The Rap Contest

SINCE  2010

ORIGINAL RAPS      INDUSTRY JUDGES      CASH PRIZES

 

The Rap Contest is a fast-paced song competition for upcoming hip-hop artists to showcase original material, perform live and compete for a cash prize.

The series is innovative, authentic and is consistently packing clubs for new music.   The Rap Contest is building a network of independent rap entrepreneurs, encourages artists to listen to each others music and provides a priceless opportunity; a platform to be seen and heard in front of new audiences.

Since 2010.

Created and presented by Sellassie 

Facts and Format

133 CHAMPIONS IN 25 CITIES + 10 STATES NATIONWIDE

$ 104,875.00  PAID IN CASH PRIZES

2,500 EMCEES TO GRACE OUR STAGES

5 ROUND, ELIMINATION TOURNAMENT

ORIGINAL SONGS / LIVE ON STAGE

ARTIST PERFORMANCES AT 1:30 PER ROUND

THREE INDUSTRY JUDGES

JUDGE CRITERIA:  STAGE PRESENCE, ORIGINALITY & LYRICISM

REQUIRED:  5 ORIGINAL RAPS AND MINIMAL TICKET SALES

 

COMPETE FOR $5,000 CASH PRIZE

 

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Calendar

SUNDAY MARCH 22, 2020        THE RAP CONTEST   THE FEDERAL BAR, LONG BEACH, CA   2pm 21+

TO BE ANNOUNCED      THE RAP CONTEST   NEW YORK CITY 

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Champions

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MISKOEFLOE WINS $1,000 NOV 13TH 2019 in LONG BEACH

Salute to our new partner LÜM; a music streaming and discovery application built entirely on its own social media network. Focusing exclusively on emerging and independent artists.  

 

Judges

To all the amazing industry professionals, insiders,

tastemakers, artists & influencers that judged The Rap Contest.

Thank you

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Shouts out for the write-up!

Sellassie, The Rap Contest, East Bay Express, Press
 
 

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