Six-time Grammy award-winning engineer and CEO of Desert Storm Records, Ken "Duro" Ifill has teamed up with BMI to offer aspiring artists the chance of a lifetime with a special contest dubbed "Mixed By Duro."

BMI's "Mixed By Duro" will offer contestants the chance at having their recorded track professionally mixed by the award-winning mix engineer, along with receiving Lexicon's MPX Native Reverb Plug-in as a special gift.

Duro is a respected name in the music business as he's worked with the likes of many award-winning artists including Kanye West, Jay-Z, Mariah Carey, Alicia Keys, and more. The engineer is also responsible for having a hand with Jay-Z and Alicia Keys' 2009 hit, "Empire State of Mind."

Submissions for BMI's "Mixed By Duro" contest must be sent to MixedByDuro@gmail.com no later than March 27th; the winner will be announced on April 2nd, 2012. For submission details, rules and regulations go to www.bmi.com/duro.—XXL Staff (@XXLStaff)