Battle rap fans finally got the event they had been promised for months–Ether, the rap battle between legends Dizaster and Cassidy. The Dec. 6 event took place at Los Angeles’ Belasco Theater and live on pay-per-view on ETV.com, FilmOn’s new service for creators, states TV Mix. The event featured the main battle (including technology from Hologram USA) as well as a battle featuring Bone Thugs N Harmony’s Bizzy Bones.
Ether, created by Fresh Coast Media’s Lush One and FilmOn, ETV.com and Hologram USA’s Alki David, was sold out, states TV Mix. But after one round between Dizaster and Cassidy, the fire marshall closed down the event, leading the event producers to create a rematch. Fans were able to see the rematch Dec. 7 at an undiclosed location in Los Angeles. There were fans who had paid upwards of $450 for the Dec. 6 live show and, of course, there were fans who had paid to see it on ETV.com, but all the fans who had previously paid were able to watch the battle for free on a live stream.
David had sent an email to ticket holders, writing that he and Lush One were “really let down by the Belasco security as well as the sound people.” The email, posted at Battle Rap, also showed that fans who were able to watch for free were also given a chance to choose the winner of the rap battle. “What’s really great is that YOU get to vote who wins the battle!” he wrote. “There will be real-time voting where you get to vote who you think is the better man.”
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