The Breeze: What Is Jack’N For Beats?
KTB discusses the Jack’N for beats rap battle competition with Jack Daniels representative, A&R veteran AJ Ahmed and 2015 Competition winner Jadon Woodard.
A.J. Ahmed is A&R and Judge for Jackn4beats/Atlantic Records. He’s the Brand Manager for DJ Envy, and a former A&R for Violator Management. Rest In Peace Chris Lighty.
A.J. talks about the Jack’N for Beats competition including the stiff competition nationwide, what impressed him about Jadon, and what is in store for him as a winner of the competition. Most importantly, as a veteran of the music industry, AJ gives all aspiring and/or unsigned rappers valuable advice in getting signed, and jumpstarting their careers.
Jack’N For Beats
Jack’N for Beats was originally piloted in Chicago, following the launch of Jack Daniel’s® Tennessee Honey in 2011. Created to provide a platform for emerging hip-hop artists, the program was later expanded to cities such as Houston, Oakland, Los Angeles, and Miami. In 2014, Jack’N for Beats added the online component to offer opportunities for MC’s across the country to be heard. The first winner of the online competition was Hydro, a native of Detroit who has since traveled with the program performing across the country. Following the conclusion of the online competition, a new mobile tour will be announced, with additional cities this fall.
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