SKETCH THE RHYME - SKETCH KOMBAT 3RD AND FINAL ROUND - AUSTRALIA VS SCOTLAND FT. SILVERTONGUE (SCOT) + OZI BATLA + SUPPORTS ELECTRIC CHOIR HUSTLE AND COMEDIAN NICK SUN Tickets
8:00pm, Thu 27th March, 2014
The Basement, Sydney, NSW
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Featuring brilliant visual artists, charismatic hip hop MCs and a full live band, Sketch The Rhyme is a game show where freestyle rapping meets fast paced illustration and live animation, in a number of hilarious improvised games inspired by Pictionary, Celebrity Heads and Mr Squiggle.
RED TEAM - Australia
Rappers: P.Smurf & Ozi Batla (the Herd)
Artists: Sam Clouston & Duckman
BLUE TEAM - Scotland*
Rappers: Jeswon & Silvertongue (Scotland)
Artists: Claire Nakazawa & Ox
* - Silvertongue only actual Scottish member of the Scotland team
SILVERTONGUE & "Sketch The Rhyme, Scotland"
In September 2011 Rapaport went backpacking solo around Europe for a couple months. Whilst in Scotland during the Edinburgh Fringe festival Rapaport organised a Sketch The Rhyme show with a complete Edinburgh cast of artists called the Too Much Fun Club, a DJ and an incredible local freestyle MC Silvertongue.
At the time Silvertongue was a 21 yr old Freestyle Battle Champ, and the go to MC for all hip hop, and Bass music events in Edinburgh.
Rapaport and the Scottish crew who had never before seen the show, organised and promoted the show, borrowing cameras and tech gear from Edinburgh locals, the crowd was super into the format and we had the most incredible night. From the first game, the Edinburgh crowd vibed off the unavoidable charisma of Silvertongue and the quality and skill of the TMFC artists.
After another 6 weeks of travelling round Europe, Rapaport came back to Edinburgh, for a second Sketch The Rhyme show with the full Scottish crew and this time the show was even better, the audience was bigger as people had been talking bout it since the previous show and the games worked better as all the rules became more clear to the crowd.
After Rapaport returned to Australia, Silvertongue and the TMFN Club artists have continued to perform Sketch The Rhyme with permission from Rapaport and the Sydney performers,
Silvertongue and TMFC have since put on 4 Sketch Shows in Edinburgh, but have recently stopped indefinitely as Silvertongue has moved to Perth.
Sketch The Rhyme are thrilled to have him perform in the show again with the rest of the crew of Sydney Artists and MCs.
Even though Silvertongue is the only Scottish performer on the Scottish team, he will be battling it out for the entire Edinburgh posse of artists that have been putting on the show over there.
It will be the first time Rapaport and Silvertongue have performed together since September 2011 and the first ever International Sketch The Rhyme show.
Ozi Batla is a true veteran of the Australian Hip Hop scene, One part of the iconic group The Herd, writer of such classics as 77%, member of the group Astronomy Class and a powerful solo performer, with solo Album 'Wild Colonial'. Ozi Batla has a distinctive style and was our first pick to represent the Australian Team.
Sketch the Rhyme is a hip hop - live art game show created and based in Sydney's inner city. The show inspired by Mr Squiggle and Pictionary, is made up of a series of playoffs and games between 3 artists, 3 rappers and a live band. The Artists speed-sketch pictures relevant to a theme or topic, MCs then freestyle their response in rhyme, whether its improvising a story or guessing the catch-phrase.
Sketch The Rhyme has recently returned from a successful Vic/South Australian Tour playing at The Famous Speigeltent in Melbourne Arts Centre and a 13 date season at Adelaide Fringe festival where they picked up a coveted weekly award in the theatre category. They funded their tour from a successful crowdfunding campain on pozible where they raised $12,000 from artworks, workshops and props from the show amongst other things.
Sketch The Rhyme was conceived by MC and Creative Director, Rapaport, and was developed through a 2 week collaborative workshop season between an assortment esteemed visual artists, freestyle MCs and improvising musicians during the 2008 Underbelly Festival, Carriageworks. The show has gone onto performing at festivals such as Edinburgh Fringe 2011, Woodford Folk Festival 2009 & 2010, Melbourne Fringe 2009 and the Sydney Comedy Festival Great Debate.
The show is internationally unique in the direct interaction between the artistic mediums of poetry and rap, visual art and music. The show has already attracted attention in the UK with a group of respected Scottish artists and MCs named "The Too Much Fun Club" currently using the same performance format under agreement from Sketch The Rhyme in Sydney.
The thrill and danger of impro-theatre and the wit and charisma of freestyle battle raps is combined with fast paced illustrations to create a powerfully engaging and simply hilarious show.
The show thrives from the creativity, technicality and personality of the MCs and Artists. The MCs are Rapaport, P.Smurf from the group Daily Meds, and Jeswon from Thundamentals. The Artists Claire Nakazawa, Duckman, Sam Clouston, Edgarr and Mie Nakazawa come from a range of visual disciplines from street art and graffiti, to comics, cartoons and painting.
Sketch The Rhyme has recently filmed a TV pilot in 'quiz show format' with Production company Mayfan P/L (Brand New Day) with support from Metroscreen TV. The Pilot was shot on October 28 at The Standard in Sydney.
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