Blackout Top News, the most widely read Hip Hop entity in the world has joined forces with New Skool Rules, towards an international publishing competition. The winner gets flown out to the Netherlands to attend the New Skool Rules conference in April 2011 – the largest international urban music conference in the world along with a 1500 euro advance!

Over the past 10 years has become a valuable resource for Hip Hop on the internet, featuring daily news, interviews, reviews, multimedia, a fast growing community and other interesting content. The collaboration with New Skool Rules for the publishing competition offers the winner a spotlight position in urban media as well as an ultimate networking opportunity with the ‘movers and shakers’ of the global urban industry.

How do you take part?
The competition is for Producers, Beat creators and Songwriters. The competition is international, so it does not matter where in the world you are located. We are looking for Fresh Talent!

The winner will be flown out to New Skool Rules for the conference, taking place April 1st – 3rd, 2011. Flight and accommodation will be taken care of by New Skool Rules. The winner will receive a 1500 euro advance, a dedicated feature on and the winning song will also be played during the official opening ceremony of New Skool Rules on April 1st, 2011.

You can register via and submit the link to your work. Registration starts November 23rd, 2010. Registration fee is € 35 per entry (more than one entry possible). Deadline for registration is March 1st, 2011.

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