by Chi Ibe
In line with the #DearArtiste vision of helping upcoming artistes attain their full potential, the group has put together an online freestyle competition for upcoming rap artistes to run between 22 April – 12 May.
A three minutes instrumental produced by Tha Suspect of Capital Hill Music, will be downloaded from www.dearartiste.com and interested rappers can freestyle on it but they will have to mail their entries first to [email protected] and the top 10 entries will be selected by a jury.
The Top 10 entries selected will be placed on the #DearArtiste website where people can go to listen and vote for them. The freestyle rapper with the highest votes will receive a #DearArtiste branded t-shirt, free CD jacket design, online promotion cutting across top 10 music blogs, free music production session by fast rising producer- BabyFresh!
2nd Prize for runner-up includes #DearArtiste branded t-shirt, free CD jacket design and 3 weeks exclusive hype on dearartiste.com.
All artistes on the top 10 get their song on the dearartiste playlist, and a chance to perform at the Battle of the Emcees after party at Scintilla events centre on 25 May.
#DearArtiste is a music promotion, publicity and talent management company, that is focused on bringing up and supporting upcoming music talents through online promotions, electronic and print media publicity and events packaging.
Top 10 entries will be posted on the site on the 13 May. Voting starts immediately and closes on the 20th.