Emcees to wow with words and sounds at End of the Weak’s big show

Spanning over two decades, End of the Weak (EOW / EODub) serves as a rite of passage for anyone aspiring to be recognised as a true emcee.

Some of the world’s most exceptional lyricists have joined this global hip-hop family, including the likes of Immortal Technique, Homeboy Sandman, KRS One, Gorilla Nems (USA), Kate Tempest, Lowkey, Akala and Estelle (England).

Established in 2000 in the heart of New York City and expanding to England in 2006, End of the Weak has evolved into an international phenomenon, with chapters spanning more than 20 countries across five continents.

Testament to hip-hop’s core values and skills, it comprises five exhilarating rounds designed to test the talents of every aspiring emcee including:

  • 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), three times 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.

During a night honouring the year-long celebration of hip-hop turning 50, the MC Challenge will be judged by homegrown hip hop royalty Jonzi D, Sarah Love and MysDiggi, who will also perform live alongside heavyweights Illaman and 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 its Wild Card Competition with the chance to take the title and perform in NYC, with flight and accommodation paid for.

To join EODub in celebrating hip hop excellence and enter:

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 three artists will perform at the EOW England Final. The crowd decides which one enters the MC Challenge.

To enter the competition, performers must be available on Oct 8 for the EOW England Final and Oct 29 to Nov 7 for the EOW World Final in New York

For more information, visit

IG: @eowengland

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