Rapper Chino XL
is offering aspiring rappers a chance to be heard, courtesy of his forthcoming
album, Poison Pen.
Activate, the rapper’s
label, and Foundation Chi are sponsoring a contest, which allows fans to write
and add their own verses to an interactive mix of one of four bonus tracks on
within 90 days of the album’s street date to submit the track to the label,
whose address with additional instructions will be included in the CD package.
The winner, who
will be chosen by Chino XL himself, will be announced at the Pro-Am B-Boy finals
in Las Vegas.
Activate will also
release the winner's song.
will contain 16 tracks in addition to other bonus tracks, an enhanced music
video and a special link to Chino’s lyrics.
The third bonus
track includes an acapella track of Chino’s vocal on the song "All
I Wanna Do(Bout Nuthin)."
will also be packaged in a special silver metallic foil cover and include a
second DJ mix disc of the album with commentary by Chino and LA Radio Power
106 FM DJ/Beat Junkies member Mr. Choc.
of the album signed by the rapper will be available in the limited initial edition.
which features Killah Priest, Psycho Les of the Beatnuts and D-12 member Proof,
hits stores Mar. 21 and will also be available on I-Tunes and mail order through
Activate’s e-commerce site, www.bestdealonmusic.com.