Today I commemorate a year since my ZONEZ V.4 #Best16Challenge where I put a call out for rapper to share their best 16 bars over my beat from ZONEZ V.4: LOVE ME LOUDER (suzianalogue.bandcamp.com/album/zonez-v-4
) , by sharing the raw audio of raps from myself & the fire rhymers who spit verses on the beat, never before shared in audio form.
This rap challenge is meant to highlight the various identities in rap across the world from many communities. Even in 2020, the rap industry overall allows for just a limited view of real people who rap with quality and passion outside the framework of the commercial industry expectations. Rap is a deep cultural tradition outside of just charts and sales.
My hope with sharing so many different artists over one beat is that we can champion wordsmiths beyond industry standards.
These tracks are raw audio, and this is a pay as you wish offering, however; please heavily consider supporting the artistry that goes into this all! And do yourself a favor & follow all of these amazing artists!
p.s. - if you want to add a verse, upload yours to Instagram and tag #ZONEZBest16 !
released October 2, 2020