Browsing All Posts filed under »Contests« & The Raw – West Coast Finals [Beat Battle]

April 9, 2014 by


Got to thank everyone that submitted a beat and participated in the the West Coast Region of April’s The Raw hosted here at  There was some real heat in there and if you didn’t make the finals this time, please continue to enter the future contests!  Da-What has narrowed the final field to 4 beats […] Presents: The Raw West Coast [Beat Battle]

April 1, 2014 by


“Michigan Raw” was started in Detroit in 2010 and became one of the most significant beat battles in the city., Da-What and a number of other blogs are helping them take it to the next level!  We are expanding the contest to include the rest of the USA and even other countries.  Here at Da-What, I will […]

#FREETICKETS Equipto – Act a Fool Birthday Bash at Slim’s SF 3/15 [CONTEST]

March 3, 2014 by


Got a great line up of Bay Area Hip Hop next Saturday, March 15th and Slim’s SF.  It is Equipto’s birthday and he will be celebrating with King Tee, Mac Mall, Totally Insane Michael Marshall, Solid City, Troubleman and Myke One.  We got some tickets to giveaway and we are gonna make it easy on ya! […]

FREE TICKET GIVEAWAY – Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton Documentary in San Francisco 3/2/14 [CONTEST + Show PREVIEW]

February 22, 2014 by


As I mentioned before, in support of his new documentary, director Jeff Broadway is touring the country with select screenings, Q&A sessions and musical performances.  “Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton” is a feature-length documentary about avant-garde Los Angeles-based record label Stones Throw Records. The film weaves together rare concert footage, never-before-see archival material, inner-circle home […]

FREE TICKET GIVEAWAY – Blackalicious Live at Slims SF 2/14/14 [CONTEST]

February 6, 2014 by


UPDATE: CONTEST OVER! STAY TUNED FOR FUTURE CONTESTS FROM DA-WHAT.COM! Not sure what to do on Valentine’s Day?  Too broke to pay for the date?  Da-What has got you covered because we are giving away TWO free tickets to the Blackalicious show at Slim’s SF on February 14th.  To enter, leave a comment on THIS […]’s 5 Year Anniversary Give-Aways! [Contests]

December 4, 2013 by


I cannot believe that has been providing new music, articles, interviews and perspective for 5 years now! When I started this with the homies, I had no idea where it would take me and I can’t honestly guess where it will go in the next 5.  On this anniversary I want to thank every […]

TICKET GIVEAWAY! Gilbere Forte & Nylo at The New Parish [Contest]

October 24, 2013 by


For those of you in the Bay Area, we are giving away tickets to see up-n-comer Gilbere Forte, Nylo, Luke Christopher, DLRN and a DJ set by Hugo! The show is tomorrow, Friday, October 25th at The New Parish in Oakland.  Tickets for you and a friend to go.  ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS […]

Curren$y & Jet Life – Red Eye [Mixtape]

August 5, 2013 by


Not too long ago it was announced that Jet Life and BitTorrent had brokered a new deal.  Curren$y tends to be on the cutting edge of this independent stuff and I am excited to see what it brings.  Here is the first offering since they partnered up, a mixtape from the crew. This is a […]

KN + iStandard Producers + The Certified Fresh Jumpoff Present: Midnight Marauders Remix (Competition)

March 18, 2013 by


“If you’ve been with for a while, you may remember one of our niches from 2008 – 2010 was our weekly remix competitions. Back then we held contests for producers to remix classic albums such as Illmatic, The Blueprint, and Mama Said Knock You Out.  With our remix competitions and sample compilations, we prided ourselves in being a producer’s […]

Want to Win a Chance to Talk Shop with Russell Simmons?

January 23, 2013 by


What would you give to get a chance to talk shop with Russell Simmons for a day? How about a donation towards rebuilding one of the coastal areas hit hardest by Hurricane Sandy? If you said yes, Omaze and Architecture for Humanity want to see you put your money where your mouth is. In order […]


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