The day is finally here! The March Mayhem Freestyle Friday 2011 Finals go down today, featuring Blind Fury on one side of the ring and Moon on the other.
The judges on hand for the main event are rappers Jim Jones, Styles P, Jadakiss and producer Swizz Beatz.
BET.com caught up with Styles P and Jim Jones in anticipation of the finals.
"When I judge a freestyle battle I definitely take into consideration if the person is actually freestyling," says Styles P. "No written rhymes. Plus they have to bring originality, charisma, and whoever is more aggressive and witty usually wins. I think Blind Fury is great and on point. You can tell he’s sharp and goes off the top all the time and that people like him a lot. Moon is going to have to go the extra mile to win. Not because Blind Fury is handicapped, but he can really rhyme, so Moon has to bring it."
Being that Jim Jones has been a judge already during March Mayhem and seen both MCs in action already, he's just hyped about it all going down: "I'm excited to judge Freestyle Friday. I haven't seen this kind of hype for a battle in years. It's good for hip hop. I hope they bring it!"
Make sure you go get Jim Jones' new album, Capo, in stores now! Also check out Styles P's new juice bar, Juices for Life, located at 1026 Castle Hill Avenue in the Bronx. His new album, Masters of Ceremony, will drop sometime this summer.
Tune in to 106 & Park tonight at 6pm/5c as Jones, Styles, Jadakiss and Swizz judge the March Mayhem Freestyle Friday Finals.
(Photos clockwise from upperleft: Moises De Pena/Picturegroup, Adrian Sidney/PictureGroup, Shareif Ziyadat/FilmMagic, Adrian Sidney/PictureGroup)