Contestants will create a 3 to 5 minute rap (to their own beat) on the topic:
Duo Pandemic (Racism/COVID-19)
and submit their recording (ENTRY FORM) no later than midnight January 31, 2021.
Six (6) semifinalists will be chosen and each receive $100. For the second round they will then receive 6 new original beats to choose from for recording their same rap over. The 6 new original beats provided will consist of 4 original Hip-Hop background beats (choose one) and 2 Experimental Jazz background beats (choose one).
All semifinalists will perform in a virtual concert on Friday April 23, 2021 at 7:30pm. Two contest winners will be selected at that event.
Winners + Prize
The 2 contest winners will each receive $500 and perform their rap to the Experimental Jazz beat in a 2nd virtual concert, with the ensemble Hesterian Musicism, on Friday April 30, 2021 at 7:30pm.