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Meeting Preston’s Battle Rap Champion Aaron Bond

Posted on - 2nd June, 2022 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - People, Preston News, Proud Preston
Bizzo Bond
Bizzo Bond

A Preston man has won multiple honours including Premier Battle’s official UK Championship title, he is passionate about what he does and wants more people to join on a similar journey.

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Premier Battles is a UK based Battle Rap league in which two rappers compete by free styling or improvising lyrics to fight for a title. Aaron Bond applied for a season when Covid had just struck, since then the rapper has received a series of accolades.

On April 1, 2022, he was flown out to Las Vegas to represent the UK – home league and compete against the world’s largest Battle Rap league Champion in a King of the Dot match.

Aaron told Blog Preston about how people shouldn’t give up on their dreams.

He said: “I decided to apply myself in a positive way when Covid struck, which is a contributing factor to my success. After being furloughed and having to stay at home, I could really sit back and assess how to be successful in what I’m passionate about.

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Aaron (Bizzo) Bond - Premier League Battles
Aaron (Bizzo) Bond – Premier League Battles

“I really am an advocate of always looking for the light in a dark place and trying to find a positive no matter what negative situation you’re placed in. After years of failed attempts in Battle Rap, I managed to turn everything around and reap the rewards I’ve always wanted as a result of telling myself it’s never too late.”

In his spare time Aaron dedicates majority of his hours towards writing, rehearsal and travelling to compete in Battle Rap leagues, which are predominantly based in Manchester – although events take place all over the country on a regular basis.

He said: “As the Champion of Premier Battles, I am wanting to do all I can to raise the awareness of these amazing events, and get people to join us and build on the current community which is slowly growing following all the lockdown restrictions and damage caused to businesses which in turn affected how the league is able to operate on a day-to-day basis.

“I represent my home city at every event I am a part of and believe not many people understand the concept of Battle Rap or have ever given it much thought as content they would be interested in getting into and becoming a fan of.”

Premier Battles currently has a series of events planned out, the next one to look out for is on July 2, 2022 called ‘The Plug’ in London.

To find out more visit the: Premier Battles website, Instagram handle @premierbattlesuk or via Twitter @premierbattle.

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