Diarra “Uncle P” Collazo often referred to as an Ambassador for Detroit is an entertainment mogul in the making. He has worked in every aspect of the record and events industry. As an entertainment consultant Uncle P under his SP Marketing & Promotions firm has highly regarded clients such as Live Nation, Olympia Entertainment and many others.
Uncle P has many outlets that he has built from the ground up, such as detroitrap.com (Michigan’s Biggest Website for Hip Hop) Beat Street, Urban Ambiance Radio and the Urban Hip Hop Awards.
Last week, Uncle P appeared on What’s Good Detroit, a local show that focuses on the positive aspects of what’s happening in Detroit. Uncle P is getting ready for the second annual Underground Hip Hop Awards (UHHA). This year he will be showcasing some of Detroit’s most talented artists. When asked what could be expected for this year’s UHHA’s, Uncle P replied, “I’m trying to raise the bar in Detroit.”
Starting out as a DJ known as DJ Uncle P, he was excited to tell us about the #salutetotheDJ’s portion of the show. “By heart I’m a DJ so I’m really excited about the special tribute to the DJ’s in this year’s show. I have three of my favorite Dj’s that I handpicked, Don Q, who you hear on WJLB quite frequently, Dj Los and P-Dog the turntable bully who will display their Djing skills to the audience,” says Uncle P.
FM98 WJLB’S DJ Bigg Dawg Blast will be hosting this year’s UHHA’s. Blast has been Djing for over 20 years and is coming up on his 15-year anniversary at WJLB. He is also a part of the Street Hitta DJ’s, which is an organization of DJ’s that Blast founded this past November. He is also founder and former president of the legendary Conglomerate DJ’s, which Uncle P was a part of. Although last year he was a presenter at the UHHA, Blast is excited to host this year and to be a part of the award show in this capacity. “This award show is a kick off for all of the great things that I as well as Street Hitta DJ’s have in store for 2016. We have a DJ Conference coming up, we will be dropping a mix tape soon and were getting ready to launch the Street Hitta’s Tour” says Blast.
The Underground Hip Hop Awards & Midwest Honors Awards presented by UHHA & Midwest Honors takes place Sunday, January 3, 2016 at Saint Andrews Hall. Doors open at 5pm. There will also be events leading up to the Underground Hip Hop Awards. Saturday, January 2, 2016 “BE YOUR OWN BOSS” Music Conference takes place at Hazel’s Place Lounge. Doors open at 11am. The Midwest Monsters Showcase & UHHA Pre-Awards Show will be held at the Bullfrog Bar & Grill in Redford, MI. Doors open at 9pm. Make sure you come out and support Uncle P. For more information on the event visit detroitrap.com.