Photo by: Matt Corkill
Students gathered in the SSC Quad for a rap battle (and free pizza) on Tuesday.
Saddleback College students gathered at the SSC Quad on Tuesday, March 4 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. for the Rap Battle.
Participants demonstrated their talent by rapping along with the topics and the music chosen by people who ran the show.
“Saddleback College is a junior college so seems like not a lot of people want to be here, they just come for classes and go home,” said DJ Tate, 22-year-old child development major. “My job and my team’s job is trying to get people to stay and I think the Rap Battle is a good idea.”
A lot of students came, but nobody wanted to be the first participant. Niko Carrafield was the first one who came up and battle with DJ Tate. After their battle, the show got more attention from students walking by and more people stopped to participate.
“Rap expresses myself and organizes my mind,” said Carrafield, 24, music major. “When I was a little kid, I could not speak, I was afraid to talk, and now rap is the good way for me to express my thoughts.”
The Rap Battle was the idea of Tate and Shivani Khosla, a 19-year-old psychology major, to bring students who love rap music together.
“The battle was so awesome,” said Naved Syed, 19, psychology major, who participated in the battle. “I wish our school would do this everyday.”