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  PERFORMED ON OUR STAGES

5 ROUND, ELIMINATION TOURNAMENT

ORIGINAL SONGS

ARTIST PERFORMANCES AT 1:30 PER ROUND

THREE INDUSTRY JUDGES

JUDGE CRITERIA:  STAGE PRESENCE, ORIGINALITY & LYRICISM

 

COMPETE FOR $5,000 CASH PRIZE

 

Calendar

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ON-LINE SHOW

Sunday August 29, 2021  7p - 9:30pm  (p.s.t.)

"The Rap Contest"  $1,000 Virtual Show

Presented & Hosted by Sellassie

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LIVE SHOW

Friday October 15, 2021  Catch One, L.A.

"The Rap Contest" $5,000 Show

Presented & Hosted by Sellassie

 
 

MISKOEFLOE WINS $1,000 NOV 13 2019 IN LONG BEACH, CA

 

Judges

To all the amazing industry professionals, insiders,

tastemakers, artists & influencers that judged The Rap Contest.

Thank you

Videos

Shouts out for the write-up!

Sellassie, The Rap Contest, East Bay Express, Press
 
 

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