New York, NY (October 14, 2008) - Loud.com, we gettin it in!!
Before we get on to the other updates on the site, we of course need to extend an immense big up to Round 7 Rapper Winner Angel Da Kid HP! With DJ Peter Parker giving him the co-sign, HP turned a near miss last round into gold as he secured a spot in the Finals. Be on the look for his interview next week. For more on the other folks battling for the money and deals, check out Winner's Week in the News Section. We posted a J. Batts Interview yesterday, and a quick spot with LF Daze today.
In case you've been sleeping, Loud.com debuted our new embeddable, portable profile widget this week. Click over to your profile to try it out, or give it a look here!
Our exclusive Beats By Dre Contest is officially in full swing and taking submissions! Aftermath & Interscope Records, in association with Imeem.com, are giving any MC that enters the contest the opportunity to get their songs heard by an Aftermath A&R, as well as the chance to win Dr. Dre's new headphones. Find out more details on here.
Our King of NY Producer Beat Battle at Don Hills went over great. Shout out to Mr B. from Chedda Records and Jay Star, they were in the building. Mr. B. won his first round but unfortunately ran into a monster known as Stefonix (the eventual winner of the event) in the quarters. Watch the video clip of Mr. B's victory here. You can also check out an interview we did with Strong Arm Management's Fort Knox and Big Tah in the News Section about the battle.
For our Loud.com Favorites this week, we decided to switch up the format a little bit. We stopped through Warner Bros. Records and spoke with E-40 after his listening party and got schooled on "doing what they don't," slang, strippers and "that burgundy." Go here to see what we're talking about. For even more, check out our exclusive editorials on Applying The Ebay Model To Music Licensing and Mixtape Success vs. Album Sales.
A few other quick items of note:
PRODUCERS! Round 7 Voting IS COMPLETE!
* A winner will be announced October 21st
* Submissions for Round 8 Begin TODAY!
* You only have three chances left to get into the battle for $15000 and a production deal from SRC/Universal Motown - GET ON YOUR GRIND
EMCEES! Submissions for Round 8 are CLOSED!
* Voting begins today; a Round 8 winner will be announced on Oct. 28th!
* Congrats to Angel Da Kid HP (aka Garcy Vega)! His flow captured the ear of DJ Peter Parker, and after a near-miss in Round 6, he took the W this time
* With only two chances left to enter, now is the time to break out your best beats and GET INVOLVED!!!
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