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Newgrounds Hip Hop Competition 2011

Posted by BigRed - March 14th, 2011

The Newgrounds Hip Hop Competition 2011 is upon us! The MC Knock Out is well underway and people are welcome to submit tracks to the other various competitions. For official rules and announcements check out BigRed's news page (bigred.newgrounds.com).

Deadline for submissions: April 20th

Art Competition
1st - $70, 2nd - $50, 3rd - $30

MC Knock Out
1st - $70, 2nd - $50, 3rd - $30

NG Sample Battle, Tag Team, Sample Battle, The Shoulders of Giants - 1st of each comp gets $50

Official Rules and Announcements
Art Competition
NGHH 2011 Discussion Thread

Go to the NG store and Purchase a Newgrounds Hip Hop Competition 2010 Album

If you want your vote to count send me a PM to register your username. Then leave a review stating which MC you think won the battle and an explanation of why they won. You should comment on content and delivery at the very least.

Tournament Bracket

Underlined goes first. Each MC gets two 16 bar verses. When your track is finished I will upload it on my account. Do not upload this to your own account.

MadFLeX vs Gasmasq Beat by DJ-Delinquent

Cynic vs Self: The Bluest Eye Beat by benjadaninja

Semi Finals
Cynic vs MadFLeX Beat by shaggyhaired
Self: The Bluest Eye vs Gasmasq Beat by YunVeroz and war-spawn

Quarter Finals
NimbusTheGeneral vs Cynic Beat by MustyElbow
glitchs2d vs MadFLeX Beat by EternalXIII
Smorgishmorg vs Gasmasq Beat by Skullbeatz
Self: The Bluest Eye vs Murdaa Beat by n1k-mUg

Round 2
QSikThe112 vs glitchs2d Beat by B-RadGfromOV
PiGPEN vs NimbusTheGeneral Beat by teddygram
Cynic vs HeIsAlive Beat by war-spawn
Gasmasq vs THEICONICICON Beat by Kamikazi1
MadFLeX vs GreenSkullKid Beat by wyze-stingray
Self: the Bluest Eye vs SteveGuzzi Beat by Gunner-D
suddlenuance. vs Smorgishmorg Beat by MYDBoi
Murdaa vs Ockeroid Beat by GunstarGreene

Round 1 Tracks (underlined won)
hellbound182 vs THEICONICICON Beat by MustyElbow
TehSlapHappy vs QSIK Beat by Wyze-Stingray
HeIsAlive vs illmortal Beat by Kamikazi1
MadFlex vs RESPECT Beat by JakobePaulobe
JoeyKeys vs PiGPEN Beat by Sirhc7000
Waus-Collectief vs Murdaa Beat by GunstarGreene
Ockeroid vs Moniker Beat by B-RadGfromOV
n1k-mug vs suddlenuance. Beat by Shaggyhaired
Cynic vs boss Beat by Dj-Delinquent
SKS vs Smorgishmorg Beat by EternalXIII
NimbusTheGeneral vs MickeyMao Beat by Bojangles
Rahmemhotep vs Self: The Bluest Eye Beat by teddygram
Broken-Needle vs glitchs2d Beat by BigWon
Greenskullkid vs RetributionVox Beat by janiev
GasMasq vs Wyze-Stingray Beat by blackattackbitch
SteveGuzzi vs EpilepsyTroll Beat by MustyElbow

Submitted tracks will be posted to this page as they come in. Format your track title like this: "NGHH'11 - Comp - Username" Make sure your track description contains what is required from the comp you are entering.

NG Sample Battle

Every element in this submission needs to be sampled from the NG audio portal, even the drums and bass. In your submission note which tracks you sampled and what you sampled, then link to it. If you can't explain where a sound came from you will be disqualified. Also, don't just copy and paste tracks together, really try to cut them up and turn your samples into something new.

Tag Team
Gunner-D and MickeyMao
DJ-Delinquent and Gasmasq
n1k-mUg and QSik

For this comp an MC needs to partner up with a producer to double team a track. The MC's need to use as many of the words as they can and will be judged on correct usage, pronunciation, and the quality of your rhymes among other things. The producer has to build their track with the Sounds to Include. You can have more stuff in your track, as long as you hit upon each sound. These don't need to be samples, you can try and just mimic something. In the track description MC's need to post their lyrics and producers need to explain what they did for each sound.

MC Topic: Hip Hop is not Dead
MC Words to use: megalomania, vicissitude, WikiLeaks, Ithyphallophobia, Dr. Strangelove, floccinaucinihilipilification, Occam's Razor, serotonin, Charlie Sheen, syncopation

Producers sounds to include: Film Noir, Miles Davis, and a Cartoon theme song.

Sample Battle
Download the sample pack here: http://www.mediafire.com/?sjq6t585ksiw dfi

You can ONLY use audio from this pack. You must use the drums and bass in the kit, you may NOT use anything of your own. In the track description describe what samples you used and what you did with them. Diversity is key, try to really chop these things up and mash them all together. Transitions and a beat that varies is nice too. Download and get choppin!

The Shoulders of Giants

This is a comp for producers and the end result should be an instrumental track dedicated to a famous hip hop producer. There are no rules regarding what audio you use in these submissions. VSTs, your own recording, samples, whatever. You have to mimic the style of the hip hop producer you chose. In your track description you need to link to a few examples from this producer and then explain what you did that was based on their work

Art Competition
Want to design the next NGHH album cover? Submit an album cover to the art competition! For details click here

The picture below is of the album design produced by contest winner BizarroJoe. You can purchase that album here.


You are allowed a maximum of two entries per comp. Prizes are to be announced and will likely consist of Newgrounds store credit. All submissions must be uploaded to the Newgrounds audio portal and then posted in an NGHH thread or Big Red's news page. The artists retain ownership of their songs. By entering the contest the artist grants Big Red and Newgrounds permission to publish the tracks for promotional use without further compensation. An album will be produced with the winning entries of the competition, and the profits from selling that album will be used for prizes in the next competition.

Newgrounds Hip Hop Competition 2011

Comments (1)

No general discussion in here anymore, move that over to the discussion thread here: <a href="http://www.newgrounds.com/bbs/topic/1236638">http://www.newgrounds.com/bbs/topic/1 236638</a>