The demand for Battle Rap has made a tremendous turnaround in recent years, with over 1.5 billion YouTube searches, televised shows on Fuse Network, INDEMAND and an ongoing segment featured on the top music countdown show; BET's 106 & Park to name a few. For the first time, MC WAR will exhibit their 'Super Star bracket' (equivalent to the Heavy Weight class in boxing) with additional brackets including 'Street Certified' (equivalent to Middle Weight) and Underground (equivalent to Light Weight) at this event.
This anticipated event will be held at The Atrium, one of Atlanta’s most prolific spaces. This first ever battle between the two legendary rappers will showcase their rap skills in the MC WAR's Super Star bracket of the battle. Never before has there been a professional rap battle between two renowned lyricists of this stature. This event not only will go down in the books as a night to remember, but will also make Hip-Hop history in the city of Atlanta.
Check out the July edition trailer for this event here:
A press conference featuring both Fredro Starr and Keith Murray will be held on Monday July 28th at 1:00pm, at The Hit Factory in New York City. This will be the first and only time that Keith Murray and Fredro Starr will be in the same venue to answer any and all questions before the battle. MC WAR will also showcase a one round battle between upcoming battle rappers, Lotta Zay & Reggie P, proving that MC WAR's format of rap battling sets the standard for how this sport should be done.
The Hit Factory
421 W. 54th St.
New York, NY
About Fredro Starr
Rapper Fredro Starr has a lot on his plate. The Queens, NY, native balances both an acting and a music career. Starr began his rapping career when he founded the hardcore rap/hip hop group Onyx in 1991 with rap compatriots Sticky Fingaz and Sonee Seeza. The group's first album (Bacdafucup, 1993, UNI/Def Jam Records) went platinum, but since the breakup of Onyx after their 1998 album, Shut 'Em Down (Def Jam), Starr (born Fredro Scruggs) ventured out on his own to start his solo career.
Starr has also built a solid acting resumé, starring in numerous television shows and several movies. He starred in the 2000 Paramount/MTV film Save the Last Dance and appeared as Brandy's love interest Quentin on the WB's television show Moesha. He has also had roles in NYPD Blue and such films as Light It Up, Spike Lee's Clockers, and HBO's Strapped. Starr's solo rap debut, Firestarr released in January of 2001. On the track "Soldierz," Starr teamed up with Onyx partner Sticky Fingaz. One of Starr's cuts, "Theme From Save the Last Dance," is featured on the movie's soundtrack song, "Shining Through." In addition, Starr also runs his multi-faceted entertainment entity, OPM (Other People's Money).
About Keith Murray
Keith Murray is an American rapper (http://en.wikipedia.org/
If interested in covering this press conference, or to speak with Fredro Starr and/or Keith Murray, please contact Theory Communications:
Andrea Hamilton | Andrea@TheoryComm.com | 404.447.9894