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Red Bull Announces the Return of SoundClash Event Series Featuring Rico Nasty, Danny Brown and More

Who doesn’t love a good musical face-off? Back in 2006, Red Bull brought an exciting concept to the stage: a series of competitions between some of the world’s most innovative and flashy artists and performers, inspired by the Jamaican soundsystem culture. Now, after a ten-year hiatus, it’s being brought back to the United States with a fresh lineup featuring some of the most exciting talent in the industry.

RedBull SoundClash 2021 lineup

The event series will be carried out in four different American cities: kicking things off in Atlanta, fans will be able to see Shelley — formerly known as DRAM, the artist behind the 2016 Top 5 hit “Broccoli” — face off against Compton-born Westside Boogie in a collaboration with independent record label, management and multi-media company, Love Renaissance (LVRN). The following week, on December 2, the show is being taken to Houston with the Grammy-nominated Tank and the Bangas competing against The Suffers in which is sure to be an R&B battle for the ages.

For the second-to-last performance, Bren Joy will be taking his groovy essence to Nashville alongside a yet-to-be-announced artist on December 9 — and for the grand finale, fierce rapstress Rico Nasty will be taking on Detroit icon Danny Brown in the city of Chicago, this December 15.

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The format of the SoundClash competitions will be divided into four different rounds: each act will be tasked to do a cover, come up with their own take of a song from their competitor’s repertoire, perform three of their tracks in a different style, and wrap things up in a “wildcard finale” in which the artist or band will have to get creative in order to give their show a thrilling final twist. At the end, the audience will have the tough responsibility of choosing the winner of the night through a live vote.

Tickets for each of the Red Bull’s SoundClash four shows are now available to the public — and it’s an event no music fan will want to miss.

Featured Image courtesy of Red Bull.

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