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Boost Mobile Battle for Supremacy

14th February 2006

Boost Mobile Battle for Supremacy takes it to the kids

The Boost Mobile Battle for Supremacy is back, kicking off with the first regional battle in Wellington on March 10th and this year incorporating an Under 18 section.

Following in the footsteps of previous winners such as Mareko (Deceptikonz) and Con Psy (Frontline), 16 MC’s will lyrically battle their way through the competition to see if they have what it takes to be the best. In true knockout style, the MC left standing at the end of the night is the champion.

Regional finals will take place in Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin and Auckland with the winner from each area battling it out at the final in Auckland on April 29.

This year, for the first time, the Battle for Supremacy will encompass all elements of hip hop for all ages. An “Under 18” as well as an R18 event will take place in each of the regional centres, leading up to the National Final in Auckland. Event organiser, MC Wordperfect is stoked that the competition has reached the stage where it can be available for all ages, “This quintessential Hip Hop cornerstone has now become the most important nationwide platform for all Hip Hop talent. To be found at this powerful event will guarantee supreme credibility across Aotearoa in your chosen element. “

Spectators will be treated to a full display of hip hop culture including beat-boxing, break dancing, MC-ing and DJ-ing with performances from DJ Manchoo and B-boy Dfye.

MC battles emerged from the streets of New York during the 70’s and gave budding MC’s a chance to battle one another using humour, showmanship and risqué spontaneity. Today’s MC battles are a form of poetry mixed with theatre sports, comedy - 2 -

and a dash of social commentary. The attitude is one of no holds barred where off the top of the head comments and lyrical counter punches fly!

This will be the third year Boost Mobile is supporting the Battle for Supremacy as part of its ongoing strategy to support NZ music and cultivate new emerging talent.

“We are very excited about this year’s Battle for Supremacy and the inclusion of an under 18 component. This aligns perfectly with Boost Mobile’s ongoing commitment to support young emerging talent. Boost Mobile is about hooking up people and giving them a voice so there is a natural synergy with the MC Battle as it is a unique art-form that allows free and spontaneous expression,” says Raelene Castle, Consumer Marketing Manager, Telecom Mobile.

Regional Competitions: Fri March 10th R18 Indigo, Wellington Sat March 11th Under18 Newtown Community Hall, Wellington

Sat March 18th Under 18 Creation, Christchurch Sat March 18th R18 Home Bar, Christchurch

Sat March 25th Under 18 Re:Fuel, Dunedin Sat March 25th R18 Re:Fuel, Dunedin

Sat April 1st Under 18 Auckland Performing Arts Centre (TAPAC) Sat April 1st R18 4:20, Auckland

Final: Saturday 29th April Under 18 Youthtown, Nelson St, Auckland Saturday 29th April R18 Studio, Karangahape Rd, Auckland

Please note: Under 18 battles will take place during the day and R18 will be at night.

www.boostmobile.co.nz

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