Download He’s Leaving for free here: https://soundcloud.com/remedybornmuzik/l-u-v-hes-leaving
The Urban Community Arts Network and Madison Media Institute are starting 2013 with a boom, a booming 808 drum loop that is. On Saturday, June 8th, from 4-8PM, Madison will be transformed into a musical battleground on which beatmakers will compete for a cash, clothing and publicity prize pot.
Judges include Ivan Rivera, manager of the multi-platinum, Grammy winning production group J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, MMI Associate Dean and veteran producer/engineer Chris “Godxilla” Taylor and Madison’s own gold-selling producer DJ Pain 1.
Come early for a professional development Q&A session with the judges and stay for the intense competition and featured performances (Carlito, OMoney and YT the Beast). Enjoy dynamic hosting by Mr. Getyourbuzzup and music by Memory.
Producers interested in competing may reserve a spot by emailing email@example.com or by signing up at the event.
Prizes include: $200 cash; lifetime iStandard membership; interview on iStandard; Featured slot at next iStandard event; interview on Getyourbuzzup.com; feature on upcoming GotInstrumentals.com mixtape; and a full line of Kid Smokes snapbacks.
Saturday, June 8th, 4-8PM
South Madison Center for Culture and Community
633 West Badger Road Madison, WI.
All ages event!
$25 to battle, $5 to watch.
Free for those under 18.
Free elimination round: Play one 60 second beat
>>Round 1: one 60 second beat
>>Round 2: one 60 second beat
>>Round 3: one 60 second beat
Final Round: two 60 second beats
- Producers will only pay $25 entry fee if they pass the elimination round.
- Producers must have a separate beat for each round.
- Please come prepared with your beats ready to play on either a CD or flash drive. No exceptions.
First of its kind: Beat Makers vs. B-boys/B-girls
Featuring 2012 Madison Hip-Hop Awards winners East Madison Breakers
Mamma’s Eggrolls will be on site!
Winning B-boy/B-girl takes $50 cash prize!
Winning beat maker takes $20 Guitar Center gift card and Twitter promo blast of your best beat or website!
**Special performance by Lima Limon**
BREAKERS: 1 vs 1 battle. You will be battling to the beat makers’ beats and will judge their beats at the end of your rounds.
BEAT MAKERS: Suggested donation of $5 (or free if under 18)
Focus: bring your best BREAK BEATS.
BEAT BATTLE GUIDELINES: Beats should be 2 minutes long. Breakers will battle while your beat is played and judge who advances! Bring 5-10 beats on a LABELED CD (if you’re struggling at least 2 of these should be TRUE break beats suitable for break dancing. Others could be suited for other styles of Hip-Hop dance.)
*** Here are some examples from the breakers if you need inspiration:
Examples: This is a soundcloud example of a break DJ from the east coast who creates his own break remixes. https://soundcloud.com/
This is a classic break. Any bboy/bgirl will get down to this any night of the week. No question. http://youtu.be/
Here’s an original break that’s been sampled a lot in the last several years.https://www.youtube.com/
*****NOT looking for songs remixed with the apache drums. That’s been done to death. We’re also not looking for the electrofunk you hear in movies like “Breakin”–ironically enough, those are more well-suited for popping.******
**Please email madisonhiphopawards@gmail.
Jesse Lester, voted R&B Artist of the Year at the 2012 Madison Hip-Hop Awards, is an artist whose voice puts you in the mind of Jaheim or Christopher Williams. He’s a great songwriter and a powerful vocalist who has opened for acts such as Day 26 of Bad Boy Entertainment, Twista, and Ashton Roth and more.
MAMA, Inc. extends registration deadline for 2013 Madison Area Music Awards
MAMA, Inc. is extending the deadline to January 31, 2013 for artists to register for consideration for the 2013 Madison Area Music Awards. Due to this extension, the first round of voting will now open on February 4, 2013. Let’s make sure the Hip-Hop community is well represented for the MAMAs 10th Anniversary!
All categories will remain open including album, song, performer, vocalist and instrumentalist awards.
Significant changes were made this year and can be found here (link to http://themamas.org/madison-area-music-awards-registration/faq-rules/). This includes the weighting of votes for artists registered in their respective categories, which moves the results toward peer selection.
Youth categories are unaffected. Youth award registrations are open until May 15, 2013. There is no membership donation requirement for youths to enter.
The rest of the voting calendar remains unchanged and is as follows:
Jan 31 – Registration Ends
Feb 4 – First Round of Voting Begins
March 15 – First Round of Voting Ends
March 21 – Finalist Party @ Brink Lounge
March 22 – Final Round of Voting Begins
May 15 – Youth Registration Ends
May 17 – Final Round of Voting Ends
Sunday, June 23 – 10th Annual Madison Area Music Awards at The Capitol Theater
In spring of 2012, Madison, Wisconsin-based hip hop artist Ben Z released his anticipated compilation album “my mixtape”.
“my mixtape” has gained fans across the globe with its wide variety of beats and production work as well as Ben Z’s well-crafted lyrics. Various producers laid the foundation with distinct production styles that demanded strong lyrical content to match. Indeed, Ben Z brought well-crafted vivid rhymes to each track that will surely exceed expectations. “my mixtape” also features guest emcees such as Sphinx the Unfathomable, Brasco, BioLogic, Genesis the 8th, and others! This album features producers from the US, Canada, the UK, Greece, and more.
From the beginning of the album, it is clear that Ben Z has aligned himself with amazing talent from around the globe. The intro and outro tracks are remixes that were created and voted on by fans and followers of Ben Z and the Upcoming Hip Hop Artists pages on SoundCloud and Facebook. With so many originals, remixes, and even two cyphers hosted by Ben Z himself, it is clearly audible that “my mixtape” confirms Ben Z is one to watch.
Listen and Download: http://benz.bandcamp.com/album/my-mixtape
For more on Ben Z: www.benzmusic.com