Get ready to dust off the MPC or better yet make sure your Fruity Loops crack is still working. In preparation for the next Hip Hop Honors show, VH1 will be launching an online contest to select an unknown but talented producer to provide the official score for the event. (via)

On July 23, is launching “THE SCORE,” an online search to find the best, undiscovered hip hop producer in the country. VH1 will give one lucky producer the opportunity to heat up VH1’s fourth annual hip hop celebration by awarding him or her with the opportunity to create and produce the official score of the annual, televised event. The winning score will be used during the broadcast of “VH1 Hip Hop Honors.” The creator will receive show credit and the opportunity to be mentored by an industry executive/producer during a session where the winning score will be professionally produced.