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RapHappy was an online hip-hop community site with social networking aspects that let users record their rap sessions and submit them directly to the website.[1] The site had functionality for collaboration between artists, rating and commenting on submissions, and participating in competitions for the chance to collect cash and other prizes.[1] It was also be used as a self-promotion tool for aspiring musicians, a communication tool for recording private audio messages for friends, or as an artistic medium.[2]

New York City based RapHappy made its debut in September 2007, after winning the MTVu and Cisco sponsored contest 'Digital Incubator'.


  1. ^ a b "mtvU and Cisco Award $100,000 Digital Incubator Grant to Student-Developed RapHappy.com". Press Release. Cisco. 29 October 2007. Archived from the original on 19 July 2008. Retrieved 6 December 2007.
  2. ^ "MTV, Cisco drop 100K on rapping social net, RapHappy". CNET News. 29 October 2007.

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