In 2017, we held several undisclosed recordings where a number of Artists seized the opportunity to compete and be crowned a VitalGroundz Senior. We salute them all. However, there could only be ten.
Below is the list of Artist who were exclusively selected for our 1st Annual Senior Class (Freestyle links):
1st ANNUAL SENIOR CLASS FREESTYLEZ - TEASER
SENIOR CLASS 2018-19
Forty-five years ago they never thought, "Hip Hop could take it this far"...
Hip Hop is now irrefutably "the most dominate genre" in music as per Nielsen. Without waiver - while remaining youthful and rebellious in many forms, Hip Hop has entered the realm of longevity, where our elders face a balance with our youth who were raised in the same genre.
Whats special about that? It's official that Hip Hop is no longer just "A Young Mans Sport". It is VitalGroundz' mission to continue pushing the bar by creating cooperative situations that ensure "Vitality" and eliminates the concept of "Ageism".
We have created a lane for Artists who’ve been honing their skills for years, whether independently or paying dues in various ways… The Senior Class has arrived!!!
Must be 30+ in age
Must be skilled in Lyrics, Content and Wordplay.
Must have *Active Social Media accounts with *Active Organic Followers.
Must have at least 3 releases under their belt (Singles, Albums or Mixtapes).
Must have at least 1 music video with a minimum of 3K views.
*Active = Consistent usage, engagements and interactions.
Must perform 2 separate acappella freestyles under 1 minute each.
Must also perform in a group cypher with DJ over music.
Must be able to travel to New York City for video recordings.