WHAT: Red Bull EmSee is an invitation-only battle series designed to find the best freestyle rappers in the country and give them a national platform to show their skills and earn acclaim. This year’s eight-city tour stops in Philadelphia at the Traocadero Theater with The Trill OG: Bun B playing master of ceremonies. East Coast rap legends Redman and Philly’s own Schoolly D will be doing double duty and judges and performers. The winner of the Philly qualifier will advance to the finals in Atlanta this fall where he’ll vie for the national championship and an opportunity to record with a headlining producer of his choice. Other East Coast MC’s will have one more chance to represent on the mic when the Red Bull EmSee tour hits Boston in Sept. For information on other Red Bull EmSee tour stops, please visit www.redbullusa.com/emsee.
Red Bull EmSee’s innovative battle format challenges MCs to bring the true freestyle spirit back by adding a twist to the conventional head-to-head clash. During the competition, MCs are posed with a variety of challenges designed to showcase their technique, creativity and dexterity. In addition to spitting flows over beats and a capella, MCs are challenged to come up with hard-hitting verses straight off the dome based on visual cues and themes text messaged to screen by the judges and audience.
“The format of the challenge forces you to stick to the true essence of freestyling, which I think gives it freshness and definite authenticity,” said reigning Red Bull EmSee National Champion, Fowl.
WHO: Host: Bun B
Judging and Performances by: Redman, Schoolly D and Joell Ortiz
WHERE: Trocadero Theater
1003 Arch Street
WHEN: August 25, 2011
Show: 10: 30pm
Ages 18+, Free before 11pm. $10 at the door after.
DIGITAL: Website: www.redbullusa.com/emsee
Twitter: #rbemsee @redbullphilly