Rapper Curren$y performs onstage at the BMI 15th Annual Unsigned Urban Showcase, held at Terminal West on April 11, 2013 in Atlanta, GA.

Rapper Curren$y performs onstage at the BMI 15th Annual Unsigned Urban Showcase, held at Terminal West on April 11, 2013 in Atlanta, GA.

Atlanta’s music enthusiasts were treated to BMI’s 15th Annual Unsigned Urban Showcase, held April 11 at Terminal West.  The showcase, hosted by G.O.O.D. Music ingénue Teyana Taylor, featured Warner Bros. Records’ Curren$y and a surprise appearance by Cinematic/Def Jam Records’ recording artist Big K.R.I.T. Attendees included rapper Young Jeezy, Love & Hip Hop Atlanta’s Stevie J. and Joseline Hernandez, songwriter Sean Garrison and more.

The showcase kicked off with rousing vocal performances by Unsigned Urban Showcase competition finalists Jade Novah, Spree Wilson, Skipper Jones and Dezzy Yates the Phreshbot. Winning the top prize was Skipper Jones. In addition, BMI’s Vice President, Writer/Publisher Relations Catherine Brewton, along presented the Legends of ATL Award to V-103’s DJ Greg Street.

Captions ( photo credit: Ben Rose):

Joseline Hernandez and Stevie J

Love & Hip Hop Atlanta’s Joseline Hernandez and Stevie J pause for a photo at the BMI 15th Annual Unsigned Urban Showcase, held at Terminal West on April 11, 2013 in Atlanta, GA.

Greg Street and Young Jeezy

Legends of ATL Award winner DJ Greg Street and Young Jezzy onstage at the BMI 15th Annual Unsigned Urban Showcase, held at Terminal West on April 11, 2013 in Atlanta, GA.

Sean Garrett

Songwriter Sean Garrett pauses for a photo at the BMI 15th Annual Unsigned Urban Showcase, held at Terminal West on April 11, 2013 in Atlanta, GA.

Big KRIT

Big K.R.I.T performs at the BMI 15th Annual Unsigned Urban Showcase, held at Terminal West on April 11, 2013 in Atlanta, GA.

Dezzy Yates the Phreshbot

Dezzy Yates the Phreshbot pauses for a photo at BMI’s 15th Annual Unsigned Urban Showcase.

Jade Novah
Spree Wilson
Teyana Taylor

Teyana Taylor pauses for a photo at the BMI 15th Annual Unsigned Urban Showcase, held at Terminal West on April 11, 2013 in Atlanta, GA.

Teyana Taylor
Skipper Jones

BMI Unsigned Urban Showcase competition winner Skipper Jones performs at BMI’s 15th Annual Unsigned Urban Showcase, held at Terminal West on April 11, 2013 in Atlanta, GA.

Curren$y

Rapper Curren$y performs onstage at the BMI 15th Annual Unsigned Urban Showcase, held at Terminal West on April 11, 2013 in Atlanta, GA.

Curren$y

Rapper Curren$y performs onstage at the BMI 15th Annual Unsigned Urban Showcase, held at Terminal West on April 11, 2013 in Atlanta, GA.