Sellassie's The Rap Contest

Sellassie's The Rap Contest

Fri, July 20, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Fulton 55

Fresno, CA

This event is 21 and over

The Rap Contest, originally called 2Racks 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, trendsetting, and 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.
FORMAT
5 ROUND, SINGLE-ELIMINATION TOURNAMENT

LIVE ON STAGE

ARTIST PERFORMANCES AT 1:30 PER ROUND
PANEL OF 3 JUDGES
JUDGE CRITERIA: STAGE PRESENCE, ORIGINALITY AND LYRICISM
$1,000 CASH PRIZE AT EACH SHOW

REQUIREMENTS

THERE IS NO REGISTRATION FEE 

YOU NEED 5 ORIGINAL RAPS AND 12 TICKET SALES

Sellassie
Sellassie
Sellassie, is the world’s first Higherground Hip Hop Artist; he is a Socio-Political Rap artist & Activist, Entrepreneur, Event Producer and Bay Area Conscious Hip-Hop Pioneer.
Sellassie is also 1/5 of the Internationally known Hunger strikers The #Frisco5
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frisco_Five

Sellassie has carved his niche as a leading progressive voice in Hip Hop and as a force in bringing independent artists together.

With an acclaimed and award-winning debut release, I’m Tryin’ to Make a Livin’ Not a Killin’, a recent follow-up, Sins of Your Forefathers and a Signature single "Stop Hatin in the Bay" Remix by Traxamillion, this trendsetting emcee has garnered a street level buzz with a fresh perspective. Sellassie is proof that there are young black artists that can make music that is creative, street, positive and smart. He stands firm to his message, has a charismatic presence and is evidence that not every rapper raps negatively, glorifying drugs, guns, women, money or their ego.

Sellassie is also the creator, producer and host of the Independent Artist Series, We All We Got, (Formally The 2Racks Rap Contest and Now The Rap Contest & The Undiscovered Tour. Producing over 300 shows on the calendar in the last 5 years in over 15 markets nationwide, the series have distinguished themselves as premier outlets for independent artists. Sellassie also works with many social, political and youth based initiatives, and is a contributor to various special social justice projects.
Sellassie's a grounded, confident and refreshing emcee in an industry plagued with commercialism, materialism, negativity and drama.
Sellassie utilizes his music and events as a vehicle for social change and inspiration, and he regularly states that he ‘wants to be in the history books, not the pop charts.”

Sellassie has shared the stage with many Music Industry Greats such as;
Rakim, Saul Williams, Michael Franti And Spearhead, Ziggy Marley, Alanis Morissette, Raekwon, The Indigo Girls, KRS-One, The Goodie Mob, Mos Def, Sly and Robbie, Vieux Farka Toure, Dead Prez, Radio Active, Rebelution, Warren Haynes, Goapele, The Hieroglyphics, Mr. FAB, Camp Lo, Pharoahe Monch, Ise Lyfe, Namkha Rinpoche, One Block Radius, Lyrics Born, Kev Choice, Aceyalone, GhostFace Killa, Martin Luther, Silk-E, The Mighty San Quinn, The Jacka & The Hustla, Bayonics, Zion I, Rah Digga, Rappin 4-Tay, Jelly Bread, Vinnie Paz, Keith Murray, Richie Rich, 2Mex, Medusa and Jennifer Johns among thousands of independent artists.
Venue Information:
Fulton 55
875 Divisadero Street
Fresno, CA, 93721
http://www.fulton55.com/