Drake Offering Opening Slot on 27-City Tour

Details after the jump.

from a press release

One undiscovered hip hop artist will get the chance of a lifetime to be the opening act for hip hop superstar Drake on his latest US tour. OurStage.com and Real Hip Hop Network have joined forces to offer OurStage emerging artists an exclusive competition to win an opening slot on the 27-city tour, playing in front of thousands of fans at major concert venues and arenas. OurStage.com will start accepting entries on Monday, April 16 at 12:00 pm EDT and original songs can be submitted through April 30 at 12:00 pm EDT here: http://www.ourstage.com/prizes/8913. The fan judging, which will assist in choosing the winner, will open on April 30 at 12:00 pm EDT and closes on May 2 at 12:00 pm EDT.

The winning act will be selected from within the top 100 ranked artists in the competition with the approval of Drake, Real Hip Hop Network and OurStage. The artist who comes out on top will live like a true superstar throughout their journey, including riding from date to date in a private, branded tour bus. The US tour begins May 7 in Concord, CA and will make its final stop on June 17 in Mansfield, MA. The full list of tour dates can be found here: http://www.pollstar.com/resultsArtist.aspx?ID=61655&SearchBy=drake

“This is going to change someone’s life,” said Derrick Brown, Vice President of Business Development at OurStage. “There are artists who scratch and claw their whole career and never get a chance to share the stage with a platinum-selling artist like Drake.”
“Real Hip Hop Network is excited about the partnership with OurStage in the sponsorship of Drake’s ‘Rise’ competition,” said Atonn Muhammad, President/CEO at The Real Hip Hop Network. “Drake is one of Hip Hop’s shining new stars and his support in reaching out and finding America’s next rising superstar is what the Real Hip Hop Network believes in!”
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