(AllHipHop News) Freestyle Friday was one of the most popular segments on the now-canceled 106 & Park show. The rap battle competition is returning.
BET is bringing back the lyrical display in a new format. Four live studio sessions will take place in New York City, Toronto, London, and Los Angeles with one finalist selected from each city.
A live phase will consist of each finalist battling on the Main Stage at Fan Fest during the BET Experience on June 22 in Los Angeles. The winner will be given an opportunity to perform as the opening act for the BET Experience Saturday Night Concert on June 23.
Numerous emcees gained national exposure as contestants on Freestyle Friday. Jin, Hollow Da Don, Loaded Lux, Born, Mahogany Jones, Nickelus F, Bones Brigante, Charron, Syah Boy, and Blind Fury all battled on the platform.