OVO-KOTD Blackout 5 captured in 23 shots by Ajani Charles [Photos]
Toronto, ON – By now you’re probably well aware that OVO-KOTD’s highly anticipated Blackout 5 event was a huge success; propelling the battle scene even further onto the mainstream’s radar.
While it was a no-brainer on Drake’s part for hip-hop heads, his decision to skip out on this year’s Grammy Awards to co-host Blackout 5 has been completely baffling to some clueless media types. Likely because he was nominated 3 times, bringing his total to an impressive 22 since 2010. But Drizzy is a HUGE battle fan and we’re guessing he had no problems missing out on witnessing Kanye’s latest theatrics, or not attending an event where, as XXL put it, it was “quiet on the hip-hop front.” By all accounts, Blackout 5 was where it was at this past weekend, and the show was EPIC!
Now, if you’re kicking yourself for not attending, you still have till Feb. 28 to order the PPV (pay-per-view) through the KOTDTV.com website. You won’t be disappointed!
HipHopCanada’s own Ajani Charles was one of three members of our team on hand for exclusive coverage of the event’s secret match-ups and craziness. Check out his full collection of photos after the jump link below.
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Photography by Ajani Charles for HipHopCanada
Written by HipHopCanada Staff
Twitter: @KingOfTheDot | @AjaniPhoto