There’s a new TV show expected to premiere this Summer that I’m sure everyone is going to love – especially aspiring music artists & it’s called One Shot. Show creator, Mike Smith, singer/songwriter has united hip hop’s most influential tastemakers to find the next great MC for One Shot. Smith alongside Sway, Kxng Crooked, King Tech and a slew of celebrity judges including DJ Khaled, T.I., The Game, RZA, Tech 9, Charlamagne Tha God, DJ Drama, Twista & E-40. The name speaks for itself but I’ll provide you with a little more details as to just what One Shot is all about.
One Shot is a one-of-a-kind competition show where Emcees compete in front of a panel of judges for the ultimate shot at becoming Hip-Hop’s next biggest star. Each contestant will have a chance to tell his or her own story, but the best is still determined by artistic skill. The outcome is not about who is likable, rather who is the best performer with the most talent. Rappers will send video submissions to be posted online to win cash prizes, as well as come to live auditions to compete for their chance at $100,000 & a Record Deal.
The rappers will audition in front of a panel of industry pre-judges in the first round. If picked for the second round, they will perform for the Horseshoe Gang. If they move past round two, they will perform for Judges KXNG CROOKED, DJ King Tech, and Mike Smith, until a final six is picked to compete in the main event for that City.
Before the main event, the six Rappers chosen will work with notable artist mentors on songs for the main event. They will write with and mentor each Artist’s to prepare them for the Main Event.
The Main Event in each City will take place in a famous Hip Hop Venue and will have a live audience including many celebrity VIPs from that local City, Professional Athletes, Local DJs, and other TV personalities.
The Main Event will be hosted by Sway and the final six will compete in front of KXNG CROOKED, DJ King Tech, Mike Smith, and that week’s celebrity Judge. One winner will be chosen from each City and the 8 City finalists will compete in the season finale. The season finale will also include performances from several of the Season’s Celebrity Judges, KXNG CROOKED, and also other significant Acts.
Below what you can expect from One Shot: