"KILL THE PAD" CHALLENGE WEEK #9 - SPONSORED BY SMA ( This is a DSound Community Initiative )

in #killthepad4 years ago (edited)

Artwork by @scuzzy

What is Kill The Pad Challenge?

Kill The Pad challenge is a weekly topical text based rap competition for SBD. Why am I starting a text based rap initiative? We have many creative writers in the hip hop community. One doesn't have to get onto the mic to show their prowess with lyricism. This will benefit the less experienced and the more experienced alike. Topicals are always a good exercise. It's all about elevating together, learning from each other, and growing as an artist.


This challenge is sponsored by the SMA. If you are a musician, singer, song writer, rapper, or musically inclined in any way, head over there and connect with other musicians! An invite button is at the bottom of the post.


This contest is made with help of @dsound so I can not thank enough for this beautiful initiative. Dsound is a platform connected to Steemit that allows you to upload your music and sounds in a similar fashion like Soundcloud. Make sure to join Dsound Discord channel here.

  • Upvote & Resteem this post - Shows you support this initiative and not just here for the SBD.
  • Every Sunday will be the announcement, then on Saturday will announce the winners.
  • Make a post on Steemit with your lyrics, with the first tag as #killthepad and post it here.
  • No shorter than 16 bars(lines) and no longer than 48 bars
  • Has to be submitted no later than Saturday at 3 A.M. EST. (that's early Saturday morning / late Friday night)

This weeks topic is: Peace

I was listening to a podcast yesterday and one of the guests said something to the extent of "People scoff at religion and spirituality because they elicit emotions. It takes real courage to let yourself feel those emotions"... That is some serious paraphrasing, but that's gist of it. The guest's words had a profound impact on me, which I'll go into later on a post, but I have had such an overwhelming peace about myself since then, and it's amazing.

I think we've all experienced profound peace in one aspect or another, and think it would be a great topic for further introspection.

This, for now, is the guaranteed prize. Just know that these prizes will fluctuate with sponsorships, upvotes, etc. Some weeks will be much better than others..

1st place winner = 1+ SBD + 20 Points in Steem Music League

2nd place winner = ?? SBD + 15 Points in Steem Music League

3rd place winner = ?? SBD + 10 Points in Steem Music League

Remember, this is a rap competition. While most rap can be considered poetry, most poetry wouldn't be considered rap. If you are a poet, don't worry, do what you do. I will try to leave critiques for every entry and let you know what could be improved upon, if anything.

DO NOT POST LYRICS ON THIS PAGE. Please put them in your own post and the just post the link here. Thanks!!

Are you a music creator or just love music?

Steem Music Alliance. Singers, producers, everything.


Hey man, I gotta say this is a great initiative. I've always liked rhymes and this gave me the inspiration to get some written out on the pad. Here's my entry.

Kill the Pad | Peace through Unity

Thanks for hosting this rap contest that anyone can be a part of.

Hey, thanks bro! And it's not problem, I really enjoy putting this on for people. I always look forward to reading these dope verses, for sure.

Hell yea man... Weren't lying about getting back on the active train, all over the place!! Can't wait to check this out my dude!

Thank you for sharing but it's not for me because im not good at rhyming the things and rap too
hope it will help other rapper steemians to grow..

Resteemed it so more people can hear you

Thanks dude, and no one is good at rhyming until they give it a shot ;)... It's all about growing my dude!

Really appreciate that resteem!

You are welcome dude :) :)

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