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RAP BATTLE OF THE WEEK: BRAND NEW LOCATION!

The Hip-Hop Culture Center and Freestyle Mondays present the RAP BATTLE OF THE WEEK!

Once a week, the Hip-Hop Culture Center will be bringing you the best in freestyle rap competitions from Freestyle Mondays’ Off-The-Head Gameshow Battle at its NEW LOCATION at Ella Lounge!

But this isn’t your average rap battle. With a spinning wheel AND a plinko (Plink, Yo!) board determining what the topic is, MCs will have to stay on-topic as they come of the top!

In honor of the new location, we’re giving you a special TRIPLE SHOT of battles this week!

First, we kick things off with a first-round battle in the first battle at the new location with the 47% taking on the 53% as Rabbi Darkside takes on PremRock!

That same night things heated up in the C-Block round as Chaz Kangas and B.S. attempted to cockblock each other in rhyme form over the love of a female!

As as another special BONUS BATTLE we have the LAST BATTLE AT OUR OLD LOCATION EVER as LEX RUSH took on the mysterious EL GATO in the No-Rules No-Writtens Round in the FINALS of the August 2012 Championship!

Stay tuned to H2C2 for more battles and be sure to check out the Freestyle Mondays Off-the-Head Gameshow Battle the FIRST MONDAY of EVERY MONTH at our NEW LOCATION at ELLA LOUNGE at 9 Avenue A!

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RAP BATTLE OF THE WEEK: AJ vs. Albert Rhymestein!

The Hip-Hop Culture Center and Freestyle Mondays present the RAP BATTLE OF THE WEEK!

Once a week, the Hip-Hop Culture Center will be bringing you the best in freestyle rap competitions from Freestyle Mondays’ Off-The-Head Gameshow Battle at it’s NEW LOCATION at Ella Lounge!

But this isn’t your average rap battle. With a spinning wheel AND a plinko (Plink, Yo!) board determining what the topic is, MCs will have to stay on-topic as they come of the top!

This week, we come down to the final round of May’s Off-the-Head Gameshow Battle Championship! After a grueling one night tournament of some of the most challenging freestyle themes, it comes down to Albert Rhymestein and AJ in the finals! Each MC gets two 30 second rounds, so you can expect lots of freestyle responses and white-knuckle MC action to crown the second holder of the official Freestyle Mondays Championship Belt!

Stay tuned to H2C2 for more battles and be sure to check out the Freestyle Mondays Off-the-Head Gameshow Battle the FIRST MONDAY of EVERY MONTH and STARTING THIS MONDAY we move to our NEW LOCATION at ELLA LOUNGE at 9 Avenue A!

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RAP BATTLE OF THE WEEK: Benny Els vs. Baba!

The Hip-Hop Culture Center and Freestyle Mondays present the RAP BATTLE OF THE WEEK!

Once a week, the Hip-Hop Culture Center will be bringing you the best in freestyle rap competitions from Freestyle Mondays’ Off-The-Head Gameshow Battle at 116 Macdougal!

But this isn’t your average rap battle. With a spinning wheel AND a plinko (Plink, Yo!) board determining what the topic is, MCs will have to stay on-topic as they come of the top!

This week, we come down to the final round of April’s Off-the-Head Gameshow Battle Championship! After a grueling one night tournament of some of the most challenging freestyle themes, it comes down to Benny Els and Baba in the finals! Each MC gets two 30 second rounds, so you can expect lots of freestyle responses and white-knuckle MC action to crown the first holder of the official Freestyle Mondays Championship Belt!

…and as an added BONUS this week (since our battle last week was preempted due to our EXCLUSIVE interview with MALCOLM SMITH – the NEW YORK SENATOR who DEMANDED LIL WAYNE APOLOGIZE for DISSING NEW YORK) here’s a BONUS BATTLE from last August that pit BENNY ELS against SARAH TONIN as GABBY DOUGLAS vs. MICHAEL PHELPS!

Benny Els’ Music can be heard at http://soundcloud.com/bennyels

Stay tuned to H2C2 for more battles and be sure to check out the Freestyle Mondays Off-the-Head Gameshow Battle the FIRST MONDAY of EVERY MONTH and coming to a new location soon!

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RAP BATTLE OF THE WEEK: Cannibal vs. Zombie

The Hip-Hop Culture Center and Freestyle Mondays present the RAP BATTLE OF THE WEEK!

Once a week, the Hip-Hop Culture Center will be bringing you the best in freestyle rap competitions from Freestyle Mondays’ Off-The-Head Gameshow Battle at 116 Macdougal!

But this isn’t your average rap battle. With a spinning wheel AND a plinko (Plink, Yo!) board determining what the topic is, MCs will have to stay on-topic as they come of the top!

This week, we landed on the FOOD CHAIN round, placing two competing species for genus lyrical dominance! John O. (of the Gecko Brothers) holds it down for the CANNIBALS while reigning champ Albert Rhymestein (Dollar Coffee) represents the ZOMBIES!


ALBERT RHYMESTEIN VS. JOHN O.
ZOMBIE VS. CANNIBAL

Albert Rhymestein’s music can be heard at – http://dollarcoffee.bandcamp.com/

John O.’s music can be heard at – http://thageckobrothas.bandcamp.com/

Stay tuned to H2C2 for more battles and be sure to check out the Freestyle Mondays Off-the-Head Gameshow Battle the FIRST MONDAY of EVERY MONTH at 116 MacDougal in Manhattan!

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RAP BATTLE OF THE WEEK: Lil Kim vs. Kim Jong-il

The Hip-Hop Culture Center and Freestyle Mondays present the RAP BATTLE OF THE WEEK!

Once a week, the Hip-Hop Culture Center will be bringing you the best in freestyle rap competitions from Freestyle Mondays’ Off-The-Head Gameshow Battle at 116 Macdougal!

But this isn’t your average rap battle. With a spinning wheel AND a plinko (Plink, Yo!) board determining what the topic is, MCs will have to stay on-topic as they come of the top!

This week, we landed on the Superstar round, assigning each MC to rap from the perspective of a worldwide superstar for lyrical dominance. Cold Stone Steve Awesome (AKA Stack That Paper) got the guise of Kim Jong-il whereas Chaz Kangas represents Lil Kim!


COLD STONE STEVE AWESOME VS. CHAZ KANGAS
KIM JONG-IL VS. LIL KIM

Chaz Kangas’ music can be found at http://chazkangas.bandcamp.com

Stay tuned to H2C2 for more battles and be sure to check out the Freestyle Mondays Off-the-Head Gameshow Battle the FIRST MONDAY of EVERY MONTH at 116 MacDougal in Manhattan!

Don’t forget to LIKE us on Facebook!

The Hip-Hop Culture Center and Freestyle Mondays present the RAP BATTLE OF THE WEEK!

Once a week, the Hip-Hop Culture Center will be bringing you the best in freestyle rap competitions from Freestyle Mondays’ Off-The-Head Gameshow Battle at 116 Macdougal!

But this isn’t your average rap battle. With a spinning wheel AND a plinko (Plink, Yo!) board determining what the topic is, MCs will have to stay on-topic as they come of the top!

This week, we landed on the C-Block Round. Here, a lovely lady is chosen from the audience and each MC has to convince her why they’re so much better for her than their opponent, effectively c-blocking them!


PREMROCK VS. MATRIXX
C-BLOCK ROUND

PremRock’s music is available online at http://premrockandwilliegreen.bandcamp.com/

Stay tuned to H2C2 for more battles and be sure to check out the Freestyle Mondays Off-the-Head Gameshow Battle the FIRST MONDAY of EVERY MONTH at 116 MacDougal in Manhattan!

Don’t forget to LIKE us on Facebook!

The Hip-Hop Culture Center and Freestyle Mondays present the RAP BATTLE OF THE WEEK!

Once a week, the Hip-Hop Culture Center will be bringing you the best in freestyle rap competitions from Freestyle Mondays’ Off-The-Head Gameshow Battle at 116 Macdougal!

But this isn’t your average rap battle. With a spinning wheel AND a plinko (Plink, Yo!) board determining what the topic is, MCs will have to stay on-topic as they come of the top!

To start things off, we’re giving you a bonus TRIPLE SHOT of battles to set the tone for the type of off-the-top lyrical combat you can expect.

Be sure to let us know your favorite lines and who you thought won in the comments!


ALBERT RHYMESTEIN vs. R Q TEC
TOPIC: A GOLFER vs. A NASCAR DRIVER


B-MORE vs. B.S.
TOPIC: RUSH LIMBAUGH VS. WONDER WOMAN


BAXTER vs. BABA
TOPIC: YOUR MOTHER

Stay tuned to H2C2 for more battles and be sure to check out the Freestyle Mondays Off-the-Head Gameshow Battle the FIRST MONDAY of EVERY MONTH at 116 MacDougal in Manhattan!

Don’t forget to LIKE us on Facebook!