMI Legends of ATL Award Winner (2013) and V-103 Radio DJ Greg Street broadcasted live from the packed house. BMI also presented the Legends of ATL Award to rapper Pastor Troy, in recognition of his contributions to the Atlanta music scene. Past recipients of the prestigious honor include Big Oomp, Dallas Austin, Big Boi of Outkast, Organized Noize, Lil Jon, and DJ Toomp among others.