Nercore Now has been one of the top places to go for Nerdcore Hip-Hop on the internet for years, as a place for both fans and artists to converse and collaborate. They have now evolved into an online magazine community.
They are runninger their second Vocalist/Producer Challenge (VPC). It is a series of challenges for a group of one vocalist and one music producer. Each round requires a new song to be written and recorded. Each voting phase of the competition will added to their mini site for the event. You can listen and rate tracks there. You need to sign up or have an account with Nerdcorenow to vote, then register on the VPC forums. You can rate each track once per round and you can not change your vote. Voting for Round 1 ends 11:40 PM PST on Saturday Feburary 2nd. The prize for the winning team is $500 donated by KOB412 Podcast.
The challenge for Round 1 is to write a sincere song. A song that is important to the artist, about something they value and care about. The song also needs to be mixed so it is vocal centric. Something that highlights both the vocalist but also the lyrics of the song. All songs will be exclusive to the VPC site.
The compliation album from the first conests is here. Give it a listen as well.
The teams for the event are: 1-UP/KevyFresh, Adam WarRock/Vince Vandal, Aydin Feniix/GFRetro, Bazuuka Joe/Don Vito, Beefy/Beaker, Chadley/Tedley, Chemical42/Litra C, Chozo Ninpo/Thugmasta J, Cliff B/Dynamo Dash, Cynicle/EK, Element Keon/8dx, Etre/thepauper, Griffen/Sobe-it, Hairetsu/Benjamin Bear, Happi MC/Matt Cassel, Insane Ian/The MusicIAN, Jerome Chance/Equivalent Exchange, Jollimus Prime/Niik The LampedGod, JPHONIC/tanner4105, Kid Creation/D-Form, King Pheenix/DJ RoboRob, Kontrast/Pelicaine!, KSV/Dr. Vern, Kudos/The Kid, La Blue Girl/Hijinks, Lex Lingo/Bill Beats, M.I.S.F.I.T./DJ Ninja Schmoe, Maros/2 Mello, MC-3PO/Sarva, MC 117/Jonny Nero Action Hero, MC Ohm-I/Dicepticon, MC Wreckshin/Superpowerless, Nameless/Ill Gill, Navi/Fatback Supreme, PovertyMan/Pajama Sam, Prime/Abstract Beats, Raptorman/Warp45, Rift/Savilion, Rob$tar/MC JB, Sample the Martian/Nikola Lazar Whallon, Shubzilla/Yuki no Oto, SirxUP/Dammit Jim, Starf/S-Rock, Sulfur/cecilnick, Tribe One/Jesse Dangerously, VR/bean, Wattsworth/Young Stroke aka Young Muscle, Whoremoans/B-Type, XoC/Danger Aaron, YTCracker/ProjektZero, and Zilla Persona/Dain Saint.
A number of some of my favorite artists and some I am just finding out about.