Jay-Z and The Nets Looking For Artists Who Are Ready To Ball

 Jay-Z has launched a contest with New York radio station Hot 97, the New Jersey Nets, and Sprite that will encourage aspiring artists to write and record a theme song for the NBA team.

The winner of the contest, to be chosen by President Carter, who's part owner of the Nets, will have the chance to meet Jay, perform the winning song live at a Nets' home game and record the song at Manhattan recording studio Baseline Studios II. Once recorded, the song will be played at Nets' home games and on Hot 97.

"The Nets are a hot team and we're looking for a song to match the intensity of the players and the game experience," Jay-Z said via a statement. "It's going to be fun to hear the different ways that fans capture the flavor of Nets basketball through music."

Representatives from Hot 97 and the Nets will choose the three best songs, and then Hov will choose the winner to be announced on Hot 97.

Entries will be accepted until March 5. To enter, artists can get more information at both www.njnets.com and www.hot97.com.

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