Well, KOTD’s Battle of Los Angeles 5 has come and gone. Normally we’d have a recap of all the battles up by now, but what with the fallout from the Dizaster/Math Hoffa fight and the work we did on our Top 5 Battlers of 2014 (So Far) list we didn’t get a chance to do a full breakdown. We’ll give our thoughts on the battles as the footage drops.
No battle rap event in recent years is complete without a vascular hit of controversy. That metaphor was crafted in the wake of the latest Cadalack Ron uproar, but it can apply to any fight, Eurgh-directed spitting incident, lines gone awry (thinking again of Cadalack’s Zimmerman bar) or snatched Crip bandanas. Drama follows the form around like a hound. Keep in mind: all of these vague references to the already-well-documented moments above are from the last twelve months.
It’s only apt then, in the shadow of these recent controversies, that Dizaster, on home turf, waited until the end of his headline BOLA 5 word-fight against Math Hoffa, and without hesitation unleashed a barrage of punches that continued long after his opponent had left a vertical stance. Various crowd members stepped in to both add punches and break it up. Barriers were scattered and equipment was damaged in the process.
We couldn’t make it to Los Angeles for BOLA5 this weekend, but we did an interview with KOTD’s Aspect One for BattleRap.com to get his thoughts on the best performances from the night as well as to find out exactly what is going on with Carter Deems.
Chris and Matt from T.O. Battle Blog discuss Pat Stay’s hiatus as KOTD champion, possible #1 contenders, NOME 4, B Magic, DNA, Total Slaughter, and then (eventually) give their predictions for Battle of Los Angeles 5.