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Artists: Submit your Chicago Bulls Championship Song, win FREE playoff tickets

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Calling all upcoming artists, especially those Bulls fans out there: peep the flyer above for a contest to create the ultimate Bulls Championship song! Show your Bulls spirit during this exciting playoffs run through your music, and in the process you can not only gain exposure from the song itself, but also win very cool Bulls prizes in the form of FREE playoff tickets and an autographed item from the team. The rules are simply listed above so check 'em out and submit your song soon! Shouts to our new ChicagoNow fam Rachel, whose blog you should check out for details and more sports content at chicagonow.com/thefrontoffice.

WIN Twista's 'The Perfect Storm' Exclusive Prize Package

GWHH Twista Giveaway
BUY: Twista 'The Perfect Storm' [iTunes]
Features 2 BONUS Tracks!
In celebration of Twista's new album The Perfect Storm, gowherehiphop.com has teamed up with the faster rapper to give away some dope prizes from Twista himself! All you have to do is purchase the album on iTunes (above) and become fans with Twista on Twitter (@TwistaGMG) and Facebook. Once you do so, submit a screen shot of the album purchase, as well as your friend request on Twista's Facebook and Twitter to TwistaThePerfectStorm@gmail.com. Please make sure you submit your name, age, city/state and that they've entered through gowherehiphop.com. Good luck and make sure you support one of Chicago's legend by buying the album in stores NOW!
The contest rules/regulations include the following:
• Contest Dates: November 9 - November 26th 
• Prizing: 
   - 1 Record plaque of "Wet" 
  - 1 Pair of tickets to the Chicago Bulls (winner gets to pick the day they go to home game). 
    - 1 Twista T-shirt
    - 1 Twista Throwback Jersey 
• Winners have to be residents of the U.S. 
• There will only be one winner. 
• EMI will ship all prizing to the chosen winner. 
• Cashmere Agency, Twista, EMI Records and GoWhereHipHop.com will not provide transportation to the Chicago Bulls game.
So there you have it! Support the legendary Twista with his new album, The Perfect Storm, above and before you finish track 1, you can follow the instructions above and enter to win! Good luck!
What do you think? Create a profile and comment!
~ Maks G

Kid Cudi 'Erase Me' video contest

Kid Cudi "Erase Me" f/ Kanye West
Producer: Jim Jonsin - FULL, CDQ, Track off upcoming album, Man On The Moon II: The Legend Of Mr. Rager *Tibs Fav.™
Kid Cudi has still got that sophomore album on the way this year and it is led by the lead single "Erase Me" f/ Kanye West. On his Facebook page, he is currently running a video contest for the single, with some cold hard cash and exposure available for the winner. The rules are pretty simple and the entries have started to pour in. I brought a couple of them to the table below; my two favorites in fact of the double digit submissions that I sifted through. The first happens to be directed by Eric Schleicher, who happens to have a digital cinema degree, that is certainly on showcase in the most conceptual take I have seen so far. Another one I enjoyed brought the song to life from a more literal standpoint and used some Photoshop-esque filters to add some flavor to it. Not sure if that is considered 'good design' but it is certainly eye-catching to say the least. Here's the link to check out the rules, how to submit, and view other entries of the Kid Cudi "Erase Me" contest - something that is definitely worth your time if you're an aspiring filmmaker! NOTE: Make sure to "Like" or comment on your favorite entries!
Kid Cudi "Erase Me" Contest Entry
dir. Eric Schleicher
Kid Cudi "Erase Me" Contest Entry
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~ Sgt. Tibs

Hot 16 2010 BET Hip Hop Awards Contest

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Upcoming artists do not miss out on your chance to win a trip to the 2010 BET Hip Hop Awards in Atlanta. DefJam Rapstar presents BET.COM Hot 16 2010. The deadline is September 17th. Download Cool & Dre's "Epidemic" and submit your 16 Bars now!
What do you think? Create a profile and comment!
~ Lpdeezign

North Coast Music Festival 'Toast Of The Coast' Contest


Chicago, the North Coast Music Festival is just around the corner as Labor Day Weekend, Union Park will be filled with some of the biggest names in not just hip hop, but all genres of music. Holdin' things down for hip hop, however, is Lupe Fiasco, Jay Electronica, De La Soul, Nas & Damian Marley, and much more! All of the artists can be seen in the above ad, where we are also proud to announce our involvement in the inaugural North Coast Music Festival!

So how can you get in on the fun? Well, fans can buy tickets for this can't-miss 3 day event at northcoastfestival.com. If you're a DJ or upcoming artist, you can get in on the fun and do what ya do in the NEW 'Toast Of The Coast' contest! It is as simple as sending in some tracks, getting some votes, and wowing the judges for your chance to earn a 45-minute set at the festival. Find out all about the contest here and good luck! GWHH readers, stay tuned as we will be having ticket giveaways, interviews with some of the artists, and much more to come on the North Coast Music Festival!
What do you think? Create a profile and comment!

~ Maks G

Help Jen DeLeon become Drake's backstage correspondent

Jen DeLeon Drake Backstage Correspondent

Vote for Jen HERE!
Click above and support through "Likes", "Comments", and "Judging"

Our girl Jen DeLeon has been working really hard to get a chance to be Drake's backstage correspondent, and we're reaching out to you (our readers) to push her over the edge into the #1 spot! Nothing ever comes to be without the people that make it happen, so your help is indispensable to make this a reality. Help voice your support for GWHH, and make it happen for us! 

Sprite and Ourstage is holding a competition to see who deserves the backstage correspondent position at Drake's Caribana concert in Toronto, Canada on Aug. 1st, where the winner will get behind-the-scenes and show the world what goes on backstage at a Drake concert. What better person & platform can you see providing the most complete and over the top coverage than Jen DeLeon of GWHH?! All you have to do is click the link above, and voice your support with "facebook likes", comments, and "judging" Jen to the #1 spot! It's as easy as signing in with your facebook profile, and making this all happen; under the "judge" tab watch 15 seconds of the randomly selected videos & rank them as you see fit, but when you see Jen's video come  up make sure you rank her #1. Other than that you can help by "liking" the video in the top right corner, spreading it on your social media, and even leaving a comment of support. We can't make this happen without you guys, and we thank you for any support you give to our dreams a reality. One love!
What do you think? Create a profile and comment!

~ Maks G

Join The GWHH Bracket Pool


Join The GWHH Bracket Pool
FREE To Enter // Top 2 Entries get a FREE T-Shirt from LimitedG.com

It's an exciting month of the year in the world of sports (unless your the Bulls right now... smh), so why can't Gowhere get in on the MADNESS!?! I am personally a huge fan of March Madness and can only assume that some of our hip hop lovers are fellow college basketball lovers as well! So, I just created a Gowhere Hip Hop pool on ESPN.com where you can all sign up for FREE and fill out your bracket! The incentive you may ask? The top 2 people will get a FREE T-Shirt of any style over at our official clothing line @ LimitedG.com. It's super quick and easy to sign up and fill out your bracket so what have you got to lose?

NOTE: Here's the link to the ESPN Tournament Challenge Frontpage and the link to the GWHH group. The main link above takes you to the GWHH Group. Top 2 Entries must come from different people. Good luck!
What do you think? Create a profile and comment!

~ Sgt. Tibs

Win FREE Tickets: House Of Pain & GZA


We have THREE FREE PAIRS OF TICKETS to give away to tomorrow's show at the Congress Theater featuring House Of Pain, GZA, and MORE! How do you win? It's as simple as being one of the first three people to e-mail us at gowherehiphop@gmail.com the correct answer to the following trivia question:

What Chicago-born actor did GZA appear with in the short film series Coffee & Cigarettes?

Good luck! For more information on the upcoming shows in and around Chicago, click here.

**CONTEST CLOSED*** Thank you to all you participated, we had a great response in the short amount of time it took to get three winners. In case you were wondering, the answer is Bill Murray.
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~ Sgt. Tibs

WIN FREE pair of tickets to see Ludacris and Wale at Sprite Step Off in Chicago


Chicago, this Saturday Ludacris and Wale are comin' to town for a couple live performances headlining the Sprite Step Off - the largest national step competition. The Regal Theater is host to the regional competition where the winners will head to Atlanta for the national final. This special event is already SOLD OUT but you faithful Gowhere readers are in luck because we got 1 FREE pair of tickets that you can win!

[Closed] Winner will be emailed shortly! To WIN the FREE pair of tickets to the Sprite Step Off featuring Ludacris & Wale, simply add a comment to this post with a simple fact about either Ludacris or Wale (i.e. Ludacris won the Grammy Award for Best Rap Album in ____.)

By submitting a fact on this post, you will be eligible for our 2nd ever GWHH Lottery! The way it works: at noon today extended until 3pm, the comments will be closed and I will post a video of me choosing a random number (on my Twitter via this number picker) between 1 and how ever many eligible comments there are. The number that matches the comment (1 being the the first comment and so on) is the lucky winner. Contestants need to have email access at drawing time to respond to their tickets. Repeat facts and/or multiple posts will lead to immediate disqualification (1 fact per user).

Create your profile NOW and submit your comment/fact for your chance to win! Good luck!

DISCLAIMER: These tickets were provided by The Coca-Cola Company. The Coca-Cola Company is not a sponsor, administrator or connected in any other way with this giveaway.
What do you think? Create a profile and comment!

~ Maks G.

WIN FREE pair of tickets to see Common and The Roots this Saturday


***CONTEST CLOSED: Thank you to Nora and Rob behind the scenes who made it possible and especially everyone who contributed such amazing facts. We all learned a lot more about Common and The Roots!***



Common and The Roots will be co-curating the first stop in the Hennessy Artistry this Saturday September 12th at The Shrine in Chicago, IL.

We have a pair of FREE tickets to giveaway for this invite-only event and you can get the chance to WIN them by simply adding a comment to this post with a simple fact about either Common or The Roots (i.e. Common has won X amt of Grammy Awards in his career ...in the process, we'll be educating!)

By submitting a fact on this post, you will be eligible for our first ever GWHH Lottery! The way it works: at midnight tonight, the comments will be closed and I will post a video of me choosing a random number (on my Twitter via this number picker) between 1 and how ever many eligible comments there are. The number that matches the comment (1 being the the first comment and so on) is the lucky winner. Repeat facts and/or multiple posts will lead to immediate disqualification (1 fact per user).

We're excited to try somethin' new with this giveaway and it's just as easy to win. Create your profile NOW and submit your fact for your chance! Good luck!

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CONTEST [Closed]: WIN A FREE Pair of Tickets 2 Rock The Bells: Chicago


We got our last pair of tickets 2 giveaway for the star-studded Rock The Bells lineup (above) in Chicago on July 27th! Simply be the first person 2 send an e-mail 2 gowherehiphop@gmail.com with the correct answer 2 the following question under the heading “Rock The Bells: Chicago Contest”. If you don’t win, you can always BUY tickets HERE! Thank you for participating and good luck!

Name Nas’ highest charting single on the Billboard Hot 100 AND their peak position from BOTH the 1990s AND the 2000s.

(In other words: Part 1 of the answer is Nas’ highest charting single/peak position throughout his career in the 1990s and Part 2 is his highest charting single in the 2000s).

UPDATE: Contest closed. Thank you all for the submissions and congrats to Ross F. for the correct answer (1990s “Street Dreams” peaked @ #22 and in the 2000s “I Can” peaked @ #12). Remember 2 BUY tickets HERE!

~ Sgt. Tibs

CONTEST [Closed]: Win a FREE Pair of Tickets for Rock The Bells Chicago


Here's how:

Send an e-mail to gowherehiphop@gmail.com with the Subject "RTB Chicago Contest" with the answer 2 the following question:

What is The Roots' highest charted single on the Billboard Hot 100 in their entire career?

For the answer to be considered correct, it MUST contain the song title AND correct number of the single's peak on the Billboard Hot 100. It's as simple as that. It likely will require some research but that's part of the game. The first correct answer will be notified via e-mail and I'll make an announcement on this post that the contest is closed. Also note that I'll be away from my e-mail for a lil' bit this evening but by nite's end I'm sure this post will be updated. Good luck!

UPDATE: We have a winner! Congrats to Trevor B. - the correct answer was "What They Do" which peaked at #34 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1997. (Source)

Thank you to the great response from everyone. If you didn't win, no need to worry because we will be giving away ANOTHER pair of FREE tickets next week! As always, keep it locked 2 GWHH for more info.

~ Sgt. Tibs

Rock The Bells: Chicago CONTEST Coming Monday!


We have a PAIR of tickets for the Rock The Bells stop at Chicago on June 27th and just wanted to let you know to come back to gowherehiphop.com on MONDAY for your chance to win them!

UPDATE: Common will NOT be appearing on this stop on the Rock The Bells Tour. The updated flyer above contains all of the confirmed performers.

~ Sgt. Tibs

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