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Watch all 13 bands from Battle of the Boroughs-Brooklyn

Monday, February 06, 2012

The top five groups from the Brooklyn Battle of The Boroughs were:

  • The Dirty Gems
  • Lord Classic
  • Spanglish Fly
  • The Lo Frequency
  • Brown Rice Family

View their performances, as well as the entire battle, below.

The Brown Rice Family went on to win the Ultimate Battle of The Boroughs. 

The Dirty Gems

Lord Classic

Spanglish Fly

The Lo Frequency

Brown Rice Family

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Comments [47]

trijean b

Super j'adore c'est génial ce concept

Jun. 19 2012 10:54 AM
Jkcolby from VA. from Virginia beach

SPANGLISH FLY!!!!!! you got this.

Feb. 21 2012 11:09 AM
Catherine Hyland from Manhattan

I repeatedly tried to vote for Spanglish Fly just now on 2/19, 11:45 pm, and survey was closed. Please count us in for them.

Feb. 19 2012 11:54 PM
Kortney A. from New York


Feb. 19 2012 11:32 PM
Diane from New York

Spanglish Fly is A+ by me. They have my vote for sure.

Feb. 19 2012 10:42 PM
Brian Cuba from Philadelphia, PA

Spanglish Fly hands down my favorite..

Feb. 19 2012 11:04 AM
CM from South Carolina


Feb. 19 2012 09:41 AM
Janice from Brooklyn

I thought Brown Rice family were the most entertaining with a great vibe and message. They brought the house down! LIked Lo Frequency and Spanish Fly too - but hope there are more latin bands in the competition, 'cause it would be sad if there were only one for all of NYC! Good luck!

Feb. 16 2012 01:42 AM
Benji from Financial District

It's not even a competition. Spanglish Fly FTW!

Feb. 15 2012 09:13 PM
Miki from NC from Raleigh, NC

Lo Frequency! Just WOW! Amazing!

Feb. 15 2012 01:31 PM

wow! that was a great performance! im proud to say that lo frequency gets my vote!!!

Feb. 15 2012 12:16 PM
Aunt Leonore from Manhattan

Spanglish Fly Rocks!!!

Feb. 15 2012 01:04 AM
SBH from New York

Love Brown Rice Family! I went to the live performance at 92Y last Saturday and it was so fun! I am definitely going to their live at Sullivan Hall this Friday! Good luck!

Feb. 14 2012 12:25 PM

That's rock and roooooollllllllll

Feb. 13 2012 11:35 PM
JB from NYC

SPANGLISH FLY ALL THE WAY!!! Viva la musica latina!

Feb. 12 2012 01:11 PM
Kenny W Lee


Feb. 11 2012 06:56 PM
Okai Musik

BrownRiceFamily is the natural vibration!

Feb. 11 2012 12:00 AM
Wendy Law from new york city

Lo Frequency is it! They are the best!!!

Feb. 10 2012 04:58 PM
AJ from Upland

Spanglish Fly rocked it!!!!! My vote is 100% for Spanglish Fly!!! WOW!

Feb. 09 2012 10:38 PM
TPro from Ottawa, Ontario Canada

I agree. Lo Frequency gets my vote as well!

Feb. 09 2012 04:44 PM
MiMi Spence from Brooklyn

YES! LO FREQUENCY is HIGHLY entertaining!!! They have my vote! They're HOT & Reppin BK... ALLLLLL DAY! :-)

Feb. 09 2012 12:39 PM

Lo frequency is unbelievable!

Feb. 08 2012 10:22 PM
Reebee from Boston

Spanglish Fly totally rocks!

Feb. 08 2012 06:12 PM

The Lo Frequency INDEED. BK11 Get it Fam

Feb. 08 2012 12:51 PM
jbanksy from Brooklyn

Spanglish Fly! You can borrow my bike any time.

Feb. 08 2012 12:26 PM
eyeserene from bedstuy


Feb. 08 2012 11:08 AM
Marcus from from Queens

Loved Brown Rice Family's performance!! Super live energy and great mix of cultures representing Brooklyn and the World! They have my vote and hope to see them again at the final battle! Good luck!!

Feb. 08 2012 10:51 AM
CHITO from Manhattan

Brown Rice Family has the vote, hands down! The vibe was real and the passion from this group was evident. I do hope they battle to the top and I feel that they will give NYC a show that is guaranteed to rock the place! One LOVE!

Feb. 08 2012 08:55 AM
Dina Schwartz from Miami Beach, Florida

SPANGLSIH FLY es el más grande, tienen el ritmo, el movimiento, y toda la acción. Los tambores, bongos, y la sección rítmica es estupenda. No olvidemos el cantante y la instrumentación, que ha marcado el ritmo. ¡Qué grupo!

Feb. 08 2012 08:29 AM
Anthony from Brooklyn from Jamaica , NY

Lo Frequency killed this !!! Brooklyn stand up !!! I loved the Brown Rice Family as well , but I'm definitely riding with TLF on this one....keep it poppin !!!

Feb. 08 2012 02:04 AM

Saw this event live and direct... Brown rice family is the band that did it for me and had everyone smiling and grooving .They were really original, creative and so brilliant at fusing different sounds. The Jamaican singer/dancer had amazing style and dance moves! They were just a unique and extraordinary band. I wish it were the judges and people in the house who got to vote, BRF would have been the winner,then. Keep up the good work BRF America need to hear you especially in times like these. Your message is super relevant in these turbulent times that we are living in.You guys seem to be tuned in to the right vibration. I know all the other twelve bands saw your performance and i'm sure they would agree to the fact that you guys were electric! Check out their album...it's great!!

Feb. 08 2012 01:44 AM
jp from Hewes stop

I have a hunch people unfamiliar with these bands are getting confused by the terrible HTML on this page, i.e. band names are on top of video, yet are equally spaced with the video below. Anyway, Lo Frequency had the most interesting performance to watch and listen to. And they didn't dress in colonial era outfits (wtf?).

Feb. 07 2012 06:56 PM
Amy from NYC

Watched Brown Rice Family and really felt that this group from the get got the crowd moving! Prior to them, was not sure if I had the right site ..then, they came on and a whole different vibe and energy level exploded! I hope Brown Rice Family represents BROOKLYN!!! GO BRF!!!!

Feb. 07 2012 12:04 PM
Nic from Red Hook

Too bad Underground System Afrobeat didn't make the cut. It just means we have to vote! Spreading the word for the Lo Frequency personally, I want to see more!!! Had an amazing night last Friday, can't wait for next month.

Feb. 07 2012 01:55 AM
Alfonse from Red Hook

It was a beautiful night of music at the Greene Space. I can't believe posters are ragging on some of the bands that made it. I guess haters are gonna hate. My own vote is for Spanglish Fly, but much respect to all the artists who represented Brooklyn!

Feb. 07 2012 01:06 AM
Michael Miller from New Jersey

Spanglish Fly was super good to watch and hear. The music is authentic, rhythmic, and spirited. The music makes you feel good and inspires you to sing and move with the beat. The lead singer has more movements than a performing ballet dancer combined with one doing flamingo and salsa all at once. The rhythm section is without doubt the very best in the world.

Feb. 06 2012 10:16 PM

Not sure that all of those bands deserve to be in the top 5 - there was a lot of talent on that stage Friday night, and some of the bands up here are now are like, really? But Brown RIce Family blew my mind, loved it from beginning to end!!!! hope they win.

Feb. 06 2012 08:17 PM
Jenn from Brooklyn

Really enjoyed the Lo Frequency and the Brown Rice Family - gonna be tough to choose between those two! Also surprised to see Underground System Afrobeat didn't make the top five and agree with the other poster who thought that if they had been closer to the end of the evening they would have made it through. Still a great band though.

Feb. 06 2012 07:37 PM
Turmix from New York

SPANGLISH FLY are the best latin soul & boogaloo band of NY! Dont miss next friday at Nublu!

Feb. 06 2012 04:54 PM
Jan from Brooklyn

Great evening - lots of talent - Congrats to all the bands! I really appreciated Willy Gantrim's music- so authentic-

Feb. 06 2012 04:24 PM
Millie from Bridgeport

Good luck Dirty Gems you guys are great.

Feb. 06 2012 03:59 PM


Feb. 06 2012 03:16 PM
Al Beauti from New Orleans, LA

With respect to all the other fine bands in this competition...THE LO FREQUENCY BABEEEE!!!! ALL THE WAY FROM NEW ORLEANS, ooooo on the international jazz-funk-soul tip, GONE AND DO THE RIGHT THING! THE LO FREQUENCY!!! ~LOVE, Al Beauti.

Feb. 06 2012 03:08 PM
The Soulful Mr T

Spanglish Fly rocked the house. All the bands were great, some amazing.

Feb. 06 2012 01:30 PM

Underground System Afrobeat was great and should have been in! If they had gone closer to voting in the night they would've been in a heartbeat. They're doing something real deep too (some real diversity and authenticity of sound the commentators mentioned they were looking for).

Feb. 06 2012 01:19 PM
Paula from California

Spanglish Fly was awesome to watch and hear. Their music is fun and makes you want to move!

Feb. 06 2012 12:33 PM

It's really to bad that "Underground System Afrobeat" did not make the cut. They were hot! And so MUUUUUCH! better than some of the other bands. But one big question - How in the world did "Spanglish Fly" made the cut? I JUST don't get it. C'mon, Really? That band? Whaaaat?

Feb. 06 2012 12:26 PM

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