BET Announces Season 2 Of "106 & Park's" "Ultimate Freestyle Friday"
The second season is scheduled to include celebrity judges Mobb Deep, Kid Capri and the Lox, among others.
Following their first season ending in September, BET has announced that “106 & Park” will again partner with SMACK and the Ultimate Rap League for a second season of their collaborative ‘Ultimate Freestyle Friday’ segment. The second season of 'UFF' will premiere on March 28 at 6:00 PM EST on the BET network and will again be co-hosted by SMACK DVD founder Troy “Smack” Mitchell.
The network television battle rap segment will match up last season’s winner, rapper Ill Will, against the second season’s victor in a 106 Backroom finale for a $5,000 grand prize. The competition is scheduled to take place over seven weeks and will include eight emcees.
‘Ultimate Freestyle Friday’ will maintain its celebrity judge format with Season 2 slated to include Mobb Deep, Kid Capri, the Lox, Papoose, Saigon, Smif-N-Wessun, and more as judges. UFF co-host Smack talked to BET about the upcoming season in a recent interview.
"I'm really excited about doing a second season of Ultimate Freestyle Friday with ‘106 & PARK’,” he said. “Making the transition from DVDs to online and now to network television speaks volumes on the evolution on rap culture. I've been documenting hip-hop culture for years and the SMACK / Ultimate Rap League brand is the leading force responsible for bringing MC Battle culture to masses.”
“106 & Park” is a video countdown show that has aired on the BET network since September of 2000. Beginning in October of 2013, Keshia Chanté joined rapper Bow Wow as co-host of the series.
The first season finale, which features rappers Sco and Ill Will in the UFF championship, is available for streaming below.