Recapping a weekend full of performances and battles from all the elements of Hip Hop culture, Battle of the Year was spectacular with a new direction in the culture of Hip Hop! BOTY 2012 was Live Streamed again all over the world and winning the whole battle was none other than: VAGABONDS CREW (FRANCE)
Here’s a quick rundown of the events:
The Braun Battle of the Year Final 2012 is going down at the Park & Suites Arena in Montpellier, France on November 17 for a third year running.
These finals will showcase latest perspectives of b-boying and present a whole week full of the finest hip hop action possible. On top of the main event, there’ll be a series of gigs, workshops, 1 vs 1 performances, We B*Girlz Battles, lectures, parties, dance theatre shows and much, more to make the Braun BOTY a killer all-round hip hop extravaganza.
Preliminary Program (timings to be confirmed):
Monday 12th till Thursday 15th November: We B*Girlz Camp 1st edition. Monday 12th till Wednesday 14th November: b-boying workshops at Agora, Cité Internationale de la Danse. Thursday 15th November: Open discussion panel HotMoves by B-boy Legend Storm at Agora, Cité Internationale de la Danse. Thursday 15th November: Theatre night “Hip Hop en Création” at Théatre des Treize Vents. Friday 16th November: Screening of the film “Vagabond Revient” at 2pm, followed by a debate on the state of hip-hop dance at Agora, Cité Internationale de la Danse, room Béjart. Friday 16th November: International 1 vs 1 Battle / International 2 vs 2 WeB*Girlz Battle at Palais des Sports Pierre de Coubertin and Funk Style Battle / Warm Up Party at the Rockstore.
The Judges: Wing (KOR) Storm (Germany) Lamine (France) Niek (Netherlands) Roxrite (USA)
The DJs DJ Nobunaga aka DJ Panic (Netherlands) DJ One Up (France)
The MCs MC Nasty & MC Maleek (France)
Final Battle: VAGABONDS (FRANCE) VS FLOORIOZ (JAPAN)
2012 BRAUN BATTLE OF THE YEAR HIGHLIGHTS
KOREAN ASSASSINS VS MORNING OF OWL – SEMI FINALS
VAGABONDS (FRANCE) VS POCKEMON (FRANCE)
MORNING OF OWL SHOWCASE
KAMIKAZ CREW SHOWCASE
BBOY NIEK(HOLLAND) WINNER OF SOLO BATTLES
WE BGIRLZ 2 – FRANCE VS JAPAN FINALE
BATTLE OF THE YEAR SOUNDTRACK 2012