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The Rap Contest Presented by Sellassie

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Friday, July 13, 2018

The Rap Contest Presented by Sellassie

The Rap Contest is an original song contest; with 5 rounds 32 contestants, focused primarily on exposing upcoming, local, lyrical hip hop talent in your area, in the form of a unique live stage show, we reward the winner with a $500 cash prize at the end of the show!

The Phoenix Theater
201 Washington St, Petaluma, CA
All Ages

2017 DMC BAY AREA DJ Battle presented by Rane and DJ Cue

April 21

8:00 pm – 11:30 pm

 2017 DMC BAY AREA DJ Battle presented by Rane and DJ Cue

Doors: 8pm. Battle: 9pm 21+

Showcases, host & judges to be announced.

*No filming is permitted

DJS MUST REGISTER TO BATTLE by answering each of the following questions and send them to DMC USA’s Christie Z at BEFORE April 19th, 2017 11:59pm EST. No walk ups. DJs can enter as many regional DJ battles as they like.

DJ Name

First Name & Last Name

Complete Address, Apt or House




Which city/battle you are entering?



Website, facebook, twitter, etc.

Crew affiliation

Are you a US Citizen or have lived in the US for at least 6 yrs and can prove it?

Choice of Rane Mixer: 62 or 57


This is DMC’s classic solo showcase style DJ battle: DJs will each perform a 2 min. routine for the elimination round. Judges will select the top 6 to advance to the final round. The top 6 will each perform a 6 min. routine. The champion of this battle will advance to the 2017 DMC US Finals (date and location tba)

EQUIPMENT: Rane Sixty Two mixers. A Rane TTM 57 may be available upon request. Rane mixers will be supplied by DMC. DJs must bring their own headphones, slipmats, needles, records, laptops, cords, control vinyl and/or laptop stands etc. No dicers permitted. Promoter/sound will supply Technics turntables.

The DMC DJ Battles are the biggest, longest running most prestigious DJ Battles in the world. From DMC battles, legends are made.

The Uptown Nightclub

1928 Telegraph Ave Oakland, CA 94612



Skratchpad 2nd Annual Youth Skratch Battle

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Break 4 Tots Annual Toy & Canned food drive (Winter Edition)

This winter we are asking attendees to donate toys that will benefit Daly City’s Operation Santa and or non-perishable canned food that will support the Second Harvest Food bank.

Proceeds beneift the Break 4 Tots Scholarship Fund. Break 4 Tots is awarding a scholarship to Hip-hop practitioners who are attending or will be attending college with the purpose of serving youth throuh Hip-hop arts.

Proceeds will also benefit Youth and Teen programs for the Daly City Library & Recreation Services. Established in 1934, the Recreation Division of the Department of Library and Recreation Services serves Daly City, portions of San Francisco, Colma, Brisbane, South San Francisco and Pacifica. Today, the Division offers classes; sponsors adult, teen, and youth athletic and aquatic programs; and provides youth, teen, and active adult services.

Event details:
Doors open at 12pm
All battles start at TBA(must register via e-mail:

War Memorial Community Center

6655 Mission St, Daly City, California 94014

Genreal admission: $15-$20 (sliding scale)
$10 w/ toy or canned food donation
Youth 12 and under FREE

***This is a Drug, Alcohol and Smoke free event***

1) 2 on 2 B-boy/girl Competition
Hosted by: Neil Yuzon and the Body Roll King, E-Buddha
Judges: TBA
2) All-styles
Judges: TBA

-Cypher King/Queen Competition
B-boys and girls will be getting down the breaks in one cypher while MC’s take turns rocking the mic. One MC and one B-boy or girl will be awarded as King or Queen of the Cypher.
Hosted by: MC K-swift

Cash prize, trophy, gear

Turntablist Room
-Scratch lessons for youth
-Open turntables for the DJ’s
-Record swap

+Special guest appreances
+Live performances in each room
+Community and youth organizations will be present

Spinning The Breaks:
Mighty Delrokz
More TBA

Spinning the Funk and Beyond:

Cypher MC’s:

Can’t make the event? Support our GoFundMe and help us continue serving the community one break at a time:

This event is a community effort brought to you by:
Break 4 Tots, East Side Arts Alliance, Cloud 9 Tribe, Universal Bboy Clothing, All Tribes SF, Kev Omoaghe Akhidenor, Jared Jay Mac McPherson and overseen and currated by Gabriel De la Cruz (THE MIGHTY DJ DELROKZ)

For more info, vending, or competition registration contact Gabriel de la Cruz via e-mail at


2016 DMC US Finals DJ Battle presented by Rane

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2016 DMC US Finals DJ Battle presented by Rane

Sunday, Aug. 28th, 2016

5pm – 9pm

New Parish 1743 San Pablo Ave, Oakland, CA 94612


Partyrocking by DJ APOLLO: DMC World Champion

Performances to be confirmed.
Judges (so far) DJ Apollo, DJ 8-Ball, DJ Snayk Eyez, DJ Esquire, Mista B – more tba.

Competitors Include:

DMC Bay Area champ: TRAPS (San Jose CA)
DMC Los Angeles champ: DJ SHAKE ONE (Denver CO)
DMC NYC champ: DJ PERLY (Poughkeepsie NY)
DMC Atlanta champ: DJ JAYCEE (Atlanta)
DMC Tampa champ: DJ J-STORM (Tampa)
DMC Denver champ: ETCHA SKRATCH (Littleton CO)
DMC DC champ: DJ AS-ONE (Rockville MD)
DMC Cincinnati champ: EASE (Las Vegas)
DMC Chicago champ: TOLTECH (Chicago)
DMC San Antonio Champ: AMBIDECKSTRIKS (Chicago)
Special Invite: DJ BOMBEARDO (Cincinnati OH) Chicago Runner Up
Special Invite: SHMEEZE (Los Angeles CA) – Los Angeles Runner Up
Special Invite: SPARECHANGE (Dayton OH) – Cincinnati Runner Up

All Ages. NO Filming

This is DMC’s classic solo showcase style DJ battle. Each competitor will perform a 6 min. routine. The top 3 champs will be determined by our panel of expert judges. The 2016 DMC US Champion will represent the USA at the 2016 DMC World DJ Championships on Sept. 24th in London.


The New Parish – 1743 San Pablo Avenue, Oakland, CA 94612