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Durham, NC, United States, 2006/06/25 - Music veteran, Bigg Premiere, host biggest independent hip hop music competition ever.
With so many people trying o be the next super star in the music game, it has become tough to decide who will make it. Two young men have made it a personal mission to help establish artist and make sure they learn the business of music as well as help them mold their artistic strength. Bigg Premiere, an 18 year veteran of the music business, and Markeith Williams, a financial advisor for a major Wall Street firm, decided to put their head together to create River Sity Alliance.
“We wanted to create something of value to the artist as well as the consumers,” says Williams in his normal laid back manner. “It’s real easy for people to take advantage of these kids…but we do want that to happen,” adds Premiere as he is proofing this weeks addition of his globally syndicated radio show Live From New York.
The two decide to have the Bigg Premiere host a compilation CD of some of the hottest young talent in Hip Hop and R&B music. To add to the pot they are hosting a global talent competition to draw in new talent, and help draw attention to new artist.
“We felt like we both had a good hold on web radio and several other platforms,” adds Williams as he shuffles through papers on his desk, “we both know a lot of people and we wanted to bring that together to help move the industry forward.”
The competition unlike others will be truly a planet wide search for the best R&B and Hip Hop artist. It will start on the web and end with the top 10 being brought to the “Bull City” Durham, NC to perform in the biggest unsigned and indie artist showcase ever in a charity benefit concert. The two chose the location because the blue collar city exemplifies hard work and persistence. The top three will be offered spots on the upcoming Bigg Premiere Album release “11901” and the opportunity to build off their new stardom for their own release. “I don’t want to do just a talent show, I could go anywhere and do a talent show,” added Premiere in his normal serious tone, “I want it to bring everything together and mean something.”
Both men feel there is a lot of talent out there, but only a few can be among the best and those chosen will have to earn it. We will see how it all unfolds this summer.
For more information on the competition go to The Chosen Few website.