What it do Steemians!!!!
I'm really excited to write my write up for the #rapchallenge this week. There were some really great entries submitted yesterday and to show my appreciation I'm going to do the same thing I did last week. Author rewards from this post will be paid out directly to the contents via chainbb.com created by the awesome steemian @jesta.
Scoring and Payout Percentage
At lot of steemian like myself don't have cool video editing capabilities. This does give you a bit of an edge when posting on your own blog. It also adds some flavor to the rap challenge and gets out of the "crappy quality videos" as @kaykunoichi no nicely put it. To ensure a level playing field I will be judging these entries based based on lyrics, delivery, flow and energy. Scoring is as follows:
🎙️🎙️🎙️🎙️🎙️ - Awesome
🎙️🎙️🎙️🎙️ - Exceptional
🎙️🎙️🎙️ - Noteworthy
🎙️🎙️ - Average
🎙️ - Needs Work
This week we saw some regulars come back into the fray along with some newcomers. In my view we have a lot of talented MC's from all over the globe. There were 12 artist that submitted entries this week so I will be distributing over 80% of the author rewards from this post directly to the artist. I'm going to go through these entries in the order that I viewed them
This weeks entries
@yakuhi- Link to Blog Post 🎙️🎙️🎙️🎙️
It's nice to see a veteran of the rap challenge decide to bless us with some bars this week. To be honest this entry really surprised me. Usually you have a laid back flow but you came hard this week!!! The word play was on point and you rode the beat all the way out of dodge. Somone or somthing lit a fire up under you!! Enjoyed your entry as always. Much respect!!
@scribblingwilly- Link to Blog Post 🎙️🎙️🎙️🎙️
I can tell from your lyrics that you feel like an underdog but you came correct this week!!! I really got to give it to you man!!! I already see an improvement in the way that you spit. Your lyrics are good and it seems that you have been working on your delivery. I know you're from ireland and sometime the accent might be a bit hard for people to understand but I heard you loud and clear this week!! Much props and much respect for taking the time out to enter.
@enginewitty- Link to Blog Post 🎙️🎙️🎙️🎙️
I think this might be my favorite from you so far. I like how you integrate the crypto philosophy into your rhymes. You brought that gritty flow as usual !!! I like the energy that you put into your delivery. You definitely have your own sound. It's great to see you back and much respect for entering the challenge this week. Shout out to your biggest fan @jaynie. You really should consider hiring her as your hype man, I mean hype woman.
@mickeymic- Link to Blog Post 🎙️🎙️🎙️🎙️🎙️
My man mickey came correct as usual!!! You always have some cool visuals and your bars were nice!!! I like that your lyrics are not typical and you try to touch on more deeper concepts. The"lyrical sorcerer" definitely blessed us with some dopeness this week!!! I think you have move to becoming a veteran of the rap challenge. Much respect and thanks for taking part.
@kenentertainment- Link to Blog Post 🎙️🎙️🎙️
We got a newcomer that spit some really dope lyrics. I have a feeling that your are from the west coast by your flow. I couldn't find your blog post at first but then i saw that you posted it four days ago. You should try to do it the day of to get more exposure and visibility. I had to ding you on the energy which was one of the main lessons that I learned from doing the challenge in the past. You got to get people to rock with ya and being the energy up a notch can make a big difference. Thanks for taking the time out to compete and much respect to ya.
@privat- Link to Blog Post 🎙️🎙️🎙️🎙️🎙️
Another new comer from the other side of the globe is spitting that Elon Musk rap!!! Your accent actually complimented your rap style in my opinion. You bought a little bit of cosmonaut comedy to your rhymes along with some more deeper subjects. Thanks for blessing us with your talent and message. I hope to see you more here in the future. Keep on keeping it real!!!
@nevies- Link to Blog Post 🎙️🎙️🎙️
Being a newcomer to the rap challenge is a bit of a challenge in itself. Your flow isn't really in line with the type of stuff I like to listen to but it was a decent nonetheless. You could have had a bit more energy when delivering your bars but overall I think you gave it a good effort. Much respect for taking time out to enter the rap challenge.
@opinizeunltd- Link to Blog Post 🎙️🎙️🎙️🎙️
Your profile looks familiar so I'm not sure if you are a newcomer to the rap challenge. Regardless your lyrics were on point and your delivery was also on par with the beat. Your energy was a little low but I equated that to you chillin in your car. Thanks for dropping some bars this week for the rap challenge. I hope to see more from you in the future. Much respect!!
@benja- Link to Blog Post 🎙️🎙️🎙️🎙️🎙️
Welcome back my friend!! I think you have submitted to the challenge before back when I was a contestant. This week was no exception and you rode the beat like a pro. I really like your flow on this entry and the energy was also there as well. Mad props for blessing us with some fantastic rhymes. You're definitely making a name for yourself here.
@bigpay- Link to Blog Post 🎙️🎙️🎙️🎙️🎙️
My man miggie is starting to become a mainstay in the rap challenge. I enjoy the extra length that you go to edit your videos and usually you bring a bit of humor to your rhymes. This week you decided to change it up and talk about the issues that are facing the U.S right now. I think this was a really cool entry and the imagery was awesome as well. Keep up pushing out that awesome content!!!
@nsosin- Link to Blog Post 🎙️🎙️🎙️
Welcome to the rap challenge!! Looks like you decided to enter during your daily commute. Your rhymes were decent as you were touching on some current issues that are facing the U.S right now. Your energy was pretty low but I equate that to being on the bus while spitting your rhyme. Thanks for taking time out of your day to enter the challenge.
@geechidan- Link to Blog Post 🎙️🎙️🎙️🎙️🎙️
The elephant sound in the beginning caught me by surprise as I wasn't expecting it. Also your video was pretty dark so I wasn't able to see you but regardless it looks like your are done playing games. You went H.A.M on your entry this week!!! You referenced that you took it light on your last entry which made me laugh. Flow and delivery were on point!! Much respect for blessing us with some bars.
This was a really hard this week to judge and write reviews for all 12 entries. As we speak my daughter is bugging me to get off this computer and entertain her. I had to go back and play a lot of videos more than once to get a sense of who came out on top. I do have a biased when it comes to music in general and I definitely have some favorites that I tend to lean towards.
I try not to let my biases influence me when judging. I think it is important to remain as objective as possible when doing these reviews. I also enjoy giving back what was given to me as far the rap challenge is concerned.
I tried to give everyone 7% of the author payout as shown below
However I got the following message...
So I'll only give payout to 8 entries based on scoring. The ones that are not included will be given boosters/whaleshare upvotes on their submission blogs based on the payout that this post gets. The new payout structure is as follows:
From my judging there are a couple of entries that are currently tied in my opinion. Now it's up to @rondonson and @slickhustler007 to give their input and decide who takes the crown. I want to thank all of the artist that took time out of their lives to create entries for this weeks content.
I am also looking to do some collabs with artist on steemit so if you got a beat and an idea I'm all ears. I'm on whaleshares and minnowbooster discord so hit me up. I got a lot going on so I might not hit you back right away but I will eventually. If you made it this far thanks for reading and as always keep steemin!!!
Shoutout to @adsactly, @papa-pepper and @decentralized for your past and present support!!!