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Ozone Awards Update: There Were Some Winners, Too

Despite the pre-show fisticuffs at last night's Ozone Awards, some awards did finally manage to get handed out. (Rick Ross, who later won Best Rap Album for Trilla, and his entourage were reportedly involved in a scuffle with DJ Vlad over the weekend as well.)

MTV.com reports that the highlight of the night was a Pimp C tribute featuring Bun B, Scarface, Too Short, David Banner, OutKast's Big Boi and Webbie. Banner also took home the inaugural Pimp C Award for Trillest Artist ("not afraid to speak their mind"). A complete list follows. - Chris Gray

Best Rap Album: Rick Ross, Trilla

Best Rap Artist: Lil Wayne

Best R&B Artist: Chris Brown

Best Rap Group: UGK

Best Lyricist: Lil Wayne

Breakthrough Artist: Shawty Lo

Best Rap/R&B Collaboration: Usher feat. Young Jeezy, "Love In This Club"

Club Banger of the Year: Webbie feat. Lil Boosie & Lil Phat, "Independent"

Mixtape Monster: Trae

Most Slept-On Artist: Z-Ro

Pimp C Award (Trillest Artist): David Banner

TJ's DJ's Hustler Award: DJ Khaled

TJ's DJ's Tastemaker Award: T-Pain

"Int'l Player's Anthem (I Choose You)," as interpreted by the Sims

Best Video: UGK feat. Outkast, "Intl' Players Anthem (I Choose You)"

DJ of the Year: DJ Khaled

Best Mixtape/Street Album: DJ Drama and B.G., Gangsta Grillz: Hood Generals/Chamillionaire, Mixtape Messiah 3 (tie)

Best Producer: Polow Da Don

Best Rap Artist (West Coast): The Game

Best Rap Group (West Coast): D.P.G. (Dogg Pound)

Best Rap Album (West Coast): Snoop Dogg, Ego Trippin'

Living Legend: J Prince

Patiently Waiting Awards

Florida: Brisco

Georgia: B.O.B.

Texas: Lil Will

Mississippi: Lil C

Alabama: Jackie Chain

Louisiana: Mack Maine

Tennessee: All Star

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