This morning,, Crooks & Castles, Karmaloop and J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League have announced the “J.U.S.T.I.C.E. 4 Crooks” contest. Posted in HipHopDX’s Giveaways section, this allows aspiring (and established) emcees to download an instrumental made by the Grammy Award-winning production team who has made hits for Rick Ross, Young Jeezy and Bun B.

The song must be submitted by June 27, 2011. Five lucky contestants will be determined by the producers and DX staff, with fans voting on a winner. The winner will receive the song, licensed to be used on any project (with more prizes possibly announced). The second and third-place winners will receive clothing packages from Crooks & Castles.

(June 15)

UPDATE: Crooks & Castles has extended the submission deadline until July 5, 2011 at 11:59PM PST.

(June 27)

UPDATE #2: The five semi-finalists have been announced: They are as follows:

Sean Perry – “Done Seen It All”

B-EZ – “Everyday”

M.I. – ” Maybe I”

Camden – “Dreamers”

Tre Seven –  “CrookLife”

Stay tuned to HipHopDX early next week to hear the semi-finalist submissions and begin voting for the winner.


Visit HipHopDX’s contest page for more rules, timelines and information – and to download the instrumental.