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First Cuts On "The Finalists" Announced
Posted by Steve Juon at Sunday, December 21st, 2008 at 7:00PM :: Email this article :: Print this article

Courtesy of Presents... The Finalists, Season 2

New York, NY (December 19, 2008) -, what’s the science? We’ve had a big week here on the site, as the first eliminations in our $100,000 emcee competition were handed down yesterday. After listening to all the completed songs and reviewing each contestant’s video, the SRC judging panel, including co-founder Joe Safina, deliberated with host Peter Rosenberg on who should go. Jouce Tha Artist and Yung Jerz, our Round 1 and Round 2 winners respectively, were shown the exit after all parties determined the pair did not possess the superstar qualities SRC needed to see.

While it’s always sad to see a worthy competitor go out on the losing end, Season II of’s The Finalists continues to move forward, and the decisions will likely become more difficult and contentious. We encourage you to tune in and watch all the drama unfold, live at our Official Kyte Channel, all day, any time! There’s been a lot of tough talk from the competitors up until now about how dope they really are, and Challenge #2: Mixshow Spins, will certainly test how the remaining contestants and their songs fare on air against the ears of some of the nation’s most seasoned DJ’s.

And as promised, we are now able to give some details around our Producer Finalists. AnonymousTwist was determined to be ineligible for the competition because of his Canadian citizenship, so a replacement has been chosen and we will be releasing the names shortly. Their competition will kick off on January 6th and will feature three rounds of separate production tasks designed to separate the producers from the beatsmiths. Watch how it go down!

Now, a few other quick items of note:

Dante Ross and Peter Rosenberg, checking out videos from The Finalists Finalists: Episode 3 – Music Video Elimination

    * judging panel discuss who stays and who goes
    * Check out song and video snippets from the 10 Finalists
    * See why Jouce Tha Artist and Yung Jerz didn’t make the cut!


Streaming live audio and video!

Rakim + The Knitting Factory + + JamNow

    * Legendary NYC venue closes it’s doors with the last-ever hip-hop show featuring Rakim, Black Thought, Keith Murray, Dante Ross, Just-Ice, and a host of other special guest performances!
    * Live video updates with’s Kyte Channel
    * Giveaways, photos, great music, beer and the best hip-hop party of the year!!!


Craig G gettin busy! Favorites With Craig G

    *  Legendary emcee stopped through SRC and talked shop
    * ‘I Don’t Really Try To Reach The Younger Fans’
    * Ghostwrote lyrics for “8 Mile” and “Get Rich or Die Trying”

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