Prince Paul, Dres & Ralph McDaniels to Judge Hip-Hop Karaoke Championships

On January 25 in New York City Hip-Hop fans of all ages and backgrounds will descend on the Highline Ballroom for the 1st Annual Hip-Hop Karaoke Championships. Launched in 2004, Hip-Hop Karaoke has grown from a small event at a local club to one of the largest monthly events currently happening in New York City. Hip-Hop Karaoke works much like regular karaoke, but with Hip-Hop. Prior to taking the stage, contestants select a song from a predetermined list. When their name is called, they grab a mic, hit the stage and try their best to rap the song’s lyrics over the original instrumental. For the championship battle, the founders have recruited legendary De La Soul producer Prince Paul, TV and radio host Ralph McDaniels and Dres of Black Sheep as judges. A group of 12 contestants, chosen for their passionate past performances, will compete for the title of Hip-Hop Karaoke Champion of 2008. The 1st Annual Hip-Hop Karaoke Championship goes down at the Highline Ballroom at 9:00 p.m. on January 25. For more information visit, http://www.hiphopkaraokenyc.com/.

  • Caine

    So you mean to tell me there ain’t no prize?? Hip Hop karoke champion??? Damn, they could at least give da winner an X-Box or somethin…

  • Trickdd

    DO YOU WHEN ANY PRIZE IF YOU WIN A FREESTYLE CONTEST NOPE BUT YOU GET RESPECT ON THE MIC AND MIGHT GET HEARD BY A CEO ARE SOMEBODY ANYBODY WHO GOES THERE TO WIN A PRIZE AINT A TRU MC UNLESS ITS CASH DONT NO REAL NIGGA WANT A XBOX .I CALL YOU A PLAYSTATION NIGGA ME I AINT PLAYN THOUGH

    • TRIZZY

      WHAT UP FAKE ASS TRAPSTAR? I SEE YOUR BACK KILLING THE ENGLISH LANQUAGE,FIRST OF ALL ITS WIN NOT WHEN A PRIZE, SECOND, WHO GIVES A RATS ASS WHAT YOU WIN.HIP HOP IS ABOUT FUN AND IF YOU HAPPEN TO MAKE A COUPLE DOLLAS OR WIN AN XBOX WHO GIVES A FUCK THATS A BONUS, SO IF YOUR A REAL HIP HOP HEAD AND CLEARLY YOUR NOT, YOU WOULD DO IT FOR THE LOVE THEN SEE WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THAT. DUMB ASS

      • STONEWALL J

        YOU NIGGAS NEED SUM DISCIPLINE, CUT THAT SHIT OUT. FAKE ASS NIGGAZ RIGHT HERE.

      • ill G

        hahahahha yo TRIZZY we must be brothers from another mother cus you are doing the EXACT SAME THING that i do when i see trickdd make a comment lmaooo if u can check some past comments, i be sayin the same shit!!! lmaooo just thought that was funny cus i crack on him cus he cant spell either lmaoo

    • Caine

      Remember a couple years ago when da Roc had dat freestyle battle and dat dude from I think it was Indiana named Swann had won dat joint. They promised him a contract and some mo shit right? Well where da nigga at now??? And for da most part I was just bullshittin, but I see u so real right?? Yeah, real stupid. This is KARAOKE, NOT A FREESTYLE BATTLE. Step ur reading & writing game up before u critique my comments. Matter fact go get on yo playstation and leave dis up to niggas dat got sense…

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  • http://www.hiphopkaraokenyc.com HHK Crew

    We’re also giving $1,000 to the winner. There’s gotta be something on the line, right?

  • TRAYZ

    FRIST PRIZE IZ $1,000 CASH

  • Charlie

    caine – jan 25 champ gets $1k cash.

  • http://www.hip-hopkings.com Stu

    Hip-Hop is about writing and delivering your own lyrics and style, not singing some other persons stuff. Where’s the talent in this? Just exploiting it.

    • ill G

      umm…ur right..but u have to be able to flow to be able to spit someone else’s shit..and u gotta have rhythm to know when to spit the shit..and that takes talent i know niggas that try to rap sumone elses shit and they suck at it…thats why their is karoake…to see who can sound as good as the original

  • maxp

    its about seeing if you know the lyrics its fun. my song would be blackout from flesh of my flesh dmx album”im a monster i sleep whole winters wake up and spit summers ghetto nigga puttin up will smith nubers” jay-z

  • Boosie

    “Just exploiting it.”

    word!

  • http://rightmhea.com john conley

    dood all 12 of these peeple look stupid.why not let me come threw, show these doods how to really rap. ill even frestyle on cats to prove skills.ima stayat home dad that has skills. u all just let 12 crakheads b in this contest.4 reel yo fuk this contest!

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  • ill G

    what’s funny is like 3 months ago… i was talkin to my coworker..and all this nigga do is put jayz songs on at work and raps along to em…and i told him how it would be hot to have a karoake place that only played hip hop. and now i come on here and see this post about a championship wtf??? i wouldve liked to have been apart of this and i know i’d be in that top 12!!! im pissed that the only time i’m hearing about it is a week before the championship. fuckin learn to market some shit u bastards!!!!