Swollen Members’ Madchild To Compete In 2011 ‘KOTD World Domination Rap Battle’

By Jay Casteel (@JayCasteel)  |  05/23/2011

Mad ChildSwollen Members group member, Madchild, announced this week that he is set to compete at this year's KOTD World Domination Rap Battle in Canada in August.

At the XS Nightclub in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, the rapper will be competing in the main event against well known battle rapper Dirtbag Dan, who has competed around the globe in battle rap competitions and performed at this year's Paid Dues Festival.

"For the last eight months, my main focus has been to become the best emcee I can be. Battling truly exemplifies the spirit of hip-hop just like beatboxing, DJing or graffiti art," said Madchild. "I can't think of a better way to challenge myself than to step into today's battle arena and compete against some of the best talent from all over the world at this year’s World Domination event.

"The last time I competed in a battle was when I was inducted into the Rock Steady Crew and in order to embrace that side of myself, I felt it was important to really immerse myself in the culture of hip-hop," he continued. "When I agreed to participate in World Domination Rap Battle, they told me they could make my match just a promotional battle, but I told them I wanted this to be a judged competition like any other real battle."

Additionally, Madchild is set to unleash his new solo album, titled Dope Sick, day before the event, on August 2nd, via on Suburban Noize/Battle Axe Records.

The KOTD World Domination Rap Battle is one of the largest battle rap competitions in the world. The event will feature battle rappers from all over the globe including the UK, Australia, Philippines, Ireland and the United States of America.

It goes down on August 5th.