Freestyle Fridays are back on BET! BET Networks is seeking out the best undiscovered MCs from around the world in the ultimate video-upload contest #FreestyleFridayBET, hosted for the first time at YouTube Space facilities around the world. Staying true to its roots from 106 & PARK, the contest challenges amateur MCs from across the globe to show off their best rhymes!
To qualify for entry rappers will need to first subscribe to the BET Networks’ YouTube channel and second, post a video of themselves rapping that is tagged with the #FreestyleFridayBET hashtag. For more information about this once-in-a-lifetime contest go to BET.com/freestylefridaybet.
In a non-stop livestream face-off at the YouTube Space studios in four major cities (New York, Toronto, London and Los Angeles) rappers will pick from three beats at random to show off their lyrical skills in 60 seconds or less. The top ten finalists from each city will be selected by an esteemed group of radio DJs from across the nation. The rapper that receives the most #1 rankings from the DJs will be the official winner of the #FreestyleFridayBET competition in their city. From there, the four winning finalists from each city will be flown to LA to take part in a rap battle that will be judged by a panel of celebrity judges at the Fan Fest main stage at the BET Experience 2018 and the winner of this battle will be the opening act for the BET Experience hip hop show at the STAPLES Center on June 23, 2018.
Check out the official #FreeStyleFridayBET cities and dates for the livestreams below:
- New York—Friday, March 30 – Hosted by Sirius XM radio personality & rapper Torae
- Toronto—Friday, April 27
- London—Friday, May 18
- Los Angeles—Friday, June 15
All of the content captured in the livestream will live in a 30-minute companion series that will include performances, contestant interviews, behind the scenes content and more. Additionally, bonus content of the top best and worst contestant videos will round out this rapper’s delight extravaganza. All video will be available first on the BET Networks’ YouTube channel.