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Best Artist in the Game Tournament

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So I have had the urge to create a tournament to crown the best active artist in the Hip Hop/Rap/R&B world. So when I stumbled upon KanyeToThe.com I knew this would be the place for the tournament. The tournament will consist of 160 of the best active artists.

Rules & Regulations

- The Artist must be Active (this disqualifies any artist that is dead or has not put out any music in the 2010 or 2011)
- There will be 120 artist in the Tournament
- The tournament is exclusive to only rappers and singers in R&B.
- This is an individual competition so no groups or duo.

Format [sub](If you are familiar with the FIFA World Cup, then this will be simple.)[/sub]

120 Artists

1) Preliminary Stage:
- 12 groups of 10 artists.
- The top 4 from each group would advance to the group stage. (48)

2) Group Stage:
- Those 32 will then be split into 8 groups of 6 artists.
- Each group consists a 6-artist single elimination mini tournament (with the top 2 artists getting byes).
- Then, the winner from each group would advance to the knockout section of the tournament. (8)

3) Knockout Stage:
- Which is a single elimination tournament to decide the winner. (1)

Quick breakdown:
Preliminary Stage = 120 artists / 12 Groups of 10
Group Stage = 48 artists / 8 Groups of 6
Knockout Stage = 8 artists / 8 man tournament


The overall pool of artists will be decided by the members of KTT.com. Each day a member can nominate three five artists to be included in the field. Once an artist has three two nominations he/she is put in the field. You can only nominate a artist ONCE.

Any questions feel free to post.
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Group Stage

Preliminary Stage

Thread 1: http://www.kanyetothe.com/forum/index.php?topic=108655.0
Thread 2: http://www.kanyetothe.com/forum/index.php?topic=108662.0
Thread 3: http://www.kanyetothe.com/forum/index.php?topic=108679.0
Thread 4: http://www.kanyetothe.com/forum/index.php?topic=108681.0
Thread 5: http://www.kanyetothe.com/forum/index.php?topic=108851.0
Thread 6: http://www.kanyetothe.com/forum/index.php?topic=108854.0
Thread 7: http://www.kanyetothe.com/forum/index.php?topic=108856.0
Thread 8: http://www.kanyetothe.com/forum/index.php?topic=109011.0
Thread 9: http://www.kanyetothe.com/forum/index.php?topic=109250.0
Thread 10: http://www.kanyetothe.com/forum/index.php?topic=109254.0
Thread 11: http://www.kanyetothe.com/forum/index.php?topic=109255.0
Thread 12: http://www.kanyetothe.com/forum/index.php?topic=109256.0

Nomination Process:

In the tournament:
1) Kanye West
2) Drake
3) Nas
4) Andre3000
5) The-Dream
6) Lupe Fiasco
7) Kendrick Lamar
8) Eminem
9) J.Cole
10) KiD CuDi
11) Tyler, The Creator
12) Big K.R.I.T.
13) Lil Wayne
14) The Weeknd
15) eLZhi
16) Jay-Z
17) Frank Ocean
18) Chamillionaire
19) Black Thought
20) Big Boi
21) Curren$y
22) Joe Budden
23) Common
24) Big Sean
25) Vado
26) Travis Barker
27) Janelle Monaé
28) Wiz Khalifa
29) Talib Kweli
30) Wale
31) B.o.B
32) Ghostface Killah
33) Raekwon
34) Pharrell Williams
35) Pusha T
36) Mos Def
37) Blu
38) Jay Electronica
39) Shad
40) Charlie Scene
41) Royce da 5'9"
42) Crooked I
43) Childish Gambino
44) Lauryn Hill
45) Tyga
46) Chris Brown
47) Rick Ross
48) Young Jeezy
49) Bun B
50) Game
51) CyHi The Prynce
52) Earl Sweatshirt
53) Method Man
54) Charles Hamiliton
55) Ne-Yo
56) Trey Songz
57) Nicki Minaj
58) Wax
59) K'naan
60) Mac Miller
61) Dr. Dre
62) Nelly
63) Dom Kennedy
64) Brother Ali
65) 50 Cent
66) Alicia Keys
67) Asher Roth
68) Bilal
69) Bow Wow
70) Casey Veggies
71) Chip tha Ripper
72) Consequence
73) Cory Gunz
74) Damian Marley
75) Diddy
76) Diggy Simmons
77) Fabolous
78) Freddie Gibbs
79) Grieves
80) Hodgy Beats
81) Joell Ortiz
82) John Legend
83) Justin Timberlake
84) Layzie Bone
85) Lefty
86) LOS
87) Ludacris
88) Malice
89) Meek Mill
90) Miguel
91) Mr Hudson
92) Phonte
93) Pill
94) Raphael Saadiq
95) Rockie Fresh
96) Roscoe Dash
97) Scarface
98) Slug
100) ST 2 Lettaz
101) Tech N9ne
102) T.I.
103) TiRon
104) XV
105) Yelawolf
106) Yung Berg
107) Yung Clova
108) Waka Flocka Flame
109) Gucci Mane
110) Soulja Boy
111) OJ da Juiceman
112) Yo Gotti
113) Rihanna
114) Beyoncé
115) Kelly Rowland
116) Lil Twist
117) Gudda Gudda
118) Jae Millz
119) Birdman
120) T-Pain

First nominations goes to Kanye West, Nas, and KiD CuDi.
Block said:
This is an individual contest so you can nominate Big Boi or Andre 3000
Only can nominate three artists per day. Thank you
Bliss said:
in my opinion, you shouldn't have Kanye West cause this is a ye fansite
I agree with what you are saying but this is to crown the best and if it happens to be Ye then so be it.
Bliss said:
the reason Ye will win though, is cause most people here will keep voting Ye

but maybe not cause i think last time Nas won over Eminem in the finals
This is a big tournament anything can happen.
Da Gawd said:
Tyler The Creator
Kanye West
Kendrick Lamar
The Weeknd
The Dream
Frank Ocean
You only can nominate three per day wait two hours to nominate the rest.
Kanye West, Drake, Andre3000, The-Dream and Nas is no longer available to nominate.
Anyone can vote again since its midnight:

Lupe, Wiz Khalifa, Big Sean

PhilTheName said:
it's nominating...
if you want to get 160 R&B / Hip Hop artists that are active (in 2010 / 2011), you have to nominate almost everyone.
i doubt we even get to 160.
Its a flexible number so if I don't get there I can lower.
Infin9ne said:
Mac Miller
To speed this part up everyone can nominate up to FIVE artists per day....

CyHi The Prynce




Dont Nominate these Artists they are already in the Tournament....

1) Kanye West
2) Drake
3) Nas
4) Andre3000
5) The-Dream
6) Lupe Fiasco
7) Kendrick Lamar
8) Eminem
9) J.Cole
10) KiD CuDi
11) Tyler, The Creator
12) Big K.R.I.T.
13) Lil Wayne
14) The Weeknd
15) eLZhi
16) Jay-Z
17) Frank Ocean
18) Chamillionaire
19) Black Thought
We need to get the nominating going soo many great artists haven't even been mentioned...
Bliss said:
Charlie Scene (to get someone different)
Ghostface Killah
Raekwon and Killah are already in the tournament you can nominate 4 more artists in you like.
philly8 said:
do we have to do 5? or can it be less?
its just up to five doesnt matter how many
Bliss said:
Jay Electronica
All three are already in....
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