Contest We Support: J Dilla Beat. Illa J Hook. Your Verse.

Hey there & the FuseBox Radio Broadcast friends & supporters! :)

We want to share this dope contest being held by cool folks Illa J,, Delicious Vinyl, and Audible Treats that some of our music family (real Hip-Hop MCs, stand up for this one) might be interested in...

This is approved! Check out the details below:

To celebrate the recent release of the instrumental version of Illa J’s Yancey Boys, the good folks at Audible Treats have teamed up with your favorite rapper’s favorite website to bring you the “Illa J Remix Contest.”

After downloading the hook-included instrumental versions of “R U Listening” and “Showtime,” you will have two weeks to rap your best verses based around the concept of Illa J’s hooks.

Then submit your versions of the songs to be judged by Illa J and his label, Delicious Vinyl.

Rappers are allowed only one submission per song, which means at most two entries per person. Check out the full details under the cut.

DOWNLOAD: R U Listening (Instrumental)

DOWNLOAD: Showtime (Instrumental)

Entry Dates and Deadlines:

1. The contest opens at 12:00am Eastern Standard time on March 04, 2009 and closes at 11:59pm Eastern Daylight Time on March 17, 2009.

Entries must be received on or before 11:59pm EST on March 17, 2009.

2. The winners will be announced on on or by March 31, 2009, two weeks after entry deadline.

To Enter:

Download the hook-included instrumental tracks from (URL here). Add your own lyrics and send a 320kbps MP3 (44.1Khz Constant Bit Rate, Normal Stereo) file of your remix along with your name and email address to

If you are sending entries for both songs, please send each song as a separate email.


1. Both winning submissions will be officially released by Delicious Vinyl as free digital singles for download and announced on

2. Each winner will also receive a 16 bar verse from Illa J for use on their own projects.

Winners will have two weeks to send three completed songs (beat + lyrics), each with 16 bar gaps for Illa J to hear.

Illa J will choose one song of the three from each winner and record an original 16 bar verse.

Each winner will then be able to use the song in any format as they see fit.