2009 Golden Mic Challenge winner - ABD from Alphabetix
Last year promoters Diff'rent Strokes unleashed the hip hop night Golden Mic Challenge, on Leeds.
GMC is a competition designed to both unite a scene and inspire the musicians involved to better themselves.
Due to the success of last year's event, GMC2 2010 aims once again to dig out Leeds' hidden hip hop talent.
This year the competition is based in the subterranean confines of Subculture, in the Merrion Centre, for the right underground feel.
With its basement, cellar-like feel, the promoters hope this sets the perfect atmosphere to raise excitement levels across the three intense nights of talent, great music and all around feel-good vibes.
Golden Mic consists of a total of eight MCs who battle it out to be on top. There can only be one winner so there are heats to whittle away the competition before a true winner can be announced. All this means there are three club nights to enjoy.
The plan is to test the MCs over several Golden Challenges including Pre-Written tracks, Freestyle Skills (with words from the Crowd), Rap Battle Skills & Acapella. Points will be awarded by the crowd and independent judges.
The winner of each heat plus the highest scoring runner-up will go through to the final. The final will be judged by some of the UK's biggest hip hop names.
Last year's final was judged by Certified Banger, Breaking The Illusion, Monkee (Invzible Circle) & Blade (691), and was won by ABD from Alphabetix.
Round one takes place on Saturday 13 March 2010 with a special guest performance from Mystro.
Round two is on Saturday 10 April 2010 with special guest Dubbledge
Last but not least is the Final which takes place on Saturday 8 May 2010. If you wish to enter the competition, the closing date for entries is Saturday 27 February 2010 and the entry form can be found on the
Leeds Hip Hop Scene webpage about the event.