Lyrical Showdown

Posted by:  Basement Elevation Entertainment


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Sign me up - I'm ready for battle. Bring it on!

The time has come for you to display your skills at Lyrical Showdown! Join the battle for the pride, the respect, the cash, or because you know you got what it takes to win!

Select from the DJ Scratch Battles, MC Battle or Poppin' Battles:

DJ Turntable Scratch Battles

Have you mastered your turntable skills?

General Rules:

  • For The Winner: $100 cash Grand Prize*
  • Bring your own turntables and mixer
  • Bring your own needles
  • Bring your own headphones
  • Bring ample vinyl for competition
  • The showcase round will be 3 minutes judged by points.
  • If you are selected to the final round it will be another 3 minute battle.
  • Top 2 by points advance to the finals by 3 judges on categories: Technical, Programming, Accuracy, Stage Presence, Crowd Response.
  • Sets will be timed to 3 minutes. No countdowns, your 3 minute set
    must be on point!

MC Battles

Think you have lyrical flow?

General Rules:

  • For The Winner: $250 cash Grand Prize*
  • Timed battles
  • Process of bracket elimination for Top MC's by experienced judges
  • Prelims take place the day of the event to select the Top MC's
  • No physical contact in battles or you may be disqualified
  • Rude/sexual gestures are frowned upon, but not totally prohibited.
  • Use good judgment, if it's out of line, it may affect how the judges decide
  • Judged on stage presence, originality, skills, flow, and some crowd reaction.
  • Overall, have fun, represent to the best of your ability, and Rock the Mic!

Poppin' Battles

Do you have people watching every inch of every move you make?

General Rules:

  • For The Winner: $100 cash Grand Prize*
  • Bring your illest moves and routines
  • Elimination based on judges
  • 60 second showcase round to determine top people to advance to finals
  • Battles will be timed

General Performers

We are also looking for general performers in Hip Hop, R&B, DJ, Reggae, and MC genres.

*Winners may also receive a trophy and gear from participating sponsors!

Lyrical Showdown will be held at the end of each month at the AMF in Cranston, RI. Artists will be booked on a first come, first served basis and all selected artists will be mentioned on, page, and in Basement Elevation Magazine.