Premier independent hip-hop labelFunk Volume is excited to announce its “Don’t Fu[n]k Up Our Beats Rap Contest 5.” The contest, the label’s fifth annual competition, gives aspiring rappers the opportunity to rap over selected beats from the Funk Volume vaults, with the opportunity win a range of prizes. The contest is currently open for submissions and will close on Sunday, March 10th at 11:59 PDT. Finalist voting will begin on March 11th and winners will be announced on March 31st.
There are few independent rap labels that have amassed the sort of rabid, dedicated fans that Funk Volume has – and there are even fewer that give back to its fans like Funk Volume does. The label, home to Dizzy Wright, Jarren Benton, SwizZz, DJ Hoppa, and Hopsin, who also co-founded the label alongside label manager Damien ‘Dame’ Ritter has long since offered unique opportunities to truly bring their fans into the Funk Volume fold, and so, for Funk Volume, the “Don’t Fu[n]k Up Our Beats Rap Contest” is just another great example. “For artists,” says Ritter, “the contest is dope because it’s essentially a microcosm of what it takes to be successful in the rap game today: dope music, dope visuals, and a grind to get your music in front of people. For us, it’s a way to stay connected with artists and fans, and to spread our own brand.”
To enter, contestants need to go to the Funk Volume contest page and purchase one of the featured contest beats. The contestant will then record a video of themselves rapping over the beat and will submit the video on Funk Volume’s Facebook Fan Page before 11:59pm PDT on March 10th. On March 11th, Funk Volume will select 25 finalists, at which point voting will begin, with contestants encouraged to tell their fans, family, and friends to vote. Funk Volume will announce first, second, and third place winners on March 31st.
The grand prize winner for the contest will receive $2,500 and the opportunity to open up for a Funk Volume show the next time one of the label’s artists is performing in the winner’s city. The second place winner will receive $1,000; the third place winner will take home $500.
For more details, including official entry rules and guidelines: http://www.facebook.com/
Or check out the Funk Volume website here: http://myfunkvolume.com/