MC Olympics

MC Olympics

MC Olympics is an olympic-style competition featuring the best young emcees in the Bay Area. Through a series of rounds, we get familiar with each MC’s skill level (on the mic, moving the crowd, freestyling and flow). Each year we search for an MC Olympics Champion and ask: are YOU the one?

Far Left: MC Olympics Champion: Mai’saan
Left to Right: 2017 MC Olympics finalists Bruce Almighty, J-Walt, Syllepsis, and Mai’saan

Give it up for your 2017 MC Olympics champion, Mai’saan! Mai’saan is a regular attendee of the Turn Up! (The Volume) workshop at the SFPL Mix Lounge with M.C. K~Swift. He says, “I rhyme to unlock my past and my future. I rhyme to share my knowledge and love with all my brothers & sisters. My ultimate goal is to bring music that heals and brings about growth to every inch of the world.”

Mai’saan will move on to represent the Bay Area for the national MC Olympics at the 20th Annual Brave New Voices Festival this July 19-22, 2017.

Special shout out to all the participants, judges, hosts, finalists (Bruce Almighty, J-Walt, Syllepsis and Mai’saan – pictured left), and the finals showcase performers: Kaly J, Tatu Vision, Just Another Crew, Rico G, Tee Lewis, Frak and Xiomara.

MC Olympics will return in the spring of 2018 on a new search for the ONE – is it you? #BringYourBars

National MC Olympics

The 2017 MC Olympics Champion will move on to compete at the National MC Olympics at the 20th Annual Brave New Voices Festival July 19-22, 2017 in the Bay Area, CA.

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