Capture.JPGWe've got a brawl for all!Jared ChesnutOperations Manager/DJ, UAB BlazeRadio

It's been generating some buzz on campus and online, so we're gonna give you a heads up: BlazeRadio is teaming up with Hot 107.7 to proudly present Khalid to perform at UAB to close out Spring Fest on Saturday! That said, there's still a space free for an opening act, and when the topic came up, it only made sense to handle this the one way I knew how: The 1st Annual Birmingham Big Battle's Battle Royale!
We've got a handful of great Birmingham artists on the up looking to get that W and a slot on Saturday's card, and it's up to you to decide who's the last one standing!

The Challengers


With recent performances in Montgomery & Birmingham, DanI is bringing a modern take on 90's era soul to the Battle Royale, courtesy of tracks like New Day and her latest single, Over It.

Devonta Ravizee

Devonta brings the #Ravizeenation to rally him on as he brings the "Hustle" to back up the Hustle, Loyalty, Respect.

J. Basquiat

We had the pleasure of having J. Basquiat in studio for this week's Battle, and had the time to talk exploring Birmingham, producing, future recording sessions in Houston, and how amazing Star Wars: Rogue One was. He's bringing Starting Lineup/The Buzzer Beater to the table, and with tracks like Start a Fire, the future's looking bright for the Birmingham native and current Lawson State student.

J Missy

A rapper channeling the likes of Missy Elliot out of Birmingham, J Missy has already drawn some interest with strong performances from Bessemer to Birmingham, with tracks like I'm Crazy & Check Mate backing her up.

Kenny Loften

The Kid From Hoover returns for another appearance on the Battle! Kenny opened up for Kid Ink last fall for the Welcome Concert, and the former champ looks to make a return to stake his claim to UAB!

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Birmingham's Native Son Paper Nolassnaym joins the Battle Royale as well, and the veteran has some definite bangers in his arsenal, including his So Gone Challenge.

Pierre Crawford

While we don't have a lot of info about Pierre, the SecondSons Music rep has been dropping some content as of late, most recently Paychecks, a tale about working for that paper.

Wisdom Bibbs

Billed as a trumpet player/ producer/ vocalist from just down the road at Samford, there's obvious jazz and soul influences at play, which meshes really well with some of his offerings in projects like Soul-Low and A.L.A.B.A.M.A.

How to vote!

With Spring Fest rapidly approaching, the clock is quickly ticking down! Go ahead and get your vote in to decide the winner of this most royale of battles by following the link below! We'll be announcing the winner of the contest Friday afternoon live at 6 on BlazeRadio, so be sure to tune in!


Here's to the inaugural Battle Royale being one to remember!