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Old 05-29-2015, 04:27 AM   #81
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Kinda agree. you can tell the crowd's arent as hyped as they used to be because they have seen it all before. compare 2014-2015 kotd crowds to 2009-2012 when it was still fresh. same with URL, though it's not as obvious. its nice in theory that battle rap could become close to as big as UFC or boxing , but the reality is there is only so many ways you can call someone a faggot while rhyming. the whole bar's thing and the majority of newcomer's all copying that style also played a role. There used to be so many different styles and character's, which their still are, but no new ones have really emerged, just a bunch of dudes like danny myer's and rum nitty who really dont have much personality or any kind of style that hasn't been seen before (no offence to them, but its true)
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Old 05-29-2015, 04:41 AM   #82
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I remember being giddy over battle events back in the day. Like that one event where Okwerdz battled T-Rex. I was so hyped for that shit. The feeling ain't the same. It's sad really. I dunno if its oversaturation or the fact that the whole artform itself has just played itself out or what.
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Old 05-29-2015, 04:43 AM   #83
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i definitely said "my interest". there also seems to be more people sharing the sentiment.
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and of course I kno, I'm here on dis bitch steady
this sentiment ,itself, is a trend on here haha
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Old 05-29-2015, 05:06 AM   #84
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Shit got old. Simple as.

The same reason you loose interest in your favorite video game or favorite TV show over time. It's unavoidable you eventually reach a point where you feel like whatever "new" stuff they introduce you either feel you've seen it before or you grab your nostalgic glasses and convince yourself it was much better before the change.
yeh this is what happened with me. I was super into battles 2008-2011. I remember watching all the classic GT battles right after they dropped. attended world domination 1 and 2. BOTB 3-5 and WD 1-2 were the best battle events of the modern format imo

with that said, I think this era of battling probably still has a decent amount of years on it. I mean, look how long the freestyle era lasted. Scribble jam events happened for like 10+ years.

I think battling is past its prime tho, at least this era. but I'm not really sure what it'll evolve into from here so I don't know what will define a "new era", if there ever even is one
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Old 05-29-2015, 05:12 AM   #85
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The fanbase is too small to make any decent money off battle rap I think. Popularity has peaked for the most part. Views aren't any better than they were three to four years ago.

All the big money matchups have been exhausted too.

The uncensored format prevents big money too. No big corporation or network affiliate wants to sponsor a battle where all the angles involve racism, homophobia, misogyny, rape, whatever. Its 2015. I mean its the same problem that battle rap had in the '90s but people these days are even more tolerant and decent than they were in those days. That shit just looks ignorant to anybody outside the ghetto and it doesn't translate.

Pretty much anybody with money who has taken a chance on battle rap has lost profits. Think about Slaughterhouse's Total Slaughter, Drake or FilmOn etc. They've all been bootlegged.

This culture isn't dying I guess but its definitely running in circles.
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Old 05-29-2015, 05:22 AM   #86
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and truthfully ppv is a gift and a curse.

by the time the actual release has come around the topics been beat to death. i mean shit, we got 20 topics about pat/cal going by now. i got bored talking about that shit 24 hours after the ppv aired, im not about to have another debate about whether or not cal punked pat 3 weeks from now when it comes out on youtube.

hollow/clips? ill probably peep hollows rounds again.

rone/saurus was a classic imo, but i haven't even watched the release.

i watched you vs soul a few times on ppv, but i won't lie, i haven't watched the youtube version.

these are all battles that i will watch on youtube at some point, but i need a cooloff period and by the time i do watch it it won't be in sync with when everyone else is watching it (since i feel a lot of the fans are like this) so there's no one to talk about it with.
Bruh I haven't seen the battle and already lost excitement about it being released, and cals my favorite dude in the game.
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Old 05-30-2015, 05:49 PM   #87
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What about your interest in illness?
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Old 05-30-2015, 09:18 PM   #88
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I just post here cause people pay attention to me. I don't really care about battle rap. smh
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Old 05-30-2015, 10:27 PM   #89
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To be honest I've actually have been impressed with a lot of the content being put out recently. Even Con vs. Chilla was surprising. MCs need to care again.
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Old 05-30-2015, 10:43 PM   #90
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Bring back judged battles!

It creates a controversy. It creates a win/loss. It creates ego stroking, and ego destroying. It makes people want to get the CLEAR W, instead of shrugging their shoulders and looking at who's next.

Now you have rappers putting on performances and really a lot just aren't that good. If a battle doesn't have some history behind it, or with someone on a mission to prove something, it usually falls flat unless both spit fire for 3 rounds (which is rare)


The invisible tier system has disappeared. Would Verb battle PooRich if the money was right? Hell yeah. 4 years ago he probably wouldn't even consider it. (no knock on Rich).

a league needs to step up and make a ranking system. make a judging system again. KOTD has a champ for a reason. No one would have given a fuck to see Bender vs Arcane back in the day, but throw some status of a "title" in the mix and it gets played and some replay value.

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Not sure how to fix the over-saturation and clone wars, but I think some type of (legitimate) "performance of the night" bonus might help stop people from mailing it in.....but I guess every league would have to do it.

This is my other idea...It probably wouldn't happen with one of the established leagues, but a motivated party (with money and knowledge) could shake shit up quickly by doing this:

Each battle on the card is put up online for on-demand viewing...$5 per battle (or whatever). Promoter gives some type of cut to battler(s)...The tricky part would be figuring out who the fans are paying to see, but over time, they would have some real stats. On top of that, the battlers would be more motivated to promote their battle, and put on a good performance.
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Old 05-31-2015, 01:20 AM   #92
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Too many whites. Not being racist since I'm not looking down on them. I just don't understand some of the stuff they talk about. Especially Canadians. When I hear hockey bars, I stop the battle and proceed to Worldstar where things make sense.
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Old 05-31-2015, 01:28 AM   #93
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playin yatzhee with my girl and her parents tonight

still way more entertaining than 2015 battle rap
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Old 05-31-2015, 01:40 AM   #94
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Remove the words "in battle rap". Now this thread is much more relevant to me. smh
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Old 05-31-2015, 03:06 AM   #95
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