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The Rapfest Presents: Styles P – “Energy” [Video]

The Rapfest teams with Styles P to present his latest visual, “Energy.” Chris Zino steps behind the camera as aka “SP The Ghost” flows effortlessly over Drake‘s If You’re Reading This Its Too Late single.

Zino perfectly pairs a graffiti-laced rooftop and dark hallway with Holiday’s gritty street lyrics. His eighth studio album A Wise Guy and a Wise Guy, features contributions from Sheek Louch, Dave East, Chris Rivers, and more as well as Jadakiss who joined Styles for the album’s lead single “My Party.”

Twitter: @TheRapFest @therealstylesp

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Watch: The Rapfest Series 10 | Trae Tha Truth, Cap 1 & Roosh Williams [Fly Visual]

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As 2015 reaches its halfway mark, The Rapfest continues to be the force behind the rap industry’s hottest ciphers. This installment is the 10th in the series and proves to be just as efficient as the rest. In this particular series, The Rapfest uplifts the hardcore component of the Hip Hop culture with a special respect to rapid wordplay. Cap 1, Roosh Williams and Trae Tha Truth all get a piece of this instrumental and the rest is history. As usual Chris Zino bares witness to it all, capturing the visuals immaculately.

Check it out below:

Twitter: @TheRapfest | @TRAEABN | @RICHIECAP1 | @RooshWilliams

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Watch: Bodega Bamz Talks Do’s & Don’ts, NY Hip Hop & More with The Rapfest

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Bodega Bamz has been on quite the mission of building his brand and growing a fan base. The Rapfest sat with the Harlem emcee to discuss a few topics.

Bamz talks of his support team (his boys/crew) like they’re family, admitting to using them as a support system while recording music. Bodega also plans to link up with a major label as a stepping stone to expand his brand. Although he admits to us that the city’s current hip hop sound is not perfect, he respects the evolution and shows love to any rapper repping hip hop’s birthplace.

Check out this exclusive interview below:

Twitter: @BodegaBAMZ @TheRapFest 

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HipHopDX & The Rapfest presents Series 8 Cipher: Jae Millz, Murda Mook & Nems (Produced Chicago Beats) [Fly Visual]

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The RapFest is back with the 8th installment of their exclusive cipher series, bringing it harder than ever before. This serves as the finale to The Rapfest’s 4-part collaborative subseries with HipHopDX, and it’s no surprise that they decided to go out with a bang.

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In this cipher series, Jae Millz, Nems, and Murda Mook, fires up the Chicago produced beat and knocks any last traces of winter out of the park, all in a New York minute! Exibition Z film’s Chris Zino was the only one talented enough to capture the visuals so exquisitely.

The RapFest broke barriers this time, orchestrating the reunion of two battle rap legends straight out of the streets of Harlem. YMCMB’s own Jae Millz and his former competitor, street legend Murda Mook, have barely communicated and certainly hasn’t been featured together since their battle on Smack DVD in 2005. Coney Island’s general, Nems, who is also no stranger to battle rap, serves as an accomplice to this annihilation premeditated by Chicago Beats. The eerie sounding effects and the dark aura created by the guitar are the perfect combination for the crime scene the trio creates.

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The RapFest continues to execute in their mission to uplift every aspect of Hip Hop culture, from the producers to the emcees, deciphering every component and harmonizing it in a way that no other platform can.

Series 9 will premiere in April and there’s no telling what barriers will be broken next!

-Stay Fly!

 

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Watch: HipHopDX & The Rapfest Present: Series 7 | Vinny Cha$e, Manolo Rose & D. DiYari (Produced by Hazel)

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The Rapfest is proud to announce the 7th installment their cipher series and 3rd in collaboration with HipHopDX. Their formula of meshing Hip-Hop’s established acts alongside talented newcomers and producers has been paying dividends.

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For this edition, The Rapfest recruited three of New York’s finest: Vinny Cha$e (Harlem, NY), Manolo Rose (Brooklyn, NY), and Newburgh, NY based newcomer D. Di’Yari as the UpNext artist. Per usual, the visuals are captured by the eyes of talented director Chris Zino of Exhibition Z.

“Rapfest is contributing massively to the music community because they are providing an accessible outlet,” says the series producer Hazel who hails from Vancouver and has worked with the likes of Akon and Sophia Grace.

Hazel’s beat perfectly infused the New York grittiness from the early 90’s while remaining ahead of the curve in 2015. This cipher takes you back to the core of Hip-Hop and proudly displays some of the best recent talent the state of New York has to offer.

Peep the cipher below:

About The Rapfest
The RapFest is a membership based digital platform that is designed to bridge the gap between new artists, producers, and today’s top-tier Hip-Hop talent by incorporating ciphers, networking tools, and marketing campaigns. On The RapFest, each cipher makes up an episode using some of the industries biggest names and underground legends in Hip-Hop. One beat, three artists, each giving it their all. Every artist’s cipher is shot individually, in HD, and packaged together, giving those yet to be discovered an opportunity to be paired alongside some of the best doing it. Although each will be rapping on the same beat, no two ciphers will be alike.

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Watch: HipHopDX & TheRapfest Present Series 5 | Chase N Cashe, Cappadonna & Azad Right (Prod. by Ryan “Ryu” Alex) [Fly Visual]

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The Rapfest has teamed up HipHopDX for a few of their next releases! Fully embracing the New Year, the hip-hop cipher platform kicks things off with the 5th installment of their series, which will be in four parts.

The tried and true formula of meshing Hip-Hop’s established stars and veterans, along with talented newcomers, while highlighting the producers, has been paying dividends.

For this edition, The Rapfest recruits critically acclaimed artist/producer Chase N Cashe; a member of the legendary Wu-Tang Clan, Cappadonna; as well as Los Angeles based newcomer Azad Right as the Up Next artist. The producer of this series is also a newcomer from the Rapfest membership by the name Ryan “Ryu” Alexy, who provides the very soulful backdrop for this edition. As usual, the masterful eyes of Chris Zino from Exhibition Z Films captured the visuals.

Check it out below:

Twitter:  @ChaseNCashe @RealCappadonna @AzadRight  @RyanRyuAlexy @TheRapfest @HipHopDX

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Video: Rapfest Series 3 – Vado, Saigon & Rahzel Jr.

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The RapFest makes a triumphant return to the airwaves with the third episode of their well-received and highly anticipated cipher series.

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Video: MMG’s Gunplay Says Most Artists Are Fake; Hide Behind Their Music and more…

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Following his standout performance on the 2nd episode of The Rapfest, MMG’s Gunplay sat down with The Rapfest for their Studio Flow segment.

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Fly Visual: The RapFest | Mean 16: Cashflow

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As another week passes, The RapFest continue with the strong output of content as they released ‘Series 2’ of their cipher on MTV Jams last week featuring Gunplay of Maybach Music Group, Chris Webby and Nyck Caution of Pro Era. This week, they reveal another edition of their ‘Mean 16’ segment, this time showcasing Harlem, USA’s own Cashflow over Audio Jones’ production soundscape. With everything on the line, the young MC lets his skill set do the talking and shows why his name should be mentioned when discussing rap’s new crop of talent. Check it out below…

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The RapFest Series 2: Gunplay, Chris Webby & Nyck Caution [Fly Visual]

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After launching their premiere episode of The RapFest Ciphers last week on MTV Jams, there has been quite the buzz surrounding this new hip-hop platform, as fans and critics have been giving rave reviews!