KOTD x Nikiya Osborn present: MASSacre in Holyoke [News]
Holyoke, MA – The biggest battle rap event Massachusetts has ever seen goes down TODAY at 4pm EST. King Of The Dot is partnering with Massachusetts own Nikiya Osborn to bring a card full of headline battles for their first event in the state, which SOLD OUT just days after it was announced. For the last few years, Osborn has been traveling across North America to witness every major battle rap event first-hand so collaborating with KOTD was the perfect way to be even more involved in the culture. With KOTD operating the event, fans can expect MASSacre to be an action packed night of top notch battles, all available live on the highest quality PPV stream. Click here to order the live stream now!
“I wanted to put together a card for my region that would rival any card put on anywhere,” says Osborn, adding that he also had personal reasons for funding the card. “The more selfish reason is that I knew I was having a baby and wouldn’t be able to travel as much.”
Osborn is excited to be working with King Of The Dot, a league that has already pushed the battle rap culture forward into new markets with its divisions in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary and Los Angeles. As a leader in the scene, KOTD is thrilled to be introducing some of the top tier emcees to a new city and venue.
The card itself is nothing short of impressive. It features some of the top names in the scene, including a new match up that was just added to the card between the always dangerous Arsonal and Oakland’s own Caustic.
The main event pits KOTD champion Pat Stay in an exhibition match against Calicoe, a Detroit rapper making his debut in the league. Calicoe’s signature aggression will be an interesting challenge for the KOTD chain holder, who has yet to be defeated in three title defenses in Toronto. This will be the champion’s first battle in the U.S. and fans will be watching carefully to see if his dominant stage presence will carry over to a more neutral crowd.
Boston’s Chilla Jones is also battling on the card, this time against his biggest competition yet, veteran battle rapper and cast member of MTV’s “Wild ’N Out,” Conceited. The two bring intricate wordplay to the table so this match-up will determined whose pen is fiercest.
The sold out event also features some of Massachusetts’ top talents, including Boston female spitter 40 B.A.R.R.S., Brockton’s top up-and-comer Xcel and two local emcees getting their biggest shot yet: E. Farrell and Sicarii.
KOTD will like always be presenting a live pay-per-view of the event via KOTDTV.com so fans from around the world can still experience the excitement in real time. There will also be an on-demand HD version available after the event.