HITS Daily Double


Jody Gerson and team UMPG celebrate their Publisher of the Year victory at the BMI R&B and Hip-Hop Awards, as well as Metro Boomin's Producer of the Year win. "I'm-a spit a few bars," Gerson said. "Yes, I’m the baddest publisher/Do I raise trouble? Sure/I’ll leave you in the rubble, sir/So pour me a double, sir/And fire up the bubbler/Mike O’Neill can feel the real and my writers are fighters, yo/They’re writin’ it tighter, though/Give my lighter and a blunt to Metro…” Later, an overtaxed HITS editor stopped hallucinating. Seen thinking business is Boomin are (l-r) BMI’s Omar Grant, UMPG’s Ari Gelaw, Sterling Simms, Sureeta Nayyar, Walter Jones, BMI's Catherine Brewton, Gerson, Lillia Parsa and James Supreme.