Last night at FE we transformed our monthly Open Mic (1st Thursday of every month!) into an all out Freestyle exhibition and challenge. The formatting was a throwback to the nights that Eyedea hosted there many years ago.
It was a full house, with a lot of hungry upcoming, as well as established MCs; Toki Wright, Carnage, Kristoff Krane, Knonam, Unknown Prophets, Audio Perm, Yakub, I.B.E, Mally, Desdamona, ST Paul Slim, Medium Zach, Ice Rod, Glo (Abstract Pack), Crazy Amy, Felipe (Los Nativos), Scuzz, Sean Anon (Wide Eyes) and many more MCs rocked the mic or just observed the scene for nearly 3 hours straight while Plain Ole Bill dropped beats all night!*
Many of the Freestyle Challenges were in honor of Eyedea's "Game Night". For those that don't know, "Game Night" was a private invite only after hours event that was held at Fifth Element several years ago with some of the Twin Cities finest freestyle MCs. The night consisted of all sorts of freestyle games that were designed to push the limits of peoples freestyle abilities. Last night many of those games were reintroduced as MCs were challenged on words, syllables, styles, topics, stories, tandems, and more. Although there were a lot of struggles, it's not called a challenge for nothing, there many shining moments when MCs found the right challenge for them.
Thanx for everyone who came out to watch and salute to all the MCs to participate. I encourage to take some of those "games" and continue to challenge yourself to build up your freestyle repertoire!
Remember all of our FE Thursday Events!!
1st Thursdays: Open Mic (Sign up starts at 6 PM. Bring one beat on a CD or rock off the DJ!)
2nd Thursdays: Cut Class (All DJs, All Skill Levels welcome to come to learn and/or showcase)
3rd Thursdays: Last Of The Records Buyers (All Producers bring down your beats!)
4th Thursdays: CURRENTLY ON HIATUS (Event Update Soon!!)