VENUE THIS MONDAY 2nd Feb '04: SCALA
275 Pentonville Rd, Kings Cross, London N1 9NL
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THE JUMP OFF
The Ultimate Hip-Hop/RnB Nite.
Featuring REAL ARTISTS. Not the sh!t you see on TV!!!
Producer Battle * Dance Battle * MC Rap Battle
+PARAGON ALBUM LAUNCH PARTY
This Monday THE JUMP OFF is at SCALA in Kings Cross. Doors Open 9pm, Show Starts 10pm, £6 before 10pm, £8 after. Independent, 'got our ish together plus heavy rotation Music Videos on Channel U' Paragon are having their album launch party with The Jump Off.
Also this Monday, we have BIG ticket giveaways for Ludacris, Sunday 8th Feb at Carling Academy, Brixton and The World B-Boy Championships, Saturday 7th/8th Feb at Wembley Arena. Even if you're a first year junior of HipHop, you'll wanna be at BOTH of these shows.
COMING UP IN FUTURE JUMP OFFs
FEB 9th is the Gem-Strings Fashion Launch Party
FEB 16th is the Patrick Kevin Fashion Show
MARCH 15th is the JUMP OFF Mix CD Launch Party
Sorry but, there is a strict NO VIDEO CAMERA policy at The Jump Off, if you start filming, expect to get a good close up of big security guard hands!
Click here to check-out full highlights from last week.
LAST WEEKS NEW YEARS JUMP OFF #19 REVIEW
Last weeks judges:
Paul H , Photographer from HipHop Connection
Frost, Choreographer to the Stars
Kai from Boss Media Events Management
<THREE new Hall of Famer's, Hot hot hot Dance Battle>
THE PRODUCER BATTLE
'BLACKITUDE' v 'SKILLA'
The tempo was set to 125bpm and the stage was set for a non Hip Hop friendly showdown. This weeks challenger 'SKILLA' was quick off the mark at lightening speed, like a real pro. After three minutes he had already used all seven instruments and had composed FOUR sections! This guy put it down exactly how it should be done and was so tight, the management must be thinking about reducing the time to 3 minutes! With the remaining 2 minutes, 'SKILLA' made a few changes that may have cost him the battle. 'BLACKITUDE', ever improving and getting comfortable as Producer Battle Champ stepped up and got to work. Pacing himself nicely, layer by layer, his beat was done. There wasn't much in it, and the judges were split as 'BLACKITUDE' sc$$$$d it 2 - 1 to take him to 3 wins and into the Jump Off Hall of Fame! He's looking good for 7, this guys that good!
If you would like to take part in the producer battle please email Harry
THE DANCE BATTLE
'BOUBA' v 'LIL TIM''
With the challenger failing to show (a lame trend in UK HipHop) the highly anticipated final was in place. 'BOUBA', again made the early trip from Bordeaux and had spent most of the evening warming up by walking around with a big glowing smile. 'LIL TIM' had just arrived in town and came straight to the battle to try and re-gain his spot as Dance Battle Champ. When the two short, stocky athletes danced-off, it was like "who the f*** turned off the bloody gravity??" As these two spent as much time off the floor as on it. 'LIL TIM' moved so fast, the photographer found it hard to capture him (ref.pic3). After three hard rounds that had them pretty much level, the crowd wanted to see one more round, the judges agreed and they had one more throwdown each. 'LIL TIM' was the least pleased and looked tired from his travels. He threw down a few quick moves that we saw earlier then slid back. 'BOUBA' continued to impress, had swayed the crowds support and eventually took the final 3-0, landing himself a place in the Jump Off Hall of Fame. Next week he'll be making his trip from Bordeaux to go for 4 straight. Rumour has it the only dancer we have in the UK that can beat the Frenchman is 'MOUSE'. Otherwise it's gonna take a sabotage at the airport to stop this guy! Or maybe a few prayers like this dude.
If you would like to take part in the dance battle please email Chanelle
THE MC RAP BATTLE
'CHALK' v 'C-COLD'
'CHALK' didn't give 'C-COLD' a chance with what was either a backstabbin or a good lie, "if i'm so sh!t when I flow/how come you asked me to be in your crew before the show?" then he spat, "I think this guys jealous coz my rhymes are so sick/it's either that or he's jealous about the size of my..." as he dropped the mic to dangle from his crotch area. Then 'CHALK' suggested the battle dun, "lets go outside right now/someone help him throw in the white towel."
'BRAVADO' v 'J-GREEN'
'J-GREEN' and 'BRAVADO' went at each other aggressively and it went 2-1 to 'BRAVADO'.
'CHALK' v 'BRAVADO'
With his raw, smart, unpolished freestyling style (that's polished not Polish yeah? There was enough confusion with where Chalks roots were already!), 'CHALK' went straight for 'BRAVADO's appearence, "Where do we start?/look at this guys trainers, they're falling apart". 'BRAVADO' hit back with the hot current affairs, "I don't know why you're out here beefin'/your careers over like David Seaman". 'CHALK' finished him off in retaliation to earlier lines about him being white, "If you got a problem with the colour of my skin/as I told the last person, colour me in". 'CHALK' took it on the strength of his freestyle.
'PROFESSOR GREEN' v 'CHALK'
When the Champ Music finally kicked in 'PROFESSOR GREEN' was ready to murder "one man in particular". The Mobb Deep beat dropped and 'PROFESSOR GREEN' got hit with some more "you copying Eminem lyrics" lines. That's the third week he's taken that hit and it doesn't seem to effect him, battlers need a new angle. 'PROFESSOR GREEN' must've resisted the 'you're the fiftieth member of Blazin Squad' line when he dropped, "security sorry, i bin blazin zoots/back to the program, now im blazin you". He then attacked 'CHALK's apparel, "I dont like the rude attitude/the only thing worse than your flows is your f***in tracksuit/you aint never gonna be famous/your flows are cheap, just like your trainers". But it was when he dropped the Jerry Springer style story on 'CHALK' that things got interesting, "we dont like the sound of your voice/by the way, i'm the guy gettin your mothers kitty moist" - 'CHALK' got the mic, "You wanna get personal then yeah? Alright!" then dissed his whole family and everything he was wearing like he had Tourette Syndrome. 'PROFESSOR GREEN' was able to slap that back, "I swear that I told you before/please stop talking about clothes you cant afford". 'PROFESSOR GREEN' must have thought he finished him with, "your whack, what you rhyming for?/I snatch your name and beat you up with a blackboard." But the hosts asked for one more round and Blahzay Blahzay dropped a Beatnutz beat. 'CHALK' wasn't feeling a third round and fell off the beat but stood around to take one more hit, "he's got a big d**k? Hmmmm, my d**ks bigger then you". The Hosts dashed out some Rocafella freebies then went to the judges. It went 3 straight to 'PROFESSOR GREEN' taking him to 3 wins and he becomes only the third rapper to feature in the Jump Off Hall of Fame. He couldnt resist but have the last last last word, "Whenever I spit, I spit hardest/Chalk just went to have sex with a gay guy in glasses". Or maybe it's just whenever you stick a mic to 'PROFESSOR GREEN's mouth he has to diss someone. Let's hope he's got 4 more weeks of that good stuff.
If you would like to take part in the dance battle please email Chanelle
See below for this Mondays Line-up>>
Photography: Vanessa Wallace
All bouts are judged by a panel of industry professionals/celebs.
MONDAY nite is BATTLE nite!!!
This Week We're @ Scala, 275 Pentonville Rd, Kings Cross
PARAGON ALBUM LAUNCH
DJ STRETCH (Deadly Manuvaz)
Doors Open 9pm
Show 10pm-12am. After party til 2am
Remember this week we're at Scala, 275 Pentonville Road, Kings Cross!!!!!!!!!
£6 before 10pm, £8 after. NUS £5.
No Dress Code. No Attitude, No Video Cameras. No Selling ANYTHING in the club.
Over 18s. IF U LOOK YOUNG, BRING ID.
STRICTLY NO WEED SMOKING IN THE VENUE. JUST DON'T DO IT!
Top 10 Door Blags
This is a show, followed by a club night. It is NOT AN OPEN MIC event. All acts and performers are screened and registered in advance.
Feel free to bring down your flyers, demo's, vinyl's and press kit or anything else you feel may help you network!
Get there early to avoid disappointment.
Tell a friend.
Team Jump Off