15 years ago it was unthinkable that a Freestyler as Arkano will compete at Masterchef Celebrity. And not only because then the format did not exist. The fame of this discipline that combines art and competition has grown at such a level that current roosters run the world supported by important advertising contracts.
"Now you know there is a real opportunity inside, that you can come to live on it," says Gazir (2001), world champion and one of the 16 roosters that today compete for the title in the National Final of Red Bull Battles (Wizink Center, 18.30 hours).
Next to him, Sara Tervisas (1997) and Blon (1991). All three amount to hundreds of thousands of followers in social networks. They are icons for a generation that sees in them the long-awaited dream of living from a hobby.
"You earned a battle and that there was 100 euros of prize was the greatest success," recalls Blon, who has more than a decade in the world. "In fact, I was in 2013 I was on weekends, leaving at an event in which they did not pay me, but a lot of people knew me and asked me photos, and from Monday to Friday I was at the factory working nine hours . Obviously, you dreamed that this will happen and be inside. In the end it happened, it was something inevitable, "he adds.
The rooster battles are something like a series of success. If you do not see a chapter, you are lost. References to previous appointments are infinite and the roles of each are in continuous construction. All this, while thousands of young people around the world await earrings from each phrase filling football fields - the end of 2019 was in the Spanish RCD before 24,000 fans- or through platforms such as Twitch or YouTube.
"When we do Freestyle is fiction, we are characters and in the end nobody would have to take us as an example of the things we say or what we do. Being the battles Yes we have a responsibility as Public Characters," says Blon about the commitment to the education of those who They follow them.
"We are not to educate anyone, for that, the teachers or the family are, we make a show with which they will be more or less agree," says Tajante Sara Tocas as he points out that his audience is "very specific". To explain it better, she pulls anecdote.
Precisely Sara was a protagonist of one of the most viral battles of recent years by a strong replica to the macho words of a rival. One more example of how social networks amplify rhymes over the scenario and can crucify or upload to anyone.
"It's true that more people are reached now, but we do not have to censor a lot because if you do it worse improvises," says Gazir.
Blon reflects one more step: "Although we do not self-coating, we know the lodge that has acquired this, which is super big, massive. There are many big brands behind. That is also for our image. That is, it is like that. We want to make an advertise with Any brand or we have some sponsorship and we do not censor directly but we learn what to say, what is not, how to say it ... is part of professionalism. "
-And what does the Freestyle contribute to society?
The three stop to reflect.
"Well, look, I think it's a world that has different faces and different values and I think that in that sense it can contribute different things to each person and to each sector," says Sara.
"That factor of freedom, so to speak," adds Gazir, "after all we are improvising, even though we have a very big focus on it. Besides, I know that it is far because before I saw it from the part of the public. What generates them is very positive. It excuses them or even motivates them because our stories are quite close, we have all started by rapping at parks that they can go. "
Concludes Blon: "I believe that apart from entertainment it has a number of values such as respect, friendship or fellowship, we also provide the effort to people who follow us and society in general. That they see us as people who have endeavored , He has fought and has also started at all. Anyone can start, we have simply fought a lot and we have reached here. "Updated Date: 08 October 2021, 03:51