Red Bull Emcee

Red Bull EmSee Seattle, the crowning of the best in the Pacific Northwest, will be determined by a freestyle rap battle of sight and sound. The national, invitation-only competition boasts a unique format challenging the rapper to execute extemporaneous dexterity in this driven display of the art of freestyle. 

Eight emcees battle against each other, the clock, and their mind’s eye as their agility skills are put to the test in this quest for sovereign rights. This elimination style competition judges emcees in three rounds, each with spontaneous cues inducing the emcees’ flow.

In the first round, emcees will be tested on their versatility and speed as five images randomly flash on screen, for the basis of their battle. Four emcees advance to Round Two where the audience will text words that display on screen serving as the battle’s stimulus. The two finalists reveal their ultimate lyrical ability in a third round, traditional-format freestyle battle.

Guest Judges & Performers:

  • Too $hort
  • Crooked I
  • Casual

Red Bull EmSee Host:

  • Bun B

Competing MC's:

  • Illmaculate
  • 9dm
  • KRUE
  • Mic Phenom
  • Billy the Fridge
  • Bishop I
  • Justis
  • KI Design

Red Bull EmSee Dj:

  • B-Mello

Date and Time:

July 28, 2011
Doors Open at 9:00 PM
Show Starts at 10:00 PM


The Crocodile
2200 2nd Ave.
Seattle, WA


$8 advance at
$10 at door if not sold out
21 and over

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