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What is Take Back the Mic?

Take Back The Mic: The World Cup of Hip Hop shines a spotlight on the artists, fans, and communities finding expression and empowerment through Hip Hop culture around the world. More than just a travel show or a music contest, Take Back The Mic is a movement.

Be part of an artist's journey from Local Legend to Global Star by listening to, watching and "amping" their music on

Getting Started:

For Artists:

For Fans:

We're accepting submissions from Brazil, Canada, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, and the USA (including Puerto Rico and other territories)

The 3 top-scoring artists from each country will get to star in the series. The 3 top-scoring artists overall will get to perform live at our 360-degree virtual reality venue in Los Angeles, California.

3 fans, the top-scoring fan from each finalist country, will join the artists in Los Angeles!

No celebrity judges. Fans choose who wins the Golden Mic!

What is

Built by musicians, is the easy-to-use fan engagement technology that powers Take Back the Mic: The World Cup of Hip Hop by allowing artists and fans to collaborate to build a movement around their music.