PITTSBURGH, PA… Back in April, Young Noah and Plain James brought their national tour, “The Trap Theology”, to Pittsburgh, PA. Both MCs rocked the stage and brought the hype sound and unashamedly Christ-centered music to the stage. However, there was one significant difference on this tour stop, Concept Battles.
Stellar Fusion Battles opened up the show with the concept battle of “Graduate vs. Dropout”, which featured two up and comers in the concept battle arena. Se1ze played the role of Graduate, facing off with Kole Brown in the role of Dropout. Both MCs showed different strengths, which made this a unique style clash. Se1ze attacked with solid delivery and rhyming, and even threw in some humor and wit to get the crowd rocking with him. Kole Brown took some unique angles that made the audience think in a different and deeper way.
One of Kole’s unique angles was his second round focus on the themes in the classic movie “The Graduate”. On the surface these bars may have been glossed over, but there was a deeper meaning, which Kole Brown explained by saying (Note – Movie Spoiler Alert), “Looking at the character of Dustin Hoffman in “The Graduate” I begin to uncover the deeper meaning of the movie because of how Hoffman’s character ends up in the same place as he was before graduation, then begins rebelling by doing the opposite of what his parents say. Most people think it ends happy, but in all reality it’s pretty tragic. In the end, Hoffman’s not sure if he’s truly satisfied with the choice he made in running away from his parents with Elaine. He realizes that even though he rebelled, he’s still stuck in a loop of not really making choices for himself.”
On of the best things about the battle was the ability to collab with both a national tour and a piece of the local Christian Hip-Hop scene, which Stellar Fusion hopes to do more of. Founder and President 3PFD spoke on this saying, “I have to thank EMG (Escape Music Group of Pittsburgh, PA) for allowing us a space on this stage and taking a chance on something new. I also want to thank Young Noah, Plain James, and all the artists and people involved in this tour stop. It was good to do a collaborative event and show what Stellar Fusion can bring, and I hope to do more of this. To those around the country throwing Christian Hip-Hop events or bringing in national tours, hit us up, we are available for booking and would love to rock with you.”
You can check out the battle on the video below:
Make sure to subscribe to “Stellar Fusion Entertainment” on YouTube. They release weekly content, and have the following battles set to drop:
- Team Player vs. Selfish Player (3PFD vs. Omega Sparx) – July 21, 2017
- United vs. Divided (B. Meads vs. Cutright) – August 11, 2017
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About Stellar Fusion Battles:
Stellar Fusion Battles is the premier concept rap battle league and ministry in the world. In concept battles, 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, concept battles 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 acapella rap, Stellar Fusion Battles brings the same intense entertainment value of battle rap that fans love. In addition, Stellar Fusion presents truth and life lessons through the themes of the battles.
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TIFFIN, OH… June 9, 2017… Zach Is Nobody has already made a name for himself as one of the top concept battle rappers in the world. In addition, he’s successfully crossed over to the more traditional form of battle rap as well. This dual threat ability was put on full display during the week of June 5, 2017, as he had a battle drop on No Coast Battles and a concept battle on Stellar Fusion Entertainment.
On Monday, June 5, 2017, Zach Is Nobody vs. Orlando Coolridge dropped on No Coast Battles, one of the longer running rap battle leagues, based in the Midwest. Zach got at Orlando with a variety of jokes, bars, punch lines, and more. In addition, he also shared the Gospel of Jesus Christ with a unique approach in round one. To many, this was his breakout performance in battle rap, outside of concept battles.
You can see Zach Is Nobody vs. Orlando Coolridge here (caution, language advisory):
Not only did the work week start with a great battle from Zach, it ended with one as well. On Friday, June 9, Stellar Fusion Entertainment released “Generosity vs. Greed 2.0 (3PFD vs. Zach Is Nobody)”. Why is this battle titled “2.0”? It’s because it is a rematch between 3PFD and Zach Is Nobody on this same topic. The original battle went down in February 2015 on SLAP Battles. At this time, it was meant to be a tryout battle for Zach Is Nobody, but 3PFD had to step in as a last minute replacement due to a cancellation by Zach’s scheduled opponent. The results were pleasantly surprising as these two turned out a great two round battle; however, it felt incomplete. It is no longer incomplete, as 3PFD and Zach Is Nobody brought back their first performance with a brand new third round that is sure to leave the audience hype.
3PFD summed up the rematch saying, “As expected, this was a crazy battle. Zach and I got a brother type of bond, which sometimes leads to a healthy sense of competitiveness. In this case, it made for a great rematch. In the end, we keep pushing and encouraging each other to get better, so I only look and hope for more great battles, music, and ministry from Zach.”
Zach summed up both battle releases and the difference in battling in traditional and concept leagues by saying, “I felt like my No Coast battle has the most replay value of any of my regular battles to date. I came up with the idea of the rematch (Generosity vs. Greed 2.0) with another longer round because it felt like it was bringing things full circle from my first battle. I love both (traditional and concept battles), and I hope God allows me to continue to do both styles of battling. They both have a place and a purpose and are really fun.
You can see the battle here:
Make sure to Subscribe to “Stellar Fusion Entertainment on YouTube. They release weekly content, and have the following battles set to drop in the next couple months:
- Graduate vs. Dropout (Se1ze vs. Kole Brown)
- Team Player vs. Selfish Player (3PFD vs. Omega Sparx)
- United vs. Divided (B. Meads vs. Cutright)
Join the Stellar Fusion E-Mail List to keep up to date on all things Stellar Fusion and have the opportunity to win free stuff (always a plus): http://eepurl.com/cJS4hv
This battle would not have been possible without support from our generous sponsor D.T.D. Follow him on Twitter at https://twitter.com/DTDGTG
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About Stellar Fusion Battles:
Stellar Fusion Battles is the premier concept rap battle league and ministry in the world. In concept battles, 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, concept battles requires that MCs adopt a character that represents either a vice or a virtue. Then, in a lyrical clash of punchlines, metaphors, bars, and hard hitting a-capella rap, Stellar Fusion Battles brings the same intense entertainment value of battle rap that fans love. In addition, Stellar Fusion presents truth and life lessons through the themes of the battles.