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Rilgood wins The Deli's Year End Poll HIP HOP/OTHER Open Submissions

Rilgood spits raps like he's furious with the microphone. In “Flying Pig Theory” he boasts, “lookin’ at my rhymebook is like lookin’ at Medusa.” Indeed, his stony perspective reflects a cold and hard world and the gravelly character of his voice defies his youthful look and carries the weight of his sentiments like a freighter full of masonry. Between verses in “Flying Pig Theory” he speaks against degenerating rap values, but his raps don’t necessarily deviate from the familiar themes of guns, alcohol, misogyny and the deadly “rules of the game.” In “Chinese Chess” from the “Great Expectations” mixtape, he falls into step with Public Enemy and N.W.A. saying, “We don’t really rap, we just recollect the facts.” However, he might have to turn down his swagger a smidge if he really wants those facts to be heard.

The full results for the NYC Year End Poll's HIP HOP/OTHER submissions are here.


Deli Best of NYC 2013 - Open Submission Results for HIP HOP/OTHER

Here are more results related to the open submissions for our Best of NYC 2013 Poll for Emerging Artists - this is the HIP-HOP/OTHER category.

Not a lot of submissions in this category but some really quality artists, check them out!

Total submissions in this category: 9

Artists Qualified to the next stage (Readers' Poll, starting around 01.15):

1. Rilgood - 7.66
2. Greg Banks - 7.5

Honorable Mentions (scores above 6.5):

Joel (aka MaG), HASINA, Brittany Campbell, Jesse Fischer, Empire Beats.

Jurors: Ben Tledo (Deli Portland), Jordannah Elizabeth (Deli SF Bay), Jason Grimste (Deli NYC)

Stay tuned for more results, and then for the readers' poll.

The Deli's Staff

Politically charged Hip Hop from Brooklyn - Rilgood

New music from Brooklyn's own Rilgood. The song "Corruptor" is New School Boom-Bap Rap produced by Kechphrase. This song will appear on the mixtape "Kingdom" out summer 13'. The song is inspired by the corruption going on for years in Rilgood's native country Nigeria. Rilgood wears the hat of the corruptor and cuts through this Jazzy sampled back drop with some menacing bars. The song is a balance of intellect and swagger. Check out also the artist's most popular song "God Bless America." - Jack McGovern

This band submitted their music for coverage here.


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