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In southern West Virginia, The Movement Entertainment Group has hosted an awards ceremony for the past four years. It’s part of the DubV Fest, a weekend music festival like Floyd Fest, Clifftop or Bonnaroo. Only it’s held indoors, usually at a nightclub, and features mostly hip-hop artists from out of state.