King of the Dot (KOTD) has announced their next Fresh Coast division Battle Rap event, “Battle of the Bay 6,” set to take place in Oakland, California on October 12.
Fresh Coast’s Aspect One and Lush One recently spoke with HipHopDX about the meaning of the event and discussed the various match-ups slated to be on the card
“‘Battle of the Bay,’ in my opinion, is a landmark event that has so much historic value,” Aspect One said in exclusive statement to HipHopDX. “It’s such an amazing inspiration for fans. There has been so many battles throughout the ‘Battle of The Bay’ series and to finally be bringing this back in this capacity, the wait is finally over Cali.”
Lush One echoed Aspect’s sentiments regarding the event.
“‘Battle of the Bay’ is the dopest and most innovative series in Battle Rap history especially for Cali,” Lush said in an exclusive statement to HipHopDX. “Because of us doing that shit and groups like Hieroglyphics, now you got lil youngsters all through the hood in East Oakland. This is Cali, not New York. We grew up on mob music and gang culture, not Hip Hop, cyphers, & battles. We helped bring that element to the forefront. It’s way bigger and more important to the Bay Area then the Battle Rap community can comprehend. ‘Battle of the Bay’ means the manifestation of all my hopes and dreams. I lost my chick over that shit basically. I chose this over my life and fuck it, I couldn’t be happier.”
The first trailer for the event can be seen below.
UPDATE: More battles have been announced for KOTD’s “Battle of the Bay” event. New battles announced include Bigg K versus Illmaculate, Daylyt versus Head Ice, Dirtbag Dan versus Charlie Clips and Caustic versus Cortez. As announced on HipHopDX, another battle added to the card was The Deadman versus Chilla Jones. The full card can be seen below.