The 2017 MC Olympics is an electrifying olympic-style hip hop competition featuring the freshest emcees in the Bay Area. Through a series of rounds, we get familiar with each emcee’s skill level (on the mic, rocking the crowd, freestyling and flow). Each year, we search for the next MC Olympics Champion and ask: are YOU the one?
MC Olympics is open to all styles of MCs. Come as you are and #BringYourBars!
Hot 16: This round is your introduction. Bring your hottest verse and all your charisma. Judges will be looking for stage presence, lyricism and originality.
Freestyle: Emcees will freestyle off of randomly selected theme. Judges will be looking for how participants showcase their wit and improvisational skills.
Prizes: Finalists will get to perform at the New Parish in Oakland
2017 MC Olympics Champion will represent the Bay Area at the 20th Annual Brave New Voices Festival going down July 19-22, 2017 right here in the SF Bay Area where they will compete in the MC Olympics National
Mentorship from past MC Olympics Champions
Friday, June 2
1444 Broadway, Oakland
Saturday, June 3
The New Parish
1743 San Pablo Ave, Oakland
Amari Chatmon aka AMC
’15 & ’16 MCO Champion
MC/Organizer, Hip Hop 4 Change
Alex Jenney aka Pass
Oakland based battle rapper (over 6 million views for 31 battles)