3 Peat: Battle Royale 2011

Every single year the fraternity Omega Sigma Tau puts on an event called, "Battle Royale." It's a competition that pits the three UCLA hip hop teams against each other in a battle for the title of "best hip hop group on campus." The competition has been happening for 7 years now, and Samahang Modern had dominated for a majority of those years. For the first time in 2009 (my first year as well), NSU took first place at the competition with our "Tribal" set. We swept the competition again in 2010 with our "Monsters" set. 

The competition was extremely tough this year, and each team put on an amazing show. Honestly, I thought that every single team came harder and stronger than they had in the past. I was really nervous going in to it. No team had ever won Battle Royale three years in a row; that coupled with the intensity and hunger that each team brought made it nerve racking night.

In the end, there was nothing that could stand in the way of my team's energy and talent. NSU took home the glove, and I was ecstatic.