This Rapper Proves ‘The Four’ Isn’t Just For Singers [VIDEO]
In 2018, a rapper named Rell Jerv impressed the judges on The Four: Battle for Stardom. His audition proved that there’s a place for hip-hop on talent competition shows.
“I feel sorry for anybody that’s standing in my way,” Rell said before his audition. Check out his performance below, and find out if the judges chose to let him challenge one of The Four.
Rapper Rell Jerv Auditions For ‘The Four’
When asked how he felt about going up against singers, Rell Jerv told the judges, “I feel like that’s a tough challenge. But at the end of the day, I’m here to do what I gotta do. My kids gotta eat.”
Rell went on to perform a song called “Pools.” The audience applauded him, and the judges appeared to enjoy Rell’s performance. Afterward, Meghan Trainor complimented his “breath control” and praised him as a songwriter.
“Real artists do what you just did. And you did you,” music executive Charlie Walk told Rell. Diddy told him that he could hear the influence of other rappers, but said he did hear Rell’s personality for part of the performance.
The judges all voted yes to let Rell challenge one of the artists in The Four. “Take God in your heart and make the best decision,” Diddy told him about choosing which artist to challenge.
Who Did Rell Jerv Decide To Challenge?
Rell chose to challenge Cheyenne Elliott for a place in The Four. There had been controversy about Cheyenne’s seat, because her grandmother is Dionne Warwick, and some thought this was why she got through.
Cheyenne performed “Wrecking Ball” by Miley Cyrus. Rell then took the stage to perform an original song called “I Own It.” It was up to the audience to vote for which artist they wanted to see move on.
The audience chose Rell, meaning he took Cheyenne’s place in The Four. However, he ended up being eliminated the next week after losing a challenge to fellow rapper Nick Harrison.
“One night does not define me as an artist,” Rell said as he left the show. He’s continued to pursue music, releasing a single called “Welp!” earlier this year.