Finally a contest for emcees who's only crime is they can paint pictures effortlessly. The disclaimer I give every artist who comes in for our monthly contest conducted every last Thursday of the month is come correct. You are given 15 minutes to werk on thirty two bars with a professional engineer in a real session. Real session meaning you can punch in, stack your vocals, insert ad libs, and more. Whatever you gotta do to make your 32 bars legit is what we are focused on.


The digital age has changed marketing and advertising forever. Thanks to free social media platforms, it is now easier than ever to spread the word about your new album or that show you’ve got coming up. But we’ve kind of hit a plateau, have we not?

This week I took the time to talk with the man behind the world famous Mic Club, DRES Tha BEATnik. A powerhouse of all things hip-hop, DRES and I discuss exactly how Mic Club goes down and how to prove yourself on stage. Keep reading to find out what DRES has to say about survival as a freestyler and how to step up to the plate and be the best.

Ludacris featuring Shawnna

"What's Your Fantasy"

Back for the First Time

Label: Disturbing tha Peace/Def Jam

Produced by: Bangladesh

Directed by: Jeremy Rall

*Mixed at Patchwerk Recording Studios

 

Media

Luther Banks is a seasoned audio engineer that makes his living recording and mixing music. He's earned a Grammy nomination for recording several songs on the Faith Evans R&B Divas album.

His credits include:

Eric Thomas - Dr. Thomas

Joshilyn Jackson – "A Grown Up Kind Of Pretty"  

Black Dynamite - Cartoon Network  

Pop Up Video - VH1  

Ambassador Andrew Young - 11 Alive News

Ivan Kelly            "She Bout That"           

LZ Tha Artist            "At It Again"           

LZ Tha Artist            "Potential"           

LZ Tha Artist            "Lifestyle"           

LZ Tha Artist            "Picture Me"           

LZ Tha Artist            "Redbull & Ciroc"           

Mike Izzo            "No Reason"           

Regina Belle            "Atlanta Hawks Half Time Show"