An epic contest is looming as MCs from around Australia vie to take out Word Adelaide’s Freestyle MC Competition this August. The event boasts more than $12,000 in cash and prizes, making it the largest open competition of its type in the southern hemisphere.

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MCs will compete in acapella, beatbox and instrumental sections across flyweight, middleweight and heavyweight divisions. Heats in Adelaide’s central, northern and southern suburbs will be held for flyweight division entrants, with successful competitors to progress to the competition final. More than $500 in cash and prizes is up for grabs among flyweight division MCs, who must be registered before taking part in a heat.

Registrations are now full. Entry to the middleweight and heavyweight divisions is by invitation only, and competitors will be hoping to claim winner-takes-all prizes of $1500 and $10,000 respectively. The competition final – The Language Of War features showcase performers including Adelaide super-heavyweights Delta and Funkoars. MC Fatface will serve as master of ceremonies and former South Australian Simplex will carry out referee and hosting duties.

Overseeing this event is PJ Murton (Pulling Strings), the man who took the Hilltop Hoods from Adelaide favourites to international stars. PJ is passionate about music, and about making it accessible for everyone. Rap spans continents and tackles society’s most pressing issues. In a festival celebrating words’ power and meaning this explosive form of expression will shine

This event is unique to the world of freestyle rap. The Word Adelaide Freestyle MC Competition Regional Training Heats are FREE to attend for all ages.
Heat 1 – Southern Heat Tuesday 13 August
Reynella Enterprise and Youth Centre, 10 Main South Road Reynella
Flyweight Weigh-Ins at 6pm
Doors Open at 7pm
Showcases by Legacy, Hungry Beast, Joe Duigan and Marcus McFly
Supported by Junction Australia, City of Onkaparinga, Northern Sound System, MV2 and Burnin’ South

Heat 2 – Central Heat Wednesday 14 August
The Promethean, 116 Grote Street Adelaide
Flyweight Weigh-Ins at 6pm
Doors Open at 7pm
Showcases by Aphsub, Legacy and Hungry Beast
Supported by Northern Sound System, Clinic 116, The Promethean and Da Klinic

Heat 3 – Northern Heat Thursday 15 August
Northern Sound System, 73 Elizabeth Way Elizabeth
Flyweight Weigh-Ins at 6pm
Doors Open at 7pm
Showcases by Chase, Aphsub and Kimence
Supported by Cold Krush, Da Klinic, Northern Sound System and Clinic 116

The first 500 ticket holders through the door on the night will also receive a FREE compilation CD…
Featuring the epitome of independent hip hop in a sampler CD that you can never get anywhere else!
 This special release includes tracks from Word Adelaide Freestyle MC competitors and showcase acts:
 Legacy // Marcus McFly // Eloquor // Evolve // MDMA // Rapaport // Chase // Kimence ft. Mnops // Hungry Beast // The Kid // Cross Bred Mongrels // Social Change // Aphsub // Joseph Duigan and Grand Am.


Buy your tickets now to avoid missing out – and get there early!

When: Friday, 16 Aug 2013, 7:30pm
Where: Thebarton Theatre

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