#RapOnTheRun: 2014 Greensboro Marathon Review (Video) #GreensboroMarathon #RunChat

Well y’all my 2014 race season is officially over. Last Saturday I ran and finished the 2014 Greensboro Marathon. The 26.2 mile race was my 2nd attempt and I’m thankful to have finished in 6:35:24 (6 hours, 35 minutes, 24 seconds). Back in March of this year I finished the Tobacco Road Marathon in 6:53 (6 hours, 53 minutes). The Greensboro Marathon was extremely hilly. So even with the hills, I still managed to complete the course with an 18 minute improvement from the last marathon.

2014 was the 2nd year for the Greensboro Marathon. The race expo was on Friday October 17 at the Greensboro Cultural Center right in the middle of downtown. There were three floors of vendors and sponsor tables. I usually don’t get excited about expos. My goal is always to get in and out as fast as possible. I’m not one of those runners who go to expos to hang out, look for new gear or buy products. The race expo included a full schedule of lectures, from course tips to training gear demos. While breezing through the expo, I did take a moment to check out the Flow Audi table and read about the 2014 Thunder Road Marathon taking place in Charlotte next month. The only thing that stood out to me at the expo was how friendly and engaging the lady at the Flow Audi table was.

I knew the Greensboro Marathon was going to be extremely hilly. Back in March I told y’all about my challenge of getting leaner and faster [READ: #RapOnTheRun: I Need To Run Faster, I Need To Get Leaner]. I’ve learned that the leaner you are, the fast you go. So  I’d been checking out the race elevation map all Summer and added in extra hill training whenever possible. Funny thing is, it was my first time really taking time to try and understand an elevation map. Reading an elevation map, driving the course and actually running it are three totally different experiences. Shawty, this race was one of the toughest I’ve ever ran!

#RapOnTheRun: 2014 Greensboro Marathon Review #GreensboroMarathon #RunChat

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Mantiz (@Mantiz86) Ft. Jetsons —“She Say”

Mantiz (@Mantiz86) Ft. Jetsons -- "She Say"

Elgin, South Carolina’s Mantiz just premiered his new single “She Say”, which features fellow SC native Jetsons on the hook.

“She Says”is also produced by Mantiz and will be appearing on his forthcoming EP, #ThankYouForListening, set to drop later this year. This is the first I’ve heard of Jetsons, definitely looking forward to checking out more of his material.

“She Say”–

Run That Back:
Mantiz — ’27’ (Mixtape).

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FatRat Da Czar (@FatRatDsCzar) &NewSC (@NewSuccessCult) —“Celebration”(Video) #NewSC

FatRat Da Czar (@FatRatDsCzar) &NewSC -- "Celebration"(Video)

Underground South Carolina’s FatRat Da Czar has become known for his work in helping push hip hop culture in SC forward in different ways. He’s an integral part of Columbia’s annual Hip­ Hop Family Day and an engineer at The Boom Room Recording Studio.

FatRat’s latest endeavor is a new South Carolina Hip-Hop Collective, New SC. NewSC is short for New Success Culture and is a collective of the 4 solo artists: Cole Connor, Chadd Downing, Perfect G and Ran Bruce along with the group Grand Royal.

#NewSC will be releasing a joint project next week, titled New Success Culture. The venture is executive produced by FatRat and hosted by DJ Cannon Banyon and The Empire. The #NewSC collective will be hosting listening parties and shows at several venues across SC in the coming weeks, from Columbia to Charleston.

Y’all can hit the jump to watch the “Celebration”video. The lyricism displayed by all artists is pretty dope. Y’all can also find more details about the various events down below.

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FatRat Da Czar — “Fat Rat” (Video).

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Elevator Jay (@ElevatorJay) —“Doin Us”

Elevator Jay (@ElevatorJay) --

Charlotte, NC’s Elevator Jay hops in an old school Pontiac and bends a couple of corners around the city in a new laid back video for his latest single “Doin Us”.

So far, 2014 has seen several Elevator Jay singles, a couple of guest appearances and a slew of shows across NC. Hopefully we’ll get an EP announcement before the end of the year.

Y’all can take a listen to Elevator Jay’s “Doin Us”below or hit the jump to watch the video. The track is produced by Justin Aswell with video direction by Anthony Supreme.

“Doin Us”–

Run That Back:
Stranger Day Ft. Elevator Jay &Lotta — “All In Together Now” (Video).

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