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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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Prizes

1 Grand Prize Winner

  • $300 SKIO Recording Budget
  • 1-on-1 Mentor Session with DJ Swivel (30mins)
  • 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 Sept. 26th and ends at 11:59PM PST on Oct 24th, 2019.
  • The winners will be selected by DJ Swivel & 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 DJ Swivel & SKIO Music are ineligible.
  • Odds of winning depend on 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

Sep 27, 2019 - Oct 24, 2019

Judging

Oct 25, 2019 - Dec 14, 2019

Winners Announced

Dec 15, 2019