Posts Tagged ‘BATTLE’
Okay, so we thought we were talking big sporting with the earlier post on ‘Fantasy Football’ but DAMN…
Today, there are more people in the world who play the online multiplayer battle game League of Legends than there are people who live in France.
Wowwww. More folks playing one game than the number of folks that live in a country! We have slept; but VICE is going to wake us up and hip us to the world of competitive gaming — also known as eSports. So real, and really exciting. Really lucrative, too… but really brutal at times.
Start with Part 1 above. Continue after the jump. A deep, multi-part story from VICE.
No doubt you’ve heard (and seen) the shots let off in the video of Yasiin Bey (the artist formerly known as Mos Def) declaring on camera that no one can test or best him, Black Thought or King Los in a rhyme fight… that anyone who thought different could meet and settle the beef for big charity dollars and bragging rights. You heard about that, right? Well if you didn’t, you can play the embedded video above.
Raw, right? Started thinking about who might step to? How about Lupe Fiasco?
Hells yes! Lupe threw down the gauntlet like, “Once again…It’s ON!”
BUT… hold up… wait…
Jabs tweeted by Meek. Shots fired by Drake. Meek Mill returns fire. Nowwww, we have a battle. Is it worthy though? Leave it to the people. Posted Mill’s response diss to Drizzy entitled “Wanna Know.” Battle tactics: Rapping over a twisted WWE’s Undertaker theme beat, ‘featuring’ Quentin Miller (who Mill alleged as Drake’s ghost writer; though Miller refuted such in a BET article).
(This just in… Drake has already Instagram’d his response (from @champagnepapi) to Mill’s response… More after the jump.)
PREVIOUS: DRAKE – BACK TO BACK (MEEK MILL DISS)
Interesting… Beef in rap isn’t anything new. There have been the Jigga vs. Nas, Pac vs. Big, Moe D vs. Uncle L – legendary battles. However, this beef Drake and Meek Mill have cooking has taken a unique turn as of late. Drizzy has dropped “Back To Back” (see what we did there?) diss tracks with no response from Mills. Is this building to a one-sided whuppin’ or is Meek loading up for a video game fatality punch? Time will tell.
For those that missed the first diss – “Charged Up” – we got that for you after the jump.
“Following suit ain’t always good… When you build a fan base in this game, they like you for what thy like you for. They don’t want me to be Kendrick or do what Kendrick do; and they don’t want Kendrick to do what they like ‘Kiss for…”
Jadakiss with jewels for the masses in his interview with DRIVEN on the STASHED TV channel. Jada’s seen a battle or two, so he can speak with authority on how a battle can be good (actually “therapeutic”) for Hip-Hop as long as it stays lyrical. Wow. Another timely piece from another Don from the Golden Era of Hip-Hop. Probably recorded before the Kendrick “Control” dropped; but truth is truth. Check out more video from this interview below….
We’re not going to post every ‘Control Freestyle’ response to Kendrick Lamar’s seismic verse but the one’s most people are looking forward to hearing or those that were simply outstanding like Papoose, Cassidy, & Joel Ortiz’s responses. Even Uncle Murda’s & Atlanta emcee Yamin Semali’s responses were interesting. Joe Budden didn’t deliver a scathing diss to Kendrick Lamar with his new response but he represented the best way he could by showing that he does have bars. As fans of hip hop music that’s all that we can really ask of all these emcees.
Whether they agree with him or not, most would agree that the ‘Kris’ (KRS-ONE) articulates his positions on even the most controversial topics plainly…when given the chance. Surfing the ‘Tube (YouTube), I found this Vlad-TV clip (above) in which KRS-ONE clarifies comments he made soon after 9/11 to The New Yorker magazine that were were taken out of context. KRS-ONE also talks about today’s Hip-Hop, battles, and his respect for the rap greats.
Cassidy flips a variety of popular beats for this 10 minute diss record aimed at Meek Mill. When it comes to ‘lyrical battle bars’ there’s no doubt that I knew Cassidy was gonna body this before I even heard it. Many ill lines in this joint right here serving as a swift counterpunch to Meek Mill’s ‘Repo’ diss record aimed at Cassidy. Crazy!
“After T.I.’s private listening party at Sigma Sounds (located in Philadelphia, Pa) there was a rap battle. The battle was between Meek Mill’s Dream Chasers artist Lil Snupe (from Louisiana) against Eagles receiver DeSean Jackson‘s Jaccpot artist Retro (from West Philly). Meek Mill and DeSean put up $10,000 each on their artist. While T.I., Eagles quarterback Michael Vick, Trae Tha Truth and T.I.’s cousin Rashad (who the movie ATL is based on). Everyone agreed to 5 rounds of rapping for the two artists. At the end, when all of the judges expressed why they chose Lil Snupe (Dream Chasers) the winner, DeSean Jackson left the room. Video shot & edited by Rick Dange of HHS1987.com.” – HHS1987
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RapFix Live welcomed now friendly rivals Beanie Sigel and Jadakiss to address past beef and discuss possible-new-collab-in-the-making “Kiss the Mac.” Great sit down with host Sway! It’s Hip-Hop. No hard feelings. In fact, you can hear the respect between the two – studying each others’ lives and rhymes to put up worthy battle verses…and make some money!
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It’s really sad to see how far a once respected emcee like Canibus has fallen off. Dead ass serious. I’m not joking. I genuinely feel embarrassed for Canibus for all the bad moves he’s been making recently like dissing random people like J. Cole & other rather erratic behavior. The worse would have to be his appearance in a Pay-Per-View rap battle that was taking place during the NBA Finals & Pacquiao Vs. Bradley fight. I wasn’t watching this at the time but my twitter was on fire from many people who did. A few of them shot me this link to a wounded Canibus, literally & figuratively, who lost his battle to a lyricist by the name of Dizaster after he pulled out a notepad to read his lyrics & even lost his place several times while trying to recite them. I seriously doubt Canibus can salvage his once stellar reputation any longer. There’s no good in this. Just bad, ugly, & uglier.
In a recent interview, Papoose talks about the recent battle with Common Vs. Drake & also speaks on one of the greatest battles to have ever occured in hip hop between Nas & Jay-Z. I have to agree with Pap that Nas did indeed ‘Ether’ Jay-Z in that battle.
Common hops on the Rick Ross, French Montana, & Drake joint to respond back to the Toronto kid’s subliminal disses. Honestly I don’t feel like Drake would win a lyrical battle against Chi-town’s finest emcee unless someone wrote the battle raps for him. On a blackberry. Ironically enough Drake’s verse on this joint sounds like Rick Ross wrote it.