Loud Selects Three Rappers To Battle For $100k

Loud.com's first 10-week competition is complete and three semifinalists have been chosen to battle for the contest's grand prize, $100,000.

Over 25,000 hopefuls entered their best battle rap to Loud.com's website attempting to win the grand prize of $100,000 and a recording deal with SRC, home to rappers like David Banner, Akon, Remy Ma and others.

Superstar producers Cool & Dre, Al Kapone, Midi Mafia, Zukhan Bey, Green Lantern, DJ Khaled, David Banner, SPK and others have provided beats for for users to download and rap over for .99 cents.

The top three semifinalists are: 1st place: The Crow (L.A.), 2nd place: Walt Gully (St. Louis) and 3rd place: Most Official (Minneapolis).

For making the semifinalist stage, Tha Crow will receive $25,000 today (July 25) live on the air with Power 96's DJ Felli Fel .

Walt Gully will receive $15,000, while Most Official will receive $10,000 live on air in their native hometowns.

Loud.com recently launched another contest from now until August 20, giving rappers the chance to use the website's online recording studio, to make songs using tracks by legendary Wu-Tang producer the RZA.

Loud.com A&R's staff will narrow the contestants down to 10 finalists and RZA will pick the grand prize winner on August 27.

The winner will open for Wu-Tang Clan on their final U.S. tour date.