Nominated for Best "International Artist of Year" at the 2008 Underground Music Awards in New York City & Jams IRIE JAMBOREE August 31st w/ Elephantman & Sizzla
Empire ISIS will be performing at this year’s 2008 IRIE Jamboree in New York City’s at Roy Wilkins Park in Queens (Merrick Blvd & Baisley Blvd) on Sunday August 31st, 2008. This will be Empire ISIS’ first performance at the IRIE Jamboree as she will be sharing the stage with Sizzla Kolonji, Elephantman, Tarrus Riley & Cocoa Tea.
As one the most buzzed about urban talents to be coming out of Canada, Empire ISIS has been nominated for yet another award. This is the 8th nomination ISIS has been awarded in the last 12 months. Added to her roster is best "International Artist of the Year" at the 2008 Underground Music Awards in New York City, which will be taking place at B.B. King’s Blues Club 237 West 42nd St., 6pm.
"It’s like the Grammy’s of the Underground! With the Underground Music Awards, Urban Threshold has created a great platform for talented independent artists to get on the radar and receive accolades and major recognition “. – Riggs Morales, Director of A&R of Shady Records
Underground Music Awards is a national award show that breaks all of the rules of conventionalism. Unlike the Grammy Awards or the Billboard Music Awards, the Underground Music Awards were created to acknowledge and honor the achievements and contributions of unsigned and independent artists within the urban music scene. Every year there are incredible records released by independent labels and artists. Very rarely do the institutional accolades of the music industry reach or embrace independent music or the community of artists and fans who now represent 25% of all global music sales. Hence, the Underground Music Awards Program was born to fill that void.
Past winners and Honorees of Urban Threshold’s Underground Music Awards include: Lupe Fiasco, MIMS, Stiles P, Kid Capri, MOP, Papoose, Remy Martin, Killah Priest, Afu-Rah, Kool G. Rap, Lil Mamma, DJ Red Alert, Ralph McDaniels, Cormega, DJ Kay Slay, Saigon, Lumidee, and many more..