January 27, 2007

The Judges have spoken - The LeBron 23-23 Top 23



Many thanks to Atlantic Records, CPB, & the Paul Wall camp for making your selections. These tracks will be judged personally by LeBron James, Paul Wall, & Al Fatz.

Thanks to everyone that participated in this phase of the contest. If you didn't make it this time, keep your eyes peeled on this blog, we have other promo opportunities for those not in the Top 23.

Below are the top 23 in no particular order.


RoneNeffect Da_Juice
JayWade Akron OH Fire
SYBLINZ Lebron
cmoneyot Lymon Shot
ETERNALLYBALLN DAY AND NIGHT
JamesPrysock Day On the Job
djcoolface djcoolfaceflip
OBleek LEBRON, LYMON, & LIME!
JJJonez NDN STYLZ 4U
ETERNALLYBALLN ETERNALLYBALLIN(2)
Maximillian23 King James is Ballin
ThaProphet SIMPLE FUNK
chrisdvc26 lemon lime final
Do1Reg THE CROSS OVER
Keyz_Muzik LeBrons' #1 Trax
Jules010 Return of The King (23)
DustinLowes Lymon Invasion
GODofNYC Don't Move
D-LO Lethal Hits "Lebron Part 1"
arsan L/L/L MIX
MaJEstik23 MYSPACE.COM/JE23
DJCHUNG ULTRACHUNGMIX
BigChief317 Sensation

107 comments:

Do1 said...

Wow! What a great opportunity! Thank you very much, and good luck to us, maybe a little extra luck to myself..
Thanks again to everyone involved.


http://myspace.com/do1productions

New tracks up! Also, use the link from there to my Soundclick site..more new ones there..

Anonymous said...

I listened to the Top 23 list and I'm still scratching my head...Some of the BEST and the TIGHTEST tracks in the Top 100 were left out! What the hell were the judges thinking about? LeBron should have the opportunity to listen to the Top 100 list himself and decide what he's feeling because the 23 tracks selected isn't the BEST representation of the Top 100! And that's NOT just my opinion!

Anonymous said...

Hey man! I agree with you! What's up with that? Was this thing political? One person got 2 tracks in the Top 23! That knocked out someone else's opportunity to make it! I thought it was gonna be one track per producer in the Top 23! That ish is wack!

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Anonymous said...

the first 5 songs I heard sounded like the same song hell 4 bof em had the same beat fuck some of em were just a buch of beats cluster fucked together joooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooke I agree wit kc this is ajooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooke

Anonymous said...

I dont think u even heard my song cause it just played some shit I never heard with my name on it damn its slander that aint me its shit

Rip One said...

I feel all of yalls pain! I had 3 tracks in the Top 100 and I couldn't even get one in the Top 23! It is what it is, for what ever reason we didn't fit the so-called criteria for this contest according to the judges. Even though I personally heard several tracks in the Top 100 that were just as deserving, if not more, than the 23 tracks selected. Nonetheless, this was a great opportunity just the same. I learned a long time ago, you can't please everybody, you have to just keep doing you! So lets not be discouraged by the results, it will only motivate me that much more! I CAN'T STOP AND I WON'T STOP! Because..."THE DESIRE ACCOMPLISHED IS SWEET TO THE SOUL..." Proverbs 13:19
Holla at your man!

www.myspace.com/rip1productions
www.myspace.com/rip1music
www.myspace.com/ripunohotmailcom

The One

txstateovmind said...

Thanks for the opportunity Sprite and folks at Atlantic. Hopefully it won't be the last. Everyone that made the top 23 Good Luck and many blessings. Peace

Anonymous said...

O yeah
www.myspace.com/txstateovmind
Holla at cha folkz. Peace

Anonymous said...

LEBRON, ALL THIS GOES ON YOUR SHOULDERS BECAUSE YOUR FACE IS THE FACE OF THIS CONTEST. I WOULD SUGGEST ACTUALLY GET INVOLVED NEXT TIME SOMETHING HAS YOUR NAME ON IT. THIS CONTEST WAS BEYOND UNFAIR, UNPREPARED, AND GARBAGE. GOOD WORDS TO ADD TO YOUR IMAGE! STICK TO BASKETBALL, LEAVE MUSIC TO THE PROS.

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rip one a.k.a. rip123 said...

On another note, I would like to thank Sprite, LeBron, Atlantic and the rest of the judging panel for the opportunity to be heard. I also would like to thank the thousands of voters who casts votes for me for their support and encouragement! You were a blessing to me! As for now, I'm gonna keep on keeping on! I've got a destination to reach in this universe... because there is a quasar with my name on it! So look for me in the stars!
I HAVE SPOKEN IT, I WILL ALSO BRING IT TO PASS; I HAVE PURPOSED IT, I WILL ALSO DO IT....Isaiah 46:11
www.myspace.com/rip1productions
www.myspace.com/rip1music
www.myspace.com/ripunohotmailcom

The One

DJCHUNG said...

Thanks for the awesome opportunity. I'm really grateful (and ecstatic) to have made it to the next round. And props to everyone in the top 23!

For those who weren't selected, keep goin! i.e. Keep writing beats, keep promoting, and most importantly, keep the passion alive! Your time will come sooner or later as long as your heart's fire doesn't burn out.

Props!

DJCHUNG

ThaExek aka He Quality said...

I agree with just about everyone who posted a blog, and I am really confused about the selection of the top 23 to say the least. For starters, a lot of the tracks sound damn near identical; and I thought originality was important for this contest. Another issue I have is with the "complexity" element of it. Just because a beat may be super complex does not make it a good beat. A lot of tracks on the top 23 are COMPLEX yes, but thats about all they are. A lot of them just have different loops put together and are off key, have bad pitch and are just not musically put together at all and still got picked. One question I have is, were the beats judged by watching them along with the commercial? Because I would definitely not say that all the beats on the top 23 necessarily "fit" the commercial. During the competition I heard a lot of tracks that I thought were real good and I could feel the vision and vibe they had while making the track;and it was unfortunate not to see any of them, along with myself, make it to the top 23. But with all that said this is just my opinion, NOT HATIN ON ANY OF THE CATS WHO MADE IT TO THE TOP 23, I wish the best of luck to yall with the rest of the contest. But at the same time I feel exactly what "RIP ONE" was saying and I also learned along time ago that when it comes to anything artistic, everybody will never see eye to eye on what is good and what isn't. But to all of us who didn't make it, stay on ya grind because I will fa sho still be on mine. BUT THANX TO SPRITE AND EVERYONE BEHIND PUTTING THE CONTEST TOGETHER FOR THE OPPORTUNITY.

www.myspace.com/hqakadofat

LeBron 23-23 Admin said...

This message is from the 23-23 Admin...

Wow - I can't believe how salty some of ya'll are acting. 2 days ago, it was all "I'm happy to be here...thanks Sprite...gumballs and lollipops."

Let me give some advice to all the aspiring musicians, up & coming artists and hard workers out there; just because you don't get one opportunity, don't burn bridges too quickly.

In this industry, everybody knows everybody and news travel extremely quickly. There are only 4 majors, and they all work with us.

The judges were faced with an extremely difficult task. Listening to 100 beats in 2 days, ranking those beats and compromising on selections. No one is perfect and I'm sure that there are some people who are deserving but didn't make it through. I said in the blog, there are other opportunities. We need beats for our *ET TV show that we're closing the deal on now. We need beats for our NBA partners on NBA TV and NBA.com. We need beats for the Sprite Slam Dunk, our 23-23 party in Vegas, our TV show on H20: Hip-Hop on Demand and EA's NBA Street: Homecourt...hmmm that's a lot of opportunities that we can't give to people that are currently being voted on for legal reasons.

Great opportunities come to those whom persevere, compromise and have an unwavering belief in their talent.

So...cursing us out may temporarily make you feel better but it probably won't endear you to us for future consideration.


Think about it,

LeBron 23-23 Admin

Anonymous said...

SOooooooooo..... wassup with the top 23?

Do1 said...

I couldn't believe all the hatin going on when the top 23 were posted. The first thing I thought of was "didn't y'all read the posts stating they were going to be other opportunities?" The admin said it best. Why would you complain like that knowing that there are chances at other opportunities that are just as good?

There was a lot of posts about how to get opportunities to have your music featured on TV and in ads, etc. Well...the number one thing is if they don't pick you, always be professional about it. They may not pick you this time, but if dealing with you was a good experience, then they will remember that. They also appreciate when you approach it professionally in all ways, no slang, no thinking they are your best friend, no complaining and and name calling when you don't get picked..etc.

Even if I didn't get in the top 23 or I don't make it to 3rd, I will just have to suck it up, and hope that maybe they heard what I can do on my own, and maybe I have a chance at one of the other opportunities.

I'm not sure how the finals will be picked. I think my track definitely works best with the ad, it fits the commercial, it's not some hyphy, snap music. So, it may not be picked if it is not listened to while watching. If not..I did the best I could with what I thought was wanted, and I'll look forward to possibly having other opportunities. My 2 cents for today. Hate on if you want..

http://myspace.com/do1productions

New tracks up! Also, use the link from there to my Soundclick site..more new ones there..

Anonymous said...

Im a bit upset about the top 23.. there is a lot of talent in the 100 list.. and now hearing top 23.. Lebron, talent is being walked on..

sad man..

baq to the drawing board

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Infinity said...

This was a great opportunity, so I absolutely thank all of those who made it possible, as well as all of you who competed in the contest.

However, I will say that I'm a little disappointed in the 23 mixes that were chosen. Yes, I agree, it was an extremely tough task to pull off in two days, but there were a bunch of mixes that didn't make it and should have. Even then, there are mixes on the top 23 that shouldn't be on there either.

My track didn't make it up, but I'm not going to complain and curse at everyone with the typical "thanks for nothing, blah blah blah" statement. Even though I'm disappointed because my mix was one of the only ones I heard that didn't sound like everything else, and was actually timed with the video clip...the fact is, for those of us who weren't chosen, our mixes just weren't what they were looking for this time. Don't let it discourage you!

I'm a little disappointed with the top 23, as I've already stated. Mainly because a lot of them sound the same, i.e. not very original at all. I think LeBron and the rest of the cats may be a little disappointed also, if they've heard some of the other mixes that were up for the contest...but oh well.

Either way, I'm looking forward to future opportunities and would welcome any of them thrown my way. Congrats to those who made it though, I wish you all the best of luck. Thanks again for the great opportunity!

If the Sprite administrators read this, you should check out some of my music, maybe it'll fit some of your future projects.

Much love
Infinity

http://www.myspace.com/infinity1986

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KEPPEN said...

By the way, I will post my MYSPACE page again **caughs** free advertising ** caughs** hehe

http://www.myspace.com/keppen2007
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rip one a.k.a. rip123 said...

Thanks 23-23 Admin for the reassurance and information on future projects. That's good news and a nice consolation opportunity perhaps, but if you've been trying to get in the game as long as I have, and probably many of the others, you would understand and maybe even sympathize with some of the responses given. But it's nothing new to me, it only motivates me that much more! I've learned that NO means to regroup, refocus, and come back harder! But I must admit several of the comments make valid points and a lot of sense, notwithstanding the profanity. I know you must have a very difficult task in determining who to select in your Top 23, and mistakes do happen, after all we are only human. The good news is, I've been heard! And if you can believe that a rose can grow from concrete, I am that diamond in the rough...
So if you would, consider "The One" for your future projects. Holla at your man!

P.S. I'm an original music producer, I make original music, I rarely use samples so this contest was a bit out of my element...
If you really want to hear how I get down, you can check me out at:

www.myspace.com/rip1productions
www.myspace.com/rip1music
www.myspace.com/ripunohotmailcom

One

D said...

heyoo.. D-HusseL reporting..

ughh i didnt make the top 23.. lol just another day of my life..

but i still feel my music is pretty strong..

so cheq my sounds
and holla at yo boy


www.MYSPACE.com/DHUSSELLL

West Indian + Hip Hop = [DJ Search]D-HusseL

David said...

Congrats to the top 23 and good luck. Thanks to Sprite for the contest and a chance for us to be heard...It was a grat opportunity. You'll hear about me again. Once again good luck to the 23.

"Slimdog"
www.myspace.com/slimdog
www.soundclick.com/slimdog
slimdog.podomatic.com

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Anonymous said...

I ask u people does anyone think its a little strange nobody left a comment that was chosen for the top 23 only people who got fucked.
I just think something may be up folks

Ya Boy with a bad ass song cReePin

AlFoRd AvEnuE (Kris Cody)
and sprite your other chances for beatmakers thats srtaight laughable

I'm the guy that atleast 5 of u guys ripped off losers

Anonymous said...

Kris Cody... get over it dude dayum.. quit yer whinin!

unsigned said...

"Listening to 100 beats in 2 days, ranking those beats and compromising on selections. No one is perfect (PLEASE NOTE!!!) and I'm sure that there are some people who are deserving but didn't make it through. I said in the blog, there are other opportunities"

but how about this one slick?

man.. i spent mad time on my beat..

my beats comprised of an introduction.. a body... and a conclusion.. my levels faded in 4 intertwining lines.. i had SICK loops slice'n the beat all over.. plus yrs of experience not only in hip hop.. but other music as well..

believe i got the jive..

my track made this commercial look like a movie realistically.. i promoted the mutha fuq outa the track..

and i kno my track wuz fire.. how? cuz i get told my shits fire everyday.. i just dont have the funds to get ahead..

n now UR TELLING ME that the judges chose these 23 tracks.. and some of these tracks cant even hold a beat..

wtf????

dog.. yo.. i feel some of yall who are tryen to keep it positive.. and ima musician.. i dont normally argue lol.. but its fuqin stressful when u kno ur good... and success was sooo close..

but yet.. u couldnt be heard because.. the judges had to catch flights...

WHO DECIDED TO JUDGE 100 TRACKS IN 2 DAYS?

i mean who ever made the agenda isnt very musically inclined..

i hope yall "OFFER yo OPORTUNITIES" one track at a time.. cuz it wasnt done for the top 23..

SUBMIT A MIX AND BECOME A FAMOUS PRODUCER

SIKEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE its like

SUBMIT A DREAM AND BECOME PINATA, GET HUNG UP.. AND TAKE HITS IN THE NUTTS WITH A BAT FROM LEBRON .. (sorry LEBRON. i dont want to hear that this message causes some kinda interference with yo game lol.. but i truly believe you play ball with mad heart.. your amazing)

but wussup with this robbery?

D

RoneNeffect said...

Mad Props to the Sprite family, LeBron, Paul Wall and his camp, Al Fatz, Atlantic Records, and CBP for giving regular folks and "up and comers" a chance...

Good luck to all the rest of the top 23,

RoneNeffect

Tyrone said...
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Tyrone said...

How does the "final public voting phase," which starts Feb. 16th, work?

If you can't say that's cool, but i figured I'd ask anyway...

Do1 said...

anonymous said.."I ask u people does anyone think its a little strange nobody left a comment that was chosen for the top 23"

Some of us have posted. I don't know what to say, I don't know anyone at Sprite or the ad agency. I also stand by my track, it's not a ton of samples thrown together,and I am well aware of song structure.

I am just amazed at the way some people have reacted to this. The business is going to be really hard to get into, if you act this way for this contest. I mean, regardless of whether you were picked or not, if you made the top 100 you were listened to by some of the biggest in the business.

Talk to me when this is over, even if I don't make it, my opinion will not change.

http://myspace.com/do1productions


New tracks up! Also, use the link from there to my Soundclick site..more new ones there..

LeBron 23-23 Admin said...

Admin again:

Tyrone asked how the final voting phase worked - here's the answer...

When we put the Top 3 mixes into 1 TV spot apiece, we we put your name and a SMS number. It will say something like, "Text Tyrone to 12345 to vote for Tyrone's mix 1." Then the general public votes for your TV spot version. The Top vote getter wins...We'll also have voting online. You won't need a cap code to vote.

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LeBron 23-23 Admin said...

Admin again:

I have personally looked at every single MySpace page that has been posted on this blog. I have personally listened to every song/beat posted by every person that posts on the blog. Even though I'm busy as hell, I listened. Why, you ask? Because I know what it's like to hustle & struggle. I know how much effort some of you guys/girls put into this contest.

That's why I wasn't a judge - I'm not impartial. If I were a judge, Slimdog, Keppen, VRoc, D-Hussel, and others would have been in the Top 23. People that have posted damn near everyday and on their grind. I was very surprised that some beats didn't get in that I thought were locks. Sometimes, that's the way the cookie crumbles.

I can tell you this, on Friday before last, my teammate shouted out Slimdog to 40 people in an internal meeting. I've already pulled 8 beats and sent them to be included in the *ET show.

I'm on the super salty kid's MySpace page now. I'm thinking to myself, "this kid boggles my mind." He needs gigs and he is on here cursing out people that spend tens of millions of dollars signing people to deals. Insane to me. It may not fit our *ET show but it might fit MTV or Fuse or whatever...

Just insane...

LeBron 23-23 Admin said...

Admin for the last time:

I deleted some posts because I said way back in the beginning to keep it PG-13. If you can hate without being vulgar, go for it. It won't be deleted.

Lastly, there are a team of people over here that broke their backs putting this promo together. It is extremely expensive, time consuming, and full of internal haters/politics.

So, we really appreciate the constructive people that have been on here showing love, giving props, and feedback. I'm going to turn over a list of the better community members MySpace pages to the label for evaluation.

You never know what can happen...

Plus - it's always good to get a reference from The Coca-Cola Company. We're the number 1 brand in the world. Everybody knows us and wants to work with us. Hell, there isn't a record exec in the country that we couldn't get on the phone in a day or less.

Holla

Do1 said...

Admin No matter what some may say, I think that most of us involved appreciate the time you have spent here telling us what's going on,right on time,or even sooner than expected. It's also good that you have been able to say some great things about some of those not picked. Music is so subjective, that I can only imagine the drama going on in the offices regarding the whole contest.

I can't believe the opportunities you are giving us. It's not every day, or hell once in a blue moon we could get this kind of exposure to people who make decisions that could change our lives and make our dreams come true, and hard work pay off.

I guess those that were negative, will learn from this I hope, and next time maybe will have better results...all we can do is live and learn, and improve on ourselves and our music. I just keep on striving.

There are some talented people here, and I hope they get a shot at some things, as I hope I do as well.

Not everyone has been negative, I got some messages from those who didn't make it to the top 23, wishing me good luck and giving me props on my tracks. I'm glad I got a chance to hear a lot of you, and I still plan on networking, collab, whatever with you.

http://myspace.com/do1productions

New tracks up! Also, use the link from there to my Soundclick site..more new ones there..

txstateovmind said...

I appreciate your honesty Admin.
In everything in life politics are involved to some extent. We all put our heart and soul not only in this contest but in the music we create on a daily basis. So I understand the pain of those who are upset. You have to transform that into progression instead of aggression. I've been blessed to meet some cool folks through this contest here in Atlanta and nationwide... So why complain? Some people don't even GET a chance. Let's link up and take it from here folks. Check my music out and if you're interested in linking up with holla at me.
Peace... and much success to all y'all.

www.myspace.com/txstateovmind
www.myspace.com/txstateovmind
www.myspace.com/txstateovmind
www.myspace.com/txstateovmind
www.myspace.com/txstateovmind
www.myspace.com/txstateovmind

Anonymous said...

excuse me LeBron but why do I need
a beat contest to get my rock band on Fuse or MTV last did u here us damn.I checked they play rock music too. Lastly I've seen Atlantic Rip people off the last two years. Remember that band from my town That was suppose to be the next STP , your pathetic record comp. dropped em like a bad habit, that just tells that the comp is a joke they didnt even get a video in 2 years.

the band was VirGoS Merlot Atlantic ring a bell

KC and yes I leave my name

Anonymous said...

Attention people if they didnt pick your song thats only the beggining if ya keep thinking that they are gonna let u win other contest. I listened to the top 100 and there was only one song I rated over a half star that made top 23

KC being PG hahahahahaahahaahahahahahahaahahahahahaahahahahahahahahahahahahaahahaha

thaexek aka he quality said...

I'm sure most of yall didn't take my comments the wrong way. But just to clarify, I wasn't being bitter or hatin on anybody in my blog, just speaking my mind and the first things that came to my mind after I saw the list.

Also...this was just ONE opportunity, everybody just keep ya head up, stay focused, and hungry and this wont be the last.

And to Sprite.... Holla at me

www.myspace.com/hqakadofat

Anonymous said...

can someone tell me why someone elses song plays in place of mine on the music player.like I said earlier u guys prob didnt even hear my real song its such a joke to waiste all that time pub it and u guys prob never heard my song.

my song starts with Violin and a guitar with a wah pedal.

if thats not what u heard thats not my song u might wanna fix that it is unfair to people like me who are proud of there track. The BS I heard that played with my name on it is stupid and unfair.


KC the guy who thinks this contest needs a little help moving forward
too many gliches in the player, hell now I 'm not sure If I ever heard you other guys real songs



www.myspace.com/kriscody

I have a nice studio wanna make a real record hit me up .

AKTR2000 said...

COngrads to everyone who made it...
and good luck.... ;)
huge opp for u all.... wish u all the best...

Rick Vick
www.myspace.com/akcidentaltrakz
NEW TRACKS POSTED

Anonymous said...

I am curious why on the song ETERNALLYABLLIN (2) there is no longer any beat, at the end of it like there use to be. Now on the song ETERNALLYBALLIN ( the one that didn't get in the top 23) there is a beat at the end of it, which never yse to be there. Could you see what has happened and how the beat was dropped from the ETERNALLYABLLIN (2) and replaced into the first ETERNALLYBALLN. Thank You.

rip one a.k.a. rip123 said...

Admin: That's what's up! Thank you for your candor. I know you guys must be busy with deadlines and programming issues. I'm a public school teacher with a classroom of thirty-five 11th and 12th graders who bring their own problems and issues to school everyday, so I can understand how hectic it can be. And to know that you personally listened to the myspace music pages is a blessing in itself! Coca-Cola has a lot of weight in the entertainment industry, and it would be like a watermark on anyone's resume! Let me just say this; COACH, I've been riding the bench for a long time, over a decade now, I've got MAD SKILLS that have been overlooked, a PASSION that burns deep within, with a CONFIDENCE and DRIVE to SUCCEED in any situation, I'm a clutch player with a SWAGGER second to none, that's why they call me UNO, ICHIBUN, THE ONE! So when I get my chance to play, I will PRODUCE! I'm like that kid, Gilbert Arenas! But you will never know, until you put me in the game! Holla at your man!

www.myspace.com/rip1productions
www.myspace.com/rip1music
www.myspace.com/ripunohotmailcom

One

Anonymous said...

I was just listening to ETERNALLYBALLIN (2) again, and now it does have a beat throughout the whole song. The first five times I played it back to listen to it today, it did not have the beat throughout the song, and I emailed you a previous message asking why the beat had been dropped part way through the song. If the one you are listening to has the beat throughout the whole song, please disregard the previous message.

Sincerely, ETERNALLYBALLN

Do 1 said...

ETERNALLYBALLN I don't think you have to worry. I think the admin posted that the mp3s were taken directly from the site, so it should be all together and correct.

http://www.myspace.com/do1productions

New tracks up! Also, use the link from there to my Soundclick site..more new ones there..

KEPPEN said...

LeBron 23-23 Admin said...

I can tell you this, on Friday before last, my teammate shouted out Slimdog to 40 people in an internal meeting. I've already pulled 8 beats and sent them to be included in the *ET show.

Oh Snap! Slim your already becomming a celeb woot. Thats awesome though man, these guys shouting out your name at a meeting of some big wigs im sure. Eventually we will get our foot in the door :)

Pretty cool to see the admin give us non contest winners some props! It means soo much you just dont know. Guys like Slimdog, Rip One and myself have all been on the grind for years, as many of you as well, so getting noticed by companies like Coca Cola is so important to us. Us folkz that are starvin, are not only the hardest workers, but we also know hard the road is.

I must admit though, I am jealous of whoever get to the top 3. That was really my main goal in this contest, just to make it to the top 3 nothing more. So whoever makes it, make sure you enjoy it because thats such a big thing to have accomplished! Thats millions of people hearing your song at that exact minute. I cant tell you how important something like that is, but I am sure you already know. Anyways, im audi for now - time to promote on myspace and upload a new podcast.

So get at me anyone that wants to!

http://www.myspace.com/keppen2007
http://www.myspace.com/keppen2007

http://keppen.podomatic.com
http://keppen.podomatic.com

Hitman*DDub said...

Hi everyone.
Congratulations to those who have made the top 23. I'm happy that people thought my song was good enough to vote for it 6,005 times placing me 7th in the top 100. Though I didn't make it to the top 23, I am still grateful for the opportunity of still being heard.
Take care and God bless.

Hitman*DDub "Mission 23"

Dear Admin.,
I was wondering since you went back to check out some of the songs that was posted on myspace, if you can also listen to mine as well? Thanks.
www.myspace.com/125726745

Also, will we be able to still use the loops & mixer to create songs, and will we still be able to listen to the songs in the listening lab since the contest is over?

Anonymous said...

I just wanted to say thanks for the opportunity for my tracks to be heard and have one selected to the Top 23. I understand that some cats are salty because they weren't chosen for the Top 23. Who knows? Maybe after LeBron, Paul Wall and Al Fatz hear those, they may want to hear some others. I haven't listened to the Top 23, and I don't know how many mixes are similar or anything like that. I guess the judges were looking for something and didn't find that in your mixes. I am not knocking you at all. But that doesn't mean your mixes were tight or anything like that. You can't please everyone all the time and you will always have critics. Just do what you feel and you will never go wrong. I know a lot of talent was in this contest and a lot of talent got left out. But keep grinding and keep your head up. This is not the end all, be all. Don't let this get you down for one second. Plenty of people that make/made it big had doors slammed in their face before they got on. use this as motivation.

For the rest in the Top 23, good luck in the next round...

ThaProphet

afammusician said...

I have not been by here in a while because I didn't make the top 100. But as I have stated before, thank you to admin for this opportunity, it was fun just making my number one fan, my son, happy just knowing his daddy was doing something constructive on the net. My son reads these statements on this page. I wish the best for the top 100 as well as the 23 finalists. I really made good friends while here as we've exchanged technical knowledge and wizardries. Everyone of us here have God given abilities that we can't even explain ourselves, but yet the ability to make beats and music seeps out of our pores. Just by visiting other contestants websites is sooo amazing. God will not let any of you down. When something is meant to be, it will come upon you like the biggest storm in history. I just want yall to keep your heasds up.

Any ways, I would like to give a shout out to my new friends Do1 productions, Keppen, Rip 123, Vroc and Slim Dog, and D-Hussel. They're all on top of their game. I wish the best for those who are finalists. Life is simpler than we make it to be. I plan to continue drinkin sprite and workin on music while I do it...it's in my blood and I can't explain why.

Afammusician (Lee)

txstateovmind said...

You're right... alot of us have been hustling for LONG TIME doin this music. I'm a MC and a Producer in this game. Most of you have been to my page and showed love to my skills on the mic and now it's time to unveil the other side of the game. I wanna show love to all of you who have stopped thru to show some love above and beyond the contest. I feel like my man rip one. I'm ready whenever y'all are for whatever you wanna do. Prime time is now baby. Lets get it! Peace

Anonymous said...

www.myspace.com/txstateovmind

Anonymous said...

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Do1 said...

I just had to come through and say after all the bitterness yesterday, there are a lot of others that have been really supportive, and have been sending a lot of good luck my way..

Lee,Rip 123,Keppen, Hitman * DDub, akcidentaltrakz...thanks for hittin me up, and giving me support whatever happens. I personally listened to all of your sites and music, and the talent is there, and now the opportunities are there too. I'm sure you'll be posting good news soon too.

Again..I appreciate your support, and even if I don't make the top 3, I'm sure we will still be doing what we can to get ourselves out there. I didn't enter this contest expecting to meet other people so like myself..just workin for that goal, doing what we love..holla

http://www.myspace.com/do1productions

New tracks up! Also, use the link from there to my Soundclick site..more new ones there..

AJ said...

Right off the bat I wanna thank Sprite for giving me (us) the opportunity to show off our work. Unfortunately, I didn't make the Top 23 but I'm hopeful for the future. But, with all contests there are pitfalls. Once the contest started we already established that you could submit more than one mix, so that shouldn't come as a suprise to some people. I was upset because they got to get in the Top 23 twice and that created less space for people that only got in the Top 100 once (like myself). Some of the tracks in the Top 23 were kinda iffy. I wasn't really feeling some of them. To the admin: who were the others that you thought should've been in the Top 23 and you don't need to star the letter before ET. We all know you're talking about BET. Haha. But I wish the best to all of the winners of this round and God bless.

D-hussel said...

LEBRON 2323 ADMIN!!!!

D-HusseLLLL hereee lol.. man.. i read the earlier post yall left.. and honestly im sad i didnt make it.. i had soooooo many plans lol..


ADMIN SAID:

"That's why I wasn't a judge - I'm not impartial. If I were a judge, Slimdog, Keppen, VRoc, D-Hussel, and others would have been in the Top 23. "

your comment totally re-energized my whole game man! i wuz feelin down for a lil bit but im good now.. lol

thank you for noticing my sounds AND efforts

Available for any type of colabo..
Definitely up for the game..

let yo boy KNOW

D-HusseL
www.MYSPACE.com/DHUSSELLL

Anonymous said...

Its hard to see why so many of you are so pissed for not making the top 23 instead of working harder to get on their good side for future chances... I worked my butt off for this contest and gave all of you props about your songs and now you all rag on the top 23. I know my mix deserves to be there!

Word of advice "Keep busting your ass and you'll make it to the top, keep wasting your time with hate and you'll die a miserable wanna be!"

Good Luck to all in the top 23!!

D-LO
DJDLO@comcast.net

KEPPEN said...

I agree

http://www.myspace.com/keppen2007
http://www.myspace.com/keppen2007
http://www.myspace.com/keppen2007
http://www.myspace.com/keppen2007
http://www.myspace.com/keppen2007

KEPPEN said...

I have an idea. Since we all seem to be on Myspace (like the rest of the world), I would like to invite everyone to add me as a friend, and add my friends from here, and so on. Lets network folkz! I have been talking to RIP One, Slimdog, Do 1, and others, and we all seem to have each others backs

So I would like to invite ALL of you (even the crybabys lol) to join us. Some of us might get chances to get our foots in the music industry door, and if thats the case, we should hold it open for others to sqeeze in. Its all love. So simply say /sign, and leave your Myspace address, and I will add you as a friend. Leave me a message on myspace also, So I know who you are ( I get alot of friend requests)

Its not what you know, what you can do, or anything else........its WHO you know. So lets band together and see if we can make some dreams come true. Yeah sounds kinda sappy, but hell, Why not try? Worst case senerio is none of us make it in the entertainment industry. So, even if 1 of us make it, its a win for all. Holla back folkz and let me know if your down with me - KEPPEN

Add me as a freind and send me mail here

http://www.myspace.com/keppen2007

KEPPEN said...
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KEPPEN said...

Here are the folks myspace addresses that I have off hand.....

http://myspace.com/do1productions

www.myspace.com/rip1productions
www.myspace.com/rip1music
www.myspace.com/ripunohotmailcom

www.myspace.com/slimdog
www.soundclick.com/slimdog
slimdog.podomatic.com

http://www.myspace.com/leebrooks911

Lets add to this - serious producers/musicians apply only


And my page is

http://www.myspace.com/keppen2007
http://www.myspace.com/keppen2007
http://www.myspace.com/keppen2007

Rip One said...

Whazzup people! Wow! I never imagined that it would be such a silver lining in not making the Top 23! As a result of this contest, the perks from this opportunity have been a blessing! I've formed new friendships with my fellow producers and aspiring artists from across the globe, literally! I've got kats hitting me up on my myspace music pages from all across the U.S., the UK, London, Poland and South America! I can honestly say with whole-hearted sentiments, that this opportunity has been THE BOMB!!!

I don't want to get too philosophical, but I just wanna drop a little knowledge to help put everything in perspective. We all have gifts bestowed upon us, written in the Book of Life, before we ever existed. It's incumbent upon us to recognize, nuture and develop this! "A gift is a precious stone in the eyes of him that hath it: whithersoever it turneth, it prospereth." Proverbs 17:8... This is what destiny is all about, to know yourself is to control your destiny! You don't have a vision if you can't see past tomorrow...

I wanna give a personal shout out to my new fam from this competition, to my brothers from another mother!lol And to the many others to come! Katz like Keppen, (Keep your head up homie, the sun always shines after the storm!) Do 1,(Congrats, and good luck in the Top 23) Slimdog,(I see ya! Keep doing your thang homie!) Lee the Afammusician, (Thanks for the encouragement, it motivates!) Sauce in that Txstateovmind, (I'm feeding off your passion, you definitely gotta drop a few verses with me soon!) and Hitman DDub,( Each one teach one, we can impact the future generations!) And to anyone else on their game and focused to make it happen, get at me! Remember, a win for one is a win for all!

The signs are vivid,
Don't be blind like your mind's
Window's tinted!
I'm a quasar,
Here to shine like a star,
Don't try to dim it,
Believe me, they can't see me
Like they sight impaired,
Cause I was put here
Light years beyond the atmosphere...
I'm The One!!!
Holla at your man!

www.myspace.com/rip1productions
www.myspace.com/rip1music
www.myspace.com/ripunohotmailcom

Anonymous said...

Whats good...

This is BigChief317 ...aka mild from black n mild...i wanna give a shout out to the people that started this promo and to the sprite company for actually doin it. Also to anyone and everyone....hit me up at www.myspace.com/blacknmild317

I am very intrested in networking and collabin wit every producer (speacially the top 100, yall have mad skills) on here....holla at me...



one last thing and this is to the admin. My track for some reason when i listen to it on the player, does not have all the percussion, and the drums dont ever come back like i intended them too in the studio lab you guys have, jus curious which one got sent to lebron n them?

RoneNeffect said...

Sup Ya'll,

I figured since most everyone was/is posting there myspace pages etc., my P.I.C. (partner in crime) and i would go ahead and pub our biz as well.

Tri-FFECTA Productions, LLC:
http://www.triffectaproductions.com/index.htm

I designed the site from scratch, so its pretty interactive, so have fun...images may lead you to other places, so click on things that catch your attention (wink, wink, ADMIN.)

Our company myspace page, member myspace pages, forum, contact info, and hell, even our resumes (is Sprite hiring May grads?!?!?...no, foreal, we need jobs, preferably doing something musical ..."Jingles 2004") are available through the site in some shape, form, or fashion...not to mention hot beats that would be perfect for commerical TV and more...just use the customized flash player on the right panel to listen and puruse beats...

We will relaunching the site here in a couple of weeks and will have demo beats for sale as well as a couple of exclusive beats...We keep alot of our full songs and radio-ready tracks under wraps until we can get them in the right hands...thanks for the support and join our forum (http://www.triffectaproductions.com/phpBB2/index.php)

RoneNeffect

PS: Thanks admin for answering my question about the final voting phase...

Do1 said...

Keppen Who cares if it sounds sappy...it is true regardless, and a good idea. There is strength in numbers. Anyone can feel free to hit me up..I'm always interested in hearing what everybody is up to and take a listen to what they do.

I thought I'd throw out my Soundclick site. We all know myspace only allows 4 songs, so I just put up full tracks there. My Soundclick has I think 45 at the min...full songs, hiphop instrumentals, jazz instrumentals, r&b instrumentals..even a rock/rap track, and a rock instrumental..

I also wonder when we get the final 3 decision?

http://www.soundclick.com/do1productions

AJ said...

Check the MySpace page(s):

myspace.com/aznceltik
myspace.com/freakn12gauge

Everybody that was in the Top 100 family, get at me!!

P.S. Don't misconstrue my last comment. I was just saying some beats in the Top 100 (23) were better than others and should've been recognized, that's all. No hate, it's all love..... One.

aznceltik@gmail.com

V Roc said...

"Maane...that's playa!" Gettin' recognized and maybe even gaining another fan?! That means more to me than winning!lol Thanx for making my day...we all know it's all about promotions and reading your oppinion gives me that accomplished feeling. "That's thowd'!" Ya Girl! V Roc
Thanx for showin' luv.

AKTR-aka-Rick Vick said...

Ive posted my myspace page over and over....

aint no one notice it, WOW.....lol
its all good....
like Mike Jones says ;)

anyways.......

COngrads to everyone who made it...
and good luck.... ;)
huge opp for u all.... wish u all the best...

Rick Vick
www.myspace.com/akcidentaltrakz
if u aint seen it....

www.myspace.com/akcidentaltrakz
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aktr2000 RVJ
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later
Rick Vick
Stay on you grind, the only person that can stop your hustle is yourself...........

ok and maybe the FED's

Anonymous said...

Congrats to the real WINNERS in the top 100...Shout out to WARLORDENT you did ya thing Baby, keep it up.
To the top 23 I ain't gonna say its luck, I say its a priviledge to be where you are so don't waste it, step your game up and be real.
Luv

Anonymous said...

Congrats to all who made the top 100.New tracks up on my page.

myspace.com/warlordent
myspace.com/hoodphantom

Do1 said...

I might start gettin a complex about how everyone in the top 23 ain't really supposed to be there. I'm sure if you were there, you would feel you deserve it...I am proud to have made it that far myself. Though I don't say it much, I think my track is definitely hot, and quality. I'm always proud of every track I make.

I don't take it lightly, and can't believe what an opportunity this is for me.


http://www.myspace.com/do1productions

txstateovmind said...

I definitely must say the networking has DEFINITELY been the blessing. Lee,Keppen,Rip,Do 1,VROC...thanks for the love and for your expertise.All of you are talented artists and good people. It's all love and it will continue to be so.
O yea....

www.myspace.com/txstateovmind
www.myspace.com/txstateovmind
www.myspace.com/txstateovmind
www.myspace.com/txstateovmind
www.myspace.com/txstateovmind

KEPPEN said...
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KEPPEN said...

Ok, I started a group "Hustlin' and Flowin' to the top" on myspace. I sent many of your group invites already, so make sure to accept. This is where we will all network through. So make sure to add any friends you have as long as they are musicians also. Also

AJ said...
Check the MySpace page(s):

myspace.com/aznceltik
myspace.com/freakn12gauge

I send you a friend request to your Music profile AJ (myspace.com/aznceltik)
so make sure you get on there since your last log on was the 12th of this month. I am adding others as I type this, So if anyone wants to join us but hasnt posted their myspace adress lately, post it and you will be added to our network.

Ok guys ill be on later holla at me - Keppen

http://www.myspace.com/keppen2007
http://keppen.podomatic.com

Do1 said...

Thanks for the invite..I'm in already...good idea Keppen..

If I don't have some of the myspace sites, and you join in..make sure 2 holla at me 2 add you..

http://www.myspace.com/do1productions

DJCHUNG said...

Best of luck to all. I figured I'd share a beat or two (aside from the Lebron contest) as well. Here's a quick snippet:

http://soundclick.com/djchung

A quick question: When will the Top 3 be determined/posted?

Thanks
DJCHUNG

d-hussel said...

LEBRON 2323 ADMIN!!!!

D-HusseLLLL hereee lol.. man.. i read the earlier post yall left.. and honestly im sad i didnt make it.. i had soooooo many plans lol..


ADMIN SAID:

"That's why I wasn't a judge - I'm not impartial. If I were a judge, Slimdog, Keppen, VRoc, D-Hussel, and others would have been in the Top 23. "

your comment totally re-energized my whole game man! i wuz feelin down for a lil bit but im good now.. lol

thank you for noticing my sounds AND efforts

Available for any type of collabo..
Definitely up for the game..

let yo boy KNOW

D-HusseL
www.MYSPACE.com/DHUSSELLL

KEPPEN said...

Ok I sent myspace friend invites to everyone that posted a myspace add here. If I missed anyone - holla back and I will send you a friend request then group invite. Once you guys join the group "Hustlin' and Flowin' to the top", feel free anyone that you know to join the network. Just as long as they are a musician, producer, rapper, whatever its all good.

When do they post the top 3 btw? I am interested who makes the top 3. I personally hope BigChief317, DJCHUNG and Do 1 make it. Good luck fellas!

DJCHUNG said...

Thanks keppen! Appreciate it buddy.

ditto on the question.

Do1 said...

I think the group will work out well. Thanks for the good luck Keppen. Not much longer now...I'm anxious to hear..
According to the rules, I think by tomorrow midnight..

http://www.myspace.com/do1productions

Anonymous said...

Man I'm so excited for this opportunity. You guys have no idea how much I prayed on getting at least the top 100. I want to officially thank sprite, lebron, atlantic records, paul wall, and everyone else in between associated with the contest. I hope I'm one of the tope 3!! Thanks again!! I'm gonna keep praying.

KEPPEN said...

http://groups.myspace.com/HustlinandFlowin

Here is the group some of us started. Check it out and we will add you if you want to join. Holla - KEPPEN

http://groups.myspace.com/HustlinandFlowin




And my myspace and podcast are...

http://www.myspace.com/keppen2007

http://keppen.podomatic.com

David said...

I just got back from flyin'(I'm a flight attendant for a major carrier) and went to check out my myspace page and my homie Keppen left me the post from the lebron 23-23 admin...MAN!!! Was I surprised. THANK YOU ADMIN and thank you Keppen, do1, V Rod and D-Hussel for keeping it positive. There is always a silver lining. I am blessed just to have my name mentioned to those 40...Admin, If you need to hear some more music, just e-mail me and I'll send you what I have in the movie I mentioned to you and some other music and collabs that have done well for me on my sites.Onec again admin, I thank you for just putting our names in Atlantic's ear just so they can check us out for themselves. WOW!!! A *ET show!!! Like you said, you never know...All of you that have requested me to your pages, I'll surely add you. Let's keep this goin', only good can come from this!!!

KEPPEN said...

Yeah mane thats what I am sayin Slim! We can all band together and work as a unit, as aopposed to doin it ourselves - strength in numbers. I can personally say for a fact that if its me that blows first, I will be takin you all with me one way or another. Thats what being part of a team means. Its like at work, I have a group of about 20 people that throw in $1 a week for the Lotto. Well if we look at this group as the same in theory, if one wins, we ALL win. Anyways we have over 15 of us folkz from the LeBron contest in the group, and a few from myspace that were not in the contest.

Adam and Andrew, who are at 42 on the top 100 Myspace music artists
http://www.myspace.com/adamandandrew
- they have almost 5 Million song plays and 1,452,373 profile views, and joined the group today. So holla at ya boy Keppen - 1



http://groups.myspace.com/HustlinandFlowin

David said...

anonymous...I'll tell you this about the industry...IT'S TOUGH!!! It's tought to get your demo for someone at A&R just to listen, let alone get on their desks. Like someone said, some people have been grindin' a helluva lot longer than me and haven't even got THIS far. I appreciate the opportunity to get heard. Bands get signed everyday and then do a demo and get put on the shelf for YEARS before they get played on MTV or on radio...Ask the band what happened, maybe it was all the record labels fault you know. Maybe they didn't hit a deadline for the album, band friction or maybe the sound wasn't what the company was looking for after the demo was done. Maybe they sounded TOO much like STP. If you read books about the industry, you see that happens ALL THE TIME. Just because you sign, doesn't mean you get played. No need to down any company, ESPECIALLY if you trying to make it yourself. Maybe they liked what they heard from you, but saw your posts and changed their mind. That's why you always have to stay positive. You never know who is watching or listening. You might get an e-mail tomorrow even though you didn't make it. Sure, I was disappointed I didn't make the top 23, but you just keep making your music, YOUR WAY and maybe someone may come callin'...just a thought.

David said...

I meant, maybe it WASN'T all the label's fault...

d-hussel said...

D-HusseL posting

WAT IT ISSS???
LEBRON 23-23 ADMIN SAID:

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"Even though I'm busy as hell, I listened. Why, you ask? Because I know what it's like to hustle & struggle. I know how much effort some of you guys/girls put into this contest.

That's why I wasn't a judge - I'm not impartial. If I were a judge, Slimdog, Keppen, VRoc, D-Hussel, and others would have been in the Top 23. People that have posted damn near everyday and on their grind. I was very surprised..."
-----------------------------------(after carefully reading this message) -----------------------------------

hi this is D-HusseL,

umm... I.. like really.. totally appreciate.. umm.... yeah.. I appreciate the.. umm honor.. that like you said my name.. cuz.. ahh......

=========REMIXXXX============

WUSUP yall.. D-HUSSEL REPORTING.. i understand that "Lebron Admin" is one mans view.. I dont know where and when.. or even if my track was ever even discussed anywhere thru-out the contest..

BUT I ENTERED BCUZ IM CONFIDENT IN MY GAMEPLAN.. I WANNA BRING SOMETHING YALL DONT KNOW ABOUT TO DA TABLE.. (-"its like crack music"- Kanye)

when i see an opportunity.. i take it.. and ill give it MY ALL.. (enuff for big league kats to notice.. as yall ca see..)

but this contest wuz LEGIT ... producer-wise this contest was SOOO FAIR.. anyone who REALLY WANTED to be noticed fo the BIG LEAGUES MUTHAFQRS?? had their CHANCE!!!!!!!

Nobody dealt with the beat making software b4.. EVERYONE HAD TO START FROM HOLE #1

i couldnt find a cap to submit my first track... n I read fine print like a mutha.. and NOW.. i got ONE

........ 1 ..........

person to notice me from the "Lebron Admin"

and THAT WAS THE GAME PLAN from the get go.. gettin to the top 3 would've been just a blessing..

GOOD LUCK to yall in the runnin.. sorry i cant keep in closer contact wit my MYSPACE kats but my niqqaz ive been working @ the JOB scene non stop.. the $ flow is at an all time low..

I hope some good can come out of this.. my chakra says this is gonna be a bangin year..

D-HusseL
www.MYSPACE.com/DHUSSELLL



You kno u like my style

David said...

It's not about how good your music is anymore, it's about is your music good enough to SELL. Do you have a fanbase? Will those fans buy your music if you made an album? To see if your music is good enough, join a music site and see how your music places on the charts. Do other artists want to collab with you? Are you getting good feedback from other artists like yourself? You'll see how you fair when your music places high(or low) on the charts and you get other good artists to collab. It's a fair, but sometimes brutal way to find out. Alot of the sites allow you to put 3 songs up for free.

David said...

D-HusseL...Let's remember this. We don't know who this one man IS or what this one man DOES...He just sent 8 beats to be placed in a TV show!!! Do you know know what ONE beat will make in a year being placed on a long running tv show? Here's some advice. read: MUSIC, MONEY AND SUCCESS by Jefferey Brabec and Todd Brabec. You'll see why I am grateful...

David said...

Do your thang top 23 and good luck. You see, if you don't make it to the top 3, there's still OTHER opportunities!!! Look at homegurl from American Idol. Never made it to the top, but just won a Golden Globe. IT CAN BE DONE!!! Peace.

Slimdog

d-hussel said...

lol im just siked.. to not make the 23 and get heard about is cool.. im over it now thou lol.. sorry yall..

ill cheq that mag out as well Dav..

Do1 said...

david I agree with what you said about putting your music on some sites and see how it does, and what kind of feedback you get. The thing is, music is so subjective. I have mine on 4-5 different sites. Not all the same tracks do the same thing. One site, my highest placed and favorite songs are the straight up "Gansta" hip hop..another site, they love the smooth flow, and beats with lots of strings and chords, another site and probably the most popular song I have that stays consistently within the top 50 or so is a straight up smooth jazz beat, with a really sexy rap over it. One site insists that they can see the smooth song being played and being successful, where the other site doesn't prefer it and swear something else will be a success.

That's just an example of 3 sites, and 3 very distinct favorites.

The feedback you can get from just the general public, and if you can get critique's from those that really know their craft can be really helpful though..IF you listen to it.

I'm still pretty hyped for all of us though..I can't wait to see what opportunities roll in.


I wish admin could just give us an update..or the results!

http://www.myspace.com/do1productions

Anonymous said...

if like rap check out

www.myspace.com/avenueproductionsrock

theres 4 cool songs and the best beat in the LeBron contst

cReePiN

Anonymous said...

I'm soakin up knowledge from the O.G.s. I also wanna say good luck to the TOP 23. Shouldn't be long now. I'm excited about the prospect of new opportunities . New Tracks from me WILL be posted by weeks end. If y'all have any suggestions for me please don't hesitate to hit me up on myspace. Admin included. TX out! Peace.
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ARSAN said...

Hey does anyone know if the top 3 will be played on tv?? Or will they just be posted up here and on the main website?? Thanks in advance.

ARSAN
Myspace.com/arsan

KEPPEN said...

Top 3 get a TV spot. I would guess the top 3 will be posted very soon. Good luck to all. Make sure to network with us. Add me as a friend and I will add you to our group at myspace. Holla!

Group website -

http://groups.myspace.com/HustlinandFlowin

My personal myspace page -

http://www.myspace.com/keppen2007

David said...

Hey admin,
I put up a new podcast giving props to Sprite, the admin. and the 23 finalists. Got a few collabs on there as well for you to check out.

slimdog.podomatic.com or go by myspace.com/slimdog and click the podcast player above my bio.

Slimdog

Do1 said...

I wonder if we will hear anything soon? Maybe Admin can update us about when we may hear who made final three?

Well, since I've been waiting to hear, I worked on a few beats and put them on Soundclick..you can click my name, or the addy below. Any feedback on em is appreciated, whatever you think..just let me know.

www.soundclick.com/do1productions
www.myspace.com/do1productions

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JayWade said...
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JayWade said...

Thank You Soooo Much Sprite!!! As a cat fighting in this music game, I know there's only a limited amount of great opportunities that come our way. For this reason I'm extremely GEEKED to be picked in the top 23!!! None of us who entered this contest should hate on the next man (or woman) because we're all trying to accomplish the same thing (I hope), and that's having our God given talent heard and appreciated by someone other than ourselves. Congrats to everyone who was choosen, and congrats to all those who know their talent will one day shine!!

ARSAN said...

That's what up!! Thanks Keppen!! Everybody hit me up on Myspace.. www.Myspace.com/ARSAN. It seems like their's a lot of folks in here tryna do something... which is rare where I'm at. Thanks again!!

ARSAN
Myspace.com/ARSAN

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