The world’s biggest music battle made its debut in Atlanta on Friday, August 25. Inspired by Jamaican sound clashes, the Atlanta installment took place at 787 Windsor and featured four of the top crews from around the globe—Atlantas own Mike WiLL Made-It leading his EarDrummers crew, Canadas EnjoyLife led by WondaGurl, the UKs Disturbing London led by TinieTempah, and Jamaicas Unruly—which was led in spirit by Popcaan though he was unable to be at the event.
The crews pulled out all the stops—from EarDrummers bringing out Pusha T, Ludacris, Crime Mob, Fabo and Sah Babii, to Disturbing Londons Shape of You dubplate and special guests including Charlie Sloth, Pastor Troy and Atlantian TI crossing enemy lines and repping for the UK crew via video, to EnjoyLife bringing out Rich Kidd and dropping some Drake to Unrulys mic drop: bringing out Atlanta music royalty Jermaine Dupri—the night was filled with unforgettable surprises. After four rounds of intense competition, Unruly edged out hometown favorites EarDrummers to win the crowds support and proved victorious.
Red Bull Culture Clash Atlanta 2017 was streamed live exclusively on Red Bull Radio.