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One of the most underestimated elements of live hip hop is the importance of a dope Hypeman...
For the second year in a row, Scion's Hypeman Contest is aimed at discovering the quintessential hip hop master of ceremonies.
Aside from DJs, producers, and MCs, an often overlooked aspect of live hip hop is the back-up MC and party host, commonly referred to as the Hypeman.
Are you hype? You got the skills and knowledge to capture mass appeal? Can you get the party crackin?
Then submit a Video, DVD, or CD that shows your Hypeman skills.
30 semi-finalists will be chosen, and each will be sent to one of three auditions to compete against one another in numerous rounds of Hypeman tests and scenarios.
Auditions will be moderated by hip hop society legend Ricky Powell (rickypowell.com) and judged by our panel of hip hop pros - DJ Clark Kent (Producer for Jay-Z, Notorious B.I.G., and more), Skillz (Jazzy Jeff's Hypeman), Anthony "Ant" Marshall (Co-founder of Lyricist Lounge).
One grand prize winner from each audition will take home $2,000 and a home-studio prize package provided by M-Audio that includes a Fast Track Ultra - High-speed USB 2.0 Interface, ProTools M-Powered software, Q40 Studio Reference Headphones, Nova Studio Microphone, and Studio backpack.
Read the Official Contest Rules and Regulations, Download the Entry Form, and send us your entry now!
Enter Beginning: July 31, 2008
Entry Deadline: November 15, 2008
The 2008 Scion Hypeman Contest is proudly supported by M-Audio.
Create, produce, record and perform music with the latest innovative gear from M-Audio - the leading provider of technology for today's computer-based musicians and audio professionals.
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