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We’re eager to hear what you’ve got for your original Hip Hop banger! The SKIO A&R team is listening to discover new talent and reward creators whose music deserves to be heard!

Submit your original Hip Hop song by April 25th, for the chance to win some dope prizes! It doesn’t matter if it’s a fresh new project or an old project you finished a while back, just give it all you’ve got!

The grand prize will have the chance to accelerate their career, winning a 1-on-1 session with DJ Swivel, and we’re throwing in $150 to spend on studio time, hiring vocalists and engineers, or towards their 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!

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.

For example, here are 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 winners will be selected by our guest judge, multi-Grammy winning producer and engineer DJ Swivel.

*Be sure your submission is originally created by you, and is not a remixed version of an existing track! *

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, Jordan "DJ Swivel" Young is a Two-time Grammy award winning producer / mix engineer and recent Spotify Secret Genius Award winner for "Dance", and has worked with artists such as BTS, Jay Z, Beyonce, The Chainsmokers and many more. Follow @djswivel on Instagram and Twitter to keep in touch with the man.

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Prizes

1 Grand Prize Winner

  • $150 SKIO Recording Budget
  • 1-on-1 Mentor Session with DJ Swivel (30mins)
  • Insight Reports for 1 Yr ($60)
  • Eligible for Licensing with SKIO
  • LANDR Pro Account 1 YR ($300)
  • Support from SKIO Music on Socials

2 Second Place Winner

  • Insight Reports for 9 Mo ($45)
  • Eligible for Licensing with SKIO
  • Support from SKIO Music on Socials

3 Third Place Winner

  • Insight Reports for 6 Mo ($30)
  • Eligible for Licensing with SKIO
  • Support from SKIO Music on Socials

Rules

  • The Contest Submission period begins at 11:00 AM PST on March 28 and ends at 11:59PM PST on April 25, 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

Mar 29, 2019 - Apr 25, 2019

Judging

Apr 26, 2019 - May 17, 2019

Winners Announced

May 18, 2019