Friday November 28th we held the EOW MC Challenge of Champions at Southpaw in Brooklyn, USA. It was an amazing night for all lovers of hip hop. Not only were we there to rock the Challenge, but we had to give the fans a dope line up of artists as well. Once the doors opened, DJ Calabrass warmed up the crowd a slew of classics, and some obscure gems. All the pre-show hype had New York buzzing, and before we knew it, we had a full house.
3 Kings jumped off the show as usual, with a hot intro set, getting the crowd worked up and making sure they were ready to get live.
First up, was a special set by the EOW:UK All Stars. DJ Snuff, the founder of EOW:UK brought along Kingpin (EOW:UK Host) and a few UK Challenge winners, Dubbledge and Jack Flash.
Next up was the AOK Collective, and Fresh Daily, P.Casso and Nola Darling showed why they they are making waves.
Jess Jamez Figueroa then jumped up to showcase some new material off his upcoming album. Jess brings so much energy and charisma on stage, you know why EOW is behind this cat 110% and ready to blast his new album everywhere.
Kay-M and Ill Answer rocked, and got busy.
Svengali Brothers (Iron Solomon and Vanguard) took the stge and murdered it.
Then the Challenge!
Nems, Final Outlaw, and Hassan Salaam came with some real fire, but in the end it came down to Mogoose and Dirty Mac. The score was so close we had to go to the rarely used 6th round, which is the Freestlye Grab Bag/Beat Juggling/Cipher Skills combo round. Dudes basically have to use the grab bag while the DJ is switching up beats and trade four bars with eachother. Ridiculous.
In the end, there can only be one, and Dirty Mac earned it.
We’ll be flying him out to London in February to compete in the World Championship against the champs from the UK, France, Germany, Brazil, Argentina, Spain and New Zealand.
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To wrap the show up, we brought out Charles Hamilton who fired off some his very much talked about songs, and then called out to the crowd for MCs to join him on stage, and went in for a massive power cipher.
It was another great night for EOW!
Also big up to our guest judges for the night:
Crazy Legs, Emskee and Pumpkinhead