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Old 05-29-2017, 01:54 PM   #1
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What could Grind Time do to become relevant again?

I was wondering this while seeing Mad Illz's plea from battle raps sunken place.

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Get rid of Mad Illz and get Lush, Drect and Kap back. Would be a good start
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That's sort of like asking what the clothing company "No Fear" could do to become successful again.
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I think it's likely that Mad Illz is viewed as such poison that it would need new ownership before it would ever be taken seriously again. It's quite likely that that's at least on some level rather unfair to Illz, but I do think it's accurate of the general sentiment. It's possible that Grindtime itself is so toxic that it will never again be taken seriously, but I'm not sure. From Illz position, the best option may be trying to sell to someone like Avocado, but I have no idea who would still be interested and at what price point.
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Sinking tens of thousands of dollars into a succession of well run and produced events consistently that will all lose money. You'd need some serious loss leaders to reestablish a creditable product, and even then you'd need a new public face even if mad illz stayed on backstage imo. It'd be like saving TNA or as Trylemma said No Fear. Would make zero sense when it would be easier to launch a fresh and new brand at this point. Maintaining an air of exclusivity would help aswell, at thos point they seem desperate enough that i could probably get my neighbours cat a main event slot in a try out. Damn that was much more boring and long-winded than intended. My bad yall.
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Dude is so lucky that he got to keep this shit. I might be wrong but it seems like he did the least out of anyone and is probably collecting 5 figures a year doing absolutely nothing with it.

To answer the question..nothing.
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Not sure if we need another league at this point. There are already so many battles, events and emcees to keep up with. URL, KOTD, DF, AHAT and the smaller mid tier leagues like No Coast, BOTZ, Smoked Out, Ground Zero..that's 8 leagues right there alone.
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All grind time would need to do is book better battles

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Yo GrindTime is dead and Mad Illz is terrible but that hook wasnt too bad tbh
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1. Either spend allot of money to put together a bunch of great events you have to support


Honestly change the name to GTN Battles or something
THe Grindtime name is weak
Even if Mad Illz owns it someone else needs to be the face off the league.

Florida and down south is still open for a league to dominate
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Set up thesaurus vs high collide for the shirt.

An entire event in a subway restaurant followed with the hot air balloon main event.
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Not sure if we need another league at this point. There are already so many battles, events and emcees to keep up with. URL, KOTD, DF, AHAT and the smaller mid tier leagues like No Coast, BOTZ, Smoked Out, Ground Zero..that's 8 leagues right there alone.
There's already too many leagues.

It would be one thing if they were all wildly profitable.

Gonna take a wild guess and say that that isn't the case.
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Keep all the 500,000+ view classics.

Delete everything else.

Join together and repost all the old battles that were uploaded in parts, in HD or the correct aspect ratio if available, plus bonus footage or whatever else that'd make people wanna watch them again.

Encourage battlers to tweet the new links.

Let it sit a few months. Do nothing with it.

Reach out to Avo and Drect and make amends while it's sitting.

Design a new logo.

Unveil it in ominous little WWF Attitude-era style teaser clips superimposed over drive-by footage of rough looking Floridian neighborhoods and the menacing slow-motion silhouettes of battlers that made the channel famous.
Let people be all like "Oh shit is Grind Time about to drop something serious? They've got new shit happening. I think I saw Soul Khan and Aye Verb's shadows on this trailer, what the fuck. Call Jayblac or HipHopIsReal see if they know what's up."

Let it be a topic on RYD and all the blogs.

Then suddenly.

Oh shit, Grizzlemania III!

Conceited vs. Hollow for real this time! 24/7 vs. Okwerdz! Dumbfounded vs. Iron Solomon, no way! 360 vs. MadChild! Sounds expensive! Nocando vs. Illmac, whaaaaaat!? Winner gets to punt Madd Illz square in the coin purse! Main event; Spyder Murphy vs. 500 aggravated rats! Should be a barfest! "Where are they getting all the money to do this?" people will wonder. That's when Nikiya does his Vince McMahon powerwalk to the ring to introduce co-hosts Drake and Angryfan and the whole Subway goes fuckin' apeshit.

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They could regain some minimal relevance if Mad Illz embraced the nature of his dumpster tier talent pool and hosted a sloppy drunk shit show in the vein of KOTR.

Grind Time could win by playing into being battle rap's landfill.
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Change the name and try a new format. Leave Grind Time as it is and start over on a new channel.
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grind time would have to do something kotd, df, and url arent already doing. and even that isn't a guarantee for success. They could rebrand entirely, but the name still holds some (very little) weight, and why throw that away? but I feel like their best chance of actually reviving the brand would be to try to corner the freestyle market again and do something similar to jumpoff's old style. but that's just my opinion

the poetry shit is different, which is respectable. I just dont think there's much of a market for that shit. I could be wrong.
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To keep it funky, it can come back. There's still a market for variety/fun/nerd battles. You can kinda see the direction KOTD is going in, URL doesn't cover it, and no-one seems to care as much about Don't Flop anymore.

What got them where they were was BEING themselves.. which was corny as hell at times, but talented.

Right now all of their battles are trash. It's like Gully TK runs their channel lmao. Only half joking.
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Not sure if we need another league at this point. There are already so many battles, events and emcees to keep up with. URL, KOTD, DF, AHAT and the smaller mid tier leagues like No Coast, BOTZ, Smoked Out, Ground Zero..that's 8 leagues right there alone.
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To keep it funky, it can come back. There's still a market for variety/fun/nerd battles. You can kinda see the direction KOTD is going in, URL doesn't cover it, and no-one seems to care as much about Don't Flop anymore.

What got them where they were was BEING themselves.. which was corny as hell at times, but talented.

Right now all of their battles are trash. It's like Gully TK runs their channel lmao. Only half joking.
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