THE HOME OF INDEPENDENT HIPHOP Artist Registration + Info: 310-363-0355 www.therapcontest.com Los Angeles, CA: The Rap Contest returns to Los Angeles on Friday night March 31st. The Rap Contest is an original song competition series started in 2010 by Sellassie and Inhouse Talent. The event is a platform for independent artists and has showcased some of the top local artists you don’t know yet. The Rap Contest has visited 20 cities from coast to coast including Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Berkeley, Chicago, Washington D.C., Atlanta, Austin, Houston, Orlando & Seattle. 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 number one objective is to provide a home for independent hiphop. The Rap Contest is building a genuine network of artist-entrepreneurs, encourages artists to listen to each other’s music and provides a priceless opportunity; a platform to be seen and heard in front of new audiences. The Rap Contest has produced 98 successful shows in its first six years and has awarded over $87,000 in cash prizes. Partnered with several local and regional promo companies, radio stations, studios and organizations, The Rap Contest has booked over 1500 talented and emerging hip hop artists from across the country that have performed in front of industry professional and celebrity judges ranging from music supervisors, radio station music directors, on-air personalities, producers and artists. The Rap Contest is independent hip-hop, it invests in artists on the rise and respects and contributes to the culture of hip-hop.