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John John Da Don and Hollow Fight!

December 18, 2013, 5:45 pm

This past Sunday, December 15th, news quickly broke all over the internet of Hollow  and John John (Da Don) getting into a physical altercation during and Ultimate Warrior Battle League promo event for the upcoming battle between Loaded Lux and Hollow.


The thought of the two emcees fighting was immediately assumed to be a rumor until John John took to twitter to bash Hollow.


This photo and video from the event appeared online soon after:




The following morning, Hollow uploaded this apology and explanation of the events that took place:



John John reached out to Rapgrid to tell his side of the story and set the record straight.  Watch his response here:

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December 14, 2013, 12:48 am


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Charlie Clips vs Tsu Surf | K-Shine vs Yung Ill | B Magic vs Ill Will | JC vs Tay Roc







Tsu Surf vs Charlie Clips

"Ill make your spine double the clip take 20 mins to load - i'm having vine trouble" - Clips

"Surf the type of hitman to just wave through - I dont gotta holla shit" - Surf

"Your last name Cox cause your pops was a dickhead" - Clips"

*going by crowd response, Clips shut it down*

B-Magic vs Ill Will

"take dog out for the shit - thats a house pet / send bad niggas to your crib - thats a house guest" - Magic

"wake up in a box like Gothica / Im a star with this blue flag like Somalia" - Magic

"We all like punches but we dont always need the shit / thats why they want him to battle Lil Mama ... I mean Conceited" - Ill Will

"Once I blast him its a wrap / 3 shots will get b-trayed like I stabbed him in the back" - Ill Will

"I beat the nigga that beat you - dont forget stranger / I beat the nigga that beat you - that's a cliff hanger" - Ill WIll

"We came with those two 33s 100 mac 11s no half step / in other words we put so many number on his house we gave him a new address" - Ill Will


"The iron will give this nigga from PG a tour" - B-Magic


K-Shine vs Yung Ill

"Would talk about his priorities, but "x" that / I'm a contract killa - sign him where the x at" - Ill

*Mic problems are plaguing Ill's first round*

"You already know what i'll do to this nigga / Ill put my foot in his ass - they goin have to pull my shoe out this nigga" - Ill

*The crowd is getting out of hand - battle somewhat ruined*

JC vs Tay Roc

"The hockey mask like a Might Duck / with the hockey stick - treat his head like a hockey puck" - Rock

"Fuck your squadron / I always like in a Bull's eye when im talkin" - Rock

"You the second Pontiac I've fucked up - I'm a bad driver" - Rock

"Yall goin let these broke niggas die like Obama care" - JC

"Big choppers that will knock Big Mama back to Martin" - JC

"Im put you in your place & you goin get what you earn ... that bullets in you face" - Rock

"I aint Organik - you goin die if I put 100 Bulletz in your face" - Rock

*Tay Rock thorwing mad shots at Ill Will, who is just laughing*

"When I hit man, his lil brother goin have to hold him up / once I get close enough Dose him up" - Rock

*Tay Rock is killing it ... he just spit a crazy Paul Walker line also*

*Surf and SMACK bet $2k on this battle*

*JC is coming back in the 3rd round*

*Battle looks lopsided in Tay Rock's favor, but JC had mic problems the fist 2 rounds*



Mr Wavy vs Prez Mafia

"Goons on Death Row aren't as hard as Suge/ but I run wit some theives ... i'm Robin Hood" - Prez

"First round i'm giving him hell, i'm Pinhead - I kill Joy" Prez

*Crowd loves Prez Mafia's first*

"Y'all team fraud, you dont event look like you belong here ... where's your green card?" - Wavy

'Gun about as long as a ski from the ski from the X-Games / Get your head blue like a Mets game" - Wavy

"Bang from the sticks like Questlove and Travis Barker / Then pop out the blue like Violet from Willy Wonka"

"He look like he feel some type of way / but you can get the metal to your grill liek a license plate" (sung) - Wavy

*Prez got the first and Wavy got the second*

"My flow tighter than the hoodie you wore against Ah Di Boom" - Prez

"Large rifle - the shit kick back like Shawn Michaels" - Prez

"Dyke ass nigga - Steph Curry in the face without the height ass nigga" - Wavy

*Wavy starts cracking hilarious Puertorican jokes*

*Wavy got it in the end*


Bonnie Godiva Chillin


4:57pm: Ill Will talks about his favorite KOTD battles

Jaz The Rapper & JC


Ill Will Posted Up


4:41pm: Tsu Surf says Charlie Clips is "light work"!

4:30pm: Norbes & B Magic speak on Magic's battling career



See that booty!?!

Mr Wavy Got Tha Burna!

SMACK talking

Ill Will Posted Up

3:20pm Mr Wavy vs Prez Mafia

3:00pm Crowd Shot


2:53pm: B-Magic in the venue

1:28pm: Hear URL fans give their predictions on today's battles at Born Legacy.

1:14pm: A quick look inside the empty venue before it fills up.


November 26, 2013, 5:11 pm


by Aztech




This was the first iBattle event I've attended in person, so i wasn't fully sure of what to expect, I've obviously seen a lot of they're battles online..but we all know live events is a whole different monster. When I walked in there was definitely good vibes, Uno Lavoz was in the building along with a few other familiar faces. Being an event made up of mostly undercard battles, it was definitely a real dope night. The card was mainly the first round of iBattle's 16 man up and comers tournament. There were also two Main Event battles and two Money Fights, which means almost every battle was judged on the entire card, something i think we all miss.


Tommy Gunn vs Jeffrey


First battle of the night, also the first battle of the tournament. Crowd wasn't fully awake yet which I think took some of the energy away from the battle, little bit of a style clash which isn't a bad thing.


Grade: B


Winner: Tommy Gunn 2-1


Ju Davil vs Kinetik


This was possibly my favorite battle from the tournament, both MC's were on point with real clean performances. Ju Davil definitely had the more intricate style, but Kinetik's rounds were all straight at the throat. Both had quotables, but I personally think Kinetik's performance was just too strong, by far the best I've ever seen from him(Boston bias aside).


Grade: A


Winner: Kinetik 3-0


Theo Manchild vs 3sk


Another definite style clash, this one I think might have confused the crowd a little bit. Personal opinion, one was just way more direct than the other, and I think that's what swayed the decision. Brings me to the point of when battle MC's just come with random verses and say nothing about their opponent directly..its a battle!


Grade: B+


Winner: 3sk 3-0


Ghost vs Eclipse Da God


This one was VERY dope. Another favorite of tournament, Ghost has a cool style that I think if he polished more, he could be a real problem. Eclipse was full of no nonsense bars, which took it for him.


Grade: B+


Winner: Eclipse Da God 2-1


Q Da General & Suspense vs Ju Davil & Young Skills


Battle of the night hands down. Extremely heated, wasn't very familiar with these cats but I'll definitely be checking for all of them now. There was $3200 on the line which brought the heat up like crazy. Definitely the closest battle of the night, to the point where if one team didn't have a minor slip up in the second, it would have been almost impossible to call.


Grade: A+


Winner: Q Da General & Suspense 2-1


J Vik vs Dnarro


I actually ended up guest hosting this one, another battle that fans would label "Bars vs Jokes."(which by the way doesn't make any sense, I'll explain some other time, but if you're an actual MC you already know what I'm talking about.) Battle was cool, it was really hard to match the energy of the 2 on 2 which happened right before, but both cats had good showings, $400 on the line for this one.


Grade: B-


Winner: J Vik 2-1


Gwitty vs Bishop White


This battle was cool, Gwitty had a few stumbles which ultimately cost him the battle. Bishop White definitely had the crowd on his side in this one.


Grade: B-


Winner: Bishop White 2-1


Kevin Vann vs D22


By this time of the night, the crowd was getting pretty tired and restless, and were probably waiting for the main events to pop off. This battle was cool, in my opinion definitely had a clear winner.


Grade C+


Winner: D22 3-0


Young Steady vs. Stretch Millz


Main Event, dope battle. Young Steady had the crowd on his side, unfortunatley i think a slip up cost him the battle. This was i think the only battle of the night besides the tryouts that weren't judged.


Grade: B-


My Winner: Stretch Millz 2-1


All in all definitely a dope event, big ups to Logic and GodAwful for having me come through. In my opinion I think iBattle is filling that void that GT left, which I feel alot of heads are looking for, big shouts to iBattle!


- Aztech


Story Time With Poison Pen

November 12, 2013, 2:00 am


Rap Grid is proud to release its new series, "Story Time with Poison Pen". Watch as we delve into the mind of one the battle culture's most influential and likable characters.

In this segment, Poison Pen tells how he first discovered and helped Jin, arguably the most influential and famed emcee in battle history. Stay tuned for more intriguing stories from the mind of battle rap's best storyteller.


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Go-Rilla Warfare's The Crown



Rap Grid 1-on-1 | Looney Divine

November 4, 2013, 2:14 pm


Before Queen of the Ring tries to expand their brand to the west coast, they tested the waters by bringing the wonderful Looney Divine to get some love only the way the east coast could show her and that is by battling Star Smilez.  I caught up with Looney a couple of days before their battle dropped on YouTube.



Jon Rines – You don’t look Looney to me? I get Divine but Looney? Where’d you get that name from emma to loon?


Looney – I was always called Loon!  It wasn’t really to be specific to someone, we’d always be like ‘whateva loca’ but as we started getting older, some of us started getting more crazier than others hmmmm (laugh)


Jon Rines – hmmmm!!! I wonder who? (laugh)


Looney – (laugh) Everybody started calling me Loon then one of my homeboys called Profile, he was like ‘ Looney, you’re also Divine, like beyond everything!’ like he’d pull me away from people.


Jon Rines – Negro wanted imitates Martin Lawrence’ voice DAT ASS! I mean he was on it! You gotta get the cute ones when they’re young and don’t know they cute. That was my M.O.!


Looney – (laugh) I wasn’t as nice as I probably started becoming cause when I was younger I was very impulsive. I would do whatever and go at it.


Jon Rines – You was smashin left and right wasn’t you?! Man I was on the wrong coast!


Looney (laugh)


Jon Rines – Like, give me an example of something impulsive you did?


Looney – Well, okay. One thing I did a lot. If my friends would never fight a group of people… Like, a lot of my fights weren’t my fights. Cause if my friend gets nervous , what do you call it?


Jon Rines – I don’t know? Nigga need to man up?


Looney  - (laugh) Like I would just run out and sock the girl (laugh) I’d sock the girl you’d supposed to fight, then her home girl would run up and hit my girl then pretty much ya know. I would just start shit, not because I wanted to start shit, but because they were gonna do it but they didn’t know how so I would get it crackin and running around laughing. I don’t know. I was the Mexican girl at school that didn’t speak any English and I don’t know I was jus WILD! (laughs)


She got into her fast talking mode and I literally couldn’t keep up.


Jon Rines – You just went into one of your battle rap speed rounds yo! (laughs) But you remind me of me in a way. I cared so much about my friends, like I’d fight to take up for them before I would myself. About me I’d let it slide, but with them I was hot headed.


Looney – I’m very protective! Very loyal to who I have a bond with.


Hope she’s single then.


Looney- (continued) Like even if my friends bring people around I’ve never met, those are the people I defend. I’m not saying I go around looking for fights but if something happens it’s whatever.


Jon Rines – Where are you from?


Looney – I was born and raised in northern California, but I’d say I grew up in Nevada in Reno


Jon Rines – And where did the rapping start


Looney – I’ve always written, I’d say around 12 and I’m 21 now.




Jon Rines – First battle?


Looney – well, I’d battle homeboys around my neighborhood and a couple of girls. It started off with tracks. Like they’d make tracks about me and I’d make tracks about them.


Jon Rines – Well who did you say your rounds to? Like everyone has a person they say their rounds to before the battle…


Looney – No one.


Jon Rines – What? NO ONE!


Looney - I lost a lot of contact with people. The last 2 years have been so different. New place , new environment so I’m not close with my friends anymore and a lot of people got taken away from me.


Jon Rines – You meant like taken away!


Looney – Yeah, I’ve had homeboys deported, locked up, shot and killed.  So I keep writing to myself.


Jon Rines – Wow. So just you.


Looney – I mean I said it to my boyfriend, but he doesn’t really…. I mean you can say it to people but they don’t know what the fuck you’re saying! They don’t listen to battle rap. So they’ll say it was dope, but whatever. They don’t know.  When I used to rap with some of my friends. They were dope so it made me want to be dope, but when I moved out here you rap with people, but they way they freestyle is wack as fuck. Half don’t know about rap. I feel bad asking people to listen to my verse.


Jon Rines – But you got Jon now.


Looney – JON! You may try to set me up! You probably tell every girl you interview that. What if I get set up in some Queen of the Ring drama or somethin’


I do tell every girl though.


Jon Rines – You think I would set you up, Looney?


Looney – I don’t know! (laugh)


Jon Rines – We’ll see.  Do you know how much that Vlad interview helped you out? You gained hella fans off that.


Looney – I honestly don’t like that Vlad interview because I feel I made myself a target. It’s hard for me to be dishonest sometimes. If someone is nice to me then I’m nice to them. If they be mean, I start getting rambunctious and shit.


Jon Rines – But what’s wrong with that?


Looney – Put yourself in my shoes, Jon. These people are looking at you like Awww. They give you sympathy.  They’re like, “Okay, she doesn’t think she’s better than us so it’s okay” You wanna be friends with the nice people, but you don’t want to be friends with someone that you see as a threat to you.


At this point, a picture of O’fficial comes to mind.


Jon Rines – Did you look down and read the comments?


Looney – I mean, I try to read comments. I read some comments on my battle and I’m like fuck this. Some are cool but some are unnecessary.


Jon Rines – I just laugh. It doesn’t bother me at all.  So let’s go back to this preparation.  So you get the call from Debo to battle Star Smilez and what happened.


Looney – You know what. Some people told me about this Queen of the Ring a year ago, but I didn’t pay it much attention and barely watch the battles. Then one day I decided to watch and I see this Star Smilez girl and I’m thinking ‘Yo this bitch is wacky yo!’  Then a year later my wack ass lose to the bitch! (laughs)


Jon Rines – Your “ass” isn’t wack though. It’s perfectly shaped…


Looney – Huh?


Jon Rines – Nah, but um…


Looney – But I can’t believe I lost to her knowing I am better than her. I meant what I had said about she’s not fuckin with me but I feel bad I set that to myself but couldn’t prove it to myself. I didn’t wanna battle her. I wasn’t inspired but I should have since I was the first girl from westcoast and Debo believed in me.


Jon Rines – How did you feel about the battle with Gattas?


Looney – I feel like that was the beginning of my losing streak, SHIT! I lost. Gattas is good. I feel she was more seasoned and she was my third battle. I was still running around in Reno. I didn’t care.  I knew how to rap to my standard. The average little Latin girl down the street.  She did good! In a way she taught me a lesson.


Jon Rines – When you won your battles, you won from your aggression and insults. I think the kind of crowd you were in loved that.  Do you think it hinders you from making more clever bars since you win in crowds that don’t’ look for that.


Looney – No I don’t think so. Cause they like that shit too.


Jon Rines – I mean, I think if I took you and raised you up over here, you’d rap differently.


Looney – Well ,yeah. East coast when it comes to the rhymes they like to think more ,but over here we like more gutter hyphie movement shit.


Jon Rines – So what did you think of 40 versus Bonnie.


Looney – I love how 40 spits. She’s really lyrical. But I feel like it just wasn’t Bonnie’s night. It wasn’t like she’s horrible. Maybe life was saying ‘Don’t get your head too high up Bonnie’ you never know.


Jon – I was kinda distracted that battle because 40’s ass was so small. (laugh)


Looney – I ain’t gone lie I was watching 40’s ass the whole time! And I don’t do that! I mean even while Bonnie was rapping I was watching 40!


Jon Rines – Well I wasn’t turned on at all? (laughs) Debo gave me pictures of you to use for this interview so I was looking at you as 40 and Bonnie played in my ear.


Looney – Shut the hell up! (laughs) I didn’t even know 40 had ass like that!


Jon Rines – When I interview people there ass grows!


Looney – Wait? You interviewed her after the battle.


Awkward Silence.


Jon Rines – So you’re in Queen of the Ring now so who’s next?


Looney – I want a Hispanic chick!


Jon Rines – Like who?


Looney – Dutchess!


Jon Rines – I think you gotta control your own destiny so this interview is the start of you versus Dutchess.  If Dutchess reads this, what do you want to say to her.


Looney – Why the long face?


We both laugh!


Looney – who did you say would win between me and Star? I know you said she’d 3-0 me!


Jon Rines – I said I’m team Looney and you’d win 2-1!


Looney – Did you really say that?


Jon Rines – No, I said she’d 3-0 you.


Looney – Why?


Jon Rines – Because I thought the crowd wouldn’t mess with you, you’d come with aggression and personals and Queen of the Ring won’t like personals unless you can flip them into schemes are hot Bars.


Looney – They actually gave me love! And trust me, I’m taking this serious and working on my flaws.


Jon Rines – Yeah I hear you. Heard you did good. Okay, so my famous last question.  Tell me why shouldn’t I have you in my top five?


Looney –  NOT?


Jon Rines – Yo, I’ve asked every person I’ve interviewed this question.


Looney – Choking.  But that’s a good question, I see why you ask that.


Jon Rines – Well you’ll be okay with that and your new dedication to it so I look forward to seeing you in the future.





Follow me on Twitter @joncwrines


Behind The Battles: Jaz The Rapper

October 23, 2013, 1:10 am




Behind The Battles: Jaz The Rapper (Documentary Trailer) | Rap Grid Exclusive


This 45-minute documentary takes you into the world of one of Brooklyn's top female lyricists, Jaz the Rapper. She touches on everything from being a virgin and leaving Queen of the Ring to females having ghostwriters and the meaning behind her infamous "Bars Over Everything" slogan.  Featuring Norbes, Debo, NuBorn, Nae & Nettie Mcfly. Find out the real stories behind battles with Skye, K Prophet, Chayna Ashley and QB.  Directed by David "Drect" Williams | @drect

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October 16, 2013, 7:38 pm


All of these battles can be seen now at


When the card for BOTB6 was first announced, the battle community knew we would be up for some classics, as KOTD would be bringing the big battle tradition back to Oakland with both very familiar and new faces.  We have prepared this recap of the epic event to help fans re-live some of the most electrifying moments of Battle of the Bay 6.  Shoutout to the KOTD staff for providing RapGrid with Pay Per View passes, watching the stream gave us a chance to be a little more detailed with our reviews.




- We have prepared a review for a few Day 1 battles & all of Day 2

- KOTD had mostly two minute and ninety second rounds (with the exception of the one round Head Ice vs Daylyt Battle)

- Watching the PPV stream has allowed us to include more quotes, yay for you

- The line of the battle is notated by red text under the standout lines section (some battles have more than one)

- After Dizaster vs Aye Verb, the crowd became restless and didn’t give the last three battles proper reaction



Rum Nitty vs Danny Myers


Prediction: Rum Nitty 3-0


This battle was such a slugfest - what an unexpected surprise.  Not only the best battle of day 1, but one of the best battles of the entire event.  With the proper push this could become KOTD’s Chilla Jones vs JC.  There’s not much to say ... the energy was through the roof and this was a classic from beginning to finish.


Standout Lines


“My case was like child support ... bust once and paid for it 18 years” - Myers

“Ill have a battler shaking on cam like Jaz the Rapper” - Nitty (ref. to Jaz’s twerk video)

“A lima bean in a time machine - ill make you a vegetable in the future” - Myers

“Big ratchet squeezin out the whip like Raspusha ass” - Nitty

“Ill cut you into so many pieces, you funeral will be on a conveyer belt” - Myers

“5:30 am you’ll see the K while you yawning / you’ll dread being woke up this way (Sway) In The Morning” - Nitty

"Dan act like roids in his system, but ill still give him the blues brother" - Nitty


Final Grade: A+


Bar for bar, these are some of the most original and dope lines I’ve heard in a while


My Winner: Nitty 2-1 ... Most will call this a draw

Cadalack Ron vs ZM


Prediction: *Blank Stare*


Cadalack and ZM are both very on and off.  Cadalack’s jokes, shock value-filled punchlines and edgy content can either be very captivating or relatively dry at times, therefore it is hard to predict when battle fans will take to one of his performances.  ZM was at his peak when Grind Time first took off, and performs on a very high level when faced with competition like Soul Khan, but has a hard time consistently beasting opponents with top notch performances.  Cadalack had a lot of crazy jokes and “wow” moments, while ZM was consistent and delivered a very lyrical round 3.  The battle was capped off by Cadalack saying some crazy lines about ZM’s girlfriend and late grandmother.


Standout Lines


“You ain’t Tailor Gang, you Cheese Wiz Khalifah and them fat clothes is tailored strange” - Caddy

“Before there was a URL you smoked SMACK and ICE” - ZM

“Ron’s girl pussy remind me of Philly ... it get a lot of brotherly love” - ZM

“Step in my cell and i’ll split him like mitosis” - Caddy

“You an undercover twerker - every time you sneeze your booty claps” - Caddy

"I can’t let the hero win (heroin) i gotta go out like a goon / u tryna get cut now? so you don’t need a lil bitch thats lighter to spoon" - ZM


Final Grade: B-


The battle had its entertaining moments, but it could be very awkward at times


My Winner: I might have leaned towards Caddy because he was entertaining at times, but ZM had some dope bars ... I don’t know you just have to see this one.

Chilla Jones vs The Deadman


Prediction: Debatable Classic - Might have even had Deadman pulling off an upset


We all know Chilla Jones is the scheme king - a lyrical beast.  Both him and Deadman have been putting in work on their respective coasts over the past year by stringing together a streak of impressive performance with classic lines.  I saw this as a match that could steal the show.  This is my favorite Chilla performance - he really shined in the shorter two minute rounds.  Deadman had dope moments, but he seemed to have a lot less haymakers than usual.  I was hoping he would match some of his recent past performances.


Standout Lines


"You came here to battle Shakespeare, but I don't play write" - Chilla

"Your girl let Con fuck, gave QP neck and throat / last i heard Heart beatin like a stethoscope" - Chilla

"Put so much money on they dome they think im Jerry ... Jones" - Deadman

"Your bars shaky hold your horses you aint stable" - Chilla

"ill blast and split his house in half - that's how I do Plex (duplex) / you told me he was slammin in the ring ... I should sue Plex (suplex)" - Chilla

"if Kobe get 50 he's a great scorer / Rondo can get 50 ... he plays for 8 quarters" - Deadman (on Chilla's ass long rounds)

"swag of a navigation app you give the worst sex / fuckin hoes like '600 strokes turn left'" - Deadman


Final Grade: A-


Dope back and forth, but Chilla seemed to have the upperhand the entire battle


My Winner: Chilla Jones 2-1

KG The Poet vs Lotta Zay


Prediction: Lotta Zay 2-1


A very dope battle that really forced listeners to think and appreciate both emcees’ pen game.  Both battled Daylyt in two of the best battles of the year, so I knew this would be a barfest.  The battle was fire on both sides, but KG just seemed to be on another level this night.  I would love to see KG throw a little more personality into his bars - his style would be nearly perfect.


Standout Lines


“Put on that white face but the soul's black like Krondon" - Lotta (Strong Arm Steady ref.)

"if i split ya front you'll see cheeks with puff like J-Lo's prime" - KG

"this shit will have a crack head off the wall like Humpty Dumpty" - KG

"when im masked up ill take control of ya city like Bane / bang and have u talking through your stomach like Krang" - Lotta

"ill fuck her in the ass so hard, she can't sit down like a guest on the Steve Wilkos show" - Lotta

"if u say you pay tons u just middle manning, you know ... Copper, Peyton, Eli ... middle Manning" - KG

"ya bitch wants this singa long - got my balls bouncin' wit every word" - Lotta


Final Grade: B+


KG elevated to a level we all knew he was capable of years ago and captured the crowd


My Winner: KG The Poet 3-0, dont get it twisted Lotta Zay was dope too

John John Da Don vs The Saurus


Prediction: John John 2-1


90% of the time John John Da Don is fire.  As The Saurus’ career has progressed, it seems as though he has become a little less effective as a battle rapper and is not necessarily feared anymore.  Both came with some heat, but The Saurus turned it up a notch and really got busy - I saw flashes of the old Saurus all through this battle, but with an updated style.  He rebuttaled at the beginning of every round ... 2/3 of them were bodybag lines.  I was pleasantly surprised.


Standout Lines


“why am i giving you the shot if you the vet” - John John

“you bout to get your light skineded life ended” - Saurus

“(ill)mac wont be affected by your death you’re like steve jobs” - John John

“every round is softer than a cinnabon, said u got that friar tucked - you ain’t even robbin hoods a lil jon” - Saurus

“he took bar recycling and made it a trend / even his own name ... he like “John” wooooo i need to say it again!” - Saurus

“he such a biter the only beverage type he sips ... Sprite Remix” - Saurus

“that back and forth over the net? im not your tennis friend / but i can serve you wit this backhand i bet ya legs’ll wemble den (Wimbleden)” - John John

“ride in wit a wagon full of white boys like a stage coach / got a rifle and a guage close  // and i know where i can aim those / not at any one of john homes just that full house where john stay most (John Stamos)” - Saurus


Final Grade: B+


John John was his usual self, but didn’t have any bombs, while The Saurus set the stage on fire


My Winner: The Saurus 3-0 (John may have got the 3rd)

Bigg K vs Illmaculate


Prediction: Classic


This is a match where you just knew both guys would come correct.  What makes this hard to call is the various angles and styles that both were effectively using throughout the battle.  I’d hate for this to become a “street vs backpacker” argument on the comments - it will ruin the beauty of this shit.  Bigg K may be the most believable person in battle rap.  Illmac was a little more creative, but Bigg K had some very very very crazy lines.  Illmaculate’s round 3 is one of the best rounds I have ever heard from a creative standpoint: “we haven't battled yet, this all happened in your head now imagine what’s gunna happen at the actual event.”


Standout Lines


“ill lift illmac through a ceiling fan and drop money on his grill like a dental plan” - Bigg K

“u act tough when u rap stuff - play gangsta / but u really pussy, thats fake heart ... pacemaker” - Bigg K

“pay me homage - you comparing satin to satan / angel cake to pagan profits” - Illmac

“ill lift your soul through the beam like a mothership” - Bigg K

“i keep a level head in drama you seem shook/ im bipolar ... nice jab, mean hook” - Bigg K

“chrome mac 90 up in your dog teeth / this ill mac ring twice - that’s w-r-c’s” - Bigg K

“he’s so forgetful wit writtens i ain't got a line about this fool in prison / cause at least there he can actually get through a sentence” - Illmac

“u get some type a street cred cause u caught a weed charge / i will beat slob down your chest like a retard” - Bigg K

“long desert eagle hit u dead in the chest / thats how to kill a mockingbird - hit gregory peck” - Bigg K (Illmac’s name is Greg)


Final Grade: A+


This shit was just hot


My Winner: Illmaculate 2-1

Daylyt vs Head Ice


Prediction: You can’t make a prediction for a Daylyt battle anymore


This was a one round battle.  Daylyt had crazy lines and no gimmicks (he put on the mask while Ice was rapping though), while Ice was hilarious and spit some deep schemes.  This is a hard one to call because Ice rapped for about two minutes longer and went second.  Still a dope battle. Three rounds might have made it even better.


Standout Lines


“its funny how you callin me the clown but u the crusty nigga / the bitch asked me his age I told her he older (odor) than a musty nigga” - Daylyt

“you’ll get jumped out the gate ... no of(fence)” - Daylyt

“where i’m from we dot up the squares - it is everything but paradise (pair a dice)” - Daylyt

“Ill put a round in a square like a single Reeces” - Daylyt

“yall praise a nigga that got ass nekked?  Yall past reckless / i don't feel comfortable around niggas that be ass checkin” - Ice

“you aint no real Dot Mobb nigga, i know real Dot Mobb niggas / most of them don't even like Dot Mobb niggas” - Ice

“only crack u got need A&D ointment / u can have some A-Z choices and u still get a player 3 joystick” - Ice


Final Grade: B+


Needed 3 full rounds


My Winner: Can’t call it - too short

Tantrum vs A Class


Prediction: A-Class 2-1


Tantrum is very dope, but lately he just hasn’t been the same.  I was a little upset with this World Domination 4 performance and hoped he would do really good at home.  A-Class is very funny and technical, most of the time he delivers, so I had to edge him coming into this.  


The first thing I want to note is that Timothy De La Ghetto (aka Traphik) and Dumbfoundead were all in the camera LOL - I felt like everyone was trying to recreate the vibe for Dumb vs Tantrum and get 1 million views all over again with another Korea vs China battle.  This is a hard one to judge on camera let me explain why: Tantrum tried to take away A-Class’ angles by saying that he plays off of being asian too much.  It worked, and I thought A-Class had no chance, but he had some lines that were just undeniable.  At the peak of this battle, Tantrum brought our a ninja mask and had the crowd going crazy.


Standout Lines


“u the reason dmx was always asking where my dogs at” - Class

he thinks the top asians are still everybody knows, dumbfoundead, tantrum, when everybody knows dumb founded tantrum” - Class

“you been rapping for 3 years and can't even get some clothing that fits / how your name tantrum and u cant even get anyone to throw you a fit” - Class

“ur such an awkward celibate faggot you even got friend zoned by your left hand” - Tantrum

“even if being a mirror match is potentially accurate, ill break your image down to every reflection and shatter it on some enter the dragon shit” - Tantrum

“compared to Koreans, chinese chicks got beyond a flat ass / them bitches are made without a trunk like a Honda hatchback” - Class

“your own boy was gunna commit suicide and you didn’t fuckin care / how is your best friend an Illusion when you’re the one who wasn’t there” - Class

“hit the homie Illmac and tell him ima need my Hattori Honzo blade back” - Tantrum

“this fool went to a black hairdresser and asked for the last airbender” - Class

“he thinks the city's confusing and the burbs have bad vibes / he even hates the hills - cause he heard they have eyes” - Class


Final Grade: B+


It was dope, but had some dry spots here and there


My Winner: Tantrum (bar for bar A-Class may have won two rounds, but looking at the battle as a whole, Tantrum’s angle was more impressive and effective)

DNA vs Pass


Prediction: Pass 2-1


This battle was an interesting matchup because both Pass and DNA have this issue where sometimes they will look like the best battlers on the face of the Earth and other times they just go good enough to get by.  This battle has been talked about for years, so we knew it would be fire.


The way Pass breaks down his opponents is lyrically amazing at times; he raps with conviction and the right amount of aggression.  DNA had some big lines, but he did a little too much play off of Pass’ name.  Pass attacked the battle from multiple angles while DNA only used a few and it hurt him in the end.


Standout Lines


“these young niggas will part your top so when u hear bang bang it ain’t a gay ass Don Demarco drop” - Pass

“theres a cancer in battle rap DNA’s selling it .. nah i said ur a part of a cancer in battle rap, you’re the DNA cell in it” - Pass

“there’s HIV in your DNA thats why ur first name’s Eric right? (Wright)” - Pass

“you can change your name pass, but these words (wurdz) goin still stick wit u” - DNA

“heyo Charlie ... that’s the way you talk to your son” - Pass

“you’re an avid diva, can’t spar wit the raps, got no part in the trap, my nigga your speech backwards” - Pass

“The Saurus average 300k, you don't get mentioned in the same breath as Illmaculate / Okwerdz get 10 times your views and he can’t even rap for shit” - DNA

“somebody should send some metal flying to DNA case blood ain't got no iron in him” - Pass

“we coulda battled in la but i knew he wasn't no comp then (Compton)” - DNA


Final Grade: A-


If DNA had a better third round it would have been a classic


My winner: Pass 2-1 (the second round was a tie)

Dizaster vs Aye Verb


My Prediction: None.  This battle was dependent on too many variables


There were a lot of classic Dizaster moments and Aye Verb had a very crazy angle in the third round.  Even though the battle was good, it may be time for Dizaster to switch it up a little bit and revamp his style.  Im not sick of it, because he still says crazy lines ... I just dont want to get sick of it in the near future.  His freestyle and rebuttal game are always on point, so its hard for Diz to give a bad performance, but he shouldn’t use his natural talents as a crutch.


In Aye Verb’s third round, he turned into a psychologist and explained why Dizaster acted that way.  Dizaster had a crazy rebuttal ... that round was classic.


Standout Lines


“when u rap people be like “awww fuck” u give niggas the same feel as when the condom break” - Verb

“this guy came up here looking like a LL Cool J fan / scratch that - he came up here lookin like the Kool-Aid man” - Diz

“you literally look like Kid and Play - get the fuck out of my face you black Nick Lachey” - Diz

“shot from Wichita ... Kansas / every shot i throw i pull a different card ... Gambit” - Verb

“deform your organ tissue and leave you on the corner of the table folded like a fuckin’ order menu” - Diz

“i really think you are from the hood just not protected / and you scared when you want protection - being scared brings out aggression” - Verb

“his last round was lame every other black guy I meet is Jamaal Barack Hussein / so if i can’t rap like this how about you guys give us back our names” - Diz

“un uncles are stock brokers, your uncles are broke stockers” - Diz

“im KRS you’re Jay-Z all you ever did was copy my blueprints” - Diz


Final Grade: A-


Dope main event, but it was lacking something ...


My Winner: Aye Verb 2-1

Cortez vs Caustic


My Prediction: Cortez 2-1


This battle reminds me a lot of Swave Sevah vs Fredo.  One person wins the first two rounds, and then BOOM the other guy has a monster 3rd.


Cortez won the first two rounds convincingly and he brought back the classic “there’s some shit we gotta speak about” only to tell Caustic that its stupid to talk about someone's girl in a battle.  It was done very well.  After getting boo’d in his second, Caustic bounced back by telling the crowd about some girl named Medusa that smash a bunch of rappers after World Domination 4 and said Cortez had problems getting it up.  I don’t know if it was true, but it was funny and definitely won the crowd over.


Standout Lines


“earning presents with disability (diss ability) cause i'm receiving full benefits” - Cortez

“I was supposed to battle Arcane, but he was scared”- Caustic

“supposed to believe this Cortez guy is a shooter / you dress like a homeless guy from the future” - Caustic (on Cortez’ outfit vs Dizaster)

“does Caustic’s nose know more than Caustic knows” - Cortez

“wit ur bitch i creep ... she swallows ... ate ours (hours) - thats a good night sleep” - Cortez

“who this rook bout to move upon (a pawn) .. he bout to take a L by (k)night ... sacrifice / your bitch up (bishop) on every move and her ass is nice” - Cortez

“u gettin top tier money, but u got def got (tycoon) taxed in Canada” - Caustic

“ur style is so ass Arsonal would eat that shit out for an hour and a half” - Caustic

“the barrel got more kick than Chun Li on a bonus stage” - Caustic

“thought u had me all mapped out but couldn't get a round” - Cortez

“even in the bible Daniel sacrificed a friend / still made profit and was well known for lying then” - Cortez

“what does it say about u as a man if a bitch named Medusa can’t get your dick hard” - Caustic


Final Grade: B


If the battle was earlier in the day, there would have been a lot of excitement in the room


My Winner: Cortez 2-1

Ness Lee vs RemyD


Prediction: Ness Lee 2-1


Remy messed up a few times, which basically killed the competitive edge the battle should have had, but ill sum this whole battle up with one quote:


“Just because you squeeze a lot of good words in your content don’t mean its complex we need some context/

I got schemes Chilla ain't even caught yet //

Like ill alternate and delete your projects /

Then reinstall the VST EXC to rewire and beat ya Logic but only because you cannot directly put Reason on it//” - Ness Lee


If you record music, then that was CRAZY


Standout Lines


“i'm nicer than verb’s first 12 bars against X-Factor and u wacker than the last 50” - Ness

“u think you’ll see a day with you being a chart climber? word to Georgia I don't know if you or Ray Charles blinder” - Remy

“you treated your crib like a napalm fighter/ so when i spit flames you’ll feel right at home cause i set the place on fire” - Remy

“you got an im currently dating Erykah Badu swag” - Ness

“he’ll dash fast as a track event / this man 4 runnin like a grand slam that a batter hit” - Remy

“its far more than bars, i brought rap back to battling” - Remy


Final Grade: B


If the battle was earlier and Remy didn’t mess up it would have been dope


My Winner: Ness Lee 3-0 (Remy’s third was dope though)

Charlie Clips vs Dirtbag Dan


My Prediction: Charlie Clips 3-0


Dirtbag Dan was his normal self for the majority of the battle, but he resorted to freestyling the last 40 seconds of his last two rounds.  Clips was good most of the battle, but had a freestyle that was a little hit/miss in his second.  One thing I can say is that these two are probably the most charismatic characters in battle rap and it really showed.  When Dan started rapping on some G shit it was actually dope - no joke i’d love to see him do a Proving Grounds battle with all gun bars.


Standout Lines


“damn homie ... in Grind Time you was the maaaaan homieeee” - Clips

“we both mexican cause im serving every kinda shell outta that one truck” - Clips

“if you rebuttal any of these fat jokes you are fat and they hurt you” - Dan

“if you looking for them bird bars i got the rifle wit the woodstock” - Dan (Charlie Brown scheme ending)

“knock the bitch out this nigga ... y’all won't get it until Dan yell (Danielle)” - Clips

“only 45 i seen Charlie clap is that gross ass percentage of body fat” - Dan

“ill have have Ms Brown in town coffin watching / long nose pointed at him like Caustic watchin” - Dan

“Dan is the wackest character in street fighter ... he’s gay, his punches are weak and his hadoken stops right here” - Clips

“Im a ludacris artist with these bingo flips / ill give ya eye twenty (I20) thats Ludacris artist wit a bingo chip” - Clips

“i should have refused to serve this faggot like Chik-Fil-A” - Dan

“i thought u were DNA’s social worker ... I ain’t even know you rapped” - Dan

Final Grade: B


Dan admitted he lost :-(


My Winner: Charlie Clips 3-0




Overall this was a dope event and it featured two classic battles that might break the top 100 of all time list.  In the future KOTD should make a few of the people with smaller names battle on another date and move some of the highly anticipated battles to day one.  Due to the crowd being tired, I would have loved to see Clips/Dan, Ness/Remy and Cortez/Caustic as the Day 1 main events.  Still a good job with some dope footage.  Thank you to KOTD for providing us with a PPV link.


Best Battle: Illmaculate vs Bigg K / Dan Myers vs Rum Nitty

Best Round: Illmaculate round 3 vs Bigg K / Caustic round 3 vs Cortez

Best Line: “there’s HIV in your DNA thats why ur first name’s Eric right?” - Pass

Best Performance: Chilla Jones


Go to and purchase these battles ... peace


- Drect



October 3, 2013, 2:45 am

Saturday September 28,2013 it all went down at Zab Judah's Boxing Gym in Brooklyn, East New York. Queen Of The Ring, The first all female battle league celebrated it's Third Year Anniversary with an amazing card titled Do Or Die consisting of the following match ups:

Lex Banko vs O'fficial

Young Gattas vs Chayna Ashley

Star Smilez vs Looney Divine

C3 vs Krissy Yammagucci

and 40 B.A.R.R.S vs Bonnie Godiva

*Photo Credits: Debo (QOTR)*


When the card for the event was released, people were most excited about the long awaited and long over due debut of Young Gattas and her bout with Chayna Ashley. Another match up that was heavily anticipated and what most called a mirror match was the clash between 40 B.A.R.R.S and Bonnie Godiva.


I was expecting a larger crowd as I have witnessed at past QOTR events, but the smaller crowd made for more comfortable night.  Which is a good thing. One thing I can say about the QOTR crowd is that the men to women ratio is shocking as far as fan fare goes. The men at the venue, far outweighed  women.  Why? I don't know. Anyway, As I entered the gym, and maneuvered my way past some spectators, I came across Looney Divine who was standing at 5'5 in  5 inch heels swaying left and right focusing on the rounds she prepared for Star Smilez; who was ironically standing 5 feet away from her, accompanied by her beau T-Rex, O-Red and a crew of battlers.

Things kicked off with the first matchup of the night, Lex Banko vs O’fficial. I spoke to O'fficial outside of the venue prior to ithe battle and she told me that she was calling out some people.


When I asked who, she said " I'm calling out everybody, I don't care, names are getting named tonight!"



O'fficial vs Lex Banko


O'fficial vs. Banko was the first battle of the night.

O'fficial went first after the coin toss. The crowd was so anxious to see the battle that the room was still and silent at the top of the first. I'm glad they were because O'fficial had some fire! Throughout the battle she called out C.Ash, C3, E Heart, Ms Fit and Couture. Her performance was consistent and her punches were heavy hitting. She had nice schemes and set-ups and she meant business.

Quotable from O'fficial:

" This bitch fake watch how I make her face drop , this ain't the time  to pick shit up and screw it like a fake clock. When I roll Lex face off she'll hit the ground like Ace watch."

Lex Banko came out swinging like she usually does but her overall performance was not one of her best. She had some bars and she punched crazy. But later on in the battle; since this is a QOTR event, I'll say Earl's sister "Pearl" came to pay Lex a brief visit.  Before I continue, For those of you who are not familiar with " Earl" let me put you on.  “Earl" is a fictional character who was created after the Goodz vs Hitman battle. During the battle Hitman Holla had an infamous choke and Goodz being the jokester that he is said that Gerald (Hitman Holla) was mumbling to his imaginary friend Earl during his choke. Since then, when a battler has a clear choke and a lost for words "Earl" is the culprit.  Lex recovered from her conversation with "Pearl" and picked up her high energy she came out with.

Quotable from Lex Banko: "Ima OD on B and leave a dead rapper"

OH! let me not forget, Banko  pulled out a prop during the battle and the crowd was loving it!

The third round Lex energy began to dwindle and the crowd was becoming disinterested. She had some dry spots throughout the battle. Overall, The battle was a good back and forth,  punch filled and bar heavy battle. I'm glad to see Lex Banko back in the ring and I look forward to her being more active than she has been. If you ask me who took the win, I give it to O'fficial.  Her punches hit way harder and she was far more consistent.



Star Smilez vs Looney Divine


This was the battle following O'fficial and Banko.

After the coin toss Looney went first.

This was Looney's first QOTR appearance so I was anticipating the crowd to be completely biased against her.  There were some hecklers in the beginning but once Looney started to spit, to my surprise the crowd was rocking with her. Of course all I hear is how good Looney looks. Despite the allure of her looks, her fast paced flow had people paying close attention to what she had to say. Looney had a few jokes and mentioned that  Rex was one of many men who was admiring her. After Star spit in the first round the crowds attention and favor went towards Star. Some would say Star spazzed on Looney in the first.

But then, "Pearl" returned to Do Or Die to pay Looney a visit as well.  Star stumbled a bit in her round and I think "Pearl" had a convo with Star too. You would think a lot of heckling would have commenced when Looney started to trip over her words and stumble but people genuinely wanted to see Looney do her thing. There were a few bad remarks thrown around, but for the most part people in the crowd encouraging Looney. Unfortunately, her fast flow was too fast for her own good.

Quotable from Looney: " C3 beat you, how you expect to handle a C4?"

Although this battle was very disappointing Star Smilez had some bars. She came at Shooney, addressing the fact that Shooney slept with T-Rex and also had a few Looney name flips.

Quotable from Star: " Saying you can eat me you're Looney Divine, I'll have Rex do you... I'll Shooney Divine."

Star took the win but I expected more from both ladies.


C3 vs Krissy Yammagucci


Well... the battle did not go down. Debo came to ring to announce that Krissy had an emergency and couldn't make it. C3 came to the ring and responded to O'ffcial calling her out. She spit a few bars at O'fficial.

Quotable from C3: "I'll leave O'fficial stretched out and flatlined just like her shirt."

It's been said the date for C3 and O'fficial to go down will be in December,  I'm looking forward to it.



Young Gattas and Chayna Ashley


This was, no doubt, one of the most anticipated moments in QOTR. C. Ash vs Gattas.  Gattas brought her energy when she stepped into the ring and the crowd was hyped.  C.Ash went first after the coin toss.  Chayna’s presence immediately commanded the crowd.  She was completely in control and didn't stumble.  She returned to the essence of she flowed when she began her career in Queen of the Ring.

Quotable from Chayna Ashley: "It's like I'm posing for portraits the way I keep steel."

When Gattas went next, some people in the crowd were biased in the beginning.  When I looked around the ring I saw some people with screwed and turned up lips and side eyes, but there were also some onlookers who gazed with anticipation and excitement.  When Gattas started to spit though, all that bias went out the window.  This battle was a CLASSIC, a term that I rarely use.  The bout will have heavy replay value.  I won’t quote all of the lines verbatim because you have to see this when it drops.  Gattas’s Olympic setup, and her C.Ash impression were fire! Gattas came with her witty wordplay, humor and aggression.

Quotable from Gattas: "The E Hart attack caused you to die."

This was the best battle of the night.

C Ash Mayweather line, QOTR scheme, and bullets coming with address lines was dope too. There’s so many quotables and memorable parts in this battle from both ladies its crazy.  Chayna Ashley called out O-Red and bought out a prop of a mannequin head.  She did an Imah X impression that was dope. I honestly have it going either way solely because its like they wrote so perfect for each other it flowed so well.  All I heard throughout the battle was how pretty Gattas is and how is that her real hair and how C.Ash is in her bag and so on.  Gattas interactions with fans in between rounds was impressive and commendable.  There were some die hard Gattas fans next to me mad loud annoying me though.  Real talk LOL.  I can't wait till the footage drops. Right now if I had to pick a winner though, I have C.Ash edging it.  I really want to view this battle on camera because it was really that close.  It wasn't a clean sweep or body bag on either part. That's the best I have seen C. Ash and my first time seeing Gattas live. Classic and a great match up that built the momentum and crowds excitement for the next battle on the card which was the main event.    



40 B.A.R.R.S vs Bonnie Godiva


I honestly called this battle "The meeting of the minds." Most people have been comparing 40 and Bonnie since they started their careers in the QOTR league. They both have similarities so I anticipated a classic.

When 40 and Bonnie came to the ring I was shocked by the appearance of both women, solely because Bonnie wasn't dolled up and 40 was. I think they both had an angle to their appearance.   Bonnie wanted people to focus on her bars and not looks 40 wanted to get dolled up because Bonnie being dubbed eye candy by the fans.

Well 40 started the battle off after the coin toss and as the battle ensued, 40 took shots at Nuborn who is rumored to write for Bonnie. She had a Jennifer Hudson line, a Cash Money scheme, an Aladdin Bar based off her calling out Bonnie's real name, Jasmine. She also said that Bonnie looked up to her.

Quotable from 40 B.a.r.r.s:  " We sound similar but we're different bruh, we homonyms."

Bonnie came with some heat, bringing up 40's parenting skills, freestyling and taking shots at John John. She also had a dope Jackson 5 line.

Quotable from Bonnie: "You mad because Tori Doe had that baby longer than you can keep a man."

There was a lot of foolery in this battle with the crowd talking throughout Bonnie's rounds, I think mainly because they were disappointed in her appearance.  I say this because the moment Bonnie got in the ring people were like " Why Bonnie not dressed up?"

The crowd lost interest here and there when Bonnie was spitting because she did have some dry spots. But her good points far outweighed the dry spots, so I don't understand why the crowd seemed to be so unforgiving.( Side Bar) I was standing  next to O Red during the battle and it was hot so being a gentleman he shared his makeshift fan he used from a flyer. A Ramadan line was mentioned in the battle; I side eyed O Red . Jokingly he took his fan back lol. S/O to ORed  for being petty Lol! (watch Hitman vs Phara  to understand why he did). Needless to say ,despite the crowd Bonnie had some hay-makers and went Ham in the third. This was an overall good battle but I have 40 taking it . Bonnie did not go down without a fight. This is another battle I anticipate seeing on camera.


I must say,nthis is the best QOTR event I have attended in a while. The card was very well put together and the match ups were well thought out. The crowd was the usual QOTR crowd. There were some classic lines, funny moments, and call outs that will make for some dope battles in the near future.  After the event I spoke to a few ladies.  Looney said she had a great time and she liked the crowd. C.Ash said her and Gattas put on a classic and said Gattas better come back to the ring.  40 said she was taken back by Bonnie's appearance.  She really thought Bonnie was going to come on some dolled up sh*t.  O'fficial said she's gunning for all the chicks who are bar heavy and C3 is the main one she's aiming at right now especially after she came to the ring and spit some bars towards her after her battle.


Aside from the cancellation of the Krissy and C3 battle and the crowd speaking through rounds when they became bored, it was a dope event. The spot was just right for my liking and not over crowded. The fans had access to battlers and was able to take pics with no problem. There was food if you were hungry, drinks if you were thirsty and the battles flowed without long intermissions or time in between. There were rest spots at two separate rings and ringside if your legs got weary lol.


Overall thumbs up QOTR.  Shout outs to Vague, Babs, Debo and everyone who showed me love from fans to battlers - male and female alike.  I'm looking forward to see what QOTR has cooking up for November 2nd.  I was told to save that date because it's going down.  I don't see that card topping this one, but we shall see.

- Nettie McFly (@NettieMcfly)

Rap Grid's Live Coverage of SMACK/URL's Summer Madness 3 #SM3 (Event Blog)

September 8, 2013, 9:10 am



Arsonal vs K-Shine

Big T vs O-Red

Jaz The Rapper vs Ms. Hustle

Calicoe vs T-Rex

Tay Roc vs Ill Will

Math Hoffa vs Serius Jones

Daylyt vs Swave Sevah

JC vs John John Da Don




Any time huge events go down, battle fans across the world scour the internet to find any kinds of updates, pictures or quotables from their favorite emcees.  This time around, Rap Grid has made it easy for you guys to find everything in one place, as our team is live at Stage 48 in New York City today to provide you with exclusive content that will be updated in this blog until the event is over. Don't forget to refresh the page, as we will be posting stuff all day!


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6:00am: Math apologizes for punching Serius Jones



Daylyt goes OFF after the battle and almost has an altercation with SMACK





1:25am: Hear URL fans' first-hand account on what happened in the fight between Math Hoffa and Serius Jones.




Math Hoffa vs Serius Jones



After a dope rebuttal and crazy start to his first round, Math Hoffa lost a little steam and punched Serius Jones in an event that is leaving a lot of people confused and awe-struck.  Summer Madness has now been shut down!


Tay Roc vs Ill Will



"I'm KFC - ill wing ya drumstick and leave ya thighs and breast in a box" - Tay Rock

"Y'all gonna make me say fuck the fame and have him looking like Alonzo when the Russians came." -Ill Will

"I'm gettin head in ur mutha whip. We only fuck in the car that's the mutha ship." -Ill Will

Ill Will is going CRAZY

"Get ya life taken - that's a given / This gun'll have your shit outside - that's eviction" - Ill Will

"Cal will be Isiah Thomas: A Detroit nigga gettin pissed on with 11 in his back" - Ill Will

Tay Rock's second round is CRAZY

*Ill Will pretents to choke* "You think i'm choking?  Not here nigga ' I can't choke i'm not a top tier nigga"

"Push his wig left / bullets are Catholic priests, they'll touch his kids next"

Ill Will has one of the best performances of the night.  People are saying 2-1 towards Ill Will 




Calicoe vs T-Rex



"I might as well be a serial killer, cuz  a bag in a box when ur pops go" -T-Rex


"I aint leaving no witness cause im off in the middle of his rounds like Trick Trick" - Rex


Rex is going IN.  This is remiscent of his last Summer Madness Performance


“I just showed up on some chill shit. I coulda just shown up to this battle w/out raps on some ill shit” -Calicoe


"Why y'all move, Dot Mobb a bunch of bitches like Moulon Rouge" - Calicoe


"When that gun on top of your lip where u goin go-T" - Calicoe


"That fifth all chrome, that mac black / both got kick like Duncan Penderhues from Class Act" - Rex


"Ill murder a niggas mother for that gram ma" - Rex


There were some debatable battles tonight, but Calicoe vs Rex is the closest


"This is simple, desert eagle will give you dimples" - Calicoe


Calicoe just called out Tsu Surf


"If its drama im wit it / show up to his funeral with the same clothes I had on when I did it" - Rex


Calicoe got on the political tip




Jaz The Rapper vs Ms.Hustle



 "I'm outta school bitches, but aint shit change cause its September and i'm back to school bitches" - Jaz


"You lookin hurt in the streets but don't worry cause you'll get buried in da dirt with da Beats" - Jaz


"Y'all gunna think i'm the teachers pet when I leave da apple on her desk" - Hustle


"Nobes is the nigga that work for the nigga that work for the nigga that get the dutches for SMACK" -Hustle


Round 1 is DEBATABLE


Jaz is airing out Hustle's dirty laundry


"You can get killed for tryna rob bars, you aint see what happened to Blizzard in Juice?" - Jaz


"You play tough ima send Jaz to a different world if she pull them shades up" - Hustle


"Suge, Ars & Daylyt smashed - you let all the grapes hit, you should put a cork in it"- Jaz


"You not Ms Hustle.  You Ms. Struggle" - Jaz


Jaz pretty decisively won the battle




O-Red vs Big T



"He got the advantage if he batlte me cuz.  How am I supposed to come up wiht personals for a person with no personality" - Big T


"O-Red you know what that got in common with a target?  THE O RED" - Big T


*O-Red gave Big T a cookie*


"Tonight I go alien off that E, T / U the cheapest drink at McDonalds - that mean you sweet T" - O-Red


"O beast ... you just obese" - O-Red


Big T vs O-Red is already an excellent battle


"That steel peel like Real Deal / That guy'll teach ya" - O-Red


"They say stripes make you look slim - that don't work for you / Ur shirt look 50% reversible" - O-Red


First round was debatable, O-red won the second round easily


"I was squeezin out at the faces / I done took a plug out they head like i'm leaving out the matrix" - Big T


"Slow it down ... You from Jersey? Fuck I gotta put it in subtitles" - Big T


Battle is a debatable classic.  Red called out Math, DNA & Clips.



Arsonal vs K-Shine


“Now I see why cars think they can toy with you. Cuz all Dot Mob been smacked since they was little. Y'all's name’s Troy Mitchell” - Arsonal


"U said u can't spell bars w/out putting that Ars in it, but I ain't ever heard a good bar with Ars in it.." -K-Shine


"You Died soon as you cam in contact with a Big T, you Trayvon Martin" - Ars


"You don't ever swing shit, you a bus driver ... you supposed to have a mean hit" - Shine


"This a cake walk / That K so big it'll have have the shooter doing the Drake walk" - Shine


*Arsonal being very physical with Shine*


People saying that Ars got rnd 1


Crowd is booing Ars apparently for no reason


K-Shine pulled a midget out on stage with him!



General consensus is that Arsonal may have won






6:35pm: K-Shine vs Arsonal about to start. Apparently SNO and KG the Poet had a debatable URL battle yesterday. 2-1 either way.



6:19pm: T-Money Bagz gives his predictions for Summer Madness 3 battles.




T-Rex new chain?

Arsonal with the dope shirt.


5:37pm: SNO calls out Shotty Horroh, Real Deal, & Bigg K.



5:25pm: T-Rex speaks on battling on King Of The Dot and "Dot Mob" Madness.



4:13pm: A look inside the Stage 48 venue.



"Pay Clips Or Riot"

Daylyt Crippin Heavy

Balcony View



Shotgun Suge




3:35pm: We're in the venue. SMACK is screening the unseen Conceited vs Yung Ill battle from 2012.



“That's why everybody hates ur lines like the DMV” -Conceited

“With those rhymes you made it easy to separate the pro's from the con's” -Yung Ill

SM3 Stage Shot



SMACK Makes An Appearance Outside


Bonnie Godiva with a fan



Daylyt (aka CJ From GTA San Andreas)



Comedian Jack Thriller (This Is 50) Outside



Star & Jesse Rican from URL Battle Arena



3:09pm: Swave gives his thoughts on battling Daylyt.



2:24pm: PH calls out Illmaculate and speaks on Team Homi, Ill Will, etc.



2:02pm: Ty Law about his introduction to Ultimate Rap League.



1:43 pm: Serius Jones: Math Hoffa has been "on his dick for 10 years".



1:30 pm: The line is building up.





Battle Rap VOD: Why Hollow vs Lux May Never Happen ...

September 8, 2013, 4:54 am


As a leader in this battle rap culture I understand and acknowledge how important it is to creatively push forward without losing sight of what makes this artform so unique.  I like to believe that I have surrounded myself with individuals who believe the same.


In April of this year, RapGrid debuted our first battle rap VOD (Video On Demand) and had several releases since from 3 different leagues.  We brought the idea to Lux and Hollow to battle without a league and release the battle directly to the fans, to put them in control of their own business.


Let me back up for a second and explain ...


Battle rap business is essentially non-existent.  Before I attempted to launch a new league or negotiate with any battle rappers, I sat on the phone for hours with whom I believe to be some of the most brilliant untapped minds around about how WE can change the game in a way that makes sense to emcees, leagues and fans.  RapGrid’s idea of VOD came up and I didn’t really understand it at first - it seemed pale in comparison to a Pay-Per-View option.  When it was completely broke down to me, I realized that as long as we had a platform (RapGrid) we could create a battle rap Netflix of sorts, without having to worry about streaming costs and limitations.


Five months ago (April), I just picked up the phone, and proposed an idea to Hollow that looked as followed:


  • Hollow Da Don vs Loaded Lux - RapGrid On Demand

  • Both emcees would be able to come together and settle on a price fans would pay

  • RapGrid would reach out to battle forums an attempt to reach an agreement to stop bootlegging

  • The emcees would make the majority of the money and RapGrid would take a smaller percentage (trust me - it was a very good deal)

  • The battle would be done in private and revealed once the link was ready to purchase

  • A page would be made so all parties involved could monitor their earnings

  • All terms were negotiable

  • The battle would be released to the public for free after a set amount of time


I brought up the fact that the battles’ first week views on youtube could total 1 million views.  If 1% of that fan base bought a VOD, that is roughly 10k views.  10k views multiplied by a $10 VOD would total $100,000.  After RapGrid’s share and mechanical fees, Lux and Hollow would have been left as the two highest paid battlers of this era.


Hollow realized there was a risk involved, due to the fact that something like this had never been done before, but was open to the idea.  A meeting was set up between myself, my business partner, Loaded Lux, Hollow and two of Lux’s representatives.  During this meeting two things became clear: Lux wanted a bigger revenue share than Hollow and Lux wanted to charge the fans more than Hollow did.


After the meeting, all talk of RapGrid making this battle happen eventually fizzled out, but Hollow was open to battling another big name in a similar situation.


Personally, I hate asking people who I feel are friends to do battles or discuss any business with them.  I feel like I have taken years to earn some of these guys trust and don’t want to put a relationship in jeopardy by pushing too hard for a business move.  Eventually, we just let this idea die down.


Recently, Lux has revealed that he brought this plan to SMACK/URL, who turned the idea down and made one of the “poorest decisions in battle rap history.”  All is fair in the business realm and no hard feelings come from this situation, but RapGrid birthed this idea and was more than willing to make the battle happen under almost any circumstance ... including working with the Ultimate Rap League.


This is our Pacquaio vs Mayweather: IT NEEDS TO HAPPEN, NO MATTER WHAT!


RapGrid is still going to be doing VOD and is currently in the middle of doing business with a few leagues with interesting battles to offer.  To really blow this situation up, we would like to band together with two main event level battlers - the earning potential is GREAT.  I even toyed with the idea of using this method to help earn main event battlers on EBA (my new league) extra revenue, but it is definitely a risk.  Quite possibly, a risk worth taking if WE believe that change is really needed.


Rap Grid's goal is to offer VOD battles from as many leagues and battlers as possible. If you're a league that wants to earn more money than you can from YouTube, or a battler that wants to earn long term revenue and get more info on who their real fans are so you can build your actual career, contact us at [email protected]


I respect those leagues that have done their own PPV and VOD in the past months, but in order to move the culture forward everyone needs to realize that battle rap will always be bigger than one league.  We would like to work with all leagues, emcees and outlets connected with battle rap and see an opportunity to change our future for the better.


- Drect