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In a few weeks, the powers that be (or at least the ones behind the mtvU-sponsored website) will choose 25 promising artists from the pool of entries uploaded to the website. From there, the college audience will weigh in on the music (voting begins December 19th and ends a month later) and help determine the group or individual with the most skills. The one left standing will win a one-off recording deal with Def Jux, which includes a digital EP release (okay, it's digital, but it's Def Jux - c'mon!), a video premiere on mtvU and mentoring from Mr. Lif. Lest any dropouts get the wrong idea, only unsigned hip-hop solo or group artists with at least one member enrolled at an accredited college or university are eligible. In this particular case haste does not make waste, as the registration began on Tuesday and ends on December 14th. SEE ALSO: www.bestmusiconcampus.com
SEE ALSO: www.definitivejux.net
Eric J Herboth
Eric J. Herboth is the founder, publisher and Managing Editor of LAS magazine. He is a magazine editor, freelance writer, bike mechanic, commercial pilot, graphic designer, International Scout enthusiast and giver of the benefit of the doubt. He currently lives in rural central Germany with his two best friends, dog Awahni and cat Scout.
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