Win a feature on a track produced by a team of masters

This year, our music contest is 2X as big as our last one. So, if you can drop bars or sing amazing hooks, you could win a mentorship and the opportunity to collaborate with Rick Ross x Organized Noize or Nipsey Hussle x Zaytoven. Have you got what it takes impress our celebrity judges and be one of our two winners?

If selected, you will win personal collaboration time with the music and producer mentors to create and record your own original track. At the end of your collaboration you will perform at a gala style event in Atlanta to show off your work to some of the industry's biggest influencers.

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"Untouchable" is the best way to describe Rick Ross's decade-plus run at the top of rap. Along the way, he achieved five Billboard Top 200 #1 debuts and three #2 debuts, received four Grammy Award® nominations, graced the cover of Rolling Stone twice, and made history more than once. His debut single "Hustlin'" became the "first mastertone ever certified RIAA platinum before the associated album had been released." He sold millions of singles and albums and cemented his status as one of rap's biggest and brashest voices. Moreover, he founded Maybach Music Group home to Meek Mill, Wale, and more. Signing to Epic Records in 2016, his "untouchable" streak continues with Rather You Than Me.

20 years ago, the Grammy-nominated production trio, Organized Noize, laid the foundation for Atlanta's current position at the forefront of hip-hop culture. The soulful, sample-free sound pioneered by Ray Murray, Rico Wade and Sleepy Brown created a culture and a movement that has broken records and defined careers.

To date, Organized Noize has contributed to more than 75 Million records sold. The trio of super producers continue to work on new projects for a whole new generation of artists and fans, including new music by SZA, Big K.R.I.T., Scotty ATL, and Janelle Monae.

With his boundless creativity and South Central state of mind, Erimas "Nipsey Hussle" Asghedom has become a movement. His mixtapes and albums have earned both critical acclaim and respect from hip-hop's elite. At the same time, Hussle's entrepreneurial spirit has made waves.

In 2010, he founded All Money In No Money Out records and quickly disrupted the industry, most notably with the release of Crenshaw and its Proud2Pay campaign. His business empire now includes the Marathon clothing line, an innovative smart store in LA and a creative media company.

Grammy-winning and multi-platinum music producer Zaytoven is the genius behind some of the today's biggest hits. The Bay Area-raised, Atlanta-based beatmaker is widely credited for curating the signature sound of international superstars Gucci Mane, Future and the Migos.

In addition to music production, Zaytoven has proven himself as a DJ, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. His numerous talents have led to several performances alongside his clientele. The hardworking entrepreneur has also penned a book, produced an acclaimed indie film and recently released Trap HoliZay, his official debut as an artist.

How to enter our music competition

  • Register

    at CraftSyndicate.com by October 2nd, 2018
  • Post

    a video of your original vocal performance using #CraftSyndicate
  • Follow

    @CraftSyndicate on Instagram for program updates
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Check out our previous collab: No Fear

After working closely together for 6 weeks, master producer Don Cannon and Craft Syndicate winner Koji The Bandit landed on the perfect beat. Their anthemic sound provided a haunting backdrop for Lil Durk's melodically driven bars. The trio's banging collab "NO FEAR" debuted at a star-studded live event at Stankonia Studios on July 24th, 2017 in Atlanta.

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