It's happening this weekend again, the 24th of January, be sure to attend the much anticipated Cypher Clash is a freestyle Hip Hop competition designed to unearth the hidden talent of Zambia in the Hip Hop genre, will take place at Puma Sports Complex, behind the Showground in Lusaka.
The competition is aimed at not only showcasing but educating and developing true Hip Hop talent and help maintain the essence of what it means to be a Hip Hop artist. The essence of Hip hop is to understand your struggle, and vocalize it as a means of encouragement towards others. Hip hop is the movement that brings to light issues that are not normally addressed in society, the youth are susceptible to public opinion and the media if there is no guiding voice to help them understand what it means to be in whatever situation they are in, without bias, and without being looked down on.
The competition will consists of bouts of freestyle
one on one battles in front of a panel of judges, who decide the winner out each round of 3 bouts. Each judge offers a score out of 10 with 0 being the lowest and the total is placed on the leader board.
The remaining 4 contenders who qualify to the semi-finals and have an opportunity to battle with guest Hip Hop artists to test their growth and freestyle ability. They will also have an opportunity to be tested on their understanding of the business side of the music industry and how to present themselves, through intense interviews for each of them conducted by a radio DJ that specializes in the Hip Hop genre on a live radio show. The points they receive from these tests will determine the contender that will have the option to choose who to battle with the two remaining mandatorily battling each other. The successful two move on to the finals with the remaining two battling it out for 3rd and 4th positions.
From the very first heat the battles will be filmed to be aired for viewers around the world on a brand new online channel coming soon. From the quarter finals onwards the battles will be filmed in front of a live audience, which will consist of guest performers, and dance performances. The finale will consist of the same with a bigger production, additional special guest performers and dances as well as special guest of honor and performance by the guest international Hip hop artist.
If you feel like you have what it takes to became Zambia's next Hip Hop Star, then call: 0976941558/0977848420 to register at only K20.