LatinRapper.com's Own "Stylo"
Reps the Midwest at 16 Bars
6/10/05 - LatinRapper.com news
Nebraska’s own Stylo (LatinRapper
featured artist for Ocober 2004) will represent the
Midwest live on stage and before a national TV audience
June 20 at 16 Bars Combine, the first in a series of
competitions that’s set to change hip-hop forever.
“Out here in Nebraska and across the Midwest, this is what
we need, for people to understand that we have some
serious talent coming out of the Midwest,” said Stylo.
“I’m going to 16 Bars Combine in New York to represent the
Midwest, and once they hear what Omaha has to offer, they will
love it. I need everyone’s support, because I’m going to
show the people watching 16 Bars Combine just what they been
missing out on. So don’t forget to show some love to your boy
by signing up at www.16bars.com and voting for me on June 20.”
16 Bars is a groundbreaking movement designed to reconnect
hip-hop to its roots by promoting competition and by putting
power in the hands of fans. It is a series of 3 competitions
featuring hip-hop artists from all over America and beyond.
The three 16 Bars shows -- “Combine,” “Phenom,” and “Icon” --
will provide the live and pay-per-view audiences the
opportunity to enjoy the hottest talent in hip-hop and to vote
on the artist they think is worthy of the title.
All three 16 Bars shows will be judged by the live and
pay-per-view audiences using an innovative scoring system that
gives them total control of the outcome. The winners of each
show will be determined by a groundbreaking scoring system
that combines the votes of the live audience (gauged by crowd
decibel level inside the venue) with votes cast via text
message; votes cast via e-mail (voters must register at
www.16bars.com); and votes cast by a panel comprised of local
DJs, hip-hop personalities, and a fan selected through an
The winner of each show will receive a cash prize, and 16 Bars
will also make a matching contribution to a charity in the
winner’s home community. So if Stylo is victorious, 16 Bars
will make an investment in Nebraska on his behalf.
Combine features the hottest underground talent in hip-hop. 16
Bars Combine will take place June 20th at the Hammerstein
Ballroom in New York City. Phenom features up-and-coming
hip-hop stars that have recently been signed by major labels
and who are getting ready to break out. 16 Bars Phenom will
take place September 18th in Atlanta. Icon will bring together
legends of hip-hop. 16 Bars Icon will take place December 29th
in Los Angeles.
To reward hard work and talent and to increase competition,
the winner of Combine gets to compete at Phenom. The winner of
Phenom then gets a crack at the big stage with a place in
Icon. So an unsigned artist like Stylo has a shot to take his
talent from Omaha to the stage in New York City to a global
audience over the course of the three shows. All three 16 Bars
competitions will be broadcast on In-Demand pay-per-view. For
more information, go to www.16bars.com, and stay tuned for
upcoming announcements from 16 Bars.