Sunday was a big day for the team here at Mixtape Madness, and an even bigger day for our freestyle finalists, who travelled to The O2 and battled it out live on stage at the FIFA eWorld Cup in front of an enthusiastic in-arena crowd. They were competing for the title of Head 2 Head Freestyle Champion along with the opportunity to feature in their own Mixtape Madness ‘Next Up’ video.
In the Semi-Finals, hosted by radio presenter and gamer @elzthewitch, each artist had one minute to freestyle over a beat produced by @quincytellem, before our expert judging panel consisting of; Antz (CEO of @imjustbait), Eddie Agyeman (CEO and Co-Founder of Mixtape Madness) and Michael Oyediran (A&R at Parlophone/Warner Music Group) selected our two final performers.[
Each of the four Semi-Final performances were uniquely representative of the different personalities of our finalists, combined with their willingness to win and undeniable confidence and comfort on stage. After their performance, it was up to our panel of judges and after a tough deliberation process, they decided that the two artists advancing to the final would be Big Jest and DeeKayy.
After an electrifying final performance, Big Jest and Deekayy’s fate was handed over to the public with a Twitter poll deciding which rapper would be going home with the title.
Following a half-time performance from MOBO award winning artist Abra Cadabra, the public decided…
Our 2019 FIFA Head 2 Head Freestyle champion is DeeKayy!
Her performances were filled with determination, energy and incredible stage presence despite being our youngest competitor at just 16 years old. Her delivery has set the precedent for future competitors and led her to walk away with the title of Champion and the chance to have her own Mixtape Madness ‘Next Up’ video.
Congratulations to DeeKayy on her triumphant win and a massive well done to our other awesome finalists; Big Jest, A.O and VerSay.
Keep watching our socials and YouTube Channel for DeeKayy’s Next Up video.
Click here to watch the FIFA eWorld Cup Final Showdown and see the performances from our finalists!