'The Jumpoff' Battles Come To New York

UK's premiere Hip-Hop battling competition The Jump Off will be held later this month at New York nightclub T NY.

The club will be transformed into The Jump Off battle arena, which organizers say will resemble an ancient Coliseum in Rome mixed with the Thunderdome from the movie Mad Max.

The main event will feature 16 of the best MC's from around the world battling for cash prizes.

First established in 2003 as a weekly event in London, The Jump Off has grown to include events around the world.

The battle airs weekly on UK cable network Channel U and also features a Video On Demand Web site with regular broadcasts of the latest battle highlights.

The New York event will also feature a series of 8-on-8 You Got Served-style crew street dance and B-Boy match ups. This is the first in a series of Jump Off events and tours planned across America for 2006.

The Jumpoff takes place April 24. Doors open at 7 p.m. and tickets are $25. For more information, visit http://www.jumpoff.tv