Best Of 2018

Best mainstream champion of local talent: DJ SANDMAN

As a radio personality on one of the Bay area’s biggest radio station, 95.7 The Beat’s DJ Sandman has a lot of power. Each week, he gives a lot of that pull back to the people by airing songs by local artists who, quite frankly, have what it takes to be on the airwaves across the country. The local love should come as no surprise, however, since Sandman, who’s been a hip-hop scene staple for about three decades now, lives and breathes Tampa Bay music. No surprise, sure, but it’s not unappreciated. Your speakers truly are the best, sir. —RR