ModernBeats has announced the 3 winners and 7
runner-ups of its first Hip Hop Beat Contest. In addition to receiving
a total of $1,350 in cash prizes, the winning musicians gain industry
exposure and name recognition amongst urban music producers. All
Top 10 contestants are now permanently listed on the new "Contest
Winners" webpage hosted at the ModernBeats website.
The grand prize ($1,000 USD) goes to music producer Speedy Noriega
of Houston, Texas. Second place ($250 USD) goes to hip hop producer
Lez "Da Beast" Lemon out of Belleville, New Jersey and third place
($100 USD) goes to producer Lee Fernandes from Issaquah, Washington.
All music producers competing in the Hip Hop Beat Contest used
at least one ModernBeats sound or loop library in their contest beat
productions. Odds of winning were based on the best sounding, most
original, most professionally produced hip hop beat out of all contest
beats received. Contest song genres accepted included Hip Hop, Urban,
Bounce, Crunk, Dirty South, R&B, Pop, and Dance with a hip hop edge. View the Top 10 chosen contestants and to listen to their contest