BattleFest 18 was a star studded event. We partnered up with world of dance for an all dance Memorial weekend. This event was sponsored by Pioneer Steez & Monster Energy Drink. It was amazing to see all the fans and spectators take pictures on the red carpet with all their favorite dancers.
We kicked the event off with B-boy Massacre in our Pre-Show. These dancers had the crowd going crazy with some of the most electrifying power moves we have ever seen. KidGlyde hosted this segment to promote his event that he puts on every friday the 13th
LiteFeet Nation also was apart of the Battlefest Pre-show, as Chrybaby hosted one of the most hype litefeet cyphers ever. Everyone should know about this Harlem movement by now but just incase you didn’t know they are apart of the BattleFest family as we plan to create the biggest union in the underground street scene.
You know BattleFest always has a celebrity surprise at our events. Last event we had So you think you can dance winner Russell Ferguson and Kevin Hunt. This event we had Jet Li from ABDC’s Poreotics! He did a surprise battle against Battlefest own Dre. The crowd literally lost there mind when these guys went in.
Now for the battle action! We started off with a warm up battle with the Battlefest Underground Star Brixx vs Rookie K-styles. This battle ended up in a dead lock filled with high octane moves crowd did know who to root for. | Kassic came home with the win in to rounds against Rich Nation as he pulled a gun out of his ribs making the crowd go crazy | Slicc crushed Graffiti in 2 rounds showing the League he should be looked at more seriously as a contender | Ryan Haskett all the way from Memphis wowed the crowd with his ballet orchestra jookin! Ptah plans to hit the lab and come with that heat next time. | BooBoo returns in a convincing win over his opponent Kayo. Booboo with no punchlines out danced Kayo | Ruin all the way from California put on the best Krump battle the fest has ever seen against Brooklyn’s own HallowDreams. This without a doubt was the climax of the show as Ruin squeezed out a close win. | RudeBoy Vs Problems was the most controversial and most intense battle of the night, going all the way to sudden death. Down to the last move RudeBoy pulls our a hail mary never before done hat trick winning a nail bitter.
Element & Scream showed the fans that night that theres some new movie makers in the ring for the future. Element won even though the DJs messed up his music. Scream was no walk in the park as he pulled out the big guns “literally”.
Sam Iam went head to head against Narci all the way from Dallas Texas. Sam had the single best performance of the night as he holds the title for the best intros. In this battle Sam sent a message to everyone in King of the Streets that he learned how to turn it up in the clutch.
The moment Everyone waited for the whole night! Havoc vs StoryBoard & boy they did not let the fans down with this battle. This was to close to call, judges gave it to Story as the Crowd gave it to Havoc. This battle will go down as one of the classics.
OTHER HIGHLIGHTS: STORM OPENS THE SHOW WITH A GREAT PERFORMANCE | JIGSAW FROM FLORIDA WINS A CLOSE ONE AGAINST CAKES | KIDS CHALLENGE STOLE THE SHOW AND THE KIDS 10 AND UNDER SHOWED THERE DANCE MOVES TO THE ARENA.