JDrew Ticket Giveaway
By J.Scott |

Merry Christmas! For our gift to you, RapRise is giving away a pair of tickets to see JDrew live at The Terrace in Pasadena on Jan. 19th, 2012. See him perform songs from his upcoming mixtape ‘Class Act’ for the first time.
He will be performing alongside Jasmine V., Jinsu, Crown Holders, G-3, and more.

What you have to do:

  • Comment on this post letting us know how much you love JDrew and want to go to this show.
  • You have between 12/25 – 12/31 to enter.
  • You can comment as many times as you like to better your chances. So come back every day, several times a day!

One winner will be selected on or before Jan. 3rd, 2012.

Good luck!

(Tickets available at the door.)

**Travel not included. Winner must be able to transport themselves to the event.**

UPDATE: The winner is… Jeanette!


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RapRise.com Presents: JDrew’s ‘Class Act’ Mixtape Release Event
By J.Scott |

JDrew releases his third mixtape ‘Director’s Call Presents: Class Act‘ on Jan. 3rd, 2012. On Jan. 19th RapRise.com will be hosting his release concert.
You won’t want to miss this!

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE (Online tickets sold out. Purchase tickets at the door.)

Performances include:
G-3, Crown Holders, Jinsu, Jasmine V., and JDrew

$10 entry at the door
Jan. 19, 2012
Doors open at 8:00pm


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BEHIND THE SCENES: JDrew’s “Class Act” Video Shoot
By J.Scott |

Last night, RapRise was on set for JDrew‘s video shoot for “Class Act” featuring Briana Jean. This is the first single from his highly anticipated upcoming mixtape of the same name. The entire team EGO was on set, along with several other artists, including: Jasmine V., AJ Wils, Crown Holders, LyriX, Jinsu, and more. From what we saw, this video is going to be one for the books.

Keep reading for more from the shoot.

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NEW VIDEO: JDrew “Take Care” ft. Briana Jean & Chid Mike
By J.Scott |

JDrew definitely took the back seat in this cover of Drake and Rihanna’s latest. It’s almost hard to still call it his song. But he let Chid Mike and Briana Jean get their shine on. I bet he’s proud of them. He still goes in at the end.

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NEW MUSIC: AJ Wils “See What U Got” ft. JDrew
By J.Scott |

We first heard this collaboration back at the ‘Generation NeXt 2011‘ event. AJ Wils has finally officially released his track featuring JDrew.

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Behind The Scenes: Crown Holders, JDrew, & LyriX ‘AMAs Gifting Suites’
By rapRISE |

This crew has been flooding our timeline today. Now Crown Holders have dropped off some behind the scenes footage of their first day at the AMA gifting suites with JDrew and LyriX. Watch as they rehearse, pray, clown around, and perform. These guys all really get along. It’s no wonder they’ve started to call themselves ‘The Real Freshman Class’.

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JDrew & Crown Holders Perform “Gravity/Got To Have It”
By rapRISE |

JDrew and Crown Holders performed two of their collaborative songs at the GBK Rock N’ Royalty gifting suites for the 2011 AMAs. Both of these songs will be featured in JDrew’s upcoming mixtape, ‘Class Act‘. Here is a highlight from one of their performances.

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JDrew & G-3 Perform “Underrated Underdog”
By rapRISE |

JDrew performed a couple of sets this past weekend at the GBK ‘Rock N’ Royalty’ gifting suites for the 2011 AMAs. He invited our staff along to capture some of the madness. In this clip he and G-3 debut their new song “Underrated Underdog”.

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GBK’s AMA’s “Rock N’ Royalty’ Lounge
By rapRISE |

This past Sunday was the AMAs. But the festivities lasted the entire weekend. On Friday and Saturday, RapRise was invited to the GBK Productions gifting suite. We were able to catch performances from the only hip hop acts to perform at the event: JDrew, Crown Holders, LyriX, and G-3. All familiar faces to our site, so we were glad that we could catch them in action. They are starting to call themselves ‘The real freshman class’. After what we saw, we might have to agree.

Keep reading to see more pictures from the event.

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NEW VIDEO: JDrew “Business & Pleasure”
By J.Scott |

It’s kind of ironic that JDrew reps ‘EGO’, but is far from conceited. That is fully expressed here in his video for “Business & Pleasure”. He even gets the respect from other artists that he works with. You can see that in the intro and outro clips from Crown Holders.

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