Master P. is developing his own reality talent show, America’s Next Hip Hop Stars, that will give up and coming rappers from across the country a chance to compete for a recording contract and $50,000.
Twelve solo and six group finalists will perform their favorite hip-hop songs or original material and will be critiqued by a panel of celebrity judges. At the end of each show, viewers will have an opportunity to vote via phone or online for their favorite performers. The contestants with the least amount of votes will be eliminated. In the final round, the solo artist and group with the highest number of votes will be crowned America’s Next Hip Hop Stars. Both winners will receive a recording contract and $50,000.
Master P, who will host the show, has already lined up an impressive list of celebrity judges, including Romeo, Snoop Dogg, Paul Wall, and former BET VJ Marie "Free" Wright. The show will also include a guest radio DJ each week and a performance from a top rap act.
A talent search for rap and reggaeton artists will pass through 12 cities, six major and six small. "These will be country towns that people never went to," Master P says of the latter. Interested artists can receive sign up information from Master P’s website, http://guttarmusic.com/.