6.08.2011

2RACKS RAP CONTEST hits ORLANDO on JUNE 18, 2011





This illustrious event is presented by the Inhouse Talent group and hosted by Revolutionary Poet Sellassie. This one of a kind 2Racks Rap Contest is set to hit Orlando on June 18, 2011 as the series’ first stop in Florida.  The team is creating a movement for upcoming and independent hip-hop artists while packing clubs for new music. 2Racks is a fast-paced, single-elimination rap competition where emcees perform original songs head to head in front of celebrity and industry professional judges. Judges include DJ SLIQUE of Power 95.3, PHIL 4 REAL and SHANETTA LITTLE of Eye4Muzik.com. The contestants are 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. Inhouse talent creates a fun and unique environment to discover and support independent artists. This is a unique competition you wouldn’t want to miss.
2Racks Rap Contest creator, co-producer and host Sellassie is an independent hip-hop artist, entrepreneur and activist.  With an acclaimed debut release, I’m Tryin’ to Make a Livin’ Not a Killin’, and a new follow-up album, Sins of Your Forefathers, Sellassie is carving his niche and shining as a leading progressive voice and face of independent Hip Hop. Although inspired and motivated from reading hundreds of books, Sellassie is self-taught and came up on the streets. Sellassie’s lyric is rooted in a deep comprehension of the world around him. He writes on domestic and world politics, international relations and community needs, corporate thuggery and the obstacles independent artists face. He has seen first hand the problems that his music addresses. He has seen black on black crime, homicide, the plight of drugs and money destroying his community, and witnessed the decay of Independent Hip Hop. In addition to the new record, Sellassie has built a revolutionary show series WE ALL WE GOT and 2Racks Rap Contest. He is also working with many social, political and youth based initiatives, and is a contributor to various special projects including the film; “It Doesn’t Cost Nothin’ to Dream.“
         2Racks Rap Contest is a series, with past shows in Los Angeles, New York, Atlanta, Austin and Pasadena, with upcoming dates in Chicago, Orlando, Honolulu, Atlanta and San Francisco.  With 2Racks and WE ALL WE GOT, the team has produced over 70 successful events in just over the last year in more than 15 markets.  Our shows are independent artist created events for independent artists.  With the pulse of the streets and the heart of the people, 2Racks Rap Contest is determined to pack clubs with new music and cultivate a thriving environment for emerging talent.

 For more info:
 CALL: 415 484 5704 TO BOOK
ONLINE:  http://tinyurl.com/2RacksRap        
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6.06.2011

Curren$y: Pilot of the Jet Life


       The hot ‘spitta’ Shante Franklin, better known as currency is a young pioneer finally reaping the benefits of his labor.  New Orleans native and lyrical exhibitionist Currency actually got started following the footsteps of his brother. Former 504 boyz member Mr. Marcelo is the big brother of Currency and ultimately the affiliate that launched Currency’s young career. After building a friendship with rapper and member of the No limit record label C-murder, currency inked his first minor deal. Active since 2002 most wouldn’t guess Currency was actually the first act signed to Lil Wayne’s Young money Entertainment label through Cash Money Records. Due to technicalities currency bounced around labels and record deals between 2002-2007. The mixtape attacks begin in 2008 with the rapper releasing numerous street albums. His efforts began to gain the attention of major labels in the industry. A bad deal with Amalgam digital resulted in the hold of albums This aint no mix tape and Jet file recorded in 2009. 
Fortunately the release by the label took place May 30, 2011, which was perfect timing.  Though talks of a possible project being released under newly launched Roc-a-fella records didn’t work out, things are still looking up for Currency.  On February 1, 2011, it was announced that Currency signed a label deal with Warner Bros. Records for his imprint, Jet life recording. ‘Weekend at Burnie’s’ is going to be his first major label album release and his fans are waiting. The album is almost entirely produced by Monsta Beatz and is set for release on June 28, 2011. With his witty delivery and loose subject matter it’s sure to be a classic. For the latest information follow Curren$y at @ Curren$ySpitta_jet and check out one of his more recent interviews. Special thanks to Mr. Peter Parker for the interview.


Rise
Pill, Wale and Teedra Moses 
Ft. Prince Cyhi & Curren$y (Audio)




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