UPDATE: Stay tuned for the UNDRCRWND: Innocent? vs John Jigg$ mixtape – coming soon!
Weekly Rap Gods announces the second official UNDRCRWND on Saturday, January 16th between John Jigg$ and Innocent?. Who will be crowned the winner? Both are lyrical heavyweights, both fan favorites, both hold a strong reign over NY (past and present), and both carry extensive catalogs of music… Tune in at 8 EST and watch live on Instagram via @weeklyrapgods.
The story behind UNDRCRWND
Frankie Salvation, curator and owner of Weekly Rap Gods, coined UNDRCRWND – a Verzuz catered to underground Hip Hop artists. During quarantine he began an IG Live Takeover with both underground and major artists (Billy Danze, Sadat X, DJ Lord Jazz, Agallah, Napsndreds, Honey Dinero) allowing them to play exclusive music for the masses and keeping fans engaged while they’re missing out on shows, listening parties, events, etc.
The Bad Seed, seasoned emcee and no stranger to Weekly Rap Gods, was one of the original artists Frankie had in mind for the IG Live Takeover. However, due to Bandcamp’s red tape on Seed’s album, Frankie had to cancel the Takeover.
That cancelation sparked the idea for UNDRCRWND:
“I always had the idea to do a Verzuz for the underground culture but was unsure how and when to implement it.”
Frankie invited The Bad Seed back for the premiere of UNDRCRWND (available to watch on Weekly Rap Gods’ IGTV) where he went toe to toe with Brooklyn’s own Micky Bundles.
“The event was a success and The Bad Seed and I are working together to keep the momentum of UNDRCRWND going. As it grows, we will be looking into sponsorship.”
Make sure to follow both UNDRCRWND and Weekly Rap Gods on Instagram for updates on the next matchups.