Big Beat MKE: Opening Round Night Three Recap
It was a beautiful, warm night in the Third Ward, and the crowd at Jackalope Lounj only heated things up on Thursday, as the third night of the opening round of Big Beat MKE absolutely went off. A lively crowd packed into the room early, and by the time the first battle of the evening was ready to start, things were at a fever pitch. Hiii Tribe artist King Myles and Appleton artist Sha were also in the building to rock in between battles. Nobody had any idea of what was really about to go down.
The opening contest of the night was no joke, as Cuban Lynx and Cream City Beat Battle winner Godxilla took the stage. Both producers brought the bass, which rattled the stage and reverberated throughout the bar. Cuban Lynx had a smooth style about his tracks, and Godxilla brought the flare, switching up his sound in the middle of his one-minute rounds. That flare may have been the edge, as ultimately he moved on to the quarterfinals after a battle that required overtime, as requested by the crowd.
The second battle of the night saw another veteran go up against a worthy opponent, as former Miltown Beatdown competitor 40 Mil went toe-to-toe with Tuan G. This very well may have been the toughest battle of the whole tournament so far, as neither one was holding back when it was their turn to drop a track. In fact, the level of competition was so high that our host, Twan Mack, made the OG call for overtime, which the crowd loudly agreed to. While the decision was close, 40 Mil is moving on to the quarterfinals as well.
A pair of veterans came in and handled business on the third night of the opening round, but we still have two more battles to fill out the rest of the quarterfinal bracket. Join us next week as Spice God faces Mystik Musik, and Spacecrime goes up against Beat Council in the final night of the opening round, plus performances from Joshua Jenkins and G-Gifted. See you at Jackalope Lounj! Your updated bracket is below: