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    While most of America is gearing up to tune into yet another season of American Idol, the citizens of Atlanta have been gathering on Thursday nights to watch their fellow Atlantans sing for their lives. Hosted at the Jungle Night Club, Sing for Your Life is live singing competition that follows 12 vocalists in their quest to be the sole survivor. Each contestant receives style consulting, vocal training, and performance guidance from one of three assigned mentors. After each weekly performance, the bottom two performers (as decided by a live audience vote) must engage in a head-to-head sing-off to determine who will continue on to the following week. After 11 weeks, one singer will receive a cash prize, a professional photo shoot, free studio time, and a few other amazing prizes that come with being the last singing standing. Judge Barry Brandon, who is also a long-standing friend of Grooveshark, hit us up and gave us the skinny on what we can expect from this Hotlanta vocal competition.

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  2. To all of our users who love to get down to some Rap and Hip Hop… you have not been forgotten! In your honor, a few sharks headed up to Atlanta during the AC3 Hip Hop Festival and rented out the legendary Stankonia Studios to give musical birth to a new mixtape: Grooveshark Presents… Stankonia Sessions: A3C Edition (Hosted by Royal Flush and SMKA).

    The seven-track mixtape, a group effort by Grooveshark, Stankonia Studios, Royal Flush Entertainment and SMKA Productions, is exclusively streaming for free on Grooveshark! We’re pretty sure you’re going to have some fun with this mixtape with tracks including Part of the Game”, “Feeling Free”, and “Shake It” by artists such as the Ying Yang Twins, 9th Wonder, Killer Mike, Freeway and Jarren Benton.

    “There was an amazing vibe in Stankonia all weekend,” said Mike Walbert of SMKA Productions. “Every artist that came through brought a great energy and unique creativity to the project. We spent 14 plus hours in the studio each day and are really excited about the music that came out of the Stankonia Sessions during A3C.  It was the perfect storm with A3C and Stankonia Studios and we are glad Grooveshark was able to make it happen.” 

    Artists were invited to choose from 20 tracks created by Grammy-nominated Royal Flush Entertainment and SMKA Productions to write their own verse on the spot. This challenge encouraged a range of your favorite rappers to get creative quickly and record an entire track in under 3 hours.

    Click here to check out the mixtape for yourself, and let us know what you think!