Over the course of two decades, End of the Weak (EOW / EODub) has become an essential milestone for those aspiring to earn recognition as genuine emcees. In a groundbreaking show of support for the EODub movement, renowned Hip Hop artist Lupe Fiasco announced in 2021 that whoever secures the EOW World Championship can rightfully lay claim to the title of the world’s finest rapper. Lupe commended EODub’s precise criteria and demanding selection process, affirming, “If you aspire to be the best, EODub is the place to go…To declare ‘I’m superior to the best of the best,’ it’s EODub.”
Some of the globe’s most exceptional lyricists have become part of this global Hip Hop community, including luminaries such as Immortal Technique, Homeboy Sandman, KRS One, Gorilla Nems (USA), Kae Tempest, Lowkey, Akala, and Estelle (England). Originating in 2000 in the heart of New York City and expanding to England in 2006, End of the Weak has transformed into a worldwide sensation, with chapters established in over 20 countries spanning five continents.
On Sunday, October 8th, 2023, the End of The Weak England MC Challenge will make its triumphant return with the ‘Challenge of Champions’ for the 2023 EOW England Final at 02 Academy Islington.
The EOW MC Challenge, is a testament to Hip Hop’s core values and skills, and comprises of five exhilarating rounds designed to test every aspiring emcee:
Written: Perform your best original written track.
Acapella: Showcase your substance with a spoken word piece.
Grab Bag: Freestyle while pulling items out of the grab bag.
DJ vs MC: Rap over anything the DJ throws at you.
Cypher: Exchange 4 bars back-to-back with fellow competitors.
On the night, EOW World Champion Rob Bradley (formerly Jack Flash), 3x EOW England Champion Gee Bag and EOW Champions Dekay and Menace Mendoza will compete to represent England in the EOW WORLD FINAL 2023 in NEW YORK CITY.
A night truly fitting for the yearlong celebration of Hip Hop cultures 50th year, the MC Challenge will be judged by homegrown Hip Hop royalty Jonzi D, Sarah Love & MysDiggi, who will also performance live alongside heavyweights Illaman & Dubbledge (of Problem Child), SANITY, Mas Law and Apex Zero, with legendary DJs Jazz T and Snuff holding down the decks.
EOW are offering one lyricist the chance to go up against the Champions through the ‘Wild Card Competition’, offering the chance to take the title and perform in NYC, with flight and accommodation paid for.
As EODub continues to inspire and elevate the global Hip Hop community, its dedication to fostering true emceeing skills, camaraderie and creativity remains unwavering. Join us in celebrating more than two decades of Hip Hop excellence, where EODub and the EOW MC Challenge have left an indelible mark on the culture.
There is still time to enter (Deadline 29th September) and here’s how!
Follow @eowengland on Instagram
Record your BADDEST 16 bar verse; any beat, genre, bpm or style
Post to Instagram
Tag @eowengland and use #gotoeodub in the description
The best 3 will perform at the EOW England Final. The crowd decides which one enters the MC Challenge
To enter the competition, you MUST be available:
Oct 8th for the EOW England Final
Oct 29th to Nov 7th for the EOW World Final in NYC
For more information, email — email@example.com
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