Category Archives: Announcements

By J.Scott |

In case you needed a check-in update from some of the YLS boys, here you go.

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Bobby Woody Announces ‘Burn This City’ Cypher
By J.Scott |

It’s been a while since one of these cyphers has come around. Bobby Woody is starting it all back up. Watch the video for details.

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J-Dub Reveals ‘Insomnia’ Tracklist
By rapRISE |


With two weeks left for the release of his forthcoming album, Insomnia, J-Dub finally drops the full track listing for the project. Looks pretty meaty.

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J-Dub’s “Dancer” Single Cover/Video Release Date
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Tomorrow, J-Dub will release the video for the second single from his upcoming album ‘Insomnia‘. Based on this cover, we think guys will love this one.
See his last video for “Back In This” here.

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J-Dub To Premiere New Video
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Sporting one of our very own ‘I’m On The Rise’ RapRise shirts, J-Dub sets to release the video for his first single some time tomorrow. “Back In This” will be the first bit of music we will hear from his upcoming album ‘Insomnia,’ dropping 7/2/13.

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J-Dub Reveals Album Title/Cover Art & Release Date
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After the release of last year’s mixtape ‘The Captain,’ J-Dub has been promising a new album to be released this year. He now finally gives us our first look into the project. ‘Insomnia‘ drops July 2nd.

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Da Illest ‘Paradise’ Tracklist
By J.Scott |


‘Paradise’ is coming. Da Illest is making his final pushes before the release of his upcoming mixtape. Today he brings us the track listing.
Click the image above to see the full list.

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Johnny Jc Signs To L.M.E (Lone Music Entertainment)
By J.Scott |


Our boy Johnny Jc is the next to rise the ranks from consistent Riser to Hall Of Fame member, with his recent signing to Lone Music Entertainment. L.M.E. is a Florida-based label. We wish Johnny all of the best.

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The RapRise 2013 Rising Class Is…
By rapRISE |


Here we are again. It’s been just over a year now since our 2012 Rising Class was announced. XXL has now inducted their 2013 ‘Freshman Class’, so once again we must announce our list of artists to watch out for.
We thank you all for flooding the site and our Twitter account with your recommendations. As always, this wasn’t just based on a tally of votes. Here’s what our staff looked for in our Rising Class.

What we looked for:

  • Artists with strong or steadily growing fan bases.
  • Artists that know how to market themselves and also have marketability.
  • Creativity and content.
  • Artists who have had a presence on RapRise.
  • And finally, star power. Those artists that we at rR believe could/should be signed to major labels.

And’s 2013 Rising Class is…

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COMING SOON: 2013 Rising Class (VOTE NOW!)
By rapRISE |


So who do YOU think should make the ’2013 Rising Class’ list? Only 10 artists make the cut. Let us know in comments.
(See last year’s class.)

Fire away!

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  • What’s Your Name?

    Who are you? Really. Ask yourself that. The first step to making a presence is knowing who you are. The one thing that should always be consistent throughout your brand, (yes, you are a brand), is your name. Occasional name changes aside, your name always be the same. But when upcoming rapper, let’s call him “Kid Magic”, releases new music and his YouTube account calls him “K.I.D. Magic”, song title calls him “KidMagic”, Twitter calls him “Kiidd Magic”, and so on and so forth, how are his fans supposed to connect to his brand?
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  • Who's Next?

    Who will be the next Riser to join the Hall Of Fame?