Yo Gotti’s new album, CM10, is set to be released next week, and he’s hoping to utilize it as a springboard for one lucky artist. The Memphis kingpin announced a contest this Wednesday in which up-and-coming rappers can submit a verse for a song on his upcoming album.
Ayo, I feel like changing a rapper’s life today, so what I’ma do here, I’ma upload this song and whoever puts the hardest verse on it, I’ma put you on my album, CM10.
He declared that before playing the unfinished song in a video posted on social media. Yo Gotti envisions the song, titled “Dolla Fo’ Dolla,” as a classic back-and-forth affair in the style of a Jadakiss and Styles P collaboration, Mos Def and Talib Kweli collaboration, or André 3000 and Big Boi collaboration.
You gotta come right behind me with like four bars, then I’ma come back in right after you. We gonna go back and forth on this sh*t. I’ma put in 16 after that, then you gotta drop 16 after me.
If the lucky recipient impresses enough, they might just land a seat on Gotti’s Collective Music Group (CMG) label, where they’ll be joined by breakout performers like Moneybagg Yo, 42 Dugg, EST Gee, and Blac Youngsta. Those interested in participating must post a video of their verse to Instagram, tagging Yo Gotti and CMG and including the hashtags #CM10 and #DollaFoDolla in the caption.
Contestants can also use the hashtags #CM10 #DollaFoDolla #YoGotti and #CMGTheLabel to upload their submissions to YouTube, SoundCloud, or Audiomack. The album, which will be split into two parts titled Free and Game, was supposed to drop in November but was postponed, which many saw as a show of respect for rival Memphis rapper Young Dolph, who was shot and killed earlier that month.
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