ATL's definitive talent competition & showcase


The Bar Exam
Hosted by @MICXSIC
Music by DJ Knotts + DJ Dug Boogie & GEE Supreme on the back patio
Musical Guests: June's winner 16OS , and Detroit Native Female Emcee Boog Brown!

Industry Panel of Judges: Carmen Breezy of 89.3 Beatz & Lyrics show, Blizm of K100 Internet Radio &1 more tba

Live steam by K-100 Radio

Doors 8pm


**Pre-registering is the only way to secure your slot to perform register today**

8pm: Doors/Artist Curfew
845pm Show Starts


16 artists battle for The Bar Exam crown before an industry panel of judges and a packed house to win $1,400 in prizes. Who will raise the bar? Ultimately, you the audience decide if they #PassTheBar or #PassTheMic

The Bar Exam is the definitive open mic and talent competition experience. The nations best emcees, poets, and singers are being discovered right here in Atlanta. The Bar Exam brings the excitement; inspiration, anticipation, humor and heart break from the likes of American Idol and puts it in front of a live audience. The Bar Exam is the place to develop your craft, showcase your talents, and network with like-minded people and industry professionals.


Registered artists will be promoted via twitter, instgram, & Facebook leading up to the event.

**Click the links at the top of the page for more info on our rules, what to expect and our prize package valued over $1,400.00

**MUST PERFORM ORIGINAL MATERIAL TO COMPETE. NO COVERS ALLOWED**

For the first time ever, Tampa Bay, FL will host The Bar Exam Saturday August 16th at The Local 662. Register today!!

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Eventbrite - Dope Local: Hip-Hop & R&B Concert

Check out Savage Fam PRO latest show The Freestyle Experiment: A live jam session shared with the world on Soundcloud. Emcee's, singers, poets, and instrumentalists register today:

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Eventbrite - The Freestyle Experiment (Open-Mic Showcase w/ Live Band, Shared on Soundcloud)

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Register for The Bar Exam July 25th at www.thebarexamopenmic.com

The July 25th Bar Exam is a #DOPELOCAL Qualifier. Registered artists who bring out at least 10 of their supporters qualify to be selected for the #DOPELOCAL concert Tuesday, SEPT. 30th at Apache Cafe.  So what is #DOPELOCAL, you ask? We have partnered with the greatest host in show business, Fort Knox along with various promoters and media outlets to give back to local artists. This concert is powered by artists who have proven to actively promote themselves and bring out their supporters to their shows. Through our Earn-2-Play model, we are rewarding them by offering ticket splits that favor the artists (versus the other way around in pay to play models).  So artists who have earned the right to be on #DOPELOCAL now have an opportunity to make money to perform and promote themselves and they’re only limited to their work ethic and hustle. 

Our goal is for 8-10 artists to share the stage with other ambitious artists and to mix their respective crowds together to form a bond between musicians and their fan bases.  We’re approaching media outlets both independent and major and asking the simple question, “What are you doing for locals” If they have a platform we want to partner with them to expose locals. If they don’t have one, we want to help them create one.

If you support our efforts and share in our vision please share this post.

Visit www.dopelocal.eventbrite.com for more info about the show

@1hollywoodj has crafted tracks for the likes of Rocko, Travis Porter, Chief Keef, Plies and Soulja Boy to name a few. He will be one of our Industry Panelists at Fridays show and will specifically keeping a critical ear out for our performers production and song writing. Follow him on Twitter and IG and be on the look out for more music from Hollywood J.

#A2BAY serves as a pipeline for artists and Hip-Hop culture between the Atlanta and Tampa Bay markets. The Bar Exam is proud to announce that this months show will be a special #A2BAY edition with the winner performing at The Bar Exam in Tampa, FL!! We also welcome artists from the Tampa area to come perform at this show. If you win, not only will you headline in Tampa but also at The Bar Exam in July in Atlanta. Plz share and spread the word. Visit www.a2bayhiphop.com for more on the A2BAY Brand and initiative.

The Bar Exam returns May 23rd! Register today! Panelists TBA but we have something special lined up including someone from Atlanta Radio and Entertainment Industry Management.

Musical Guests: Cyrus, Trapp Banks, Lady Caress

DJ Dug Boogie & GEE Supreme spinning Hip-Hop B-Sides, Rarities, Funk and Soul on the patio

Registration and Tix

Breaking News: TIME Magazine features #BarExamALUMNI (our first winner) Heath McNease new video “Bounce House”. Check out the write up on TIME here » http://time.com/83330/bounce-house-rap-song/

Congrats Heath McNease, the world is on notice!

DJ @dugBoogie & DJ GEE Supreme will be in the backroom spinning inside The Gateway playing Hip-Hop B-Sides, Rarities and whatever the hell they feel. Come through!

Take a listen to Dug Boogies Mixshow The Hopstew

#RadioReady Tonights Industry Panel of Judges includes a few of Atlanta’s radio hosts @MsDia of 89.3 The Show @ADotWrekRoom of Georgia Tech radio WREK and @BlizmChainlessEnt of K-100 Online Radio

Judges will provide REAL feedback to the artists and narrow down the top 5. Ultimately, it is you the audience who decides if they pass the bar or pass the mic!

8pm Apache Cafe Atlanta, Ga

Tomorrows show see’s the return of January’s winner @TeamNubia from Austin, TX along with her band Silly Aces, @TheresaThaSongbird of the Punany Poets, and HBO Def Poet Tommy Bottoms (@UglyTruthRadio) from the new spoken word musical Educated Gangster 101.

Tomorrow night, 16 artists battle for The Bar Exam crown before an industry panel of judges. Ultimately, you the audience decide if they #PassTheBar or #PassTheMic

See you at Apache Cafe, Friday 8pm


**unreserved tables are first come first serve. Get there early!

Watch @TeamNubia new video “Hooked on Your Love”

Winner of our January showcase, Nubia Emmon returns to Atlanta to headline The Bar Exam April 25th with her band Sillly Aces. By way of Austin, TX, she has a unique style of lacing vocals over Hip-Hop breaks paying homage to the culture while delivering a fresh sound for a younger generation.

Catch her next Friday in Atlanta at Apache Cafe. Doors open at 8pm

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Ashley Dubose @MissAshleyDubose is a talented singer with a warm spirit in pursuit of her dreams. Hailing from Minnesota, we sat down to talk about her hometown, her experience at The Bar Exam, why she loves making music and she offers up her testimony and advice to independent artists on the come up. 

Visit www.ashleydubose.com for more on Ashley Dubose

The next winner could be you, see you at The Bar Exam April 25th at Apache Cafe in Atlanta.

Who passed the bar? Who passd the mic? Who won it all? Find out in our Bar Exam recap

April’s @BarExamOpenMic brings back our January winner from Austin, TX (Fresh off SXSW) Nubia Emmon @TEAMNUBIA and Theresa The Songbird. More musical guests TBA. Our Industry Panel dubbed #RadioReady will feature 3 radio personalities from the Atlanta area. Stay tuned. Artist register today!

If you missed @DugBoogie and GEE Supreme burn it down at The Bar Exam last Friday, then get familiar with The Grand Wizard and listen to a master work. Subscribe to his channel and stay up to date on the latest from Dug Boogie and Miss AZ.

Tonights show is hosted by MICXSIC and judged by an esteemed Industry Panel that includes Grammy winning producer Dunlap ExclusiveD Cross and Supastition who are responsible for critiquing the artists and narrowing down the top 5 before voting is turned over to our audience!

We encourage everyone to check out the work and resume of these great talents GOOGLE THEM!