Category: Podcasts

Podcast Ep. 4: Total Slaughter & Vendetta 2 reactions

Bishop Brigante, Sticky Fingaz, Method Man, Organik and Gully TK at Vendetta 2
Bishop Brigante, Sticky Fingaz, Method Man, Organik and Gully TK at Vendetta 2

In our latest podcast, we talk about the announcement of Eminem’s Total Slaughter battle league (in a much different tone than our satirical piece on it) and give our thoughts on the battles from KOTD’s recent Vendetta 2 event.

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Podcast Ep. 3: Who should be at Blackout 4?

Diz Pat

KOTD has begun ramping up to their next Toronto mega-event: Blackout 4.

Right now, we don’t know much beyond the Dizaster/Pat Stay title bout, and if all goes according to KOTD’s plan, we won’t know anything more about the matchups until they’re announced at the event.

In this episode, we talk about the legacy of the event, discuss the “Blackout matchup blackout” and suggest some battles we’d like to see.

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Podcast Ep. 2: DF vs KOTD vs URL

Eurgh at Don't Flop's 5th Birthday Weekend - Photo by Charlie Hyams
Eurgh at Don’t Flop’s 5th Birthday Weekend – Photo by Charlie Hyams

Last weekend at Don’t Flop’s 5th Birthday event, three words stood out from all the others: “Suck my dick.”

In a 2-on-2 battle against Canadian MCs Loe Pesci and Bender, Don’t Flop founder Eurgh took shots at King of the Dot and Organik, and Twitter went crazy. With nothing more to go on than a few patchy quotes from social media and the forums, many North American battle fans and KOTD staff members fired back. Things have quieted down now, but we expect another firestorm once the official footage drops.

We talk about this issue and more in Episode 2 of the podcast:

-What’s behind the animosity between DF & KOTD?
-Is the DF/KOTD rivalry similar to the KOTD/URL dust-ups at WD4?
-Are league rivalries good for the culture?

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Final thoughts on Battle of the Bay 6

The crowd at BOTB6. Photo by @Lemme_Kno
The crowd at BOTB6. Photo by @Lemme_Kno via KOTD

It’s been a week since Battle of the Bay 6 and the reviews have been strong across the board for both the live event and the PPV. Illmaculate vs Bigg K definitely made the biggest splash on social media, and deservedly so. We’ve also seen a lot of praise for Saurus/JJDD and debate over Verb/Diz.

Despite the matchups being almost entirely West Coast KOTD vs East Coast URL, this event lacked the same animosity that WD4 had between battlers from those leagues. At WD4, Charlie Clips, Real Deal and Charron devoted almost complete rounds to calling out the New York league and its stars. If anything, battlers had KOTD in their sights this time, with Bigg K and Pass calling out the league and Chilla Jones responding to Real Deal’s WD4 round. There were, however, multiple references to Daylyt’s SM3 beef with Smack.

Daylyt’s influence was also clear on both Day 1 and Day 2, with several rappers using props and antics to make a point. Also attributable to Daylyt were the “one-phrase-flipped-so-many-different-ways” lines that he popularized with “bus stop” against Rich Dolarz and “Captain Jack” against Dialect.

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