Emcee Olympics

January 21, 2012

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Urbanized Music's Amina and Coolout. Photo by Kinga.

Hosted by Urbanized Music's Amina and Coolout, founders of Chicago's Hip-Hop Heritage Month, the Emcee Olympics is a NOT a traditional battle. Rather, it is a competition testing ALL the skills an emcee should have: freestyle, bar writing, crowd participation, and more. Emcees needed to prepare a 16-bar verse AND a whole song (bring a beat for your song or we will provide one for you) AND engage in several skill challenges. No homophobic, sexist, or racist language allowed. The winning emcee earned two hours of professional recording time at the WBEZ Performance Studio. Elevate!

Recorded Saturday, January 21, 2012 at Metro.