Red Bull Emcee

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 Detroit on October 28 at St. Andrews Hall.

Eight hungry MCs from across Detroit will battle it out.

Local Royce da 5'9" (Slaughterhouse), Denaun Porter (D12) and Trick Trick (Goon Squad) will be doing double duty as judges and performers while DJ Dez (Slum Village) spins labels on the turntables throughout the night.

The winner from the Detroit stop 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. For information on other Red Bull EmSee tour stops, please visit

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 cuesand inspirations.

Red Bull EmSee Host:

  • Bun B

Competing MCs:

  • Cash Eatin
  • Kreed
  • QP
  • D-Scrill
  • Hostyle
  • Killa Kaunn
  • Famous
  • Supa Emcee


  • Royce da 5'9" (Slaughterhouse),

  • Denaun Porter (D12),

  • Trick Trick (Goon Squad)

On the Decks:

  • DJ Dez (Slum Village)

Date and Time:

  • October 28, 2011

  • Doors open at 9:00 p.m. (18+)

  • $8 in advance via & $12 at the door


St. Andrews Hall
431 E Congress St.
Detroit, MI


Twitter: @redbull  |  #rbemsee 

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