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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Mystery of the "$2,000 Rap Contest" Posters Solved by Haighteration

Posted By on Tue, Jul 12, 2011 at 4:48 PM

Your path to fame and fortune? - VIA @LOWERHAIGHT

So you know those "Rap Contest $2,000 Grand Prize" flyers you've seen popping up all over town? We've been wondering about them, Mission Mission's Vic Wong has been wondering about them, and so has Haighteration's Andrew Dudley, who finally put in a phone call to the number on the flyer and figured out what the hell's going on.

Despite the rather sketchy appearance of the flyers, it turns out this is a legit-sounding competition put on by an S.F. rapper.

The rhymer in question is conscious rapper Sellassie -- whose posters we've seen a lot around the Lower Haight before -- and the competition is part of the 2Racks Rap Contest.

The S.F. edition goes down on August 20; the website describes it as a "fast-paced, single-elimination rap competition where emcees perform original songs head to head in front of celebrity and industry professional judges" in order to "expose interesting and determined fresh talent, cultivate relationships, and build community."

No venue or ticket info is available yet, but apparently other competitions are scheduled for Chicago, Atlanta, Los Angeles, and other cities. Are you entering?

[Haighteration]

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