Designcontest.com made it quick and easy for my company to get a custom and professionally done logo. I enjoyed having the ability to talk with hundreds of designers about what I liked and what I didnt like with their designs.
Here's a little background on us to help you get an idea of who we are...We are called "Top Shelf Music" and we consist of several Producers and Rappers located in Tokyo Japan. Our group is entirely made up of military personnel currently stationed out here. Because of that, we offer an extremely wide range of sound, from New York to Los Angeles, and from Chicago to Atlanta. We would like our design to reflect our diversity, our roots, and our professionalism while maintaining an urban feel. Is this something that you would be able to do for us?
Edit: There are a lot of good ideas being submitted but after discussing the designs with the rest of the team we have come up with some thoughts to further help you guys. We would love an actual emblem, and we also want some sort of unique graphic that would easily remembered by people in our local area. One idea that surfaced from our talk was "a guy sitting, relaxed on a throne, with one arm dangling off the arm rest holding a liquor bottle. The other arm up and touching his chin, maybe a slight head tilt as if he was thinking." I don't know if this is something that is feasible as a lot of the designs are text based or are based off of simpler graphics. So please don't let our idea discourage you from continuing to post other emblems, as there may be one that really catches our attention. Ultimately we just want something to really help us brand ourselves.
Thanks and I look forward to hearing from you,