Red Bull Culture Clash made its debut in Atlanta over the Bank Holiday weekend, with the Unruly crew crowned Clash champions, despite missing their leader Popcaan. Beating off Tinie Tempah’s Disturbing London, hometown heroes Eardrummers with Mike-WILL-Made-It and the Wondagurl-fronted EnjoyLife, the Jamaican squad won the affection of the three-thousand strong crowd on the night.
Breaking the silence of Atlanta’s sleepy suburbs, the Clash transformed intimate warehouse “787 Windsor”, nestled between the neighbourhood’s wooden porches, into an arena for the four-opposing crews. As with all Culture Clashes, each round dictates that the crews reveal secret weapons such as unreleased dub plates and special guests. Notable surprise performances came in the form of Pusha T, Rae Sremmurd, Ludacris, Jermaine Durpi, Pastor Troy and the Ying Yang Twins. There was even a video message from the Gorillaz’ Murdoch.
Of course our hearts were with the UK crew, but it was Unurly who were the undoubted winners of the Clash.