True Rhythm brings freestyle legend Supernatural to Calgary on Nov. 2 [News]
Calgary, AB – HipHopCanada is a proud sponsor of the King of the Dot Afterparty featuring a performance by an undisputed freestyle legend. Our friends at True Rhythm are bringing MC Supernatural to Calgary’s Republik Nightclub (219 17 Ave SW) on Saturday, Nov. 2. Early bird tickets are $22.50, advance tickets are $27.50, and VIP meet-and-greets are available for $39.99. This is an 18+ event and the show starts at 9 p.m. Hit up Ticketfly to order your tickets now.
Be sure to visit our friends True Rhythm online at TrueRhythm.ca.
Unrelated sidenote: Fans of the TV show Supernatural might be intrigued by the date of the concert. If Nov. 2, 1983 means anything, of course – “The night that started it all.”
Supernatural signed with Elektra Records and recorded an album titled Natural Disasters. He had a falling out with Elektra and was subsequently dropped, leaving Natural Disasters unreleased until 2000, when it saw limited release on eMusic.com.
Supernatural’s freestyle battles with MC Juice and Craig G are highly regarded and considered classic. The first time Supernatural battled Craig G in 1997, in which he was dealt the first major loss of his career. Though he eventually won in a rematch against the Craig G, Supernatural’s perfect image was left slightly tarnished Supernatural’s story and performances were recorded in the documentary film “Freestyle: The Art of Rhyme” (Palm Pictures), which contains clips of his and Craig G.’s battle. It also shows clips of the legendary battle between Supernatural and MC Juice, one of the best freestylers ever broadcast on the Wake Up Show.
Supernatural defeated MC Juice in two of the three rounds but, in a controversial side of the story which was absent in “Freestyle: The Art of Rhyme”, Supernatural asks to change the beat in the third round. He then tells the crowd he is being set up and that he is being given unpleasant beats, and then asks the crowd to ‘follow him out the valley’ for a future performance.
Supernatural has released three albums. His latest is titled, S.P.I.T. (Spiritual Poetry Ignites Thought) (Up Above Records), which features Raekwon (of the Wu Tang Clan), B-Real (of Cypress Hill), and Chali 2na (of Jurassic 5).
Guinness World Record: On August 5, 2006, Supernatural attempted to set a new world record for the longest freestyle whilst hosting the Rock The Bells festival in San Bernardino, CA. The jaw-dropping rap, freestyled for over nine hours, has been falsely reported as something that officially placed him into the Guinness World Records. The first world record of 8 hours 45 minutes was set by D. O. of Canada, but the current record holder is M-Eighty, who broke Supernatural’s record on Dec. 19th 2009 after rhyming for nine hours, fifteen minutes and fifteen seconds.
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