Ah Joey. You’ve come a long way yet, you don’t realize how far away you actually are. Remember your battle rap days? Remember what it’s like to spit in a cypher on the block? Remember the attitude of every rapper in that circle? It’s that f@ck it attitude.
Remember that? Going all out no matter what? No setting is too loud, no atmosphere matters? You just spit your bars on some, f@ck it. Remember that?
This will be quick. Joe Budden vs. Hollow Da Don didn’t live up to expectations…but it did. It ended the way some predicted but it didn’t. Total Slaughter tried to commercialize what Smack URL started but they failed.
Kay Slay, Sway, and Ebro. Stop it. Keep them away from the event as presenters. How about, save the commentary for pre and post show.
Now back to Joey. C’mon son. “Stop my time”, “Stop Booing”, and then he drops the mic? C’mon now. Who gives a sh*t about the crowd. Dope flows, bars, and professionalism will force the crowd to pay attention (and STFU). You can’t antagonize them.
Overall, Total Slaughter has a lot of work to do. They obviously had no idea how to make this bigger and better. Battle rap is gaining ground in pop culture and something about that scares me. The soul of the movement always gets lost in the pursuit of the bigger dollar.
…and you get diva sh*t like “stop my time”. GTFOH.
Here is how it is done: