MC battle pits men vs. women Saturday at Apache Cafe

There’s an MC battle of the sexes going down at Apache Cafe on Saturday, and considering that I’ve heard the fierceness of Cyrano Sinatra in a post-A3C impromptu performance — and with  S. Gold, Joe Stu and Sir Taj filling out the roster — my bet is with the fellas.

But with female MCs Adrift Da Belle, the Born Genius, Kizzy Krew and Suni MF Solomon on hand — particularly Adrift’s strong Atlanta following and Kizzy’s future of rap sound —  the competition will be tough.

It’s also a friendly match-up between Atlanta and the Raleigh-Durham area of North Carolina, with S. Gold, Kizzy and Sinatra repping N.C., and Adrift, Born Genius, Suni MF Solomon, Joe Stu and Sir Taj hailing from the ATL.

“Eargasm Entertainment and No Leaks Entertainment have teamed up to bring ATL underground hip-hop and N.C. hip-hop together for one night only,” says Eargasm talent and PR manager Portia Daniels-Murphy. “We had to go through some struggles behind the scenes to make this happen, but it’s going to be an incredible event.

“We decided that we wanted to expand our brand outside of N.C. and the ATL has such a large pool of independent artists that get support. After attending A3C last year, it was a no-brainer. We knew we had to do a show in Atlanta,” Daniels-Murphy says.

DJ Ill Will is on the decks and the always hype Fort Knox is hosting alongside Blackberri.

$10-$15. Show starts at 10 p.m., courtesy of Eargasm Entertainment — whose Sucker Free Sundays helped Shakedown Street get voted Best Hip-Hop Venue in the Triangle by the Independent Weekly — and Atlanta crew No Leaks Entertainment.

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