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Since 2005, WPGU and Buzz have presented the Champaign-Urbana Local Music Awards, a festivity to celebrate excellence in the music scene. Nominees are selected and then voted on by the public in categories such as ‘Best Rock’, ‘Best Hip-Hop’ and ‘Best Singer/Songwriter’.

Each year, the nominees have become increasingly aggressive in their promotion tactics and going as far as printing so-called ‘attack ads’ on their competition to sway the vote to their advantage. Our Sizzler! reporters have uncovered a few of the smear ads sent to voters this year:

Check out the madness after the jump!


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Next week, an exclusive video found by our reporters!