Royce Da 5’9 and sample clearance service Tracklib have announced a producer-facing competition similar to a previous sample challenges with artists such as Jamla Records founder 9th Wonder, Redman, Styles P and Wu-Tang Clan’s Inspectah Deck.
Utilizing Tracklib’s extensive catalog, featuring music from the discographies of legendary artists like Isaac Hayes and hundreds more, MPC enthusiasts will be able to roam free creatively and cook up some of their best production yet to compete for a shot to work with Royce Da 5’9.
Producers have until May 30 to create an account with Tracklib and register for the contest to upload their master work. In a YouTube video posted on Thursday (April 30), the multi-platinum artist laid out the rules of the challenge and urged artists to deliver their most fire beats.
“What’s up what’s up my name is Royce Da 5’9 and I’m wishing everybody peace love and prosperity,” he began in the video.
“I want you guys to know that I’m hooking up with Tracklib — we’re partnering up, we’re doing a competition. Now this is the art of producers… I want you to submit your beats go Tracklib.com, submit your beat — me personally I’m going to pick the best beat and whatever that beat is me and you the producer who wins are going to do a song with each other. So you win the opportunity to do a song with me for whatever that’s worth to you, all right, and we’re going to do it for the culture man. We’re going to have fun with it man so please put your best foot forward. I wish y’all nothing but the best and I look forward to it man I’m excited. Go to tracklib.com right now and submit your most fire all right peace.”
The grand prizes also includes a $1,000 cash price, a free standard one-year subscription to Tracklib and a shoutout from the Detroit rapper, along with an official release for the collaboration he and the winner create.
Last month, Royce Da 5’9 released The Allegory EP featuring guest verses from T.I., Benny The Butcher, Conway The Machine, Westside Gunn, CyHi The Prynce and more.
Stream The Allegory EP below and visit Tracklib.com/royce for more details on competition guidelines.