By: Rizoh has launched a Beat Contest for wannabe producers. The cash prize includes $2,000, plus $875 in music gear prizes for its winners.

      As you might expect, the best, most original, most professionally produced hip hop tune will be selected as a grand prize winner. All the contest asks is that you submit an original song created using 1 or more of your ModernBeats Soundset/Loopset libraries.

      Top 10 contestants will be announced after the competition ends on July 1st, 2007.


      Still not motivated? Maybe the following rundown of prizes will do the trick:


GRAND PRIZE (1 winner): $1,000 USD, Beyerdynamic DT250-80 Headphones,

Total AirHead Headphone Amp, $200 Off Akai/Numark/Alesis Coupon


2ND PLACE PRIZE (1 winner): $500 USD, Sennheiser HD280 Headphones,

Total AirHead Headphone Amp


3RD PLACE PRIZE (1 winner): $300 USD


4TH PLACE PRIZE (1 winner): $200 USD


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