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Published on November 21st, 2017 | by Dr. Jerry Doby


Chicago’s Bebe O’Hare crowned ‘Versus’ Season 1 Champion


Celebrity Guests for the Finale Included Ghostface Killah, Sonny Digital, The Cool Kids & Scoop Deville

Guest Judges: Ghostface Killah, Sonny Digital, The Cool Kids & Scoop Deville (Photo: WAV Media)

So a few days back, WAV, live-streaming digital multimedia platform, held its electrifying finale for their new rap competition series Versus LIVE at the electrifying Sound Nightclub. Finalists, Asad Ill and Bebe O’Hare went head to head in a winner take all rap battle in front of celebrity guest judges, an audience, and cameras all while being live-streamed on the WAV app.

Finalists Bebe O’Hare and Asad Ill Battled It Out Live on Stage & Streaming on the WAV App for Season One Crown and in the end…

Bebe O'Hare hand held high (Photo: WAV Media)

Bebe O’Hare hand held high (Photo: WAV Media)

In VERSUS: Episode 2.2 Bebe O’Hare this season’s ultimate winner, DEFINITIVELY separates herself from the crowd in this competition…check it!

After getting expert insight and feedback from some of the music industry’s finest, including Ghostface Killah, The Cool Kids, Sonny Digital and Scoop Deville, the winner of season one was crowned; Chicago native Bebe O’Hare, who has collaborated with artists like Wiz Khalifa and Chevy Woods was officially declared the champ, receiving a $10,000 cash prize and WAV Records deal distributed by Sony’s digital imprint The Orchard.

VERSUS Season 1 Champ Bebe O'Hare gets the check!

VERSUS Season 1 Champ Bebe O’Hare gets the check! (Photo: Mario Taylor / The Hype Magazine)

Ghostface Killah also took to the stage to amp up the crowd with his performance and show the up and comers in the rap game how it’s done.

Ghostface Killah rocks the mic (Photo: WAV Media)

The live finale was followed by a mixer at the intimate lounge and new LA hotspot, Liasion, next door to Sound Nightclub where winner Bebe O’Hare, the other series contestants, host Kenny Burns, celebrity judges and more toasted to the success of season one of the show and Bebe’s triumphant win.

See our gallery of images from the evening via The Hype Magazine Photo Album here

About WAV

WAV is a music platform that provides a 360-degree support system for emerging artists in hip-hop and electronic dance music, leveraging the WAV app to help artists showcase their music in unique and interactive ways.

As an incubator for rising talent, WAV provides artists a variety of tools to help produce their best music, as well as strategic marketing support to reach new audiences. The ultimate potential of the artist journey is to sign a deal with WAV Records and have their music distributed via WAV’s partner, Sony Music’s The Orchard. WAV also collaborates with chart-topping and award-winning artists such as Migos, Krewella, 21 Savage, Loco Dice, Post Malone, and KJ Sawka (of Pendulum and Destroid), as well as industry tastemakers like The FADER, OWSLA, HipHopDx, and Dirtybird.

Bonus: Exclusive clips from the live streamed finale including a couple flubs…hey enough pressure WILL bust a pipe as it did this evening…watch below

There are quite a few options not for the artist to get exposure in general, what we like about VERSUS is that it tends to the underserved underground Hip Hop community. Moves like this are imperative for the survival of the pillars of Hip Hop as well as dispelling the erroneous thoughts that underground artists can’t hack it in the commercial world. Resurging demand for BARZ, clever wordplay patterns and emotive delivery, are giving a new wave of rap dynamos the opportunity to remind the music world just exactly what makes Hip Hop such a global force…nuff said!

Way to go VERSUS see you next season! Stay Tuned for The Hype Magazine exclusive interview with this season’s winner coming soon!

Twitter: @BebeOHare




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