This update courtesy www.Loud.com -
Round 5 Producer Winner - JBatts14k
New York, NY (September 23, 2008)
Loud.com, stand up!! It's been a busy week for us. We appreciate all the work everyone is doing on the site, and we hope you feel the same. A lot of ya'll were diggin Steve's blog on his new assistant (LOL!), and we landed some big interviews with Royce Da 5'9 and Joe Budden, hopefully clarifying whatever "beef" the other thought they had. We've been planning some major initiatives for the future of the site, so make sure you keep submitting, keep networking and keep using the platform we've built for you - IT'S ONLY GOING TO GET BETTER (hint, hint).
Our Round 5 Producer Winner didn't come easy this past week. The room was torn between something different and something very "right now," but in the end, J. Batts and his guitar were chosen for a trip to the finals. Congratulations, sir! Coming in a close second was Dymez918... that's the first time we've ever announced the runner-up, and we say that to say this: KEEP THE HOT SHIT COMING. We are watching a lot of people right now, so if you feel you should have won and didn't, this ain't the time to pack it up and go home.
We also caught up with recent Universal Motown signees and West Coast standouts, Pacific Division, for a segment of Loud.com Favorites, this week. They just finished up a showcase for their new friends a grip of loyal fans at LOVE in NYC. They're doin some heavy work, and have that certain "it" quality to ultimately stand out in the crowded world of music. We expect to find that next person on Loud.com...
There's a grip of other good stuff on the site this week, and more to come. Check our feature interview with Dynamic Producer Beat Battle Winner Billboard, a new blog from Steve talking about the upcoming release of Akon's new album and our exclusive 12" of The Week from Alchemist. We will be debuting another Loud.com Favorites with Charles Hamilton on Thursday, and some exclusive editorials on the music industry tomorrow.
But right now, a few quick items of note:
RAPPERS! Round 6 Voting IS COMPLETE!
* A winner will be announced September 30th
* Submissions for Round 7 Begin TODAY!
* These next rounds are crucial; we want the next superstar, not the next "now" - DO YOU AND NO ONE ELSE!!
PRODUCERS! Submissions for Round 6 are CLOSED!
* Voting begins today, and we will announce a Round 6 winner October 7th!
* Congrat J. Batts! His guitar, his look and the different approach he's taking to making music divided the room but opened the eyes of all. Check out his music, and watch for the interview!
* Big up to our Week 6 Runner-Up, Dymez.
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