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SKIO Community! We’re super pumped up to announce our 3rd Original Hip Hop Song Contest! It’s been amazing listening to your submissions, in this contest we're looking for more bangers filled with catchy hooks, and bars that slap hard over beats with fat 808’s

DISCLAIMER: *For this specific contest, we’re looking for ORIGINAL Hip Hop tracks with Vocals.*

We love producer’s that take their tracks as far as possible, so whether you’re the rapper, or know a homie, just make sure your track has some hot bars and a clean arrangement! It doesn’t matter if the project is new or an oldie, just give it your best shot!

Most Hip Hop tracks range from 80 - 120 bpm, and some suitable Sub Genres and Styles include: Rap and Freestyle, G Funk and West Coast, Boom Bap and East Coast, Trap and Southern, Roots, Old School or New School Rap.

Some sick artists that you can use as an example are: Mac Miller, Skepta, Drake, Migos, ASAP Mob, Lil Uzi Vert, Kendrick Lamar, and Childish Gambino.

Every single submission will be heard by our team of A&R’s, but give it your all because the grand prize winner will be selected by our guest judge, ARIA! He’s an up and coming rapper-artist, a good friend of the SKIO team, and has ran a successful remix contest in the past!

*Submissions without any vocals will be scored considerably lower than those that do. Be sure your submission is originally created by you, and is not a remixed version of an existing track! Please refrain from using any beats or instrumentals that may be subject to copyright material, user’s who are found violating any terms of copyright infringement will have their content removed from SKIO and will be flagged in future submissions.*

Make sure to submit your original Hip Hop banger by September 5th, for your chance to win some dope prizes! The grand prize winner will have the chance to accelerate their career, winning a 1-on-1 call with ARIA, and $300 to spend on your next recording project, hiring vocalist and mix engineers. First prize also includes a LANDR Pro account, will be eligible for SKIO Licensing, and more!

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Our guest judge, ARIA, is a genuine rising star, with millions of streams to his name, ARIA (birth name, seriously!) is leading the way for a new generation of rappers. Born and raised in Washington, D.C, ARIA has been writing and recording songs since he was 7 years old. Fast forward a decade and the now 20-year old ARIA remains focused on all facets of his craft namely rapping, singing, songwriting, composing and producing. Follow ARIA on Instagram and Twitter to keep in touch with the man.

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Prizes

1 Grand Prize Winner

  • $300 SKIO Recording Budget
  • 1-on-1 mentor call with ARIA
  • Eligible for Licensing with SKIO
  • LANDR Pro Account 1 YR ($300)
  • Support from SKIO Music on Socials

2 Second Place Winner

  • Eligible for Licensing with SKIO
  • Support from SKIO Music on Socials

3 Third Place Winner

  • Eligible for Licensing with SKIO
  • Support from SKIO Music on Socials

Rules

  • The Contest Submission period begins at 11:00 AM PST on August 8th and ends at 11:59PM PST on September 5th, 2019.
  • The winners will be selected by ARIA & SKIO Music during the judging period.
  • The submissions are ordered according to the number of plays and likes the song receives.
  • Only one entry per contestant.
  • Open to residents of jurisdictions where lawful.
  • Employees of ARIA & SKIO Music are ineligible.
  • Odds of winning depend on the number of entries received, artistic and technical merit of entry judged by subjective criteria.
  • YOU MUST CORRECTLY ANSWER A SKILL TESTING QUESTION TO CLAIM A PRIZE.
  • NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. CONTEST IS VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

Entry must comply with the Official Rules.

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Submissions

Aug 8, 2019 - Sep 5, 2019

Judging

Sep 6, 2019 - Oct 1, 2019

Winners Announced

Oct 2, 2019