A national hip hop competition, Jack’N for Beats, is searching for the hottest unsigned MC to crown as this year’s winner with a $10,000 grand prize and studio session with hip hop mogul and award-winning producer, DJ Khaled.
The Jack’N for Beats competition, presented by Jack Daniels Tennessee Honey, recently stopped through Oakland in its new mobile studio as part of its national search and hosted live auditions.
Local talent Doc D walked away with a cash prize as the Oakland winner. He also earned a slot in the national compeition as a semifinalist for a chance to win the $10,000 prize and studio session with DJ Khaled.
From now through July 19, aspiring hip hop artists from across the country, 21 and older, can still enter for a chance to win the grand prize package.
The contest is hosted online at www.JackNforBeats.com, where artists can view the official rules and submit a video entry. Upon review and approval, the top videos are uploaded for online viewing, sharing, and public voting. Following a two-week voting period from July 20-31, the contestant with the most votes will be crowned the winner, receive the grand prize package and take the next step towards hip-hop stardom.
Jack’N for Beats was originally piloted in Chicago, following the launch of Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey in 2011. It was created to provide a platform for emerging hip-hop artists. The program was later expanded to cities such as Houston, Oakland, Los Angeles, and Miami.
In 2014, Jack’N for Beats added the online component to offer opportunities for MC’s across the country to be heard. The first winner of the online competition was Hydro, a native of Detroit who has since traveled with the program performing across the country.