The past year was, without question, one of the best years for Hip Hop in Uganda. As it drew to a close, the first ever Ugandan Hip Hop awards were held. A number of Uganda's elite Emcees (rappers) were rewarded. If successfully holding the awards was not momentous for the much maligned genre, then I do not know what was. The awards may just be the springboard that the genre needs to catapult to greater heights and for good measure; the impetus that Hip Hoppers; both male and female, need to put out quality music and videos.