BET’s ‘One Shot’ Is Opening Doors For Aspiring Hip-Hop Artists


BET’s One Shot is giving everyday people a chance to reach their dreams and aspirations of becoming a hip-hop artist. The unprecedented talent show is looking to open doors and uncover talent for people that may not have had that option in the past. One Shot was built by people who grew up in the culture, and are still in tune with it today.

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“The show at its essence is to give,” said the one and only Sway Calloway, who hosts and is an executive producer of the show, along with industry experts DJ King Tech, DJ Crookxd and Mike Smith.

Each week contestants compete in front of a set of judges for a chance to see who will take home a $100,000 cash prize and record deal. Thus far, the show traveled to Atlanta, Charlotte, and Miami. One Shot also features a special guest judge each week. So far we’ve seen T.I., DJ Khaled and others make an appearance.


Tonight (Sept. 13), One Shot makes its last stop in Chicago to try to find its next star, a city that is booming with young, talented artists. “We need that support” said Sway. “This is good for hip-hop.” One winner will be chosen from each city and the eight city finalists will compete in the season finale, which will be taking place in New York City on Tuesday (Sept. 27).

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It’s all on the line for the contestants. “This is a competition, the spirit in which this culture was created,” said Sway when speaking about One Shot, which reveals the sacrifices many hip-hop stars must make to accomplish their goals and dreams. In the end, only one will take home the grand prize and be crowned the next hip-hop star.

Show your support by tuning in tonight (Sept. 13), at 10 P.M. EST on BET. You won’t be disappointed.

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