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PRESENTED BY JON RAY
Four years ago, ZEALE blasted into the national freestyle rap scene as a finalist in Ohio's Scribblejam (Yes - the same one that gave Eminem his first break), and since then has obliterated artists in competitions such as the 2007 World Rap Championship in New York and 2010 Redbull "Emsee." He's performed on notable tours and showcases with artists such as Talib Kweli, KRS One, NAS, Lil Wayne, Drake, Matisyahu and Jason Mraz. And he's the master of mixtapes.
As soon as ZEALE exploded onto the underground music and hip hop scene, he began cranking out title after title such as Black Album, Group Therapy and The Microphone of Time. Following his previous success, ZEALE released Haterz & Robotz, and received critical acclaim and heavy rotation on Austin's 101X and Texas college radio airwaves. For his next release, Robot Radio EP, ZEALE transformed his sound with a heavy mix of electronic that pushed the boundaries of his previous body of work.
There is no doubt that ZEALE is a master of his craft. His sound has evolved into a powerful combination of hip hop, rock, dance, electronic, and interactive video gaming, and in his newest release, DISASTERKRFT, he pays homage to the great electronic duo, MSTRKRFT, by remixing it with ZEALE's hip hop swagger. DISASTERKRFT, featuring a track with Houston rapper, Fat Tony, contains some of ZEALE's most dynamic lyrics to date and takes his brand of hip hop to a whole new level.
ZEALE's previous performances consist of SXSW including the Rolling Stone Showcase, Fun Fun Fun Fest 2008, ACL Festival 2009 as a guest performer, Miami Music Festival 2010, and is scheduled to perform at SXSW in 2011.
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