Over the weekend, the 1st Annual USI Awards (Upper State Indie) took place in Syracuse, NY. Shy Thoro was nominated for “Best Hip Hop Female Rapper” and was the winner of the prestigious award Saturday night. “I was shocked at first for even being nominated. Now I’m even more shocked that I’m the winner. I’m honored that there are people all over the country and not just in the DMV that recognize the hard work I’ve put in this year. Thank you to everyone that voted. I really appreciate it.” This award was a special accomplishment for Shy Thoro since the awards were mainly for artists in the upper New York state areas. The fact that Shy Thoro came in as an outsider, and also won, was a surprise to many. Shy Thoro is currently in the studio working on a project slated to be released early ’09.

Congratulations!!! DMV taking over one city at a time!! lol