Watch: The Next Big Thing Season 1 Episode 1 – “Welcome To Hollywood”

On The Next Big Thing Season 1 Episode 1 – “Welcome To Hollywood”, Damon Dash, Tina Davis and Zaytoven give 21 up-and-coming R&B and hip-hop artists 30 seconds to prove they deserve to stay in the competition; the stakes are high as the playing field is cut to 12 contestants. You can watch the full episode below.

About the show:

The Next Big Thing is a music competition series that follows 12 contestants as they participate in an immersive artist development bootcamp. Handpicked hip-hop and R&B artists from across the country will compete weekly in survival-of-the-fittest challenges leading to a showdown where A&R executives, Serge Durand, Capitol Records; Erika Coulter, Epic Records; Tuo Clark, Def Jam Records and CEO Ghazi, EMPIRE Records will have the chance to offer a record deal on the spot.