Televised singing, dancing and DJing competitions are already spread throughout major networks. Now, a reality competition seeking America’s Next Top Rapper is underway. Trina, the most consistent female in rap, will serve as one of the hosts. Producer Rockwilder and video director X joins her as the remaining judges.
Hip-Hop DX reports
The three judges will search for up and coming talent in different cities and the winner will receive several prizes. Those prizes include a video shoot with X, a track produced by Rockwilder and a Universal Music distribution deal. The winner is also going to receive a photo shoot, clothing and a national tour as well as $20,000 in prize money.
Those who register can compete in Baltimore, Raleigh, Tampa, Houston, Little Rock, Detroit, Oakland and Cleveland. There is a $200 fee to register and fans will need to stay tuned for all audition dates. According to the program’s site, “The first date will be Boston, MA on December 3rd, 2011. This will be the pilot for the television series. The pilot will be used to expand the distribution from 6 million to 20+ million and secure major sponsors. We will shop throughout the winter and release additional city dates for early spring 2012 with the finals scheduled for late spring / early summer time frame.”
The competition is for solo acts only and the age limit is 16 years of age. For more information and to register, check www.americasnexttoprapper.net.