He’s the best, he told you that.
I assume by now many readers are familiar with Atlanta hip-hop phenom Eli Porter, from the class of 2005 – undisputed king of the Iron Mic Freestyle Battle as proven by his decimation of Envy. What you may not be aware of, however, is the half-hour documentary on the people’s champion that was produced last year and premiered at Atlanta’s Apache Cafe before what I’m sure was an illustrious performance from Porter.
The documentary does feature noticeably better production than the original Iron Mic video and is a valuable and informative follow-up to one of the greatest YouTube videos in existence, with insight from acclaimed rapper Andy Milonakis as well as appearances from original judges Marv-O, J-Dub, and Stephen Jackson Action Jackson. Teachers, students, and faculty from Chamblee Charter School, host to the genre-defining battle, meticulously crafted over this wicked Dipset beat, provide valuable insight on Iron Mic’s legacy and recognizable production aesthetic.
Sadly, I missed the premiere and show at Apache but all is not lost; Eli’s return is confirmed for Terminal West at King Plow alongside headliners The Black Lips on May 12. Much thanks to Terminal West, Tight Brothers, and Speakeasy Promotions for pulling this off.
Check beneath the fold to watch the Eli Porter documentary in full, more information about the show as it becomes available.