The 2Racks Rap contest took place at 57West on Saturday, June 9th. 32 contestants competed in the single-elimination tournament style competition where the last man standing won $2,000.
They performed to a minute and a half of their original material each round. The judges were DJ Slique (Power 95.3), Phil4Real (3 time winner Producer of the Year at the Orlando Hip Hop Awards also major placements), and K-Mo (owner www.RepOrlandoHipHop.com). Due to a flight cancellation, host and event organizer Sellassie was unable to make it to Orlando. His partner, Gina Gallo of Inhouse Talent, took over his duties for the show.
We’ll bring you video coverage of the event later this week.
Remaining dates this year:
June 23, 2012 in Los Angeles, CA
July 21, 2012 in Las Vegas, NV
June 29, 2012 in San Francisco, CA
August 5, 2012 in NY, NY
Sept 6, 2012 in Atlanta, GA
Sept 16, 2012 in Washington D.C.
Presented by Inhouse Talent and hosted by Revolutionary Poet Sellassie, the 2Racks Rap Contest is a national series with stops in more than 10 major cities coast to coast. The team is creating a movement for upcoming and independent hip hop and packing clubs for new music.
2Racks is a fast-paced, five-round, single-elimination rap competition where emcees perform original songs head to head in front of celebrity and industry professional judges, competing for a $2000 cash prize. Designed to expose interesting and determined fresh talent, cultivate relationships, and build community, 2Racks is the newest component from Inhouse Talent, creating a fun and unique environment to discover and support independent artists.