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Old 01-28-2020, 09:34 PM   #1
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KOTD - A. Ward vs Illmac l #TB2

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Old 01-28-2020, 10:22 PM   #2
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The theme of this month seems to be 'there are levels to this shit.' Yet another battle where both rappers do well, but one is just cut from a different cloth to the other. Mac had him on everything: flow, style, punches, writing etc.

Illmac 3:0, no body. He gets bonus points for how salty Ward got in the second, lol.
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Old 01-29-2020, 02:43 AM   #4
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Not a fan of a ward at all but I really thought he'd be better in this shit

He isn't good at writing in general but he'll just literally say shit without any flavor or twist on it

I didnt watch him again, but dude kept hitting a solid flow for 2-4 bars and then would abruptly redirect into somethin else

Dude somehow just aggressively talks a lot without "talking to em" and eliminates the 1 saving grace of just rapping well on a bigger tangent

Thought the get 30d again shit was decent and shoulda got a lil sum
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Illmac 3:0, no body. He gets bonus points for how salty Ward got in the second, lol.
doesnt that translate as a body...?
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doesnt that translate as a body...?
"Gentlemen's 30" seems to be the new slang thanks to Tsu Surf to describe a battle where a battler puts up a fight, but the other battler takes every round.
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doesnt that translate as a body...?
It's the difference between Illmac vs. Soul and No Shame vs. Pat.

I mean a body is when it makes you never want to watch that rapper again. Think NoShame, I used to occasionally watch his/her battles, but now I can't bring myself to watch since that destruction by Pat. That's
the metric, if it changes how much you watch that person then it is a body, if that makes sense.

Soul got beaten clearly, but I would still watch a Soul battle and it didn't change my (admittedly not all that high) opinion of him as a battler. It just made me think, okay Soul's dope, but he's not on the same level as this guy.
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Ward's TheSaurus rebuttal was actually very dope IMO but Greg takes the W. Replay value with this one.
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So the West just dickrides their battle rappers?
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So the West just dickrides their battle rappers?
He did kinda walk into that one...
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ward is trashhhhhhh. illmac 30.
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a ward is usually terrible but he was very decent here. shouldíve been flex vs illmac.

illmac was amazing imo. will probably go down as one of his best performances ever.
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Both were good but I like Illmac here better than in many years, lately he's been waiting for/expecting crowd reaction and that's never good.

Aw man this was awesome.
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i dont get all the a ward hate. aside from having kind of an annoying high voice, he raps pretty well
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So the West just dickrides their battle rappers?
Has this not been common knowledge going on like 11 years now?
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Has this not been common knowledge going on like 11 years now?
Pity. Crowd gassin, got these nerds thinking they're better than they really are. Hopefully reality doesn't drive lil illmac back to the bottle. Poor guy. Never seen someone saltier over being 2 months sober. A Ward's wack too.
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i dont get all the a ward hate. aside from having kind of an annoying high voice, he raps pretty well
zero character unless being religious is somehow interesting, horrific associative wordplay, and just bland at whatever he does that isnít terrible. like, sure he raps well, but no different than any other good rapper who isnít exceptional. he has charisma, but the charisma leads to nowhere.
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doesnt that translate as a body...?
NO! There are A LOT of 3-0s that are really close battles
a body is a bad defeat; losing every round 10-9 is a great close battle

Having said that; this was closer to a body to me. I don't hate A. Ward or have some burning desire to find something wrong with him; hes usually really good but he was off a bit here. Plus Illmac was fucking him up. Perhaps I was also thrown off by him seeming like he was bout to cry at the start of his first 2 rounds.

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Plus Illmac was fucking him up. Perhaps I was also thrown off by him seeming like he was bout to cry at the start of his first 2 rounds.
Yeah lol. His face during that second round reminds me of why I love battles, he looked like a boxer getting pummeled against the ropes, lol.
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just watched htis scrolled down to everyone saying 2-1 a ward. was surprised lol
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Pity. Crowd gassin, got these nerds thinking they're better than they really are.
Wait are you implying that Illmac isn't very good? Dudes one of the greatest of all time and that's not even close to being debatable. This battle wasn't close either. A. Ward was lucky to be there and that's where it ends. Dude got 30'd and was acting like a weirdo the entire battle. I would probably put money on Illmac actually beating the shit out of him too if they were to throw hands.
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Illmac would fuck up a-ward in a fight. Id bet $$ on it. People acting like crowds dickride in the west is always retarded to me. They just like certain shit and a ward is not it lol
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illmac talked to a-ward for three rounds. a-ward made words rhyme.
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I think this was a big body bag IMO

Illmac got under his skin badly. I never seen him talk during anyone rounds(but I also only watch his battles when he battles someone I like)

Made him deny his own twitter bio

also B dot loving illmac third makes it just ten times better
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'my rebuttal game craaaaazy' proceeds to say some of the dumbest shit you've heard in your life.
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A Ward always look like he got bad breath
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