With its growing fans and followers, the league has started to do provincial battles since last year. And luckily for us, they set up one here in Cavite last December 17, 2011. They upload videos after some months due to several battles that they upload. And last night, the main event battle from the Bara Ko, Barako in Naic was finally uploaded.
There are 11 battles that night. And us, GudVibes Clothing, has 2 emcees to wear our shirts: Icaruz and BLKD. We arrived there early and met up with them before the event started. Other known emcees made an appearance, whether they are battling or just showing support. Familiar faces to me are Abra, Apekz, Target, Dello and the founder of the league Anygma. There are also many more that I usually see on youtube videos. 🙂
BLKD in the Tiki Head and Heroes shirts.
BLKD is a proud Caviteno. He is known for his smart, clever wordplay and rap skills. He is not your typical emcee that curses and bashes with superficial insults. His lines are well thought of, profound and with sense. But still, maintains to be witty and funny. You will even need to think sometimes to cope up with his punchlines, which is also good. He manages to use history, current events, politics, etc in his verses. And I can say that he is my favorite emcee. 🙂 He is also nice enough to wear our shirt and support GudVibes even after the event is through.
Icaruz is also from Cavite and wore the Heroes shirt in his battle against Elias. He won and is very promising with his lines that can be compared to BLKD’s profound and sensible rhymes. He had another battle after this and won as well. Woooot!
The event started at around 9:30 PM and ended at 4:30 in the morning. Aside from the battles, there are also several live performances by Target, JSkeelz, and Death Threat.
The GV team with the emcees.
And to convince you that BLKD is really a good one, here is his battle versus Krack (the drunken emcee haha). My favorite line is : “Pusher to ng coke, hindi yung drugs yung inumin. Patago pa magdeliver, akala mo titimbugin.” Haha
“Ako’y Cavitenyong ma-Laguna ang impluwensyang lirikal, Batang-gas ang laway, apoy ng dila’y kritikal. Mala-Rizal at Quezon ang pagmamahal sa wika. Akin ang CALABARZON, wala nang makababawil pa!” – BLKD