Loud Announces 3 Semifinalists And Wu Tang Contest
Posted on July 29, 2007 by Jamie Slaughter
LOUD.com's first 10 week competition is now complete and three finalists have been chosen to compete for the grand prize: $100,000 and a recording contract with SRC Records. After weeks of strong competition, LOUD.com founders, SRC and Pure Games have named Los Angeles native Tha Crow the first place winner. Tha Crow will receive $25,000 live on air on Power 96 with DJ Felli Fel this Wednesday, July 25. St. Louis native, Walt Gully, came in 2nd place and will receive $15,000, while Minneapolis native, Most Official, came in 3rd place for the amount of $10,000. As with Tha Crow, Walt Gully and Most Official will be given their prize money live on air in their native towns by LOUD Records co-founder and LOUD.com co-owner, Jon Rifkind.
Since launching the site last April, with a major push from industry legend Steve Rifkind, the online talent contest and street community has pulled in over 25,000 users vying to be SRC's newest signing. Along with Rifkind, superstar producers Cool & Dre, Al Kapone, Midi Mafia, Zukhan Bey, Green Lantern, DJ Khaled, David Banner, SPK, Grind Music, "The Otherz", Blackout, Teflon and R&G have strongly supported the site by providing beats for users to download and rap over. Joe Safina of Pure Games says, "Loud.com has brought us tremendous talent. As the site expands its user base, the talent pool is going to get bigger and the competition is going to get tougher. We look forward to finding the next hip hop superstar. Loud.com is truly the future of hip hop."
Also, Wu-Tang Clan and Loud Records are giving one lucky fan the chance of a lifetime with a new contest on Loud.com. From now until August 20, aspiring hip-hop artists can log onto Loud.com and use the website's unique online recording studio to make their own songs using beats by RZA. Loud.com A&R's staff will narrow down the contestants to 10 finalists and RZA will then chose the grand prizewinner on August 27. For more information, visit the contest page. The lucky artist will win a trip to Hawaii to perform as the opening act for the Wu at the Rock the Bells festival in Oahu, Hawaii on September 1.
LOUD.COM is an online competition, open to all registered users. Loud.com offers users the ability to download professional beats from Hip Hop's hottest producers for just .99 cents, use a unique on-line recording tool to overlay raps over the tracks, have the songs judged by celebrity producers and compete for $100,000 and a record deal with SRC Records, home of multi Platinum, Grammy Awarding winning artist such as Akon and David Banner.