Introducing: S.L.A.P. Rap Battle League
PITTSBURGH, PA/CHARLOTTE, NC… December 29, 2014…Concept Rap Battles? Yes, you read that right! 3PFD and Omega Sparx have joined forces to launch S.L.A.P. Battles – the first ever all-concept rap battle league.
The concept for S.L.A.P., which stands for “Showing Love, Applying Pressure,” was the brain child of Everette “Pop” Moore of the JustHis League. As opposed to the traditional rap battle, which pits two opponents against each other in a verbal boxing match to prove who the superior MC is, S.L.A.P. requires that MCs adopt a character that represents either a vice or a virtue.
Then, in a lyrical clash of punch lines, metaphors, bars, and hard hitting a-capella rap, S.L.A.P.brings the same intense entertainment value of battle rap that fans love. In addition, S.L.A.P. presents truth and life lessons through the themes of the battles.
3PFD (above left) and Omega Sparx (above right) threw an event on December 20, 2014 in downtown Charlotte, NC to position the league for nationwide presence in 2015. There were two battles at this event. The first battle featured Judah the Rapper in the role of “Rich in Dollars” versus B. Meads in the virtue role of “Poor in Spirit”. This Holiday themed battle got the outdoor audience roaring. Next up was the main event. S.L.A.P. Battles Division Presidents faced off as S.L.A.P. Pittsburgh President 3PFD, in the role of “Love” squared off against S.L.A.P. Battles Charlotte President Omega Sparx, in the role of “Lust”. Love vs. Lust, an intense battle which did not disappoint. Both MCs brought their A game and downtown Charlotte came alive with battle rap.
The best thing is both of these battles were recorded and will be released via the official S.L.A.P. Battles YouTube Channel . There are a few battles on the channel for your enjoyment while you wait on the new ones. Make sure to check those out as they are released.
The scheduled release dates for the new battles are as follows:
- Love vs. Lust (3PFD vs. Omega Sparx) – January 23, 2015
- Poor in Spirit vs. Rich in Dollars (B. Meads vs. Judah the Rapper) – January 30, 2015
Look for more S.L.A.P. events in both Pittsburgh and Charlotte and more battles on the S.L.A.P. YouTube Channel. Also, keep your eyes open for promo materials for the first S.L.A.P. Pittsburgh event, hosted by 3PFD this August.
“S.L.A.P. Battles is a powerful platform, not only are you getting crazy dope lyrics, but bringing perspectives on topics that otherwise may never be seen. S.L.A.P. is giving voice to topics that people think on and may be afraid to speak about. S.L.A.P. tackles those issues with creativity and purpose.” – Phresh, President of the JustHis League and Hip-Hop Artist