Round 1: The 1st Annual Rap-etology Classic

MDM_NCAA_2013Bracket_rd2The bracket is set, and the real action is underway. The 1st Annual Rap-etology Classic promises compelling battles and controversial debates about which parts of the country reign supreme. Check below for matchup details and for the Marz Media Podcast, where LeMar, DeSalv, and (introducing) Kodi Shay speculate on outcomes on the Classic as well as the NCAA tournament. To make your picks, ‘like’ the Marz Media Facebook page.

(1) New York vs (17) North Carolina

New York: Eric B. & Rakim, Notorious B.I.G., NaS, LL Cool J, Run DMC, A Tribe Called Quest, Jay-Z, KRS-One, Melle Mel, Public Enemy

North Carolina: J. Cole, Joe Scudda, Little Brother, Petey Pablo, Rapsody, Khrysis, L.E.G.A.C.Y., Sean Boog, Edgar Allan Floe

(2) Los Angeles vs (15) Global

Los Angeles: Tupac Shakur, Snoop Dogg, N.W.A., Ice Cube, Ice T, Cypress Hill, DJ Quik, Pharcyde, The Game, Warren G

Global: Drake, Kardinal Offishal, Daddy Yankee, Slick Rick, Sean Paul, Lady Sovereign, K’naan, Tego Calderon, The Streets, Tinie Tempah

(3) Atlanta vs (14) Cleveland

Atlanta: Outkast, Ludacris, T.I., Goodie Mob, Young Jeezy, B.O.B., Jermaine Dupri, Kris Kross, TLC, Ying Yang Twins

Cleveland: Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, Bow Wow, Flesh-n-Bone, Kid Cudi, Machine Gun Kelly, Ray Cash, Poetic Hustla’z, Graveyard Shift, II Tru, Ken Dawg

(4) New Orleans vs (13) DC/Virginia

New Orleans: Juvenile, Lil Wayne, Mystikal, TRU, B.G., Fiend, Jay Electronica, Mannie Fresh, Mia X, Turk

DC/Virginia: Clipse, Missy Elliot, N.E.R.D., Wale, Skillz, Magoo, Fam-Lay, Timbaland, Jewelz, Bubba Sparxxx

(5) Houston vs (12) New Jersey

Houston: UGK, Slim Thug, Geto Boys, Chamillionaire, Scarface, Devin the Dude, Lil Flip, Lil Troy, Mike Jones, Paul Wall

New Jersey: Lauryn Hill, Naughty By Nature, Queen Latifah, Redman, Sugarhill Gang, Joe Budden, Chino XL, Hussein Fatal, Wyclef Jean, Serius Jones

(6) Miami vs (11) Detroit

Miami: Flo Rida, Trick Daddy, 2 Live Crew, Pitbull, Rick Ross, Ace Hood, Trina, Brisco, Sean Kingston, JT Money

Detroit: Slum Village, Eminem, D12, Royce Da 5’9,” Obie Trice, Big Sean, Black Milk, Danny Brown, Guilty Simpson, Proof

(7) Memphis vs (10) Philadelphia

Memphis: Three 6 Mafia, 8Ball & MJG, Juicy J, Playa Fly, Project Pat, Hypnotize Minds, La Chat, Lil Wyte, Gangsta Boo, Yo Gotti

Philadelphia: The Roots, DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince, Beanie Sigel, Freeway, Schooly D, Cassidy, Eve, Young Gunz, State Property, Major Figgas

(8) Oakland vs (9) Chicago

Oakland: Digital Underground, Too $hort, E-40, Luniz, MC Hammer, Dru Down, Hieroglyphics, Mac Mall, Rappin 4-Tay, Spice 1

Chicago: Common, Do or Die, Kanye West, Lupe Fiasco, Twista, Rhymefest, Chief Keef, Crucial Conflict, Da Brat, GLC

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