Rhyme Calisthenics returns to Pittsburgh tomorrow, June 16th, at Shadow Lounge.It is hosted by Thelonious Stretch with music by DJ Big Phill.
Rhyme Calisthenics is an MC competition that combines the intensity of a rap battle with the excitement and unpredictability of a game show. While rap battles only require one skill – the ability to diss one’s opponent – Rhyme Calisthenics is the true test of an MC’s versatility, creativity and swagger.
The competition is based around a six foot game show wheel known as “The Wheel of Skillz.” The Wheel has 12 different rap challenges designed to test a wide range of real life rap skills from freestyles to writtens, from concepts to delivery.
In each competition a cast of MC’s spin the Wheel of Skillz and get 45 seconds to perform one of twelve different rap challenges. In each round a panel of three judges award scores and determine who advances and who gets eliminated. Judges award points in three categories: originality/creativity, delivery/swagger, and execution of the challenge. In the event of a tie the crowd is the tie-breaker. The winner walks away with cash money, prizes and ultimate bragging rights.
One of the categories on the Wheel is “Last Word” meaning all the ending syllables of each phrase must rhyme. Rhyme Cal contestant Jon Quest was inspired by this and wrote a song with the same name. Check it out!
Tony Green (NJ)
This is also an excellent networking opportunity for anyone in the music business. Don’t miss it.
www.RepPittsburghHipHop.com is a proud co-sponsor of this event.
For more information go to www.RhymeCal.com