Live Review: Rent Money MC Battle, Vancouver BC

January 24, 2009

(Photo –Amalia “Molly” Nickel)

Live Review – Rent Money 8 MC Battle
Monday,August 25, 2008
Lamplighter, Vancouver BC

Although the Rent Money Battle featured 16 emcees with limitless mom jokes, the true battle took place on the streets of Gastown after the show. Hellnback may have won the $500 rent money but Emotionz, the host of Monday Night Live, took the real prize on Monday.

The emcee battle began in typical format: a flipped coin, one minute per contestant then 2-bars back and forth. The winner of each segment moved up to the next round and the main contenders ended up being Rasta Mike, Catch 23, Reveal, Birdoprey, Hellnback and Cody the Catch. One could almost taste the testosterone as sweaty and aggressive emcees accused each other of being gay. There were inspired moments though, and a certain camaraderie was apparent in the gestures of respect exchanged by opponents.  [read more]

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By Amalia Nickel

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