Iron Mic Christmas Freestyle Battle Videos

The Iron Mic Freestyle Competition turned ugly. It had to, it was a battle, and it was all in good fun.

What set out to be an uplifting evening celebrating the 12 days of Christmas at Rocky Mountain Tavern in Itaewon turned out to be a fierce back and forth. It was actually quite ground breaking in my opinion. Seoul’s hip hop scene tends to be very positive, a place where artists do their best to lift each other up and share in the opportunity, not go toe to toe against one another.

Two things changed that. The word BATTLE was thrown in. And the prize was 100,000 won as well as some dope custom made Iron Mic artwork supplied by Brooklyn Bombs. It’s on when you’re competing for that cash.

Pinnacle the Hustler took home the top prize, but others gave him a run for the money including Benny Fax, Jkea Pains, Elliott Ashby, Adrian Caballero, Dusten Wes and Ci Zi (sorry if spelled wrong).

Thanks to Adrian and Adam for including Rip City in the event. I had a blast on the judging panel with Roger Wong Won and Jeremy from Iconz Media.

In video, here is how the Open Mic began, followed by highlights from the battle.


~ by ripcitytoseoul on December 28, 2010.

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