20 dollaz. He gettin cooked right in front of y'all welcome to benni Hanna's @MurdaMookez
U battled on the roof. That was cute. But u a chump. in real life I had to battle for da stoop and the loser got the pump @MurdaMookez
Massacre. Long chopper. This bitch hold 32 passengers @MurdaMookez
Against calicoe we was lovin it but we all got tired of all ur mumbling. @MurdaMookez
Ill battle anyone on the card w this hand of Jesus. Tell that man never throw rocks at the sun. He can't reach it @iAmLoadedLux
I'm a go upside ur head till ur side burns @iAmLoadedLux
U gon got this work but u not the first mase ain't the only murder than been up in a church @iAmLoadedLux
Id rather rap like a preacher than act like a priest. @iAmLoadedLux
Fly rugged niggas- Aladain @iAmLoadedLux
Damn homey. On the smack DVD u was the man homey what the fuck happened to mook? [email protected]
DAYLYT VS T-REX
DAylyt is still on stage. Laying down. He won't leave #TotalSlaughter
I don't play light. U put the broad in Broad Daylight @IHATETREX
Put the metal down. I Want all my believers to settle down congregation. Look at the shit I got stuck in constipation @DAYLYT2k
This my brotha but this nigga dead @IHATETREX
I hit my niggas like I got Daylyt they like cool. It'll be a light day I'm a fry day @IHATETREX
they don't know what to think. So many punches they don't know what to think w the big picture @DAYLYT2k
Permanently unemployed for these boys they get no hire @DAYLYT2k
I'm Donald sterling. U on my team but I don't fuck w none of u niggas @IHATETREX
ARSONAL VS BIG T
This one time at at band camp I was fuckin @HollowDaDonLOM mom @ARSONALDAREBEL
They pay me well this a crazy world. I'll Rkelly take a piss on ur baby girl @ARSONALDAREBEL
Ruger holes u had actors around u ur whole life like the Truman Show @BIGTQMB
I'm like @DAYLYT2k tattoo artist I'm drawing on a nigga like I don't know what m doin @ARSONALDAREBEL
Fresh pair of tims every time I have his mom over cuz real niggas keep they boots on and pull the thong over @ARSONALDAREBEL
I'm like the big bad wolf looking for those kids cuz I'm blowin every house till I get to those bricks @BIGTQMB
Joe. Why u the nigga always getting the hook that's Nate Dogg @ARSONALDAREBEL
Trayvon. When joe voted against me I shoulda knotted his shit. Word to Raekwon @ARSONALDAREBEL
Silver Uzi Swiss cheese nozzle wit the bullets that Big t swallow @ARSONALDAREBEL
Ur bars was heavy but u got lighter over the years Aunt Vivian @ARSONALDAREBEL
8:11pm: The online PPV is still down but we'll keep you posted with updates.
8:08pm: Sway is onstage getting the event started and they're running a pre-recorded video of Eminem addressing the crowd.
7:07pm: Aye Verb gives his predictions for tonight's battles and speaks on who's the best in Slaughterhouse.
6:53 Peep the line building up outside of tonight's Total Slaughter event, presented by Shady Records & WatchLOUD:
The official match ups and titles of each event have been announced:
Battle for Title of Total Slaughter 1 Champion: Murda Mook vs Loaded Lux
Wild Card Challenge: Joe Budden vs Hollow Da Don
Battle for Title of Road to Total Slaughter Champion: Daylyt vs T-Rex
Undercard Battle: Arsonal vs Big T
Also in attendance tonight: Crooked I, Joell Ortiz, and Royce da 5’9” of Slaughterhouse, Sway Calloway, Kid Capri, Ebro Darden, Mike Herard, Poison Pen, DJ Kay Slay, Drect Williams, and Road to Total Slaughter stars Math Hoffa, Aye Verb, Marv Won and more.
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*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.
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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*
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
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
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
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”
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
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
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
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
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”
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”
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: