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Jay Kila
24, Upper East Side
Sound: “East Coast lyrical-type stuff. That real hip-hop that hits you right in the face and makes you say, ‘Wow, this kid can spit.’ ”
Sample lyrics: “Flows exceptional, abilities professional / I’m killin’ beats, leaving all they facilities correctional.”
Career status: The Dalton and Stanford alum runs GiftRapped.com, offering customized rap songs.
How’d it go? “Most of the people were just looking down into their phones, pretending not to hear me—although one dude did say that he dug my style.”


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