Duck Down & 2K Sports Present Contest for Aspiring Artists

Attention aspiring rappers and producers, Duck Down Music and 2K Sports have teamed up to offer up-and-coming artists the chance to appear on the upcoming soundtrack for NBA 2K11.

Beatmakers have until March 22 to submit one sample-free instrumental to nba2k11@duckdown.com. Along with the song, each producer is also encouraged to send video of the beat-making process. Reps for Duck Down and 2K Sports will then select the top 10 instrumentals and preview all 10 candidates’ work online. Fans will vote on their favorites and one winner will be announced on April 5.

The next part of the competition will begin the following day, where rappers will be given until May 4 to submit one clean track using the winning producer’s instrumental. Again, fans will then vote on the best verse and one week later the winner will be announced on May 11.

In addition to having the winning track included in the latest installment of the hugely popular NBA 2K videogame series, the victors in the competition will also receive an all-expense paid trip to New York City, where they will have the special opportunity to perform the song live at Duck Down’s CMJ Showcase in October.

For more information on the contest visit here. —William Nilly

  • LB

    no sampling? boooooooooo

  • Mr. 306

    So how’s about a big “FUCK YOU” to whoever decided Canadian’s can’t join. Interesting…we buy your music and host shows for your emcee’s yet we ourselves don’t get a chance. Drake wasn’t a one time thing boys.

    • AZ40

      Only rappers allowed in are one’s wit no felonies…K-os is way better than drake…plus they only have til March 22 to ge beats in that’s in like 2 weeks

      • Donknottz

        K-OS is the man. Heads and shoulders above drake. I was pissed his last album was only released in Canada. I wish I knew Natalie Portman 2!

    • fuck canada

      stop bitching pussy

  • http://myspace.com/kidpistol Kid Pistol

    I’m in it! No samples needed!

  • P81

    LB

    No samples means no clearance which equates to more money and no lawsuits.

    also some people like composing and creating original material.

  • The Banger Boys

    Who needs samples?

    We’re in.

  • Thilan

    I’m sooooo in. Need that exposure and I love this 2k series. That would be awesome to get a track in the game.

  • http://myspace.com/kidpistol Kid Pistol

    I’m surprised there’s not more response than this. This contest is illy mcnabb.

  • FinesseBZE

    so is this contest open to all countries or is it biased to only those living in the United States? because i live in the caribbean and i’d love to be a part of all this

  • Nick

    So…. its march 22nd… where are the top 10?

  • TED

    YEAH, I’VE BEEN CHECKING EVERYWHERE FOR THE TOP 10

  • DJCHEZ_RXP

    When r they going to put up the Top 10, I can’t wait any longer!

  • http://www.youtube.com/xxNtGxx Nick

    …and now the 23rd…

    • Kev

      …and now the 24th…

  • CASH RULES

    queston aka cash rules aka LO BUT YA’LL COULD JUS CALL ME QUEST-IZZLE FOR NOW ! BUT LOOK OUT YA’LL[ RAPPERS ] IT’S ON………. !

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  • aaaahhhya

    drake sucks , he should have been a 1 time thing lets see his album flop , is to bad canadians cant vote , but then they would only vote for drake , so good !