Photos: Philly Rappers Compete cash & fame in Jack’N for Beats at Mitchell & Ness, Vote for your Favorite!!

You may have
heard buzz about a national hip-hop competition that was in search of
the hottest unsigned hip-hop talent in the country. After wrapping
up the local run in South Florida earlier this year, Jack’N for Beats is back with its national competition. This time, there’s even more at
stake with $10,000 and a studio session with DJ Khaled on the line.

Last Saturday  Jack’N for Beats brought their 18 by 24 ft mobile trailer to Mitchell & Ness on 12th Street in order to audition rappers who wanted to make it to the next level, win some cash and possibly get a record deal somewhere along the line. When I arrived the line was around the corner, and included some of Philly’s most talented rappers including South Philly Sheed and friends.

 Vicious Vision Videos and Poppostal 1300
DS Quattro who went on to the final audition in front of judges and guests at the Underground Arts Center later that evening. Talk about a long day. Follow him on instagram at gstop
 The competition was sponsored by Jack Daniels Tennessee Honey.
Jade Garner and Brittney O’Rourke –
Baker Blending and Herb Staford, Multi Cultural Marketing, Capital Wine & Spirits.
 Chrissy Magee, Jack Honey Brand Ambassador, Divine Zaid Hamid, GM of Mitchelle & Ness Store and rapper Young Dolph

 The contest is hosted online at,
where consumers (21+) can view the official rules, tour schedule and
submit a
video entry. Upon review and approval, the top videos are uploaded for
online viewing, sharing, and public voting. Following a two-week voting
from July 20-31, the contestant with the most votes will be
crowned the winner, receive the grand prize package and take the next
step towards hip-hop stardom.

 No profanity can be used in the lyrics sung by the rappers

 A manager waiting for his client to finish his tryout in the mobile trailer
 If you didn’t make it to the tryouts, you can still submit a tape of your pg rated rap
check out  Jack’N for Beats for info.

After rounds
of lyrically intense competition,
five local rappers have advanced to the semi-finals. They are now in
the running to win $10,000 and a studio session with hit producer DJ
Philadelphia area rapper, Hy Deff finished as top contender at
the local finale event and took home a cash prize
in addition to landing the semi-finalist slot. For those who missed the
audition or didn’t make the cut, online entries are being accepted at until July 19.

from L to R: Jack’N for Beats A&R, AJ Ahmed and Philadelphia’s top
five contestants Aquil, Mic Stew, DS Quattro, Hy Deff and Pauly Dinero,
along with special guest host, Chill Moody.
These contestants are now in the running to win $10,000 and a studio
session with DJ Khaled. Jack’N for Beats will conclude the national
competition on July 19. Visit for more details.


are rapper, Hy Deff walked away with a cash prize and a slot as a
semifinalist during the Jack’N for Beats local finale for its national
competition. His local win puts him
in the running to win $10,000 and a studio session with DJ Khaled.
Jack’N for Beats will visit more cities this summer. Visit for more details. (Photo provided courtesy of CT Films.)