Fight Klub Kicks Off New Battle Rap Contests
Posted on December 2, 2007 by Jamie Slaughter
The Monday Night Fight Klub, hip hop's most revered underground battle competition, is gearing up for a new season. The Monday Night Fight Klub's creators and host International P are currently looking to find the hottest up and coming emcees to participate in their world famous battles. Ambitious hip hop emcees around the country looking to catch a break can upload their videos and mp3s at www.thefightklub.com or via the customized YouTube link at www.youtube.com/fktour2007 to enter the "60 Second Assassin" contest for a chance to become one of the contestants at a Monday Night Fight Klub battle event in New York City. Each battle competition will be taped for television to air at a later time.
For those aspiring hip hop emcees who are not "battle rappers" but have incredible lyrical flow and songwriting skills, Monday Night Fight Klub has recently launched the "FK Anthem" contest in partnership with Music Nation. After the success of Season 1, the Monday Night Fight Klub principals have decided to create another "FK Anthem" as the official opening and closing song for Season 2 of Fight Klub. Through Music Nation, an artist development company and online music community, users will be linked directly to contest page via www.thefightklub.com where they will be able to download an original track produced by the famed DJ Green Lantern, create a song and then upload the finished MP3 for contest submission. The public, Executive Nick of Monday Night Fight Klub, and DJ Green Lantern will judge entries each week, with the winner being announced in mid-December. The winning artist will not only have their song as the official FK Anthem for all of Season 2, but also receive a signature mixtape created by DJ Green Lantern himself.
Monday Night Fight Klub's bi-weekly events have become so popular that it's widely known as a training ground and A&R showcase for aspiring rappers looking for a break in the music industry. The Monday Night Fight Klub garnered mass attention releasing a Volume 1 DVD in 2005 and a show on MTV2, which aired the first season of the battle competitions. Monday Night Fight Klub has also received praise from artists, labels and executives in the music industry including Jay-Z, Russell Simmons, Kevin Liles, Swizz Beatz, Young Jeezy and Juelz Santana, among many others. In fact, artists such as Remy Ma, Jin, 40 Cal and Serious Jones have gone through Monday Night Fight Klub to showcase their lyrical talents before they landed recording contracts.