Blaze Battle: Final Round
Hosted by: KRS-ONE
Commentary by: Doug E. Fresh
Before there was Beef, there was the Blaze MC Battle!
Hip Hop is a true cultural phenomenon. Born out of this global movement
are 4-key elements. The B-Boy, the Graffiti Artist, the DJ, and...the MC.
urbanWorks now brings you the 5th...the Blaze Battle. Filmed in New
York City - the birthplace of Hip Hop - and aired on HBO in 2000, the
Blaze Battle World Championship pit sixteen top freestyle MCs in an
all out competition for prizes and the ultimate title of Blaze Battle
World Champion. The result?
16 hungry MCs in an all out lyrical war for money, power, & respect in the rap
game. The Blaze Battle World Championship was created for hip-hop's
top freestyle MCs to put their lyrical skills to the ultimate test with an audience
of their peers deciding who's best. Local battles were held in New York, Detroit,
Atlanta, Chicago and Orlando. These winners, along with top contenders from
past Blaze Battles, stepped into the NYC arena for this final competition. The
event's audience of Hip Hop fans, industry reps and underground Hip Hop
purists determined the winners in each round leading to the final round,
where one MC will reign supreme. Blaze Battle World Championship has
garnered national and international promenence as Hip Hop's premier
competitive MC event.
Hip Hop icon KRS-ONE is the evening's host. His superior rhyme skills
and commitment to educating the global community about Hip Hop culture
has earned him worldwide respect for over fourteen years. KRS hosted the
first Blaze Battle and has been a strong supporter since. Also, appearing
will be the original MC Doug E. Fresh. His career has spanned 20 years
since his days on stage as an inventive and ground breaking MC in the
storytelling tradition. His brash duets with partner Slick Rick brought him
16 MCs, 8 Battles, 1 Mic....you be the judge!