The Rap Contest L.A. is Booking Now!
Compete for a $1,000 cash prize, live on stage, with your 5 best original raps.
Artist Registration requires 12 pre-sale tickets
The Rap Contest is an original song competition series started in 2010 by Sellassie as a platform for independent hip-hop artists to connect with new audiences. The Rap Contest is authentic, fun and is consistently packing clubs for new music.
The Rap Contest is a single elimination contest, where indy hiphop artists compete for a $1000 cash prize, live on stage 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 and has crowned 123 champions to date; awarding just over $97,000 in cash prize monies to indy acts! The Rap Contest is independent hip-hop, it invests in artists on the rise and respects and contributes to the culture of hip-hop.
The Rap Contest creator, host and producer Sellassie, is the world’s first higherground hip-hop artist; he is a social justice activist, entrepreneur, event producer and pioneer. He has carved his niche as a leading progressive voice in hip-hop and as a force in bringing independent artists together. Sellassie is grounded and 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.”
Scouting and Supporting Indie Artists and New Music