Big Beat MKE: Opening Round Night 1 Recap

We officially kicked off the inaugural Big Beat MKE tournament on Thursday night, and the competitors came out swinging (not literally). A packed crowd of hip hop and electronic music fans loaded into the the Jackalope Lounj, and watched as TStreetz_Beatz, Poohbrezzy, Just A Human, and Mikeaknight_Beats did battle on stage. Guest judges Kenny Perez from The Mix on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee and artist manager Mag were in the building to weigh in on the night’s events.

In the first battle, TStreetz_Beatz got the first win of the competition over Poohbrezzy. The second battle of the night saw the competition’s first overtime round, as a toughly contested battle between Just A Human and Mikeaknight_Beats went the distance and then some, taking things into a fourth round before a very difficult judge’s decision.

TStreetz_Beatz and Mikeaknight_Beats will now battle one another on May 31st, in what is sure to be a crazy quarterfinal matchup. After night one, here’s how the bracket looks:

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Fans at the Jackalope Lounj were also treated to energetic sets from Alexzander and Renz Young. Join us next week when Dozzi B Marz and New Wave Outlawz rock the crowd in the Historic Third Ward!

We’re only one night in, and already, the competition is fierce. Everyone brought it last night to kick off the tournament. Make sure to join us next week Thursday night, as MystiK MusiK, Hot Science, Ag Da Gift, and Elete Trax will see who makes it into the  second quarterfinal matchup.

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