by Dominique - 29/08/03
Hitters was certainly a 'BIG HIT'. The crowd was buzzing and
the MCs, rappers and singers, all under 17 had nothing
but good vibes.
you missed the event take a look my photo galleries.
Take a listen to rhymes and lyrics recorded live on
the day from some of Birminghams hottest talented under
the day the contestants had to impress the judges to make
it through to the next heat. This was'nt easy as the majority
of them were very talented.
were two heats and then the third heat was reduced to the
8 finalist, 4 girls and 4 boys. They were given a second chance
to impress the judges and show them what they were really
made of. But who will it be?
heats were split up by live performances from Bigga Fish and
local artist Blaq Eye from Handsworth.
of the Birmingham heat - Fiasco (left) and Inspecta Hazard
would like to wish the Birminghams finalist Fiasco and
Inspecta Hazard the best of luck in the final heat in London.
Lets hope one of them will be going to New York to represent
highlight of the day was collecting audio from the contestants
and free stylers, who included the two winning contestants
for the Birmingham heat. Listen
to their rhymes and lyrics here
Crew were the big finale before the winners were announced
and they really got the crowd lively. They were doing all
the latest dances from signal the plane to give
dem a run. The crowd loved it when they heard their
favourite beats blasted out whether it was garage, R'n'B or
old school jungle.
couldnt believe how energetic the crowd were. The confidence
of the youngsters made me feel more confident to tell them
and Heartless Crew
Heartless Crew (Bushkin and Might Mo) was also a big step
for me. I felt very nervous at the thought, but they were
really nice. They were honest about the winning contestants
and which made me feel at ease. I also had my photo taken
with them, which was the best.
whole day gave me a real insight to reporting and interviewing
at a live event. Being part of the audience and a member of
the media was a great experience.