Was the 1989 NMS MC/DJ Battle Fixed?
Wednesday October 10th 2012,
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After speaking to Uptown (of ‘Dope On Plastic’ fame) the other week, he mentioned an interesting story about his involvement in the 1989 New Music Seminar Battle For World Supremacy:

Uptown: I battled for World Supremacy – that was the year that Freshco and Miz won. I made it to the semi-finals – it was me, Serge from Ohio and Freshco. When we get into the final round, one of the associates of Tommy Boy comes up to me and says, ‘Freschco’s ‘4 At A Time’ is doing great right now, it would be real good if he won this contest’. I’m like, ‘What? What are you asking me to do?’ While I’m talking to them, my time was running out. So I had to run on stage – if anyone has video tape of that final, you’ll see I run on stage and tried to come-up with something real quick – and then Freshco kinda capitalised on it, ‘Why was you takin’ so long, are you scared of me/I don’t think you was prepared for me!’. He said some real slick shit and he won that title. I was like, ‘How in the world…?’ That was the same year where Miz won, but DJ Alladin also got kinda jibbed. Me and Alladin talked about it at one time, ‘We should get together and make a song’, but it never panned-out.

Did the Tommy Boy staff somehow rig the results?

Check this video of the finals and you be the judge:


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Uptown & DJ Aladdin < such collaboration I wanted to hear.

Comment by K-Prince BBPBX (@KPrinceBBP) 10.10.12 @

@KPrinceBBP: me too!

Comment by @modulo2008 10.10.12 @

R.I.p. original kday mixmaster Tray-ski

Comment by timeo 10.11.12 @

IN A WAY I SORT OF FELT IT WAS SET UP FOR ALADDIN AND MIZ TO BATTLE IN THE FINALS.I WAS AT THE BATTLE ON THAT SUMMER IN 1989 AT THE RED ZONE CLUB.THERE WERE ALOT OF CONTROVERSIAL CALLS THAT DAY.EVEN MY GOOD FRIEND DJ STEVE DEE(WHO WAS GIVEN THE GO TO BE AN ALTERNATE DJ IN THAT BATTLE)WAS GIVEN THE HEAVE HO DESPITE THE FACT THAT MIZ GOT AT THE SPOT AFTER THE QUALIFYING TIME TO ENTER BUT SINCE HE LIVED IN PHILLY,HE WAS ALLOWED EXTRA TIME TO GET THERE.IF U WERE THERE AND IF U HEARD A LOUD VOICE IN THE BACKGROUND SCREAMING “F*** THE SEMINAR”THAT WAS STEVE DEE-LOL.I WILL ADMIT THAT BOTH MC AND DJ FINALS WERE REAL GOOD BUT I WAS INTO THE DJ ASPECT OF THE BATTLE.I WILL GIVE MIZ CREDIT.THOUGH HE WASNT REALLY SHARP,HE OUTWITTED ALADDIN BY USING CERTAIN ROUTINES AND TRICKS AGAINST HIM.IT WAS A TOUGH CALL .THEY BOTH SHOULD HAVE GOTTEN BELTS THAT DAY.

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