Battlemania 2 has revealed the list of official judges for the biggest hip-hop competition in South Florida, and announced pre-sales for the event. Last year, a panel of four major players in Miami’s music scene sat at the helm of the stage at Token Miami in Wynwood as competitors flaunted their skills on the decks and the mic to determine who would walk away with the championship belt. This year, the event, hosted by MMG’s Wilemeana Jones and music journalist Tony MC, will be judged by a group of Miami’s OGs in music and business industries.
“Last year, Battlemania was so lit! We wanted to curate an event that we’ve never had before, and it was amazing. Can’t wait to see who will win the battle this year!” – Wilemeana Jones aka Empress Raw.
Battlemania is a three-part competition that allows producers, DJ’s and rappers to hit the stage and showoff their skills on the decks and the mic. Each category will be judged based on their own set of criteria, but overall competitors have an opportunity to win based on their sound, stage presence, and of course, each rappers’ lyricism. For its second year, the event will be held at Miami Live in Miami Beach and will be livestreamed on YouTube for the first time.
“Our goal is to embrace all the essential elements of Miami’s hip-hop scene. The city is full of rare rappers, talented beat makers and expert DJ’s. We want to give them the opportunity to compete alongside the grittiest MC’s in the city.” – Tony MC
Maybach Music Group, Rap Snacks, Black Bottle Girls, Token Miami and more will sponsor the event. For more information about how you can sponsor the competition, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. If you’re interested in competing, sign up here until July 22nd. Pre-sale tickets are available now on Eventbrite for $10. Click the link to cop your tickets now before the price increases at the door.
Purchase tickets here: http://bit.ly/BMII2018
SUPA CINDY, AFTERNOON RADIO HOST 99 JAMZ:
99 JAMZ’s own Supa Cindy is the co-host of the Afternoon Get Down, which airs Mon-Fri from 2-7PM. The radio host, CEO of CinD Media, and leader of the Supa Friends will also livestream the event via her channel on Roku TV and YouTube.
JAMES LINDSEY, CEO OF RAP SNACKS:
James Lindsey represents the self-made entrepreneurs who make a name for them in hip-hop. Lindsey is the leading businessman who’s successfully brought some of hip-hop’s biggest stars to convenience stores around the country by putting them on bags of chips with their own articulately designed flavors like Migos’ ‘Dap Of Ranch’. He also co-managed Meek Mill throughout his lengthy career before his recent, high profile bid in jail.
DJ LUNA, EVERY BLUE MOON RECORDS:
DJ Luna is quickly dominating Miami’s rap scene as a mixer and true curator of vibes. The Miami native was discovered by MMG’s Wale and signed to his label Every Blue Moon as an official DJ. Since then, she’s collaborated with Wale for their joint project Before I SHiNE and just recently hosted Sylvan LaCue’s Florida Man mixtape.
SURPRISE JUDGE TBA:
We will announce our surprise judge along with the competing artists next week!