Live Music




Presented by Sellassie

Kick-Off: Monday December 18, 2017 and resumes Every Monday starting January 8, 2018

The Airliner 

2419 N Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90031

8 pm, 21+

Artist Registration + Info: 818-293-8079

Tickets:  $10

Los Angeles, CA:   Sellassie and The Rap Contest announce their new event series at The Airliner Club called, "The 4-Elements Strikes Back; A Live Hip-Hop Experience!"  This series kicks off on December 18, 2017 and resumes every Monday starting January 8, 2018 and will feature the hottest breakdancing crews, lyrical rappers, up and coming DJs, hip-hop trivia contests with prizes, graffiti artists and painters, a live band plus Cypher, independent artist listening parties, invited industry professionals, and it will be streamed LIVE WORLDWIDE. 

The 4-Elements show is in effort to create and maintain a positive and safe space for patrons to enjoy and appreciate the four elements of hip-hop and the art form’s contributions to pop culture that we love so dearly, LIVE ON STAGE!  We plan to have the entire Los Angeles music community excited about this one of a kind show, that will appeal to everyone who loves the art of Rap; the art of DJing, Graffiti art and live painting, and the cardboard spinning, pop locking movement called breakdancing! Bring your dancing shoes every Monday; you’re going to need them!

About our sister series The Rap Contest: 

The Rap Contest is an original song competition series started in 2010 by Sellassie and co-founder Gina Gallo. The Rap Contest is a fast-paced song competition for upcoming hip-hop artists to showcase original material, perform live on stage and compete for a cash prize. The event is a platform for independent hip-hop artists and has showcased some of the top local artists in LA!   The Rap Contest has been produced in 20 cities across America; including Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Berkeley, Chicago, Washington D.C., Atlanta, Austin, Houston, Orlando & Seattle. The Rap Contest has produced 116 successful shows since 2010 and has awarded over $92,000 in cash prizes to our fellow hip-hop community. 

 About Sellassie:

The Rap Contest creator, host and producer Sellassie, is a higherground hip-hop artist; he is a social justice activist, entrepreneur, event producer and political hip hop pioneer.  He has carved his niche as a leading progressive voice in Bay Area & Regional hip-hop, and as a force in bringing independent artists together. Sellassie is proof that there are young black artists that makes music that is creative, hard edged while positive and smart.  His commitment to his message stands firm, while his charismatic presence is evidence that not every rapper raps negatively, glorifying drugs, guns, money or their ego.  Sellassie also works with many social, political and youth based initiatives. Sellassie is grounded; confident and a refreshing emcee in an industry plagued with commercialism, materialism, negativity and drama.   Sellassie utilizes his music and events as a vehicle for social change and inspiration, and he regularly states that he “wants to be in the history books, not the pop charts.”

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Sellassie has shared the stage with many great artists;  Rakim, Saul Williams, KRS-One, The Goodie Mob, Mos Def, Sly and Robbie, Vieux Farka Toure, dead prez, Redman and Method Man, Michael Franti and Spearhead, Ziggy Marley, Alanis Morissette, Raekwon, The Indigo Girls, Radio Active, Rebelution, Warren Haynes, Goapele, The Hieroglyphics, Mr. FAB, Camp Lo, Pharoahe Monch, Ise Lyfe, Namkha Rinpoche,  Medusa, One Block Radius, Lyrics Born, Kev Choice, Martin Luther, Silk-E, The Mighty San Quinn, The Jacka, The Husalah, Bayonics,  Zion I, Rah Digga, Rappin 4-Tay, Jelly Bread, Vinnie Paz, Keith Murray, Richie Rich, 2Mex and Jennifer Johns among hundreds independent artists.






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