Monday, October 31, 2011

SMACK/URL Presents: Qleen Paper vs Rosenberg Raw



Happy Birthday URL. 2 Years Strong. Leta continue to elevate the culture. Shout out to SMack, Beasley, Norbes and Cheeko.

I been waiting for this one here tho.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Queen Of The Ring Presents: Jaz The Rapper Vs Chayna Ashley




I was at Queen Of The Ring's First 48 event on October 15th, my first ever QOTR and I was highly impressed, I loved it. These women are super talented and are on their way to being household names on the battle scene. One of the highlights of the night was Jaz vs Chayna Ashley. Both being very popular, the batle was supposed to happen at QOTR's Bar Exam event, with Jaz coming in as the underdog. Something prevented it from happening that night and rumors began swirling around as to why Chayna was a no-show. Battle was rescheduled and here we are.

Jaz brings to the battle her wordplay, a ton of wit, charismatic charm and a smile to match. Chayna is highly respected lyrically, a little more advanced than Jaz and a calm presence that pulls people in with every bar. So this battle was highly anticipated. Who do you think won?

Saturday, October 15, 2011

TODAY: Queen Of The Ring Presents: First 48


 Disregard the address on the flyer because there's been a change of plans if you haven't heard. The event is still going down but it will be at Zab Judah's boxing gym, 400 Liberty Avenue in Brooklyn. My first time at a QOTR event so I'm excited. This should be good. See yall there!

Friday, October 14, 2011

King Of The Ring Presents: Push Pax vs Millenium L's

Aye Verb Gives Battle Rappers A Reality Check



This week's BET Awards show has everyone talking....about the Cyphers. Showcasing the "hottest" emcees in the game, the Cyphers have rappers (some in crews, others just randomly thrown together) spit straight bars to the camera. It's the only portion of the show anyone truly cares about. It's always entertaining with tons of dope bars (and some horrible ones).

Every year around this time, while everyone talks about who killed the cypher, who should be in a cypher that hasn't been, battle rappers feel some type of way because they feel they're the real emcees and were born for these cyphers. I wouldnt say they "cry" and "complain" but I feel their frustration and agree they deserve more shine. But hey, business is business and until battle rappers learn the business, niggas will watch the BET Awards front row in their living rooms while Chris Brown raps.

This Weekend, It's All About Queen Of The Ring


This should be fun. The great people over at Grind Season are having a 3 day extravaganza for battle rap fans. First off, tonight is the red carpet event at Migente night club. Then tomorrow's the main event, Queen Of The Ring's First 48. Some of the best battle rappers out will be in that ring trading bars and I'll definitely be there to document the madness. My first time at a Queen Of The Ring Event so I can't wait. Sunday closes out the big weekend as Queen Of The Ring has their Sparring Session, showcasing some brand new talent. I can barely put into words how crazy this is all gonna be so don't take it from me, just be there. Shout out to Debo, Vague and Babs. I admire yall for all your hard work. People like you inspire me every single day and I'm happy to do my part in contributing to the culture and spreading the word so yall can continue to grow. Lets make this weekend a memorable one. See yall Saturday!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Slaughterhouse - The Illest + Shady 2.0 Cypher (Explicit)



New music from the 4 Headed Monster called The Illest (produced by The Klasix)

DOWNLOAD: Slaughterhouse - The Illest

Also, The unedited version of their BET Cypher with Eminem and Yelawolf



DOWNLOAD: Shady 2.0 Cypher (Explicit)

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Slaughterhouse, Eminem & Yelawolf Wanted For Muder



These niggas put that beat's body bag in a BODY BAG. Lol It's great to see my Slaughterhouse niggas where they are now being a fan since day one. They came a long way and people finally seeing what a few of us been screaming since 2008. These niggas can't be fucked with by any crew, period. Em and Yelawolf kill it as expected also.



DOWNLOAD: Shady 2.0 Cypher

props to 2dopeboyz

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Bell's (@kissMYpumpsHO) 1st 48 Predictions

DISCLAIMER: THIS IS ALL MY OPINION. IF YOU’N LIKE IT, UMM…. IM SORRY [insert sarcasm here].
Okay, so everyone is going ape shit about the first 48. Im so excited about that. I strongly support the women doing their thizzle. I do think the event will go nicely. While I do think that it will be a success, I don’t think that some of the battles should be on the card. For instance, I don’t think that the Tori Doe v Royal Honey jawnt should be on there. Debo and the rest of the staff over there should’ve done something like the Summer Madness system. Put the newer folks on another card a day before the event or something like that. This event could be classic, but we don’t know what Royal Honey is gonna give because we have never seen her battle before, and while Tori has bars like her life depends on it, im just not convinced on her yet. But I digress. This card is very diverse though. Lots of different styles and all that... That being said, without further ado, let’s get to the piggedy piggedy point (and yes I did say “piggedy piggedy point." Who gon check me?... oh, okay...)



Ehh, I’m just gonna keep it a stack, I can’t call this battle. Like I said in the beginning, I’m not really sold on Tori yet. She needs to polish herself. Her delivery is iffy at times. The structure of her bars and her content is nice. I just want her to deliver it better. Once she gets that down (and get a new hairstyle) she will be a force for the females. She really will be. I haven’t heard from Royal Honey at all. They say she was supposed to have a few battles and shit, but her opponents were no-shows.

I’m calling that one a question mark.



This is a very, very interesting match-up to me. Their styles are totally different. I don’t know if that’s a bad or a good thing. Lexx Banko is just a fire spitter. She is one of the new chicks that I love. A lot of her bars go over peoples’ heads. I’m not excluded from that bunch. I have to listen a couple times before I catch some of her shit. Don Ladyii is the shit too. She comes from a different angle with the comedy and shit. She is HILARIOUS! The “hit the track ho!” scheme still kills me dead! This battle will come down strictly to preference because they both will come at with their A-game in their particular style lanes.  As for me, I’m going with….

LEXX BANKO


Imma keep it all the way real. I don’t like either of them. Matrimony bores the hell out of me, and Norma be speaking another damn language. If you actually can keep up with Norma though, she be saying some shit. She just needs to work on her delivery! She says things that should hit hard, but they don’t, because says the shit so fast and runs it together. She needs to slow down. Norma puts me in the mind of old school K-Shine. He used to be like that. Rapping all fast and shit, but he slowed it down because it wasn’t doing what he wanted it to do. Honestly, if Norma works on her delivery (and ditch those fucked up ass, stank looking ass, ratchet ass, craft project ass outfits, ohh, and get rid of those dance moves), Matrimony doesn’t stand a chance. I know, I know… “She’s the female Head Ice…” well, ehh, to each his or her own. She bores me to shreds though. The content of her bars is okay sometimes. But I just cant with her. I will say, she has a presence that is unheard of. She can captivate a crowd. The tone of her voice and the way she projects is impressive. Her first battle, umm, yea, not good to me. Lexx destroyed her IMO. So she hasn’t done anything to convince me that she is worthy. I’m just not a fan of Mat. They still both lowkey suck to me (with the exception of a few good lines from Norma), but...

I’m giving this one to…

NORMA BAYTS

I must say, this will be a goodie. Yall know I LOVEEE me some Phara. Her whole style and swag is just my thing. I love it. I won’t go on and on about her. I already blogged about how I feel about her and why I think she’s the Sugar Honey Ice Tea. Click here to see it. But Prophet…. She is the most improved female to me. A lot of people don’t wanna give Prophet her credit. She is nice. For some reason though, she never wins. I don’t know why it is. She is always ALMOST there. Her delivery is nice, her style is nice. Its just something that she is missing. She needs to come a little harder, and honestly, I don’t see that happening against Phara. Phara is too wild for her (aye, and Phara wavvy! LITERALLY!). She comes all aggressive and shit, and she is going to overpower Prophet. I do think it will be a close battle. Prophet never goes out without a fight.

This one goes to PHARA FUNERAL for me.

Man, oh man, oh fucking man! Mark my words: THIS WILL BE THE BEST ALL TIME FEMALE BATTLE. These are two of my favs. Like I said about Phara, I already did run-down on them both. Click here to see it. its going to come down to who is more on that night. At Jaz’s best, she can’t be fucked with. Style, charisma, presence, wit, all that good shit. She is just untouchable. On the other end, we got Chayna Ashley. Chayna is arguably one of the best doing it. Like, she cant be fucked with either. She did the damn thing in both her battles. I must say I liked her better her first time out (Same for Jaz). Her second against Raine ended a little awkward for me. Nonetheless, she still got busy! I love her. Bottom line. She has the aggression and presence that gives me chills. She just HAS to step up her performance. This is where I can see Jaz breaking her down at. Jaz knows how to move around very well. She knows how to put on a show. Sometimes, Chayna just stands there and spits. Even then her shit hits hard, and it could be impeccable if she gets her performance down pact. No one is going to kill anyone. This may be one of the closest battles ever.

I can honestly say I don’t know who is going to win this battle, but yall already know who I want to win. MY JAZZY!!


This is another interesting one. Let me just say, everyone knows that E-Hart is my favorite female battle rapper. She is a class act. E-hart is a fucking vet, and it shows. Her delivery and flow is always on point. She does shit with precision. The thing about E-hart is that she is not a bar type battler to me. She can flow, and she is nice as hell, but she don’t do a lot of BARS so to speak. I kinda like that, because when she does say some shit that hits, it HITS. I also love the way she puts her schemes together. Everything just flows so nicely. There is never an awkward moment. She builds up to things very nicely. Misfit, on the other hand, is all hype and shit. She has punchlines galore. She gives me the feel of a female Cortez. She has jokes, bars, and style. She's nice. But on this one, im going to have to go with…

E-HART.


So yea, those are my predictions for QOTR’s 1st 48. Who yall think gon come out on top and shit? Let me know.


                                                                  
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Monday, October 10, 2011

SMACK/URL Presents: Math Hoffa Vs. Calicoe

WWE Monday Night Raw (Live)

Why the fuck not?

EDIT: over

Detroit Lions Vs Chicago Bears (Live)

Get your popcorn and stay tuned for Math Hoffa vs Calicoe during halftime.

EDIT: over.

Mz Gracie's Predictions for QOTR's First 48


This week it's all about Queen Of The Ring. The one and only all-female battle league in the world is back with a huge event going down this Saturday October 15th in Brooklyn. Check back here all week cuz we're definitely covering this. Kicking Queen Of The Ring Week off is the homie Mz Gracie with her predictions of the battles and as always she keeps it realer than real. When she speaks somebody gets their feelings hurt. HA!

QOTR PREDICTIONS “THE FIRST 48” OCT 15TH
(Please note: new address not on the flyer, the event is taking place at 400 Liberty Avenue in Brooklyn)

Ok so apparently I’ve been bullied into doing my predictions for the QOTR First 48 event (taking place Oct.15th at Judah Bros. boxing gym in Brooklyn, NY 4pm-10:30pm) BUT because I love Debo he knows I got him with whatever he needs! First and foremost let me start by saying I don’t event like women that rap but some of these QOTR ladies definitely has caught my eye (Just a few) lol.

Up 1st I got Royal Honey vs Tori Doe…HONESTLY I’ve never heard of this Royal Honey chick, but I fucks with Tori Doe hardbody I like shorty style I knew from the first battle I saw with her (vs Miz Mel) she had potential of being a problem so I got her winning 2-1. Tori sometimes is inconsistent in atleast 1 rd.

Next, K Prophet vs Phara Funeral…I got Phara beating Prophet 2-1 also, Phara red fingerwaves wins off GP though! Sue me! Im bias to the hair *shrugs*.

Lexx Banko vs Don Ladyii…Lexxy might kill her 3-0, I like Don but its something about her that’s missing so idk WE WILL see!.

Matrimony vs Norma Bayts….ummm first of all why does Debo keep doing this ??? Norma shouldn’t be on another QOTR card!!!! SHE ASS CHEEKS (LITERALLY) -_- I have nothing else to say about that battle ya’ll know who winning.

Chayna Ashley vs Jaz The Rapper…OK now everybody knows Jazzy is my boo! BUT in the same sentence people know C.Ash is one of my favorites she will KILL some of these rap niggas (NO LOL). Both Jaz and C.Ash has BARS now what kills me is how much of a UNDERDOG Jazzy is SMH, bar for bar they are going to go crazy, PERFORMANCE ? Jazzy will have to step it up and this is what I’ve told her on numerous conversations. OVERALL I don’t know who will win this but I will say I think it will be a very close battle.

Last but not least the return of E Hart vs Ms Fit….TRUTHFULLY I think Fit is cool BUT when I watch her battles I’m watching Cortez. Now saying that, NO I don’t think Tez writes her bars BUT I do think he’s definitely an influence when she's going through her writing process for preparation. I got Hart smoking Fit socks off.



Make sure you go out and support these ladies! Hopefully no DESTROYMENTS will be held out this night.

DE-STORY-MENT : the act of not being able to come back from one, beyond destroyed. Adjective

-Mz Gracie

Video: Math Hoffa - Double Barrel (Feat. Method Man)



Off his latest project ACMD3, produced by J. Glaze. Shout out to Flash Life clothing on all the wardrobe in this video. Look out for their online store coming soon. Don't forget to tune in at 9PM for Monday Night Football and URL's release of the Math Hoffa vs Calicoe battle.

ALSO: Math Hoffa - Hoffa Baby (From his next project Tupac Juice)

Saturday, October 8, 2011

UFC 136 Maynar vs Edgar (LIVE)

You already know how I do. Lets get it!

EDIT: show's over. goodnight!

Lionz Den Goodz Is Back



Goodz responds to Hitman Holla's recent video and speaks on the microphone problem at Summer Madness and his upcoming battle with Hitman Holla in St Louis on October 29th.

"Hitman you look like a finger with a fitted"

classic Goodz. cllassic.

Aye Verb Calls Loaded Lux - "It's Time To Get Back In The Ring"



Before Summer Madness, Loaded Lux said to Verb "If the fans think you remotely won a round against Charlie Clips I'll give you one round" Will we see Loaded Lux follow through on his word?

Props to Dashliving @ UndeniableTV

EDIT: Lux is shook. He don't want it. and he's a liar.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Math Hoffa vs Calicoe Preview + NY Is Biased



What To Expect:

I honestly can't tell you what to expect. Every battle from Summer Madness was coming out exactly how it played out in person up until the Aye Verb vs Charlie Clips battle. What I can tell you is that all the talk of "NY crowd is bias" will go completely out the window as you'll see Calicoe, a 21-year-old artist from Detroit, control the crowd and dominate Math Hoffa, a 29-year-old artist from Brooklyn who got booed like a teenage white girl at the Apollo Theater.


An interesting thing to note, in Hitman Holla's corny ass blog about having shootouts with people paid by Aye Verb to perform at his parties (smh), Hitman himself says at one point New York loved Aye Verb. Hitman even gets love from fans every time he comes out here (he didn't even get booed) and Calicoe has everyone saying his slogan (this blog was inspired by it for Chist's sake!). So why do you Midwest niggas, rappers and fans alike, swear up and down NY hates anything that isn't NY? Why do yall overestimate the hate and underestimate the respect? Why are yall stuck with this 90's mentality? Better yet, why the fuck do yall wanna be accepted by us so badly when we barely even matter to the music industry these days?

These are questions I wanna ask every time I see anti-NY and "bias crowd" comments. But what do I know, I just live here and go to every URL event, you out-of-towners know us better than I do right?

UPDATE: Battle drops Monday during halftime of the Chicago Bears vs Detroit Lions game. Bring your asses here because you know I'll have Monday Night Football streaming live and the battle soon as it drops.  

Mickey Factz - Mickey Mau5 (Sampler)


On the horizon of his next project, Mickey Factz puts together a sampler of music from the project titled “Mickey Mau5″, he’s been working on. Mickey Mau5 (pronounced mouse) is a psuedo-character created by Factz to tell the tale of a kid growing up in NYC, during the street graffiti era of Fab 5 Freddy, Keith Haring, Kenny Scharf, Jean-Michel Basquiat, etc. Embodying the spirit of the 80’s, Mickey delivers a full concept tape, with a sound-bed sampled from Deadmau5 & Dangermouse production


Mickey Mau5 Sampler by Mickey Factz

Marsha Ambrosius - Later Nights & Earlier Mornings (Mixtape)


Marsha Ambrosius hands down has the best R&B album this year in Late Nights & Early Mornings, and one of the best albums this year period. If you haven't heard it I suggest you do. In the mean time she hooks up with her main man and tour DJ, DJ Aktive, for the Later Nights & Earlier Mornings mixtape featuring a few unreleased cuts and remixes. I love this woman. All her songs make me wanna get a chick pregnant b.

Props to TSS

Later Nights & Earlier Mornings (Mixtape)

Mickey Factz Guest Blog - Shotgun Suge's Dilemma





Gambling. Betting. Placing Wages. Running Numbers. Some states consider it illegal. Others consider it justified fun. Most people can win big or lose everything from houses, clothing, wedding bands, etc. In the world of Emcee battling however, stakes can be very high. People don't know but battlers used to not only battle for respect, but for money. Random walking on 42nd Street in New York City would turn into prize matches sometimes. Jae Millz vs Murda Mook was a 5k battle. Fight Club staged many side bet battles. But no battle had more controversy than Shotgun Suge's bet and subsequent battle against Midwest Miles.



Suge, who hails from Jersey, is one of the newer battlers on URL. He is brash, tough and volatile. His demeanor has earned him a spot in fans' hearts and some fans' "worst" list. He has had some great showings. Against Hollyhood he recited all of Juice. Against Heartless, he belittled him. Against Tay Roc, he told em "who the f*ck you think you talking to...?". But none was more disrespectful than his battle with Calicoe. He defamed the deceased Detroit artist Proof's name, which led to his last battle with Midwest Miles.

The bet that was placed on this bout was whoever loses, can't battle on URL for a year. As of now, Midwest Miles has battled since March 27th: URL X (Summer Madness) against Philly's Tech 9, while Shotgun hasn't. As URL XI approaches, Suge has yet to find an opponent. There were rumblings of guest judges for the battle after it dropped but nothing ever transpired. There are fans & battlers who feel Suge defeated Miles but as far as the bet goes, Suge has lost.

He has practically called out every battler on URL other than his cohort Tsu Surf. Nothing still. As the Detroit card has already been leaked, Suge's name is nowhere to be found. Besides rumblings of yet another Miles battle against Cali's Okwerdz, it seems everyone is either ducking Suge or they are honoring the outcome of the battle.

Here are the dilemmas: Does URL/Smack feel he lost? Will he find an opponent for URl XII? (Which is scheduled for Dec, tentatively) Who should be his next opponent? Will his next opponent really be on March 27, 2012? Questions that many of us don't have answers to. What we do know is, the dilemma the next battler will receive from this particular shotgun, will be a year's worth of a botched bet.



-Factz

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Head Ice Reads My Blog



around the 1:23 mark he says he seen Aye Verb's Dashliving blog where Verb is asked what would have happened if Ice caught those rounds that Verb released on SB. Minor mistake on his part (Verb does lots of blogs and videos), he obviously read my interview with Verb where I asked this question. lol shoutout to Dashliving and Undeniable TV tho they always get my respect.

Should I interview Head Ice?

King Of The Dot Presents: Ness Lee vs Loe Pesci

Aye Verb & Charlie Clips Speak on Their Battle





Aye Verb and Charlie Clips give their point of views on the aftermath of their summer madness battle. Did Verb get killed? Was Charlie's performance over hyped? Let me know what you think. See the battle below in case you missed it (I dont see how anyone could have)

Video - Hitman Holla Had Shootouts With Aye Verb's People



This is what's hot in the streets now? Taking to youtube to talk about shootouts you've had? Come on Hitman. It's just battle rap. Pop a Xanax or something you sound ridiculous right now b.

Shout out to @NubianBookstore

Saturday, October 1, 2011

John John Da Don - Fly Memebers Only (Mixtape)

The New York/Atlanta rapper makes his musical debut with his first official mixtape hosted by DJ Kash. Look out for his battle with Hollow Da Don's step sister from Grind Time's Follow The Leader event coming soon.  http://johnjohndadon.com/FlyMembersOnly.zip