PHOTO: Christian Hjorth
Saturday will be an eventful evening when Train opens up for the double feature of the qualification round for the Danish freestyle rap championship MC’s Fight Night and the Danish DMC championship.
Usually MC’s Fight Night qualifications takes place in both Copenhagen and Aarhus, this year, however, Aarhus is the only city. The Danish DMC usually takes place in Copenhagen, but has moved to Aarhus as well.
It is very interesting since both competitions are trying to reinvent themselves and that seems beyond their respective hey-days. Both have made important rule changes, that not everyone, this writer included, are very fond of.
DMC has allowed Digital Vinyl Systems (DVS) with no restrictions after already completely eliminating the cratedigging part, when they allowed DJ’s to use home pressed vinyls, so they didn’t have to change records or could just record anything to use. And the DVS will more or less mix it automatically for the DJ, so it’s only really scratching. Causing DJ’s to lose interest in the competition in the last couple of years. There are positives however, like the first ever female winner ever – KCL and old rebels still participating.
MC’s Fight Night have moved away from the battle element due to a dip in the overall level of the freestyling since the last generation stopped. This year they have completely removed any battling during the first of the three rounds, even punishing rappers if they battle during the first minute. And after that a round with a topic and in the end a round in which every rapper only can rap four bars at a time. This change seems to have caused some of the favorites to not participate this year as well.
It will be interesting to see how these rule changes will work out. There is some skepticism, although MC’s Fight Night somehow was forced to make some changes, when the rappers clearly weren’t moving in the right direction. This will be the ultimate litmus test.
There are no official word on who will be participating in either competition, except for MC Ollie who will be defending his title at MC’s Fight Night. The Danish betting site Betsafe have set their odds based on rumors – SEE MORE OR PLACE BETS HERE!
MC FIGHT NIGHT 2013
MC FIGHT NIGHT FINALE 2013 (Elbanovic vs. MC Ollie)