United Men of Color announce largest rap battle in Colorado, ‘Clash of the Titans VII,’ to occur March 31

Matt Smith

Trayce Chapman performs at Clash of the Titans 2017 (Miranda Moses | Collegian)

At the end of March, eight rappers will descend on the Lory Student Center Theatre in one of CSU’s biggest hip-hop events of the year.

With the return of Clash of the Titans, Fort Collins is set to host the biggest rap battle in the state of Colorado. For six years running, Clash has brought together unprecedented talent and huge stars for the hip-hop fans of CSU.


J.I.D., the Atlanta rapper recently signed onto J. Cole’s Dreamville label, is this year’s special guest. His show will split up a tournament of eight local rap artists in a contest judged by lyric ability and crowd reaction. 

Clash, sponsored by ASCSU and the NAK Fraternity, is one of the United Men of Color’s biggest annual events. President and organizer Kent Washington will coordinate the tournament.

Clash of the Titans VII

Lory Student Center Theatre

March 31, 6 p.m.

Last year’s Clash saw California-based headliners Audio Push and Price, with ten-year rap veteran TypeOne taking the win. The full roster for Clash of the Titans VII has yet to be announced but will be published on the United Men of Color’s Facebook page.

Check out event pages on Facebook and RamLink for more information.

Get tickets at the LSC box office.

Collegian reporter Matthew Smith can be reached at entertainment@collegian.com or on Twitter @latvatalo.