Critics said it couldn't be done, but Dec. 6 has arrived and everything is in place for Battle Of The Brave's first event. The doors are open, the venue is packed and all the emcees are in the country. We've got a few people in the building doing updates, photos and interviews, and BattleRapChris is watching the live pay-per-view and providing commentary from Toronto.
Here we'll collect the best updates from the event once it starts. If you've been sleeping, the card is:
- Hollow Da Don vs. Pat Stay
- Tony D vs. Math Hoffa
- JC vs. Arsonal
- Hitman Holla vs. Bonkaz (1 round)
- Charlie Clips vs. Gemini (1 round)
battle of the BRAVE.— BONKAZ (@Bonkaz) December 6, 2015
Gemini vs. Charlie Clips
First battle of the night is a one-rounder between rising London star Gemini and Charlie Clips. Both emcees were rapping in the same venue a few weeks ago at Don't Flop's "7th Birthday Weekend."
#BOTBUK Who is this nigga? Charlie 3-0— mahdi0123 (@mahdi01231) December 6, 2015
Charlie doesn't give a fuck. Got bored waiting for the coin toss and started anyway. #BOTBUK— Kinell (@Colak) December 6, 2015
Dammit, Charlie Clips is so likable. #BOTBUK— H.B.Y. (@iamHBY) December 6, 2015
#BOTBUK is living up to the hype right now— Shotty Horroh (@ShottyHorroh) December 6, 2015
“Gun so big Obama calling to beg me to stop crime. Cars screech cause the infrared looks like a stop sign.” @CHARLIECLIPS— BattleRapDotCom (@battlerapdotcom) December 6, 2015
“This punk steps it’s a drunk text… I’ll make him spill his guts.” @GEMIN1_LDN— BattleRapDotCom (@battlerapdotcom) December 6, 2015
Gemini winning in what should be a breakout performance for him to anyone who isn’t on the bandwagon already.— BattleRapDotCom (@battlerapdotcom) December 6, 2015
For a 1 rounder, it wasn't bad at all#BOTBUK— Beans (@dean_abbot) December 6, 2015
After the first battle there was a (too) long break while they waited for Math Hoffa to arrive. Charlie Clips came on stage to keep the crowd warm, bringing two random emcees from the crowd on stage to battle, one of which was surprisingly good. Grime emcee Cadet did a quick a cappella performance, Gemini performed a track and the crowd get more and more impatient with the wait of more than an hour and a half.
Clips cuts the guy off. “I’m gonna save you right now."— BattleRapDotCom (@battlerapdotcom) December 6, 2015
Second guy is killing it though. BOTB already developing more talent than many other leagues.— BattleRapDotCom (@battlerapdotcom) December 6, 2015
“Beef with me is like taking a selfie. It’s only gonna end with a flash and a headshot.” -random emcee is killing it!— BattleRapDotCom (@battlerapdotcom) December 6, 2015
Performance of the night so far from British Ah Di Boom.— BattleRapDotCom (@battlerapdotcom) December 6, 2015
This crowd getting the authentic battle rap experience with the long wait.— BattleRapDotCom (@battlerapdotcom) December 6, 2015
Math must have got on the hogwarts express by accedent #BOTBUK— Andrew (@Yankeesfreak2) December 6, 2015
Arsonal vs. JC
Arsonal vs JC right now!— Battle Of The Brave (@BOTBUK) December 6, 2015
Ok here we go. JC got things back on track now.— BattleRapDotCom (@battlerapdotcom) December 6, 2015
JC is so sick man #BOTBUK— Yαуα (@Yaya_4eva) December 6, 2015
Thoughts? Let us know in the comments below.