April marks the launch of the new season of Red Bull Batalla, the largest Spanish freestyle rap battle in the world. The application phase is now live for the U.S. Finals.
Seeking to uncover the country’s best Spanish freestyle talent around, any MC interested in applying can upload their freestyle submission video via the official Red Bull Batalla app. This will give them the chance to compete in a virtual qualifier as part of the 15th anniversary in the biggest international freestyle competition in the world. This will give them the chance to compete in a virtual qualifier as part of the 15th anniversary in the biggest international freestyle competition in the world.
From now until April 30th, the top MCs will be chosen to advance to the next round. Those selected will have the opportunity to showcase their lyrical talents and compete in one of the many virtual, regional qualifier battles broadcast on Twitch this summer. Top contenders from the virtual qualifier will then travel to U.S. National Finals in September. Later this year, all eyes will be on the top MCs as they battle it out in the International Final where one winner will be crowned.
“Red Bull has been giving Latin freestylers an opportunity to be heard for the last 15 years,” said Yartzi. “Our culture is known for being underground and Red Bull is an important asset for our development worldwide.”
The 2020 Red Bull Batalla competition was won by Mexico’s Rapder who delivered the ultimate mic drop to win the most-watched live music event of the year (source). For the U.S., the region’s National Final winner Yartzi, from Puerto Rico, advanced to the Quarterfinals but was eliminated Rapder. To relive 2020 highlights head to the Red Bull Batalla website Red Bull TV Batalla.
Yartzi added, “Spanish hip hop is set to create more ways for educating in the future. The culture is much more than rap and each time we’re getting more opportunities to expand and be creative, as legend Ice cube said: “today was a good day.”