1. June 12-June 15, 2014

4 Day / 3 Night Trip for Winner and if applicable, for each group member featured in Winner’s Video (each a β€œGroup Member”) (up to a maximum of 4 members) to attend the 2014 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tennessee.

2. Opportunity to play LIVE on the Cage Stage and the Ford Garage Stage at the festival on a date TBD.

3. Prize also includes Roundtrip Air or Ground for each group member to Nashville, TN, ground transportation to/from hotel and to/from festival

4. Admission for all group members to attend the Bonnaroo Festival featuring Kanye West, Jack White, Vampire Weekend, Phoenix, wiz Khalifa, Arctick Monkeys, Frank Ocean and many more! For a full line up list visit: http://lineup.bonnaroo.com/

ARV: b/w $2,500-$12,500


1. Create You Tube Account or Log In To Existing Account

2. Upload an original performance video to the existing or new YouTube account featuring artist (solo or as part of a group) performing an original song, which must also include a short statement as to what it would mean for the band/artist to win a performance at the 2014 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival.

3. Visit www.whatstrending.com/escapetobonnaroo to fill out submission information, place the YouTube Video URL in the submission and accept the contest rules.


Limit 1 entry per day.

4. Band/Artist submitting entry must include VALID/CURRENT email address AND phone number as that is how they will be contacted IF qualified for finals. The band/artist will have a limited window to reply or will be forfeited.

5. To increase awareness by the celebrity judges, artist or band is encouraged to get their friends online to share, comment and like it to get the video to the top of the social leaderboard.

6. The winning band will be chosen from the leaderboard during a very special livestream from YouTube Space LA. Ford will then fly the winning band or artists (5 person group max) out to perform on one of the stages for a once in a lifetime experience.

Winner will be notified by email or phone on or around 6/3/2014

For a full list of contest rules and requirements visit: http://whatstrending.com/escapetobonnaroo/rules

What are you waiting for? ENTER NOW HERE.

The Oral History of Rawkus Records: Throwback Thursday

So happy that this piece finally came to light, I know firsthand there was alot of hard work in writer Phillip Miynar pulling together and thank Talib Kweli especially for his important input, don’t see how it could have been written without you. After A Tribe Called Quest, Gangstarr, De La Soul and The Pharcyde, Rawkus Records was responsible for the inspiration to creating Third Floor Radio to showcase records like “Fortified Live,” “Universal Magentic,” “Body Rock,” “1999” and “Get By” that I would travel all the way to record stores like Fat Beats to play on air or during lunch at Walnut High School. I remember visiting their NYC offices and leaving with the infamous “Rawkus” vinyl DJ bag that I still haven’t gotten myself to throw away because I wore it almost everyday. I know you probably still have yours too! πŸ˜‰

Takes awhile to read through the article but take the time and you’ll be happy you did. You’ll learn about new beginnings like Def Jux by El P, how they came to work with artists like Big L., Pharoahe alongside misses the label had in not signing Kanye, Common or Eminem as well as the record that never saw the light of day by rapper Pitbull. I’ll never forget meeting Eminem in the House of Blues Sunset hallway after he killed it on stage at the Lyricist Lounge when it came to LA not knowing what his future would hold.

Reading this just made my pull out the old Soundbombing tapes and VHS cassettes of the Lyricist Lounge on this Throwback Thursday. Join me with your Threes Up! and read the “Oral History of Rawkus Records HERE.”

.@kanyewest released #collegedropout 10 years ago today & 5 years ago joined T.I. on stage at his @myspace #keyclub release show to perform #swaggalikeus that #kanyewest produced for @troubleman31 & #jayz – room full of #walnut to witness. 😊 #mondaymemories watch the video on thirdfloornetwork.com πŸ‘Œ#thirdfloornetwork (at Kanye West Monday Memories)

#YeezusSleepWalks After this #kanye concert, Inspired to climb #spacemountain in my #luchalibre mask now πŸ‘Œ#threesup to @kanyewest creative hip hop play. #kanyewest #yeezustour #jesuswalks & #kendrickkilledit #TDE #inmybackyard 😊 (at Yeezus Tour – Anaheim, CA)

My top 9 @myspace memories over the past 9 years… www.djroslynn.com #DeWolfe #Tom #BEP #Vanderhooks #JustinTimberlake #JayZ #TI #Rihanna #KanyeWest #QTip #ATribeCalledQuest #KendrickLamar #BrunoMars #Pitbull #longlivemyspace #ilovemyteam #cantmakefunofmeanymore πŸ˜‚ Thank you for the most amazing years of my life, exciting new things to be announced soon. Love you all for your continued support in all we did, continue to support the awesome team still there. πŸ‘Œ#threesup to positive change… (at @myspace to my space…)

πŸ‘Œ #ThreesUp for #Kanye @thirdfloorradio takeover tonight. In honor of Mr. West heading West for his #Yeezus tour this week, tune in for a special interview ( @djsemtex rebroadcast) & #BestOfMrWest mix of songs he wrote himself or produced for others. Also ft. #ThirdFloor Spotlight performance w/ Roc$teady & mixes by @djjayp @renelethekidd Tune in 9pm PST on #Skee247 #kanyewest #GOODmusic (at thirdfloorradio.com – Skee247)

#2009Archives @bigsean vs. former @myspace editor in chief Isac Walter in basketball pop a shot after #BigSean released his first mix tape after meeting & signing with #KanyeWest after their Detroit radio station run in. Sadly, Sean didn’t have a chance b/c @theminorthread kicked ass in that game. Fast forward to the release of #Control yesterday- a song not on his #HallofFame album coming out soon, available for pre-order.πŸ‘Œ#threesup to the 7 minute song with @kendricklamar calling people out like Drake, Pusha T & ASAP Rocky without regrets… πŸ‘Š#kendricklamar #westcoastking #TDE (at 2009 Archives – myspace.com)