APN_Music, We Get Live Entertainment and Herman's Hideaway present "Step Up and Get Live" the search for Denver's top performance MC! Starting April 14th, Denver's talent will start squaring off, with a $4000 cash grand prize!

Rules for entry:

This is a contest for an MC fronted performance group. The winner will be able to stage a show that competes at the national level. You are encouraged (but not required) to include live DJs and other musical performers as part of your set.

You must have at least 2 songs to perform in the preliminary round. You must have 5 songs ready for semifinals, and 8 should you make it to the final.

Winner each night will be determined by three factors:
1.) Your draw at the door
2.) Crowd response as measured by DB meter
3.) Judge's panel: including sponsors, special guests and someone from APN_Music.

For registration, sponsorship and general information contact:

Terrell Mattheny

My Name is Terrell Matheny A.k.A Rello, The King Of R&B. I’m from Aurora, Colorado born and raised, I have been dancing and making music my whole life. It started with talent shows in elementary school and moved up to doing shows such as Cleo Parker Robinson and doing assemblies in high school. I was on channel 7 news for a dance I did at Gateway high school and have done much more since then. I took second place in rap wars of Denver in 2003 and danced three seasons with the Denver Nuggets as a solo dancer on the big screen doing old school dances for the people in the stands about three times a game. I have entertained sold out Pepsi centers alone and have done that very well. I also sold about 70,000 underground cd’s hand to hand when I was sixteen taking record label trips to Atlanta and getting the name out which at the time was called Hard head Ent, my independent label out of Aurora. Then I became City Of The Snow Records and started really working on my musical talents such as singing, rapping and dancing.

Shadow The Truth

Born in Denver, Colorado, and raised in Aurora, Shadow The Truth started listening to rap at an early age. Influenced by the likes of Dr. Dre, Eminem, Bone Thugs 'N Harmony, and Tech N9ne, Shadow began to rap at the age of twelve. Realizing soon that gangster rap was not the course to pursue, Shadow began to make his own brand of rap, often with a rapid-fire cadence and with a very midwest-rap inspired style. When Shadow was 23, he decided to attend the Ohio Center For Broadcasting - Colorado Campus with the intention of becoming a radio personality. Quickly comprehending that he was a natural on the rap AND radio microphone, Shadow started to pave his way with a radio show called Living Mile High on He continued to develop his rap skills as well, making it a goal to set his music apart from the rap that the mainstream public was so thoroughly engrossed in at the time. Shadow continues to host Living Mile High and has an album-to-be which will be released in it's entirety in 2012.

Kevin Cartoon

Kevin Cartoon is an up and coming Hip Hop artist from the Mile High City, Denver, CO. His flow is smooth and his lyrics hit hard.

D-Re'll, a name that means Realities. Experience. from Living. Life. Born Kyle Davis, native to Brooklyn, New York from two West Indian parents whom originated from St. Vincent. During his childhood, his parents made the decision to move to Colorado. At a very young age he was influenced by musical genres such as reggae, soca & caylapso and pop. These genres soon transcended to his love for Hip-Hop and R&B. While embracing his new found passion, he wrote his first lyrics at the age of twelve. On his fourteenth birthday however, he received a keyboard that challenged not only the way he wrote, but the way he delivered his sound. As his sound started to take a tone of its own lyrically and instrumental wise, he began to learn the engineering side of music. He has taken his musical knowledge, all self taught, and created a form of music he can't stop talking about. From his 1st keyboard, to recording analog with a 4-track recorder, he has mastered hand on as well as digital. His respect for the art of music has grown, and now given the ability to mark history in a purely positive way. Leaving you with this he would say would be his message to the world.... "Life's cycles come and go. What part of the cycle you are in, determines the situation you go through.”



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