The power players of the DMV gathered together at the Hampton Conference Center this past Saturday to celebrate a year of struggle, hard work and progression. The first annual 2014 Titan Awards were an opportunity to shed light on the dreamers and doers that turn art into reality every day.
After 5 years of bringing you the newest Rap, Hip Hop and R&B, highlighting artists that deserve serious shine, keeping you abreast of the latest DMV news, fashion, vixens and gossip as well as showing genuine care for the place we call home, DMVLIFE.com was shown true adoration in a big way. Earning the title Best Magazine Online or Print, owner and CEO of the DMV LIFE brand Rich ‘Calmplex’ Martinez, accepted the first ever Titan Award given in that category.
Martinez founded the company from the standpoint of an artist born and raised in this area with a real passion for his craft but no real platform to convey his message. He created DMVLIFE.Com to provide artists like himself with a home to display their talents and broadcast their music, moves and accomplishments to not only residents and supporters of this area but all over the United States. The publication now serves as a major platform for the DMV artist and an excellent way to highlight their individual movements. It has been a great experience for him to watch how artists have utilized this outlet over the years.
A far cry from its humble beginnings DMVLIFE.com is now not only a household name in the area but a well-known and respected media outlet for readers nationally. His dream has come to fruition and with heavy support from home the movement continues to flourish and grow. Martinez explained that the purpose of DMVLIFE.com is to show the world how much talent there really is in this area and how much we deserve to be recognized and appreciated for it.
With the love this media outlet has shown and the love it has received nothing but positivity can come from this exchange. The biggest honor is to receive praise and recognition from the very people who you work to illuminate every day. DMVLIFE.com is appreciative of the 2014 Titan Award for best publication online or print. It is also and will continue to be, endlessly appreciative of each and every one of its supporters. By: Ambre 'MzGreenEyez' Tomlinson (@MissGreenEyez)