CBC is once again on the hunt for Canada’s best undiscovered talent and Brampton rappers Noyz and B-Magic are in the thick of things.
CBC announced the return of Searchlight last month, inviting Canadian musicians in all genres to submit an original track to compete for amazing prizes from the Juno Awards and the National Music Centre.
The contest received thousands of songs, including a powerful track from Noyz and B-Magic’s duo called Movin’ Cool. The song’s called “Investigative Reports”, a commentary on police brutality and discrimination.
The contest is currently in round one, with voting ending on February 28. If Movin’ Cool makes it through, they’ll continue to compete in round two, which is the top 100 songs (Voting will take place from March 1 to March 7), and if they ace that, they’ll move on to the third round — the top 10 artists from which the ultimate winner will be chosen.
The final grand prize winners will get placement in the 2018 Allan Slaight Juno Master Class, Canada’s premiere artist development program, a trip to the 2019 Juno Awards, a performance slot at JunoFest (a two-day music festival during Juno Week) and more.
Winners are selected based on votes from the public, and winner selection is on Monday, March 19. Listen to Movin’ Cool’s track and vote for them by clicking here.