In our last night of the 2014 Miltown Beat Down Preliminary Rounds, we reached our closest score of the entire competition.
Here’s how the points added up…
Battle One : Sumthin Gunny  VS Lex Luther 
New comer Sumthin Gunny stepped to the stage with some freshman jitters, but still wowed the judges with his slumpy and gritty sounds. Former MTBD champions and seasoned battle veteran Lex Luther was ready to show the audience some his his new styles. With a close battle of 326 to 383, Lex Luther won the first round.
Battle Two : Fooki  VS Martie McFly 
Rookies Fooki and Martie McFly each took a very different approach to the battle format. Martie was confident and braggadocious, while Fooki was clam, cool and collected. These two had very differnt styles, which made for a very fun battle. While Martie brought a lot of energy and huge sounds, Fooki’s “Speak Softly and Carry a Big Beat” mentality won over the crowd and the judges in this round.
Battle Three: Sumthin Gunny  VS Fooki 
After a few trip ups in his first round, Sumthin Gunny came back to the stage with guns blazing. His #bizzonface inducing, stanky funk was tough even for Fooki. This battle was like Jupiter vs. Mars. While Fooki’s spcey trap-inspired sounds were out there, Gunny was light years away with his future funk. Gunny won this battle with a score of 404, while using his SP404. HA!
Battle Four: Lex Luther  VS Martie McFly 
Battle vet Lex, wasn’t afraid to try some new approaches to his battle technique in this round. Martie was on point with great samples, and HUGE drums. Lex decided to flip his usual boom-bap style, and surprised everyone with some slow tempo bangers. A close battle but Lex pulled out another win with a score of 412.
Battle Five: Sumthin Gunny  VS Martie McFly 
Martie McFly stepped it up in his last round on stage, and racked the highest single round score of the night in this battle. Gunny seemed a little out if it in his last appearance of the night, and his space daze worked against him. Martie however was floating like a butterfly and stinging like a bee. With only a ten point differential, Martie McFly won with a high score of 426!
Battle Six: Lex Luther  VS Fooki 
In the last battle of the 2014 prelims, front runners Fooki and Lex Luther brought the heat! Lex proved his mastery of the MPC, and knocked the speakers to the max, while Fooki surprised the crowd with big electronic sounds from the future. This battle was WAY to close to call, and we went to a tie breaker #beatoff. After 8 beats, Lex only won this battle by 8 points!
Lex Luther gets another shot at the crown, but only by a margin of 4 points. Honorable mention goes to Fooki, who would’ve won the whole thing if he’s scored a mere 1.5 more points per round. That’s a close one y’all. Lex Luther tries to win another Miltown Beat Down championship on November 8th at the Miramar Theater.