**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 DC at the Fillmore with The Trill OG: Bun B playing master of ceremonies. Up-and-comer Big K.R.I.T alongside veteran emcees Joe Budden and Devin the Dude will be doing double duty and judges and performers. The winner of the DC qualifier 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.
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 acapella, MCs are challenged to come up with hard-hitting verses straight off the dome based on visual cues and themes text messaged to screen by the judges and audience.
Keep up with the latest of the Red Bull EmSee challenge in DC via Twitter by following: @redbullDC and the #rbemsee hashtag.
For information on other Red Bull EmSee tour stops, please visit www.redbullusa.com/emsee
For interviews with artists, access to the media hour and media passes firstname.lastname@example.org by 12pm Wednesday, October 19.**
(Info via D*Y*D*C)