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Old 09-15-2017, 05:33 PM   #1
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Would assume this question has been asked before a couple times, but I haven't been here that long and the only archived post I could found was from awhile back.

In the Watch series they talked about Illmacs third round against Bigg K and brought up the question "can one round win the battle" (referencing Lux's third vs Cal as another example of this).

So I'm curious for all of you; what constitutes a GOAT level round and what are some examples of these...

Personally: From a breakdown perspective, Hollow's 1st v. Clips and Diz's 1st v. Canibus are top examples for me. From an excitement/haymaker perspective, I've watched Fresco's 3rd v. Saurus, Shox's 1st v. Tony, and Gotti's 3rd v. Saynt a million times.
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I think what constitutes it depends a lot on the era.

Like Pescis OT vs. Tantrum is probably as good a round you could make in that format but I unno if that constitutes it being a "GOAT Round".

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Verb's 3rd against Hitman
Hitman's 1st against JJ
Surf's 3rd against Hitman
Pat's 1st against Marv
Diz 1st against DNA
Verb's 2nd vs Hollow

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TTop's 3rd against Math is still the worst body in a single round I've ever seen on a meaningful stage (lol Caustic v QShinobi or whoever it was).
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TTop's 3rd against Math is still the worst body in a single round I've ever seen on a meaningful stage (lol Caustic v QShinobi or whoever it was).
Clips 3rd vs Rex was worse.
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Ahhh I agree. Didn't pop in to my head for whatever reason. His third in the 2on2 v Ars and Suge up there too - as well as Hollow's 1st vs Clips, but it's already been mentioned and it's not as much straight body as it is the most amazing use of an angle ever.
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Lol just rewatched Top's 3rd vs Hoffa for the first time in a long time. NuNu's face after "all you did was whine when them grape niggas smashed you" like 4 bars in is so incredible - she knows the burial is coming.
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I think what constitutes it depends a lot on the era.

Like Pescis OT vs. Tantrum is probably as good a round you could make in that format but I unno if that constitutes it being a "GOAT Round".

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Verb's 3rd against Hitman
Hitman's 1st against JJ
Surf's 3rd against Hitman
Pat's 1st against Marv
Diz 1st against DNA
Verb's 2nd vs Hollow
These plus Fresco's 3rd vs The Saurus and Mook's 1st vs Young Hot
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Bigg Ks 1st against Rosenberg
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I think Verb's 3rd vs Hitman is the GOAT round and I doubt it will ever be topped, perfect build up and execution.

Illmac's 3rd vs Big K was very well written but not great for a battle, it didn't make me feel like he had won, his 3rd vs Bender or Thesaurus are much better imo.

Soul's 1st vs Raptor deserves a mention, it set the tone for the whole battle after, basically a 1st rd knockout.

Cruger's 3rd vs Charoon is the worst beating Charoon has taken (Thesaurus close contender) and it was in Toronto.
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verb 3rd vs hitman
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hollow 1st vs clips
b-magic 3rd vs chilla
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Dose round in dose vs math first battle because dose invented the haymaker, dont think any punch ever landed as hard as turn ur dome into a stadium

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Verbs 2nd vs SB
Illmacs 3rd vs Bender
Loe Pescis OT vs Tantrum
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Soul's 1st vs Raptor deserves a mention, it set the tone for the whole battle after, basically a 1st rd knockout.
soul's 2nd round hits way harder than his first imo. basically nonstop punches with very little filler.
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Couple in here I'd never seen before, thanks. (Pesci OT was exciting as fuck).

A handful of Shuffle T rounds (1st vs. heretic, 2nd and 3rd vs. Raptor) I'd include on this list as well. Arguably unbeatable when he get's into a narrative like that.
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soul's 2nd round hits way harder than his first imo. basically nonstop punches with very little filler.
Maybe true but the 1st took away any chance from Raptor and he addressed the criticism he had been getting, it was a perfect opening round.
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yeah verbs 3rd vs hitman had the perfect build up and execution, but what else did he have in that round? I prefer his 3rd vs cortez, he broke him down perfectly throughout

Hollows 1st vs Clips
Hollows 3rd vs Big-T
JC's round vs GA
JC's 3rd vs Chilla Jones
Hitman's 1st vs Surf
Illmac's OT round vs Thesaurus
Dumb's 4th vs PH (RIP)

definitely missing some though, wasnt sure which bigg k ones to put hahaha
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Bender's third vs Syd Vicious. tbf he was already winning but fuck, that just went into the stratosphere.

Cortez 3rd vs Hollohan. Hollohan clearly got the first two rounds but that third... controversial in that a lot of people think its complete bollocks and some people think its amazing, but its worth mentioning.
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Bender's third vs Syd Vicious. .
Totally forgot about that one... shipping yard multi that went half a round
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Bender's third vs Syd Vicious. tbf he was already winning but fuck, that just went into the stratosphere.
See, to me that's a very good fucking round, but i unno about best of all time. Solely because it doesn't have a "moment" per se.

I would actually choose his 2nd vs. Arcane. Since I think that was more of a monumental moment for battle rap..."Sorry Player" became a thing as a result.

I guess that'd be my criteria...it has to not only be a very good round, but there has to be a "moment" in it that goes above and beyond.
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See, to me that's a very good fucking round, but i unno about best of all time. Solely because it doesn't have a "moment" per se.

I would actually choose his 2nd vs. Arcane. Since I think that was more of a monumental moment for battle rap..."Sorry Player" became a thing as a result.

I guess that'd be my criteria...it has to not only be a very good round, but there has to be a "moment" in it that goes above and beyond.
Genuinely can't argue with this except i thought ".... and a SHIPPING YARD!!!" Was a pretty huge moment. You're probably right about hte Arcane round though, more historically important.
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I think Verb's 3rd vs Hitman is the GOAT round and I doubt it will ever be topped, perfect build up and execution.

Illmac's 3rd vs Big K was very well written but not great for a battle, it didn't make me feel like he had won, his 3rd vs Bender or Thesaurus are much better imo.

Soul's 1st vs Raptor deserves a mention, it set the tone for the whole battle after, basically a 1st rd knockout.

Cruger's 3rd vs Charoon is the worst beating Charoon has taken (Thesaurus close contender) and it was in Toronto.
The way verb delivered it really sold it. His conviction was there... my fav part aside from big Gerald is "when you say you're from the hood, that's disrespectful to ME!!!"

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..it has to not only be a very good round, but there has to be a "moment" in it that goes above and beyond.
Yeah, this is where I was getting to originally... you just said it better.

A lot of good bars in succession vs. a unique attack executed perfectly
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Probably not a popular opinion here but.........

Gnonaj's 1st vs Gutta
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Thinking about there's been some really really fucking dope rounds this year.

Geetchi v Glu (the whole thing really but Glu's 2nd is the best of the battle imo)
Cortez 3rd v Pres Mafia (body)
Hitman 2nd v Shine (body)
Hollow (2nd maybe 3rd don't remember atm for whatever reason - the one that opens with the hollows rebuttal - body)
Clips v Ars and Suge (body)
Oops 3rd v Xcel
Xcel 3rd f Oops
Mike P 2nd v Twerk (opener is so so so fire)

Anything super obvious I'm missing?
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Bender's third vs Syd Vicious. tbf he was already winning but fuck, that just went into the stratosphere.

Cortez 3rd vs Hollohan. Hollohan clearly got the first two rounds but that third... controversial in that a lot of people think its complete bollocks and some people think its amazing, but its worth mentioning.
In retrospect when Cortez throws his jacket on the ground - that's pretty corny aka perfect for a Canadian crowd
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Clips 3rd vs Rex was worse.
Clips 3rd vs Rex is what came to mind for me.

The reason its classic. Is because essentially the whole round was a rebuttal of what Rex said to him about this father. I liked Clips performance because he was just like this is who I am, and this is what you are. He painted him self as a G and Rex as a clown.
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In retrospect when Cortez throws his jacket on the ground - that's pretty corny aka perfect for a Canadian crowd
This is not untrue. There's a couple of moments in that battle that made Cortez look like a complete moron. But in terms of pure battling, that third round - yeesh.
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