Dac: Not familiar with the contest or sample you were talking about, so just listened to this for what it is, and what it is is a nasty beat! Really like the sound of the bass, it sounds well seperated from the mix, sitting underneath it all, though I will say it's maybe a bit busy in places & I would try removing some notes here & there. Love the spacey sounds & strings (I think that's what they are anyway). Drums blend well with the mix, overall great job. Is it a Baris Manco sample by any chance?
Rav3: Funky beat man, sounds well mixed to me. Reminds me of summat Brother Ali would rap over with that high-pitched guitar. Like the drums, the crashes, rolls and everything are sick. Only thing I'm not too keen on is the hook, can't understand what he/she is saying & was just enjoying the sample more without vocals really. Only bit of the vocal I do like is the "aaaah" or whatever at the end of the hook. Top beat though, lot of potential, keep working on it.