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Pink Bull Batalla is the largest Spanish-language freestyle competitors on the planet, and 16 MCs will carry their respective abilities to the Magic Metropolis of Miami, Fla. Judging the festivities will likely be previous Pink Bull Batalla champions and pure proponents of the Spanish freestyle battle tradition.
Pink Bull Batalla is now in its sixteenth yr and the tradition of Spanish freestyle has expanded and thrived over the past decade and a half because of this. This coming Saturday (Oct. 8), the USA Finals will go down at Soho Studios because the MCs lock horns in a bracket-style battle in entrance of a panel of notable judges deeply embedded within the tradition. On the finish of the battle, the Pink Bull Batalla USA Champion will likely be topped and head to the World Finals in Mexico Metropolis.
The yr’s Batalla collection kicked off within the spring and throughout the nation, the competitors grew intense as judges helped to slender down the contributors within the USA Finals, who we’ll checklist down beneath.
El Poeta from Phoenix, Ariz. He’s the winner of the 2022 Dallas Qualifier this previous June.
Pailot from Durant, Okla. Pailot hails from Argentina and at present teaches tennis within the states. That is his first yr coming into the sphere.
Adonys from New York, N.Y. Hip-Hop Wired had the pleasure of talking with Adonys throughout his 2021 marketing campaign and now could be again at it once more.
OneR from Tamarac, Fla. OneR hails from Venezuela and at present lives within the states. His win on the Los Angeles Qualifier was seen as a shock to some.
Nico B from Miami, Fla. Nico B first obtained into battling in 2018 and was a 2018 Batalla competitor.
Macías from Colorado Springs, Colo. Macias got here in second on the Los Angeles Qualifier in 2022 and has been immersed within the scene since grade college.
Outlaw from San Juan, Puerto Rico. Outlaw is a relative newcomer to the freestyle scene who drives Uber within the day whereas perfecting his craft at evening.
Reverse from West Palm Seaside, Fla. Reverse is the 2021 USA Nationwide Champion and will likely be defending his title in opposition to robust competitors.
Eckonn from Orlando, Fla. Eckonn is initially from Venezuela and resides in Orlando the place he continues to work on his singing and songwriting craft.
McBetho from Irving, Texas. A 2019 USA Nationwide finalist, McBetho is a globally seasoned freestyle competitor who needs to win all of it.
Cuban from McAllen, Texas. At present a resident of Miami, Cuban is now a part of the sphere after his first foray for Batalla in 2020 didn’t pan out.
Freites from Orlando, Fla. Freites represents Venezuela and at present resides in Orlando. One other newcomer to the scene, he’s one to look at.
Santos from New York, N.Y. By day, Santos is a Dominican filmmaker and first obtained concerned with Pink Bull Batalla in 2016.
Jordi from Austin, Texas. Jordi is one other MC Hip-Hop Wired interviewed beforehand and the common-or-garden Texan MC was the Dallas Regional Cup Winner.
J Luna from Los Angeles, Calif. J Luna works as a Civil Engineer by day however is a heavy proponent of Hip-Hop and freestyle tradition, profitable the 2022 Los Angeles Regional Cup.
And now, the judges for the Pink Bull Batalla USA Nationwide Finals.
Yartzi – Former two-time Pink Bull Batalla USA Nationwide Champion and Puerto Rican world freestyle juggernaut
Cacha – Legendary Argentinian freestyler who’s thought of by many to be the king of the ‘Double Tempo’ type
Moises – Freestyle connoisseur and Dioses de la Metropolis freestyle league organizer
Gabylonia – Latin Grammy nominee and Pink Bull Batalla OG hailing from Caracas, Venezuela
Chuty – Former two-time Pink Bull Batalla Spain Nationwide Champion
The occasion will likely be hosted by Rasco White Lion, the creator of the Indigo Freestyle League, and celebrity Latin rapper Jenn Morel. The DJ for the festivities will likely be Nicaraguan-American DMC World Championships veteran Craze, who may also present authentic beats for the MCs to get busy over.
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