This whole week has been nuts. Our practice sessions at Relapse Wednesday and Thursday basically became small jams. DJ 4Eyes from Israel was spinning both nights, all night and killing it. Plenty of cyphers. There was a great cypher battle between B-girl Narumi and Great man on Thursday as well.
Been meeting a ton of cool people. Everytime I turn around I'm shaking someone's hand. Picked up Sley, InTact, and Krom of Ruffneck Attack (Ukraine) from the airport on Thursday. Super friendly guys, dope b-boys and they really seem to love our American donuts. Gonna try and take them to Krispy Kreme tomorrow. They also brought some really dope shirts and sweaters to sale. Stop by the Madclout tabl and check em out (along with the Madclout gear of course).
Onto day one of Evo. The day started off with a lot of running around and trying to get things organized but that comes a long with any event of this size. Last minute changes to parking didn't help (more on that later). By the time the 3 on 3 battles got started things began to smooth out.
I DJ'ed a lot of the battles with Ethical helping out early on. Later, he had to move downstairs and do his thing there. The 3 on 3's provided a lot of exciting battles. Of course I missed a lot of them cause I was spinning. I was too busy paying attention to what round it was and keeping the music smooth to really say who did what but I did see a few stand out runs. You definitely have something to look forward to when the DVD comes out. I believe the final 4 (I'm going from memory) were Dynamic Rockers (NYC), Joyaux Lafocke from France (99% positive that's spelled wrong), Stylistic Tribe (Puerto Rico...HOOO) and Main Ingredientz (FLA). The finals were between Lafocke and Dynamic Rockers. After an intense battle, Dynamic Rockers took it.
There were also a couple of B-boy 24/7 exhibition battles. The first was between B-girl Severe from Burn Unit (ATL) and Mystify from Chicago. Severe took it but I don't remember the round count. The second was Panik also from Burn Unit, and Crazy C from Backyard Funk (FLA). Crazy C won by technical knockout (Won 4 straight rounds).
I'm expecting Saturday and Sunday to be even crazier. If you're coming, there are some things you should know; No Pens. They're really strict on tagging. This could cost us the venue in the future so please don't do it. You will have to park off-site and it costs 3 dollars. You can go to the Relapse and someone can redirect you but if you just drive down 14th St. You'll see people in yellow vests directing you where you can park. Please don't park in the neighborhoods around the relapse. We don't want to give people an excuse to call the cops or try to shut us down.