I remember the first KOTD - Compliment Rap Battle ever. It was Tricky P vs Deffinition. I was there at King of the Dot (KOTD) World Domination 2, in Toronto Canada, summer of 2011 and this was the most creative, innovative and HILARIOUS battle I had ever seen.
Shout out to the whole KOTD organization, one of the best leagues out there, period. They elevated the game with their attention to detail, graphics intros and legendary match ups. You see how I just complimented them? That’s how the Compliment Rap Battle works. Instead of dissing your opponent, you have to go out of your way to compliment them, better than they compliment you. Now battle champions Pat Stay and Rone return to the Compliment battle ring, at the Hopscotch Festival 2014, to secure their legacies as not only the meanest battle rappers in the game, but the NICEST as well. Literally.
Watch Pat Stay vs Rone, above, and then you can check out the first ever compliment rap battle with Tricky P vs Deffinition, below. (Catch me to the left of Organik, behind PH’s left shoulder, cracking up!).
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I got to talk to Ness Lee (who for those of you who don’t know is an amazing artist, Producer and Battle MC from Atlanta) fresh off his historic trip to South Africa to battle one of the motherlands most respected Hip Hop artist Tumi. When asking Ness about the experience he said
“Brah. Shit was a fucking dream come true. People always say they want to go to africa but thats not an easy thing to do. the fact that battle rap took me there made it that much better man”
To say that these two MC’s put on a classic is an understatement. this battle was one of the best i have EVER seen. And the crowd was just as on point being energized, un biased, made noise for great lines… and then shut the fuck up so they could hear the next one. American and Canadian audiences need to step up your spectator game. Just Sayin b.
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Big Tom (-aka- TomBig7) put beats behind the bars from battles and makes them fit like its a real song. For this one, Cortez: “Ask For Me”, he took the best Cortez lines from MCMI WARZONE: CORTEZ vs AUTOMATIC RAY (from New Years Revolution at Radio Bushwick). He has a whole mixtape of them if you like this one, called “Beats Behind the Battles Mixtape” which you can DOWNLOAD FREE. The chorus he made for this one is hot! Cortez should really do a song with that “Ask for me” hook.
What do y’all think? Should Ray come back with a remix of his own? Subscribe to Youtube.com/MCMIreport for more MCMI WARZONE battles. Salute my MCMI partners @PH_TeamHOMI and @LR_Blitzkrieg, we are working on the next one. and our co-hosts @therealMicHandz and @MrMecc. To see the original battle that the song was made from click here: CORTEZ vs AUTOMATIC RAY
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Okay this is the battle you have all been waiting for! MCMI WARZONE: CORTEZ vs AUTOMATIC RAY at RADIO BUSHWICK, Brooklyn NY, January 11th! To use Automatic Ray’s own words it was “a F—in’ bloodbath!” But who’s blood was spilt? That my friend, is always the question, isn’t it? To find out, watch the video!
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MCMI WARZONE: CORTEZ vs AUTOMATIC RAY
The first battle released from MCMI WARZONE, the premier new battle league! History in the making!! Hosted by MrMecc & Mic Handz, filmed at RADIO BUSHWICK in Brooklyn. Subscribe to the MCMI Channel, to be notified of each new battle as they are released, as well as watch Hip Hop videos, live concerts, interviews and more.