2011-2012 McDonald’s Flavor Battle (Recap)

blame it on Shake February 13, 2012

For the past 3 months some of America’s hottest DJ talent has competed online at for the opportunity to represent their region at the 2012 McDonald’s Flavor Battle Finale. Flavor Battle is part of McDonald’s 365 Black initiative for supporting Hip-Hop culture and the future stars of the industry. McDonald’s 2012 Flavor Battle was hosted by beatbox legend, Doug E. Fresh and held at Cameo Theatre in Miami Beach on Thursday, February 9, 2012.  The top three DJs from across the country with the most votes advanced to the final finale event to see who had the most flavor! Each DJ represents one of McDonald’s iconic burgers and battled it to win the ten thousand dollar grand prize and ultimate bragging rights!

DJ Alizay from Washington, D.C., representing the Angus Third Pounder.

DJ E-V from Cleveland, Ohio, representing the Double Quarter Pounder with Cheese.

DJ Risk One from San Francisco, California, representing the Big Mac.

Celebrity judge panel consisted of some of the most legendary DJ’s in the industry: Spinderella, Miami’s own DJ Irie,  DJ Skribble and Last year’s Flavor Battle winner DJ JayCeeOh. Singer-songwriter, and actress, Teyana Taylor was the Twitter host for the evening. Tenyana stayed connected to the folks on Twitter, keeping them in-the-know with #FlavorBattle.

After three rounds, DJ Risk One took home the 2012 Flavor Battle Championship and the $10,000 grand prize. Hit the jump for a few select shots from the event.