The Nation’s Football Classic between Howard University and Morehouse College is Saturday Sept 10th at RFK. We’re hearing the DC hotels are sold out for the classic matchup. It’sgetting a ton of buzz on facebook and twitter as notable and celebrity alum are slated to attend. Something new this year TheRoot.com is hosting The Root Rap Battle.
The Root Nation’s Football Classic Rap Battle
Date: Saturday, September 10, 2011
Location: AT&T Soundstage at RFK Stadium
Total Participants: 8 (4 from Howard and 4 from Morehouse)
Runtime: 45 minutes
Guest Hosts: Celebrity Fonzworth Bentley and WKYS Angie Ange
Confirmed Emcees: Fuze the MC (others being confirmed)
Format of the battle:
Four (4) emcees from Howard will battle four (4) emcees from Morehouse. At the end of each round the crowd will vote via text messages to choose a winner. After the first round, the top 6 (3 from Howard and 3 from Morehouse) will advance to the second round. After that round, the crowd will vote and the top 4 (2 from Morehouse and 2 from Howard), and so on and so forth until we have the most popular emcee from Howard battle the most popular emcee from Morehouse. Each emcee will get 60 seconds in each round to perform with the winner receiving a grand prize.
The Root is the leading online source of news and commentary from an African-American perspective. Founded in 2008 under the leadership of Prof. Henry Louis Gates Jr. of Harvard University, The Root offers a unique take on breaking news, provides solid analysis and presents dynamic multimedia content. The Root raises the profile of black voices in mainstream media and engages anyone interested in black culture around the world. The Root is owned by the Washington Post Company. www.theroot.com