Sunday, December 30, 2007
CHANNEL O SPRITE EMCEE BATTLE
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Emcee Africa is a 52 minute, 10 episode journey through 6 countries on the continent searching for the NEW King or Queen of the African Lyrical arena
The show is hosted by Hip Hop aficionado and activist, Leslie "Lee" Kasumba, with veteran UK Hip-Hop artist Blak Twang who features as drawcard for the Ultimate Battle.
Lee has managed to take her passion for hip-hop and use it to help play a role in the growth of the Hip Hop movement on the continent.
Blak Twang has had much success over his 10 year rap career, including a number of critically acclaimed albums and awards under his belt.
Inspired by freestyle battles - reflected in films like 8 Mile and documentaries like Freestyle: The Art of Rhyme, Emcee Africa brings a virgin opportunity to aspiring emcees in South Africa and across the continent.
Never before has a continental Hip Hop reality based competition such as this existed
THE WINNER OF EMCEE AFRICA WILL RECEIVE $10.000, A RECORDING OPPORTUNITY AND A MUSIC VIDEO
Concept Overview – Country Battles
The call to action on Channel O and local radio and TV partner will direct competition hopefuls to the chosen venue where after a morning of freestyle auditions, 20 of the best emcees will have 30 seconds on camera to freestyle and impress judges - with the hope of qualifying for one of eight spots available for the final country battle.
This will enable us to weed out emcees who work off the page and not straight off the dome… In the country battles - it's about free-styling.
This is where your support will be vital to help create awareness about the project, engage your listeners / viewers and provide an EXCEPTIONAL opportunity to aspiring Hip Hop artists in your country
Interview of Director and Leslie Lee at Clouds Studio at 8:30 am
Press Conference at 11 am
Round Table discussion at 1 until 3 pm. Need to invite 20 people
TCC Social Club full day starting from 7: 30 am
18 years and above
Should be a Tanzanian holding a valid passport
Documents to be signed:
Music cue sheet – This will be applicable to all songs performed as well as all videos that will be used on the show. If we are using DJ's songs and or music videos, they will need to fill this in for each song used.
Channel O New music Video License – This will need to be signed by all people participating in the show.
Artist Release form – Will also need to be signed by all participants
Will need atleast 2 or 3 volunteers to assist at registration.
20+ emcees to register all details and receive a number
• each emcee will have 30 seconds to freestyle on a randomly chosen topic
• the judges will score each contest based on specific criteria
• the judges will choose and annouce the top 8 emcees
• each emcee will get profiled before the battle (interview and a few
posed action shots)
• round 1 (4 x randomly selected 1 on 1 battles - 2 rounds of 30seconds
for each emcee - 4 winners)
• round 2 (2x 1 on 1 battles - 2 rounds of 30seconds for each emcee - 2
• final round (1 on 1 battle - 2 rounds of 1 min for each emcee - 1 winner)
• winner is crowned--
Tuko Sayari moja, tunaishi dunia mbali mbaliMaisha chemsha bongo, jaza mwenyewe.Ra --
Habari hizi zimetoka kwa Zavara mmoja wa waratibu wa shindano hilo