It was simple enough. AllHipHop.com and uPlaya.com requested that artists log onto uPlaya.com and submit their music. From there, we would sift through all of the entries until we picked our favorites. The uPlaya/AllHipHop.com contest will feature three finalists and one grand prizewinner. The good folks at uPlaya would eventually provide a number of promotional tools to help the contestants push their art across major social networks and music blogs.
We are to that point where the finalists are here for the AHH readers to witness. See them below.
Location - Seneca, South Carolina
"I feel ecstatic about being a finalist and that someone out there actually was feeling any of my music. Its kind of hard around here in Seneca to have my style of rap or I should say hip-hop but everyone is unique in there own way and there's nothing wrong with that. Right now I'm working on my up coming mixtape "Cashmere Thoughts" but right now my mixtape "A Martian Wit Goggles" is online everywhere now, iTunes, Amazon, even datpiff.com for free!"
Name - Slimdog feat.Preach Ankobia and Acapa DaKid
Location - Colorado Springs, CO by way of Akron, Ohio/Montreal, Canada...
"We feel it is an honor and a validation of the hard work that we all put into our music. We love Hip Hop and what it stands for and hopefully through our music, it does show. we know we are doing Hip Hop the way it is supposed to be represented. Preach Ankobia and Acapa DaKid are doing their thing in Montreal with shows and albums on iTunes. I hope to do more collabs with them this year. With myself I have music that will placed for album sales on Magnatune and digital sales on Uplaya.com. With the selection to the finals by AllHipHop.com/uplaya, 2010 has gotten off to a great start for us all and hopefully there will be more great things to come."
Catch Slimdog at: http://iacmusic.com/artist.aspx?ID=18168 or
Name - Live Manikins
Locaion - Sacramento,Ca
"The feeling goes without words, we are blessed to be finalist in this contest and have the chance to spread the music we create out of our passion to be heard. We are set to release our 2nd album titled "Full Canvas" early spring of this year 2010. We built a presence with our first album called "Still Life" as our introduction to who we are. This next project is when we sharpen the blade on our passion and direct it's weight towards your experience in life. Shout out to Hip-Hop culture in its entirety!"
Catch Live Manikins at www.myspace.com/livemanikins