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Contest Details

Prizes

Rules

Judges

What’s up guys we’re stoked to launch another Original Hip Hop Song Contest, as you guys killed it in the last one!

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! It doesn’t matter if it’s a fresh new project or an old track you finished a while back, 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 artists you can reference: Dr. Dre, Skepta, Metro Boomin, Mac Miller, Post Malone, J. Cole, Team Supreme, Drake, 21 Savage, Nicki Minaj, Kehlani, and Cardi B

Every single submission will be heard by our team of A&R’s, so give it your all because the grand prize winner will be selected by our guest judge, multi-grammy award winning producer and engineer DJ Swivel.

*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 October 24th, 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 session with DJ Swivel and also get $300 to spend on studio time, hiring vocalists and engineers, or towards your next recording project. First prize also includes a 1 year subscription to ‘Insight Reports’, which gives you personalized feedback and powerful data for every song you submit in our contests, as well as a LANDR Pro account and more! p>

Show some <3 for our contest sponsors:

Stand out amongst the crowd. LANDR is offering 2 free WAVs ($20 regular value) to give your track the professional sound it deserves. Signup for a LANDR account here to get started.

Our guest judge, Th3rd Brain, is a well established management group/ label that has some of the hottest artists on their roster, including Zhu, Emmit Fenn, Gallant, NoMBe, Thutmose, Pegboard Nerds, and more! Follow Th3rd Brain on Instagram to keep up to date.

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All Entries

Newest Entries

The order of entries is determined by the amount and speed of activity, such as likes, plays and comments. This list will not determine the winner of the contest, since all entries are listened to and ranked based on quality, and winners are picked by the judges and SKIO A&R’s.

Hip Hop

D min

100

260 7

Hip Hop

- NO KEY

135

279 6

Hip Hop

F min

100

219 3

Hip Hop

- NO KEY

- NO BPM

166 5

Alternative

- NO KEY

- NO BPM

68 6

Hip Hop

- NO KEY

- NO BPM

50 3

Hip Hop

- NO KEY

- NO BPM

24 4

Trap Hybrid

- NO KEY

- NO BPM

30 1

Hip Hop

- NO KEY

- NO BPM

21 1

Hip Hop

- NO KEY

- NO BPM

17 2

Hip Hop

G♯/A♭ min

145

15 1

Hip Hop

- NO KEY

- NO BPM

12 1

Trap

- NO KEY

- NO BPM

12 1

Hip Hop

- NO KEY

- NO BPM

10 2

Submissions

Sep 27 - Oct 24

Judging

Oct 25 - Nov 14

Winner Announcement

Nov 15

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