Veteran rapper Buckshot of Duck Down Records will be one of the judges during the 2010 Hip Hop Karaoke Championship in New York this January, AllHipHop.com has confirmed.
Buckshot will judge 12 of Hip Hop Karaokes best practitioners battling for cash in front of a celebrity panel of judges.
Two regional championships were held over the past month. Only the highest scoring competitors advanced to the championship event, which takes place at Irving Plaza on January 29th.
"I'm excited to be given the privilege to judge the 2010 Hip Hop Karaoke Championship, Buckshot told AllHipHop.com. There is nothing harder in the business than getting up on that stage and performing to the masses. It takes awareness, confidence, clarity and, most importantly, breath control. These challengers are also faced with the obstacle of making the crowd believers. I'm anxious to see what songs each contestant will select to perform and if he/she will own that selection."
After three rounds, one person will be crowned Hip Hop Karaoke Champion and claim the grand prize of $1,000 cash.
Judges in the past have included Prince Paul, Video Music Boxs Ralph McDaniels and Dres of Black Sheep, while legends like Pete Rock, Jeru The Damaja, Rhymefest and Big Daddy Kane have attended the event.
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