Spring 2017 Contest

Charlotte’s unofficial hip-hop anthem

J. Quin (Jason Harkless) claims bragging rights as the first-ever SoQC winner. Watch his contest submission video below. Congratulations also to the first runner-up, Mel Silas, and the popular vote winner, Big Red (Willis Draughn). And thank you to everyone who participated in the contest. Scroll for the whole line-up.


Check out all the finalists and semifinalists


Finalists to Perform Live
Verbatim (Damion Samuels) – Royals
J. Quin (Jason Harkless) – Charlotte Anthem
Mel Silas – Charlotte Anthem
The Bungies – Char Lit
Buzz City All Stars (Kirk Ayton) – We on to sum thin
Thomas Wooten – 704 Ode to my City

Semi-Finalists – VIP Guests
Tony G. (Anthony Gilchrist) – The Queen City
Big Red (Willis Draughn) – My City Charlotte Anthem
Black Linen (Solomon Conyers) – Love Potion 704
Th3Higher (Xavier Walker) 4s Up SoQC
Legend Status (Tony Laveria) – Welcome to the QC
K Flow (Kawanna Jackson) – Queen City Stand Up
Etha (Natalie Carter) – Charlotte Anthem
Paladin (Quinten Wright) – All I Do