Sway and King Tech, hosts of long-standing syndicated hip hop show the Wake Up Show, have teamed with System of A Down bassist Shavo Odajian to present the online 100K Battle rap contest. The competition kicks off today (April 2) and is open to new or unsigned artists.
Contestants enter the battle by signing up for free at urSession.com and downloading a beat to showcase their talent at the Wake Up Show's website. After selecting a beat to rap or sing over, contestants can upload their work to urSession.com. Fans will then vote on their favorite tracks. The artist with the most votes will win $5,000 as well a trip to Hollywood to appear on the Wake Up Show to have the winning track played nationwide.
Founded by Sway, King Tech, Odajian and internet entrepreneur Narb Avedissian, urSession.com is a music-focused social networking site and digital record label designed to create an open market for unsigned musicians.
Beats for the 100K Battle were provided to the site by more than 20 established hip hop producers, including The Alchemist, 9th Wonder, DJ Khalil, and the late J Dilla.
Incidentally, the Wake Up Show has been a big supporter of G4tv.com’s Freestyle 101, so all your aspiring MCs out there should definitely go flex your skills in this contest. Word up!
Allhiphop.com: Sway & King Tech Launch 100K Rap Battle