Def Jam Rapstar Could Earn You a Recording Contract

December 4, 2010 Written by Cameron Teague

Are you living in the UK? Have you ever dreamed of being a professional rapper? If so, you are in luck as Def Jam Rapstar is teaming up with Atlantic Records UK in their search for Britain’s best new rapper. The top rappers, as voted on by the community, will have a chance to battle it out live in hopes of gaining a shiny record contract.

The contest will begin on January 1st and that is when everyone is encouraged to send in their submissions here. For more information, check out a bit of the press release below or visit the official site. So grab your microphone and start practicing because the 1st is just around the corner.

The top UK rappers, as voted for by the community, will then be invited to battle it out live on Def Jam Rapstar’s freestyle mode at regional qualifiers, held at select HMV stores across the country during February 2011 and judged by the audience in attendance, ‘8 Mile style’.

The final ten hottest lyricists will then go bar for bar at a central London finale and judged by a panel of Hip Hop / Music aficionados (details to be announced). The winner will be crowned the Rapstar champ and signed by Atlantic Records who will then go on to release the Rapstar’s first single commercially.

HMV gamerbases and stores nationwide will be setting up Def Jam Rapstar freestyle stations from January 1st 2011 where aspiring rappers can hone their skills before entering the competition.