All eyes are on Wynwood this Saturday, where the top MCs will go head-to-head for a chance to be crowned National Champion at the Red Bull Batalla US Finals.
Since 2005, Red Bull Batalla has risen to become the world’s biggest international freestyle battle competition that unites Spanish speakers across the globe, providing young rappers a platform to hone and showcase their skills.
Sixteen finalists are expected to move up to the finals, but audiences were surprised to find out that one of the advancing rappers had to withdraw from the competition, leaving the final slot up for grabs. To find the final rapper, Red Bull Batalla will now host a Last Chance Cypher at UNKNWN ahead of the National Final.
The event will feature some prominent Red Bull Batalla Ambassadors and MCs – including last year’s US Champion, Reverse, as well as Nico B and El Dilema. Those participating in the battle will be paired up at random to take turns on the mic for a bracket-style competition.
The city, however, is no stranger to the competition. This is the third time the Red Bull Batalla US Final takes place in Miami.
During the final, rappers will compete with the three returning finalists from 2021 — Reverse, McBetho, and MC Eckonn. ‘Reverse,’ who is the reigning US Batalla Champion and a local Florida powerhouse, returns this year to defend his title.
The Last Chance Cypher will take place on Saturday, September 24 at UNKNWN in 261 NW 26th St, Miami, FL 33127. Rappers who are looking to fill the 16th spot can register online or show up in person. For tickets and full details about Red Bull Batalla, visit their website by clicking here.
The entrance fee to the cypher also covers entry to the US Final event at Soho Studios on October 8th in Wynwood. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the battles begin at 7 p.m.