Watch Duval’s dopest MCs, up-and-comers and unknowns drop their best rhymes, brags and slights at the fifth annual Mic Skillz Ultimate Freestyle Battle, this year judged by Robin Bankz and Mr. Whitty. With a winner-take-all prize valued at more than a G, including two bones of ca$h money, a studio recording package and more, the stakes are high. Will there be a choke artist? Only one way to find out.
8 p.m.-2 a.m. Sat., Dec. 16 at Nighthawks, 2952 Roosevelt Blvd., Riverside, $8 advance, $10 at door, duvalhiphop.com.