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UW High Stakes Live Coverage (Hollow Da Don vs Loaded Lux)

January 26, 2014, 8:28 pm

 

Our team will be giving you free updates on UW Battle League's High Stakes event in this blog until the event is over. Don't forget to refresh the page, as we will be posting stuff all day.

 

Also check out our KOTD Blackout 4 coverage:

 

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RAP GRID'S LIVE COVERAGE OF UW'S HIGH STAKES

Loaded Lux vs Hollow da Don

Tsu Surf vs Calicoe

Hitman Holla vs O-Red

Daylyt vs B-Magic

 

                             

 

 

 

 

Loaded Lux vs Hollow Da Don

 

 

Battle over #classic

The crowd is screaming and chanting hollows name

"It's easy to develop a large picture when u focused on the negatives" - Hollow

"He a lost nigga? I found him say it to blacks face" - Hollow brought out calicoe's dad!

"Dear lord ... I'm the chosen one that's why hollow be thy name" - Hollow

"Go ahead with that bullshit Shareef!" - Hollow

"In jail No singles - just Pringles - I'll stack chips in the can" - Hollow

" why would we expect a nigga name hollow to be solid?" - lux

"Stand up niggas don't lean!" - lux *crowd going crazy*

 

"When hollow ween off it he goin always be a nigga is disguise" - Lux

Lux breaking down Hollow's sobriety

Hollow was more original in the second round, but the battle is close

Unlimited last round!

My rhymes give u that I just shitted face/he give u that 'I think I get it' face - Hollow

Hollow wrote a letter & ended with "wat I'm Tryna tell u ... Ps don't rush ur delivery"

 

"Because you don't understand him don't mean that he's nice!" - Hollow

Hollow impersonating lux lmfaooooo oh Gawd

"Get this work - fired in a furnace / cal got it for free u goin earn (urn) it" - Lux

"I never showed a weak hand but I off writers (arthritis)" - lux

"Most talked about battle rapper of this age - do an autopsy on the stage" - Lux

 

"That's you LOM niggas - living off of moms" - Lux

"Y'all might look like monsters on screen but you Backyardigans" - Lux

"I'll for for the trunk like a Keibler elf" - Lux

"Ru Paul couldn't drag Queens this much" - lux

"I HATE YOU LUX!" - Hollow

"So far ahead if my time I can rebuttal a rhyme before u come up with the line"

"It's a circus act just to see this clown go through a fire round" - Hollow

"I guess it takes a while to put on that Hell's Angel jacket and Eddie Murphy pants"

 

 

"They can't picture the Don king, but he good for promotion" - Lux

 

"This is interview with a vampire - u ain't know it was high stakes" - loaded lux

 

.@iAmLoadedLux's camp got "say no to drugs" picket signs w/ @HollowDaDonLOM's bugged out face on it

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tsu Surf vs Calicoe

 

 

 

Calicoe vs Tsu Surf was classic! Could be a tie, but Cal's ending was crack!

"This the 4th battle in Jersey and the 1st time we seen you!" - Calicoe

Calicoe got heart! He all in Jersey dudes faces. The atmosphere is dark In Here

Bunch of Jersey niggas gunning for me, I would been bussin back screamin nigga I come from the D!" - Calicoe

Cal and Surf is heated. Wouldn't be surprised if they fought later

"You would think ima love and hiphop fan I hate tahiry (to hear he) said no - Surf

"omaha omaha ... nigga im Peyton Manning thats the place for the body" - Calicoe

Surf said Calicoe had a police excort when he battled O-Red

Surf good second round its on Cal rnd 2

 

"only BMF i know is this Big Muthafuckin' Forty" - Surf

 

Surf said Calicoe had a police escort when he battled O-Red

 

Hitman let his lil bro Showout clap tonight!

 

"you bout to get stuck up hoe ... but you the baddest bitch" - Calicoe

 

Calicoe's making Surf's homies mad he gettin all in they face!

Calicoe spittin that real shit about legal situations!

 

"You was skinny dippin with 6 bitches and none of them was in the picture" - Surf

"You battled @Shotgunsuge103 and said you had a show w/ @RickRoss.When, where? Did he know you were there?" @Tsu_Surf

"ill lift it up then lift him up - thats how you verti-cal" - Surf

"pay attention cal - its not what you got its what you lack" - Surf

"Name that 40 December - that's a Cal ender" - @Tsu_Surf

Calicoe bout this life

 

O-Red vs Hitman Holla

 

"Tell 'em roll ... bounce before i put sweetness in a box" - Red

"Debo voice - I wanna spend Red money" - Hitman

"Tell my sharp shooter bring me hitman heart" - O-Red

"Will and Jaden ... you'll get a couple smif's after earth" - Red

"Toss that, move out the way and let my brother clap" - Hitman's brother clapped!

 

"Im standing thurr giving him the mayweather shoulder" *mayweather def. move* - Hitman

"that magazine was the last thing that O Read" - Hitman

"I told Ars send me my bread ... and his half too" - Hitman

"Hitman man was rappign and all of a sudden, O-Red just flew backwards"

 

 

 

 

 

Daylyt vs B-Magic

 

 

Magic post battle interview #uwbattleleague #uw #rapbattle #highstakes http://instagram.com/p/jpgX-iIIvi/

 

Daylyt's girl @mari2ahadi slow motion booty POPPIN for Morpheus cray moment #uwbattleleague #uw… http://instagram.com/p/jpgP-RIIvP/

 

Another pic of magic and Daylyt #uwbattleleague #uw #rapbattle #highstakes http://instagram.com/p/jpfjA4oIuV/

 

Pic of the fake lux Daylyt brought on stage #uwbattleleague #uw #rapbattle #highstakes http://instagram.com/p/jpfXzSIIt2/

 

Bars wise Magic won, but Daylyt's performance was LEGENDARY great show!  … #uwbattleleague #highstakes

 

B-Magic killing the 3rd round ... slipped a lil and brought it right back  … #uwbattleleague #highstakes

 

"Get the pump to your LA Gear if you step light" - @DaBest_BMagic  … #uwbattleleague #highstakes

 

Daylyt rapping with slo-mo matrix now he's killing it.  Girl slo-mo booty poppin  … #uwbattleleague #highstakes

 

Daylyt just brought the crowd back with a "Pearl Harbor/Battle ship" lin  … #uwbattleleague #highstakes

 

Some people are getting bored with Daylyt's crip lesson, but he is saying some crazy bars  … #uwbattleleague

 

"Put that gin aside.  This is genocide" @DAYLYT2k #highstakes  …

 

Daylyt is giving Magic a crip history lesson  … #uwbattleleague #highstakes

 

"ill put in work on his chin like Axel Foley" - @DaBest_BMagic  … #uwbattleleague #highstakes

 

B-Magic's second round was crazy  … #uwbattleleague #highstakes

 

"You'll see a Day vid Ruffin niggas up - couldn't resist the temptation of a mark out"  … #uwbattleleague #highstakes

 

Daylyt is battling the Lux impersonator  … #uwbattleleague #highstakes

 

Daylyt started 2nd rnd bringing out a Matrix agents fighting a Loaded Lux impersonator  … #uwbattleleague #highstakes

 

It was a good round, but B-Magic may have won that.  He had some real dope lines

 

"Stick n' weave like a bobby pin" - @DaBest_BMagic  … #uwbattleleague #highstakes

 

"Dome shot - lean his body like Smooth Criminal" - @DaBest_Bmagic   … #uwbattleleague #highstakes

 

"I'm fucking day up like a death in the family" #highstakes  …

 

"ill get the snub nose - Letoya Jackson" - @Dabest_bmagic  … #uwbattleleague #highstakes

 

"I wig on him with the mil, I'm Donald Trump'in"  #highstakes  …

 

"I'm just ahead ... Zordon" - @DAYLYT2k  … #uwbattleleague #highstakes

 

"im a king ... Arthur - no wonder I be on the cam a lot" - @DAYLYT2k  … #uwbattleleague #highstakes

 

"The blue pill, well thats quill" - hes lettin ppl choose the outcome of battle @DAYLYT2k  … #uwbattleleague #highstakes

 

"Is it goin be the red pill or the blue pill" - @DAYLYT2k  … #uwbattleleague #highstakes

 

"I can no longer work for this fuck money, fuck money" - @DAYLYT2k #highstakes  …

 

Daylyt is dressed like Morpheus from the Matrix  … #uwbattleleague #highstakes

 

B-Magic vs Daylyt starting now!  … #uwbattleleague #highstakes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KOTD - BLACKOUT 4 LIVE COVERAGE

January 22, 2014, 4:02 am

KOTD - Blackout 4

 

Our team will be live in Toronto 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 the whole weekend.

 

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RAP GRID'S LIVE COVERAGE OF #BO4

*BREAKING NEWS* - THE FOLLOWING BATTLES MAY NOT TAKE PLACE

Ill Will vs Real Deal

JC vs Rone

Big T vs Bender

Shotty Horroh vs Aye Verb

Osa vs RemyD

Rich Dolarz vs Loe Pesci

 

Official update from RapGrid's @JonReiss:

 

Reporting from Blackout on the afternoon before day 2 there's been a lot of talk about what battles will and will not go down.  These reports change from hour to hour but the party line on a few of them has remained pretty much the same. Since only 5 battles took place last night BO4 will be back loaded with the majority of battles taking place tonight. The question is. which battles will go down.  For each rapper mentioned below there's another rapper here that's supposed to battle them that we also won't get to see.  Here's a few that may be in jeopardy.

 

King of the Dot deserves a lot of slack and respect for really working hard to counteract the Murphy's Law nature of these cancellation. They've really been hammering away to try and beat the odds.

 

Big T Vs. Bender- Big T and KOTD has been really trying to make this battle happen. A blizzard is apparently what's keeping him from getting to out of the states. For the past 2 days, this battle of all the potentially cancelled battles was the one people were saying had the best chance of happening. Last I heard, it's not likely Big T Vs. Bender will not go down this weekend, but perhaps soon after.

 

Aye Verb- I've been told there's a chance he might get to Canada in time for the event.  Apparently it's an issue of Aye Verb receiving a passport in time, which he hasn't yet.  The KOTD staff says that they will make his happen even if they have to do it on Monday. Aye Verb's opponent is in town for the week so the plan is to record it on Monday if they must and release it anyone who bought PPV or tickets ASAP.

 

Ill Will- Also put himself out there to try and get to Blackout.  In fact he was willing to risk being held at the border upon return for the good of the culture.  However, a recent video on YouTube has exacerbated his situation and made crossing the border to precarious for him at the moment.

 

Rich Dollaz- Was actually here in Toronto when he found out about a death in his family and had to fly right back.  At first there was some question as to what really went down but this story has been verified as legitimate.

 

JC- This is new to me but I'm hearing he might be having some difficulty getting here, something about transportation.  This is just a rumor at this point.

 

RemyD- This seems to have folks a bit perturbed.  Remy had a car accident while QP was in the car, however, fans and spectators assert that the damage was light and didn't warrant pulling out of the event.

 

Pat Stay vs Dizaster (Title Match) | Bender vs Big T | Step Easy vs DDSS | +More

 

                             

 

 

 

 

 

Pat Stay vs Dizaster

 

 

Pat Stay had a Loaded Lux moment & remains champ!

 

The battle isn't over but Pat took it

 

Why so serious. He was suppose to battle in August but he moved it to the end of January. That's how aqaiarius (queer he is) - Pat

 

Fresco is more of man than you'll ever be. U have the swag of Arnold Shwarzenegger when he was having a pregnancy - Diz

 

Suck a dick.Ur such a racist u don't where the chain bc it's not long enough to hang a black person with - Diz

 

Diz needs something special right now to take it

 

They say u fucked Scarlett Pain. That couldn’t be less impressive. I'd be impressed if u fucked Rachel Starr or Alexis Texas - Pat

 

U nice but I got more style than u. I'm so nice my rap name should be how are u - Pat

 

A multi from Diz followed by "someone tell bender I'm sorry player - Diz

 

U don't believe in urself. Ur big but u got the self esteem of an elf - Diz

 

Holy ... pat is killin it right now

 

If I am a golden retriever it's cuz ppl believe ur lies. If I am golden retriever it's cuz in here to lead the blind - Pat

 

By the time u get thru half his round u'll be at the part in titianic where dicaprio drowns - Pat

U know u never lay the smack down. Going thru security at the airport is the only time you'll ever see pat down - Diz

 

I've been known to knock whiteheads out like acne removal cream - Diz

 

His names pat cuz he stays in the back of his home cuz he's afraid if he leaves he'll get attacked by Charron - Diz

 

Conceited vs Charlie Clips

 

 

No bias. Most ppl will say clips beat Conceited. Clips on fire.

"love u fans, come out no matter the weather / u know ya bars crazy when you can bring organik n smack 2getha" - Clips

Clips is killin it

U know this shits depressing when u think ur slogans Is weapons - Clips

I'll oop her con. Gonna electrocute that bitch I'll Shaka khan - Clips

Con light in the 2nd

They know I'll get rid of 1-- bullets like J-Pro - Clips

Both clips and con are crazy performers

Somebody told ur boy u were on twitter everyday trying to get a DM from soulja boy - Clips

U got any kind of pay nigga. In Toronto u can get robbed for it like the mayor nigga - Con

I'll smack ur gun then step on the barrel like I'm captain Morgan (crazy crowd reaction) - Clips

That's a true fact. He moved out his moms nick cannon didn't send no money now he forced to moved back - Clips

Cats are saying Diz and DNA nearly fought on stage

1st slow it down: U get cap and more guns come out. Captain Morgans. Capped and organs come out - Con

U put on all kinds of weight. He so fat he try to put food on license plate - Con

 

 

Yung Ill vs Fresco

 

 

If u came for the check u got played cuz Ganik gave me twice that amount and I dunno even know what u got paid - Fresco

I'm ahead of this Mark like the Gospel of Matthew - Fresco

Crash on the sofa drop my kids off then leave thanks for having them over - Fresco

Ill freestyled in the 2nd, Fresco is coming back

This battle crazy fresco got it back in the 2nd

U think he brolic he softer than me promise. I don't want u to be biased.  I just want u to be honest - Fresco

I'm a do fresco bad. Black bag with the yellow strings just to show u frescos trash - Ill

Fresco is literally choking on something

Y'all put the kinda gay looking white boy against the questionable black guy. I guess the reason u wanna see this battle that's why - Fresco

 

 

Rum Nitty vs Tycoon Tax

 

 

The battle was crazy.  This is probably the best so far

U comfortable. U should battle at ultimate warrior. That's the only way they givin You w's - Tax

Tax wanna be black so much he got coon in his name. Get a permanent vacation if I hit u with a can coon. - Nitty

When I say I got something for rum it ain't a message board - Tax

 

 

Sketch Menace vs Soul

 

 

Crazy battle - best of the event so far

The pen game death note. I never really thought about it brother. Just some bad shit to say before a kill a mothetfucker  - Sketch

Every book u reference has been made into a movie. - Sketch

Lift dude from a hole. When I uplift this punk bitch it ain't chicken soup for the Soul - Sketch

I don't give a fuck. Ill son him anyway. That's immaculate conception.

I inspire assassins like JD Sallinger- Soul

 

The only time u ever heard of a great Scott it's from Doc Brown - Sketch

 

Megadeff vs Lexx Luthor

 

 

Cabinet pussy so big I fucked around and parked a scab in it - Lexx

When I aim and peel I'm spraying his brains all over the club like a baby seal - Megadef

Every scheme come from elohiem. I'm god boy - Megadef

I don't watch a lot of conceited but I'll leave a son heartless. Gun so big Mega had to kick start it - Megadef

Megadef is catching a body so far

They said its kotd so don't flop but he should go overseas cuz there those guns don't pop - Megadef

Yo are to faggots what Dre is to headphones - Lexx

2 glocs. Golden eye Nintendo shit - Megadef

 

 

DAY 2 - SATURDAY (1/25/2014)

 

 

Day 2 - The Stage is set

 

 

SMACK with a nice lady

 

 

Arsonal vs Swave Sevah

 

 

 

Classic Battle

“We takin this battle shit to a whole new level / We put Team Rebel Arms against a real life Rebel” - Swave

“I hope all if YouTube fans see me beat u to death in this ring like Boom Boom Mancini” - Swave

“I bang mine so many times the kick back gave me carpal tunnel” - Swave

“This battle gon be 3-0 dog Lorenze Tate w/ the braids nigga” - Arsonal

“Headshot got ur dreads looking like burnt spaghetti” - Swave

Swave with the dope Thundercats reference

 

Ars just said The Saurus whooped Charron and that he play capture the flag

 

The Saurus vs Charron

 

 

"Tell that crying baby Dizaster hes next" - Charron

 

"Sorry player I'm getting Xory tailored for a slip knot" - The Saurus

 

There's so many holes in you're face you're sponsored by the OGA. You should be the face of dot mob" - Charron

 

"If you're the father of my style you neglected your son. You're the exact person I hope I never become" - Charron

 

Slash then buck at heads like guns N roses” - Charron

 

DNA vs Arcane

 

 

Some people in the crowd started fighting, but KOTD quickly broke it up

DNA clearly took the first and Arcane clearly took the 2nd

“I'm a green beret I leave shells scattered everywhere like this was Easter Day” - Arcane

 

DNA’s second round was fire

 

"He said it's a mystery event but when ur battling arcane u never know who ur goin up against." - DNA

 

"I'm splicing DNA in half like Stem cell research" - Arcane

 

"When I Make Eric perish it ain't EPMD" - Arcane

 

"Y'all must be from Texas cuz everyone who had that chain saw massacres" - DNA

 

"I came to put hands on Cane like the monopoly man" - DNA

 

Bonnie Godiva vs Uno Lavoz

 

 

 

People are calling the battle "Uncomfortable"

Bonnie says Uno chokes ladies

Bonnie got a prop. It's comin. ... It's a judges robe!  Medusa (Uno’s ex - girl from Arsonal vs Diz battle) is on stage. She's testifying!!

“Boo if u and Math have a baby I hope it's first words is ‘woo’ - Uno

Bonnie choked for about a minute.  Uno Lavoz is bodybagging now

“Ur pussy is like math and serius. Ur only famous cuz Math is known for hittin that” - Uno

“I heard ur box smells like shit that's a port a potty. Something something Laura Tarsi” - Uno

Uno got a little more reaction round 1 but he also got boo’d

“They only call UNO when they down to the last spot on the card” - Bonnie

“I'll face fuck u w all that lipstick on. That's make up sex” - Uno

Uno just got booed for calling Bonnie a glow in the dark slave. Now he's getting heckled

 

 

Pat Stay speaks on his battle with Dizaster:

 

 

The Saurus speaks on his opponent:

 

 

J-Pro vs 100 Bulletz

 

“Your only like Hitman Holla cuz it's the same bulletz every clip” - J-Pro

“U pull strings to get feedback on stage u Jimmy Hendrix amplifier” - 100 Bulletz

“Ur on a quest to find love but Bonnie's just another black thought” - J-Pro

“Try to sway but u don't got the answers - kanye” - J-Pro

 

“I eat kids like alley cats that live behid abortion clinics” - 100 Bulletz

 

Step Easy vs DDSS

 

"I'll put a nerd in his place like that wad of spit that hit Eurgh in the face" - DDSS

 

"Ddss-Different day Same shot" -Step Easy

DAY 1 - FRIDAY (1/24/2014)

KOTD Stage

Living Legend: The Saurus

Sketch Menace

PRESS CONFERENCE IMAGES - THURSDAY (1/23/2014)

Shotty Horroh speaking

Rone being his usual self

Organik breaking down the event

Charlie Clips - what a funny dude

Charron looking fearless

Bender looking super warm

Bishop speaking about Dizaster vs Pat Stay

Swave Sevah's got a new hairdo!

classic Dizaster moment

former KOTD champ, Arcane

100 Bulletz

Charron & Pat Stay

Uno Lavoz

Knameless

Dizaster & Swave Sevah

Osa, Bender & Loe Pesci

Shotty Horroh Outside

2013 - A Year In Review ... For Battle Rap

January 1, 2014, 1:47 am

 

This year has seen some of the most controversial, dynamic and exciting moments in the history of battle rap.  Youtube subscription service based leagues were launched (and folded), Charlie Clips went SUPER ham, “bars” were finally heralded over “names,” Hollow returned from incarceration to battle Tsu Surf, Dizaster spit in Eurghs face and Arsonal un-CRIPified Charron just as fast as Daylyt made him one.

 

2013 was also the year of the bloggers: Jay Blac, Jon Rines, Angry Fan, Laura Tarsi, Dana, Mr. 250, War Room Sports, RapGrid, Queenzflip, Vladtv, TheSource.com (Jon Reiss), TOBattleblog, Unbias Review, RMBVA, OTBVA, Battlefix & more all held it down and made great contributions to the battle culture.

 

From the many entertaining battles and moments surrounding this culture over the past 365 (give or take) days, RapGrid has put together the dopest commentary you can read on battle rap in celebration of the new year; forget all of the politically correct lists catering to the most popular emcees and companies - THIS IS THE REAL.

 

*Note: This list includes videos ranging from dates 12/12 - 12/13*

 

TOP 10 BATTLES

 

 

10. Anubis vs HA Double - URL Proving Grounds

 

The Scoop: As the “big stage” seemingly took a turn for the worse, “Bars Over Names” became a huge slogan fans adopted to help emcees with smaller names shine above some of their peers.  These two definitely set the lyrical bar for newcomers to big leagues.

 

Standout Line: “You doin’ all you can do like Ryu, cause don’t all Ken do is moves like Ryu?” - HA Double

 

9. Danja Zone vs NuBorn - Black Ice Cartel

 

The Scoop: In of of the years best displays of pure lyrical talent, Nu Born seemed to resurrect himself from the ashes of obscurity that he was thrust into after a lackluster battle with Sco.  This only added to the growing stock of Danja Zone, who became a force in 2013, as he fully took advantage of all opportunities placed in front of him.

 

Standout Line: “The machine gun Kelly, that mac Miller - they both spit like they supposed to be black but they not” - Danja Zone

 

8. Rum Nitty vs Danny Myers - King Of The Dot

 

The Scoop: Once in a while a battle comes out of no where that makes you say, “Hold on ... WHAT THE FUCK DID HE JUST SAY?!?!?!”  The energy was through the roof, the punchlines were crazy, and the crowd was nuts.  Best part?  No one saw it coming.

 

Standout Line: “I’ll chop you into so many pieces your funeral will be on a conveyer belt” - Danny Myers

 

7. Arsonal vs DNA - Dont Flop

 

The Scoop: Main events are very tricky, as they can go one of two ways: a.) live up to the hype b.) suck terribly and waste everyone’s time/money.  This battle may have seemed out of place to some, as both rappers are from the North East (US), but the Don’t Flop crowd assured every moment of this match would have you on the edge of your seat, as they were electric.  Arsonal and DNA both showed why fans fell in love with their energetic styles years ago.

 

Standout Line: “She gave me disability that’s why I do shit so well, so if she’s retarded that might explain why I spit so well”

 

6. Gattas vs Bonnie Godiva - King Of The Dot

 

The Scoop: The first female battle in KOTD history was an instant classic - so anticipated that Drake himself went to great lengths to ensure that it went down.  These two girls set a very high standard for women in one of the greatest battle moments of 2013.

 

Standout Line: “I’ll Blazer with 22 Rockets ... now Bonnie is Clyde” - Gattas

 

5. Shuffle T vs Marlo - Dont Flop

 

The Scoop: Dont Flop does a great job of theming matches, and this was definitely no exception to the rule as this “Bad Bars” battle ironically had some of the best bars of the year.  Throw some gun fingers up for London *brrrap*

 

Standout Line: “Im great ... no wall of China” - Marlo

 

4. Lotta Zay vs Syahboy - URL

 

The Scoop: Inspired by Loaded Lux’s famous “battle on the roof ...” line, URL decided to throw a small group of battles on a roof and release the footage in black and white.  If the interesting new look mixed with the great back-and-forth wasn’t enough, Lotta Zay ended the battle with one of the best lines in a history - a remix of Syahboy’s most famous line: Wiz Khalifa (Wiz Could-Leave-Ya.)

 

 

Standout Line: “When that ratchet blow your wiz could leave ya with her wig on the side missing like Amber Rose” - Lotta Zay

 

3. DNA vs Charron - King Of The Dot

 

The Scoop: After Shotgun Suge pulled a no-show at World Domination 4, DNA stepped up to the plate a took a last-minute battle against Charron in what would be one of the most talked about battles of 2013.  Perfectly timed freestyles, crazy rebuttals and a hype crowd not only made this a classic battle, but it took us back to the glory days of the sport where emcees would seamlessly integrate well prepared material with spur-of-the-moment observations that could swing the momentum of a close battle.  Only 8 days prep ...

 

Standout Line: “I’m here to put DNA in someone else’s box like artificial insemination” - Charron

 

2. Bigg K vs Illmaculate - King Of The Dot

 

The Scoop: Illmaculate proved why he is a legend and Bigg K earned his status among battle rap’s elite in this epic clash of styles.  The only words that can do this video justice are the ones spit by both emcees.  Just watch.

 

Standout Line: “I’m bipolar - nice jab ... mean hook”

 

1. Conceited vs Tsu Surf - URL

 

The Scoop: SMACK/URL’s Armageddon event was shut down without warning and many fans were left with none of the main events they came from around the world to see ... that is until Poison Pen made a few calles to End of the Weak and saved one battle: Conceited vs Tsu Surf.  Due to the circumstances, everyone wanted a classic and that is exactly what they got.  Any time two of the most popular battle rappers in the world perform at top notch level, its a treat.  Arguably the best performance to date from both of artists.

 

Standout Line: “I don’t need a boogie board for me to body Surf”

 

HONORABLE MENTIONS

 

 

Tsu Surf vs Hollow - most anticipated battle of the year - some very crazy rounds

Ms Hustle vs Ms.Fit - arguably the best battle in queen of the ring history

Dizaster vs Arsonal - finally the chapter is closed ... in classic fashion

Rone vs Real Deal - *woooooo* how do they write this stuff?

J. Dose vs Math - [insert same description as Dizaster vs Arsonal here]

Lotta Zay vs Daylyt - top notch lyricism at its finest - who had the gimmicks?

Danny Myers Mr Mill$ - you probably never saw this ... you should

QP vs Remy D - He’s back ... by “he” we mean both of them

Pat Stay vs Arcane - Classic title match

 

TOP MOMENTS OF THE YEAR

 

 

The conspiracy of Arcane’s ghostwriter

Everything Daylyt did

Math Hoffa punching Serius Jones

K-Shine teaching DNA about ... DNA

Hitman Holla vs Phara Funeral/Shooney Da Rapper

Wedding Proposal ... in a battle?

 

TOP 5 BODYBAGS OF THE YEAR

 

 

 

Sonny Bamboo vs Villun - take those shades off ... it’s okay to be Albino

Chris Leese & Unanymous vs TwoCan & CallumBOOM! - what a crazy tag team

Goodz vs X-Factor - Damn X ...

Fresco 3rd round vs Rone - what a second ... Rone got raped? (NO HE DIDN’T!)

Tycoon Tax vs Kaliente - “Knock knock ... this homeless dude can’t even answer the door”

 

MOST UNDERWHELMING BATTLES OF THE YEAR

 

 

 

Dizaster vs T-Rex - the cameras didn’t do it justice

Hitman Holla vs Conceited - no 3rd round

Dizaster vs Arcane - smh for multiple reasons

Ness Lee vs Shotty Horroh - c’mon y’all, you are better than this

Real Deal vs Tony D - Tony D messed up

 

5 BREAKOUT PERFORMERS OF THE YEAR

 

 

 

Charron - BET Kicked it all off

O’fficial - She gets the award for female performer of the year

Daylyt - He got naked, slapped someone with ball juice & was jesus in a KKK outfit ... while spitting hot bars

Ill Will - Ya man got BUSY

Lotta Zay - His first half of 2013 is one of the most consistent dominating runs in the history of acapella rap battles

 

With Blackout 4 and Loaded Lux vs Hollow topping off First Quarter 2014, we have a huge year ahead of us - Stay tuned!

 

- @Drect

 

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:

What are your thoughts?

URL's BORN LEGACY LIVE COVERAGE

December 14, 2013, 12:48 am

 

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RAP GRID'S LIVE COVERAGE OF #BORNLEGACY

 

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

*BATTLE OF THE NIGHT*

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

ILL WILL SHUT IT DOWN PEOPLE ARE GOING CRAZY

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.

iBATTLE FALLOUT EVENT RECAP

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.

 

Click here to subscribe Rap Grid on YouTube for exclusive footage with your favorite battle rappers.

 

 

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.

 

SHE’S LEGAL!

 

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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KOTD BATTLE OF THE BAY 6 EVENT RECAP

October 16, 2013, 7:38 pm

 

All of these battles can be seen now at kotdtv.com

 

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.

 

SIDE NOTES

 

- 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

 

BATTLES

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

 

FINAL THOUGHTS / AWARDS

 

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 KOTDTV.com and purchase these battles ... peace

 

- Drect