Crooked I, Sway & King Tech Announce New Aspiring Rapper Competition Show "One Shot"


(AllHipHop News) Slaughterhouse rapper Crooked I, radio/TV host Sway Calloway, and The Wake Up Show‘s DJ King Tech are joining forces to present a rap competition series known as One Shot. The three announced the new show on Calloway’s Sway in the Morning Shade 45 radio program.

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Along with Crooked, Sway, and Tech, SMH Records CEO Mike Smith is also involved in the project. One Shot events will be held in Charlotte, Atlanta, Miami, New York, Chicago, Houston, San Francisco and Los Angeles. A special local guest from will join the judging panel at each stop.

Four finalists from each city will perform in the main event that will feature appearances by professional athletes, local DJs, and TV personalities. A champion from each locale with then face off at the season finale in Las Vegas.

In addition to the stage performances and the judges breakdown, the rappers also undergo a “background check” conducted by Hip Hop journalists Kim Osorio and Kathy Iandoli. Those segments will spotlight each contestant’s story of struggle or inspiration.

“This is strictly for Hip Hop. No corny nothing. This right here is to provide a platform for Hip Hop, for us,” said Crooked. “If you’re an up-and-coming artist, I’m just like you. I had the same struggle. I had the same everything you got. I’m just like you. This is for us. Strictly Hip Hop.”

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Watch the Sway in the Morning episode below.