Presented by Heart of the Hood and UniqueSquared.com, this event will both showcase some of Atlanta's best independent hip-hop artists and provide a platform for MCs to battle for props and prizes.
It all happens Friday, October 2nd @ The 529, and is hosted by ATL's own Mojo Swagger. The night will feature special performances by Ekundayo, The Broady Champs, Rock Most, Stahhr, The Beat Gods, a production showcase by Illastrate, an appearance by B-Boy Quic, and DJ Quiz on the wheels all night.
PLEASE NOTE: The email address for entry information listed on the printed flyer is incorrect (our bad). For entry info, please email iwearthecrown2009 [at] gmail.com
Check below the flyer for a full list of judges and prizes.
MCs will compete in four different rounds during the night. The first three rounds will be scored by the judges, and the last round will be scored by the crowd:
Round #1: 16-bar freestyle cipher
Round #2: Freestyle about a topic for 16 bars
Round #3: MCs pair off and perform a back & forth routine
Round #4: Perform over a live drummer
1. Illastrate / Working Class Entertainment - Producer/Songwriter
2. Eljay Williams / The Content - Videographer/Producer/Directer
3. Nick Burnz / Black Algebra Unlimited - Producer/Hip-Hop Enthusiast
Grand Prize Package
1. M-Audio/Uniquesquared.Com 9th Wonder Recording Package
(Includes Mbox 2 Mini ,Bx8 Deluxe Studio Monitors ,Transfuser Software & Akai Drum Pad Controller) +
Akg Condenser Mic , Popper Stopper , Mic Stand And Pair Of Samson Studio Reference Headphones
2. Feature On Comcast's Stand On Demand (Hip-Hop Show)
3. Track Produced By Illastrate Productions
4. Feature @ Truskool Tuesday (Atlanta's Biggest Weekly Hip-Hop Show)
5. Photo Shoot By Eagle Eye Photography
Runner-Up Prize Package
1. Pair Of Samson Studio Reference Headphones
2. Slot On "IWTC" Vol. 2 Mixtape
3. Track Produced By The Beat Gods
4. Uniquesquared.com T-Shirt
5. Interview On Heartofthehood.com (Launches A3C Weekend)
*all prizes except the m-audio recording package are subject to change
How to register:
1. Paypal the $25 entry fee to heartofthehood [at] yahoo.com
2. Send a video link of you freestyling, battling, or performing to iwearthecrown2009 [at] gmail.com, along with the confirmation number from your Paypal payment.
3. If you're picked to compete, you will also receive a complimentary A3C 3-Day Pass
Will also be @ the bench on September 27th from 7pm-10pm for in-person submissions.