The Beat 4 Beat Contest presented by According 2 Hip Hop is looking for the next generation of Hip Hop Talent

The Beat4Beat Contest

Showcase your skills in front of judges that include legendary producers, industry executives & artists. Compete against the best and get the recognition your talents deserve.

Presented by According 2 Hip Hop | Powered By American Songwriter


2024 Prizes Include

  • $1,000 in Cash USD
  • Feature article on A2HH & American Songwriter
  • Premium gear package
  • Professional mentorship package
  • One-year access to Pendulum Ink Academy
  • Studio recording time at Patchwerk Studios

Judges Include Hip Hop Artists,
Producers & Industry Execs

Session One Deadline:

June 12, 2024


Behind The Beat Series

Episode 1: Legendary hip-hop producer Pete Rock breaks down the story behind the creation of his emotional track “They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.)” In a conversation with Mickey Factz, Pete Rock details how rapper CL Smooth wrote the lyrics to the beat before he even heard it, and how his cousin Heavy D gave him his stage name.

Contest FAQs

June 12, 2024 at 11:59:59 PM (CST)

Yes, samples are allowed in the contest. However, you must be able to prove you have the rights to use the sample in your submission (i.e., no copyright infringement allowed).

Yes! We do NOT claim ownership of any materials you submit to the contest.

Yes! Submissions from any country are allowed.

$25 per submission

Every submission is reviewed by professional Hip-Hop experts.

Copy and paste a public link to your songs into the form at checkout. They can be hosted on any platform: SoundCloud, YouTube, etc.

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