CROOKS & CASTLES has partnered with Karmaloop, HipHopDX and Grammy Award-winning producers J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League for a new contest, J.U.S.T.I.C.E. 4 CROOKS. This contest aims to find America’s next emcee or group of emcees, giving budding rappers the opportunity to demonstrate their skills.

Aspiring emcees can download the instrumental directly from this link. All submissions must be in song format and good audio quality for consideration of contest: two 16-bars verses and a chorus.

Songs should be emailed to One submission per person, please no follow-ups.

The first place winner will have rights to the beat to be used on any project. The track will be released through various media sources such as HipHopDX,, etc and they will also be receiving product from CROOKS & CASTLES. The 2nd and 3rd place winners will receive product from CROOKS & CASTLES.

The J.U.S.T.I.C.E. for CROOKS contest will begin June 15, 2011 and will run for two weeks. All tracks must be submitted by June 27, 2011. The J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, along with HipHopDX staff members, will pick out the top 5-10 contestants and the fans will begin voting at the HipHopDX website on July 11, 2011. The first place winner will be picked on August 1, 2011 and their track will be released on August 2, 2011.

Employees of Croks & Castles, Karmaloop and HipHopDX are not eligible to participate. Otherwise, the contest is open to the entire public.

The deadline for entry is August 27, 2011.