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US$ 4 000, Brand New Car Up For Grabs In New Competition For Upcoming Hip-hop Artistes

A newly formed talent search show, Rap Star, is calling for upcoming rappers to register for auditions in a competition that will see the winner walk away with a grand prize of US$4 000 worth recording deal and a brand new car.

The competition is courtesy of Big Bass Entertainment in conjunction with Zim Hip-hop Awards.

In a statement released by the co-organisers, the auditions, which will be held in Harare and Bulawayo, will avail a lifetime opportunity in as far as kickstarting an artiste’s career is concerned.

“This is a platform that will support local art financially and also help them in the building of careers. This opportunity of
a lifetime will be open to entries in Harare and Bulawayo.

“We believe the platform will open doors for young musicians in the Hip-hop line of work as the stated prizes, a record deal, for example, will afford an artiste music production and publicity from a zero budget,” reads the statement.

The first round will see artistes judged over a freestyle or verse of 16 bars on a chosen beat or instrumental.

The judges’ panel will comprise of four local Hip-hop gurus adjudicating on who makes it into the next round until the finals that are to be decided by the public vote.

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The judging criteria will be hinged on, “several key skills such as delivery, flow, clarity. The artist must be comfortable over a variety of sounds and production styles, they should also portray meaning of Hip-hop culture through their music.”

The final icing on the cake will see the introduction of international superstars as judges in the semi-final stage.

Registration is on at Big Bass studios in Harare and Kingsville clothing shop in Bulawayo. A US$ 5 registration fee is required.


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