IamA 2 time World Rap Champion, TheSaurus AMA!
I am The Saurus, a battle rapper & poker player. AMA!
Those familiar with me probably know me best for my work as a battle rapper, as seen here. I have won some of battle rapping's most prestigious events, twice. In 2006 & 2008 I won Scribble Jam, which for 11 years was the biggest battle event in the world. In 2006 & 2007 I won the Jumpoff World Rap Championships with my esteemed teammate iLLmacuLate.
I have won countless other battles/tournaments and have been regarded as a pioneer in the art of battling as it has made the transition from freestyle to a primarily written dominated era of battle rap. I also have an EP available for download both on iTunes & at http://TheSaurusWins.bandcamp.com And for the last 10 years I have been a full time poker player.
Feel free to follow me on twitter as well as my facebook fanpage for future updates on all shows, battles, tournaments, new music releases & more. check out some of my new music.
Thank you. I look forward to answering whatever questions you may have
You BETTER be at WD4 bro. I miss hangin out with the Gawd. Holler at me fam
I won't be there unfortunately, but I'm thinking I might take a trip to California again sometime so I'll let you know
hell yeah lemme know fam. Youre always welcome in Cali
This is gonna be dope!
Did you ever battle eyedea (RIP)?
Do you ever get angry at shit people say about you during battles?
Thesaurus is the coolest rapper name ever, illmaculate is a dope name too though. I don't want you to get too cocky.
never battled Eyedea unfortunately. He was a huge influence
Im at the point now where nothing bothers me at all in battles. If someone brings up my dad disrespectfully I just think less of them as a human now
Also could you brag a little? What's your best line/ battle you've ever had?
best battle was vs DumbFounDead I think
Hey Pete, just wanted to say that I respect your business and your grind. Been watching since the WRCs. Just a couple questions:
- how much weed/oil/wax do you go through on any given day?
- if you could get one beat from any producer today, who?
I pretty much strictly smoke wax now, i just reload my micro G maybe 3 times a day to stay vaped. Take a dab or two throughout the day as well.
Alchemist is THAT DUDE
Have you ever done an online text battle and would you admit if you had?
hahaha yes. I have. Way back in the day
How good/bad was it?
I destroyed the guy lol
Rematch Mac Lethal for a stack of flapjacks?
only if it gets that many views
One of the best battles to show someone unfamiliar with the scene is Kid Twist vs DumbFounDead because it just has a universal comedic appeal. If they like more "rap" type stuff then Pass vs Hollow for sure.
My favorite battle that Ive done is probably vs DumbFounDead, maybe Hollohan as a close 2nd because that was my first trip to Canada. And of course the first jumpoff final in vegas
My favorites in DF are Unan, Eurgh & Cruger of course, Soul, Deff, Matter, Shuffle T & Marlo
wait i do have a question actually. you had said to me once that taking LSD opened up your mind to be able to freestyle as well as you do. can you explain and expand on this?
as a youngster i did hella LSD lol. Honestly it just assisted/fried my brain into looking at things in a different context to the point of where I basically processed everything backwards when i would freestyle. Id see the punchline/payoff line and then I would just sort of subconsciously rhyme myself to that point almost on autopilot. Shit was fucked up haha
I'll be bringing a couple questions, feel free to pick and choose if you don't want to answer all.
If you had to make a top 10 list for battlers out right now, what would it be?
Do you have any battles that you felt you were robbed in?
Did the altercation with manik go any further than what was on camera? Was probably the biggest bitchmove in all of battle rap, catching feelings over such a non personal battle..
If you had your current frame of mind in regard to reacting to shock value bars, would you have reacted any differently in the 2v2 vs Po and Diaz?
And for everyone that is seeing battlerap for the first time through this, come check out more at /r/rapbattles if you like it. We've got a pretty nice community over there and it's only growing.
my top 10 changes so much, it isnt really set in stone. But it definitely includes Aye Verb, illmac, Hollow, Diz, Head Ice, Real Deal & a few other interchangeables
I thought I got jerked vs Jonny Storm lol. And Kase Won in Australia. And in the 2 on 2 GP finals
The drama from the Manik battle was deaded outside the venue immediately afterward. Everything's all good, it just got heated
My current frame of mind is no different now than it was then regarding bars about the deceased
Yo man, cheers for the years of entertainment. Your 05 Justice battle is probably my favorite of all time, and your Hollohan match is another I watch regularly.
Excluding yourself, do you have a current Top 5 or any match-ups you would either like to see or be in? Do you have a favorite battle of yours?
And who stole the tapes?! What did we miss?
Thanks man, your format is legendary, I hope you get a shot to two-time KOTD.
Current top 5 as of Today - Real Deal, Aye Verb, Big T, JC, Daylyt
I dunno who stole the tapes for certain hahahahahaha. We all have our theories tho
There seems to be a lot more cohesion and crossover between leagues now, where there used to be a much clearer divide between the cats that battled at Scribble and the Smack crowd. If Scribble Jam was still around, do you think the battle scene would be any different?
Is battle rapping actually lucrative for the rappers or the leagues or is it still mostly just out of the love of the sport?
Are there any rappers that you remember coming up with or seeing that never caught on but you always enjoyed? Something like the equivalent of a "comedian's comedian"?
Thanks for taking the time to do this and thanks for the years of free entertainment, man. Looking forward to seeing more battle and more music from you.
I wish Scribble was still around, I dunno if much would be different as it would really just be another outlet for the better freestylers to compete in a dope tourney and win some good $$$
Very few people in the scene legitimately make an income from it. Its definitely more for the love than the money for most people at the moment, but with how the scene is growing there is definite potential
Aceyalone is one of my biggest influences and favorite emcees of all time and I guess he's relatively known but never on a mainstream level. Freestyle Fellowship as a whole I guess kinda fits there
Keep the questions coming yall. this is cool
I just spent the last 2 hours watching your battles on YouTube. You're a motherfucking genius.
much respect, thank you!
Shouts from Manchester UK
How come you have never battled on SMACK/URL ?
Ive yet to be offered an opponent that Id have heavy interest in battling
Cool hope to see you back at Don't Flop again soon dude.
I'll be back ina few months!
Thanks for doing the AMA: My question is simply, how did you get so good at rapping?
relentless practice & work and being lucky enough to be surrounded by some of my biggest positive influences in rap
Hey man. I've seen every battle you have on youtube and follow you on twitter as a rap battle and poker enthusiast, and I own your album (it's dope). You were always a sick at freeing, and now in the new(ish) written format it seems like you get better every battle. Keep up the good work, the last few were amazing!
I want to know who you think was the toughest opponent you've ever faced? ->Specifically in that battle (nothing to do with their resume or your particular performance).
illmaculate was definitely the toughest opponent I ever had to prep for because of the personal history and how good he is
Just thought of a 2nd question, and it's a good follow up to my first:
What do you think is the best overall TheSaurus performance? And best TheSaurus round?
I think my best performance in the written format was vs Dumbfoundead and anyone who was there live could probably attest to it. My best round is a tough call. I liked my 2nd vs DNA, i liked my 3rd vs Ness, my 3rd vs Madness. I'll put more thought into it and come up with a definitive answer
What is your opinion of Lil Wayne as a rapper?
he has a few moments of greatness and a lot of nonsense
Have you ever thought about getting on the Dirtbag Dan show? Shit would be hilarious.
yeah itll happen when i can get to the Bay for a weekend. Ive just been in & outta town too much
How do you come up with your raps under pressure?
Im used to it. I came up in an era of battling where it was a 32 man tournament and zero preparation. Executing under pressure was the nature of the beast
How do the raps flow to you?
Do you ever find yourself struggling for a word to rhyme with?
it just kind of comes to me naturally to tell the truth. Its like a rolodex in my brain. I say or think of a word or phrase and have access to a dozen things that fit the rhyme scheme. Acid brain
Back when GrindTime had OT rounds was there ever a time you never got to spit a fourth round you had written that you really liked? Or was there ever an opponent that fell through you had some great material for? Basically please tell some old bars you never got the chance to say haha.
I wish I could remember any of that stuff but it was like 2 laptops ago haha. Im sorry man
Why does everyoje feel like they can call you Pete??
best question yet. Somehow unanswerable
what happened to your battle with rone? did that good stuff get postponed?
it was cancelled, i believe for budgetary reasons. Hopefully will get booked elsewhere or even thru them in the future
Why do you think URL/Smack-style rappers haven't adopted freestyle or rebuttles as much as KOTD/Grindtime/Don't Flop rappers?
Also, what are the things promoters get right or wrong that viewers don't know about?
Freestyling is something that such a small percentage of the world can actually do. And pretty much everyone who is given the opportunity to write instead of freestyle is gonna maximize their writing. No point in straying from the script if it isnt better than what youve written.
Promoters think this is an instant gold mine as far as throwing events and whatnot. They dont know how much work & time goes into putting things together and to building a big enough following to be able to make money off of it
Im doing my best to get to every question. sorry if Ive missed anyone
How much do you profit on an average year from poker? What's your biggest tournament or cash game win in a single sitting? Do you think you beat Real Deal?
Ive averaged 55k a year playing poker since I started playing full time 10 years ago. Only had one losing year, two years close to break even and a steady increase every year since 2007 once I had more of a padding to my bankroll. The best I've ever done in a day is 38k in 24 hours. Beat up a cash game for 7700, played directly into their noon tourney which i chopped for 17k and then won almost another 15k playing cash after that just riding the rush.
I beat real Deal, Two Times™
What do you make of Mainstream rappers like kanye etc? It seems like all the underground guys spit way better than they do.
Im a fan of a lot of mainstream artists. Some of them might not have the same intricate writing styles or depth to their lyrics but they just plain know how to make amazing music that I can relate/vibe to
Big fan here with a mediocre question: What's your favorite battle that you've been in? And who do you think (besides you) has the best wordplay skills out of all the battlers on the scene right now?
The DumbFouDead & illmac battles are probably my favorites Ive ever been in
As far as wordplay goes I think KG the Poet is underrated, obviously CHilla is crazy with it, JC is nice too but hes more polished overall
How do you feel about Rhymesayers, Atmosphere, Eyedea, and Mac Lethal? Thanks for the AMA!
Always been a huge fan of Rhymesayers as a whole. Mac Lethal is the homie and a huge influence on me, always has been. Eyedea was a big influence as well in the freestyle era for me, not so much for his music. Brother Ali is probably my favorite artist under Rhymesayers honestly tho
Also, any advice for an aspiring alternative rapper?
practice relentlessly. And listen to constructive criticism with an open mind
In your honest opinion who is the top battle MC in the world at this very moment? Not just KOTD but across all leagues.
Tough call. I prefer Aye Verb but I feel JC is on his way there and Id put Real Deal in that class as well based on consistency and how well written & executed everything tey do is
Since everyones been talking about your battles (rightfully so), talk a bit about your poker, what stakes do you play, what kind of ROI / hourly do you have, I currently play 10/20-25/50 PLO cash, and get extremely good results, how do you do, would you like to furthur discuss poker / have a player to discuss with?
I primarily play 1-3 & 5-5 NLH cash & whenever a well structured tourney series comes to LA or Vegas I try to play a handful of events. I was a $20-40 limit prop for a few years then moved on to playing on my own time and since then have had great cash results along with about 100k in tourney cashes live & online. Interestingly a lot of top pros follow the battle scene as well and Ive become friends with some guys who I look up to as players and earn a lot from. Its pretty crazy
sounds ballin, did you play the WSOP this year? who are some of those guys, i could imagine galfond, laak, esfandiari probably? or am i way off.
yeah I played 4 events. ive played the main event the last 4 years as well. Jeff Madsen is a homie of mine. Negraneau is a fan, a ton of online pros as well
Earn or learn?
lol i meant learn but both i guess
As a battle legend you've lived through Battle Rap's transition from more freestyle-over-instrumental oriented battles to more theatrical and rehearsed monologue oriented battles. You've managed to make your lane in both of these forms of battle rap. How do you feel about the transition and which was more enjoyable for you?
I will always enjoy the freestyle format more than anything because there was just a different feel to it. I still love the direction battling is taking and I understand completely because there simply arent enough good freestylers to keep everyone entertained for the longevity of the artform
I'm English and a massive fan of Don't Flop, (obviously) King Of The Dot, URL, Basementality, etc. and you are the reason i got into battle rap. Must have been a while back but I saw one of your battles and was immediately hooked on written battles. Anyway I have 2 questions -What is you favourite league to battle in and why? -If you could battle any UK rapper from Don't Flop, who you haven't battled already who would it be and why?
I still think KOTD is my favorite league to battle in but DF is very close. There are both pretty even honestly. Toronto is one of my favorite cities in the world and they always show me love. And the DF crowd is currently the mot passionate in the world, they are incredible. I have a new DF opponent locked in, youll find out who it is soon!
when was the worst time that an opponent of yours humiliated themself? also curious how frequent intergender rap battles happen, i never see them
thats kind of a tough one, I dunno that ive had an opponent humiliate themselves too badly. Maybe the way Diaz acted after the shove hahaha but we're all good now so I dunno if that even counts
Intergender battles happen rarely. I believe Ness Lee vs Bonnie Godiva is happening in Sept on iBattle
Okay, a few more, haha.
In your battle with Solomon, do you think he came with mostly writtens while you were mostly freestyling? That seemed to be the impression I got. Also, how often does a battle linger? Similar to a bad beat, say if you think about a rebuttal you could have had that you thought of later?
And, I know the answer, at least the official one, but did you and Mac Lethal actually not discuss rhyme schemes and/or possible rebuttals before the battle?
He wrote all 3 rounds.
A battle doesnt really linger, I dont ever worry about the judges votes or outcome. Unless theres money on the line
No. We booked Mac's flight 8 hours before the event began. We didnt have time to do anything like that
Sup saurus... What do u think of rmbva.com?
Im down w rmbva. Foreman is the homie, has been for a long time. Shoutout to RMBVA
the best simple advice I can give is be yourself & dont be easily deterred. It doesnt rhyme but its effective enough
Will you be more inclined to attend Battle of the Zae 2 if there is a make-shift Texas Hold Em setup behind the venue?
nope. Id go to Bay 101 after either way
Even though it wasn't rated, your battle with DNA is a classic!
Who's your favorite battler that is currently active?
How long does it take for you to rehearse your verses?
Do you think GrindTime will ever make a comeback?
current favorite might be the homie Real Deal. or JC
I can memorize verses in less than an hour if need be. All depends of the urgency of it
Grindtime is done for from the looks of things
What are your thoughts on the whole Diz/Caustic/Arcane situation? Do you think there should be a rematch?
I wouldnt mind seeing Caustic battle Arcane. A Diz rematch vs Arcane would be interesting too tho in all honesty Charron deserves the next title shot no matter who has the chain
What's your opinion on the controversy behind Arcane and battle raps being bought? How is Organik trying to handle all of that? Are battlers pissed at Dizaster for exposing how often bars are bought?
the controversy has blown over for the most part. Basically Pat Stay is his punishment lol. Or its his way to prove that he really deserves to be champ. Either way i think its fitting
No one's pissed at Diz tho. Battlers dont buy bars. That was one exception
Where do you see this whole battle rap thing goin in the next 5 years Peter? Thanks butt.
well my dominican friend, I think that making it to the mainstream is the next step. With Bow Wow bringing URL over to Freestyle Friday on BET and Nick Cannon bringing Conceited onto Wildin Out they are taking huge steps in integrating battling into mainstream hiphop culture as opposed to a smaller sub culture
If you walk past a flyer for a small freestyle tourney, like a $200 prize or something, will you ever just be like "I'm not doing anything tonight, might as well take that easy money"?
Id probably do it if that moment presented itself
How do you feel against battling Loonie, How would you prepare for him when most of his battles are in Tagalog? Also, what is you're favorite poker game specifically (NL/ Pot Limit Hold Em'/ Omaha?)
I feel great about the battle. Im not doing anything particularly different to prepare. I dont really even watch my opponents battles before I get ready. iw atch other performances that hype me up
I prefer NLH, Razz and Omaha 8 O/B
In that 2 on 2 in canada where you almost punched a guy, what had you so heated?
rich mentioning my father and then the fact that we told Diaz to stop talking 4 times during our round
In the DF title match you voted for oshea against tony d. I know you done a 2v2 against him once but would you ever consider battling him? Would be a great match for the 5th birthday.
I think I already have an opponent locked in for my next DF battle, its not him but I would consider that in the future cause hes hilarious and is one of my favorite people in battling both as a battler and a human
Oh crap! The Saurus! LA native here! My brothers and I been watching your battles since '06
My questions to you are (hope they havent already been asked):
What battle did you have the most fun writing for?
What was your favorite bar/scheme/round used against you in any battle
How'd do you feel about the downfall of GTN
I had a lot of fun writing for DNA. And Ness Lee
Pat Stay's 3rd round is the most entertained I think Ive been by an opponent against me
The GT downfall was kind of inevitable unfortunately. But the scene as a whole is better than ever
Would you ever go and battle on GTN?
Your 2 on 2 vs Po and Diaz, anything you'd like to change about that battle
I follow you on twitter, and see your a poker fanatic, any tips when playing with buddies?
Is singing something that comes naturally or can I improve my vocals without auto tune?
I would. For 10k
Id like to change... THE OUTCOME
Play aggressive, stay relentless. but dont overcommit w/ big raises. Just small ball their life away
Singing can be taught. Autotune wont teach you how, itll just clean things up a little
Make your own card! 5 battles (preferably that never happened) , and the battlers don't have to be active currently.
illmac vs Iron Solomon
Hollow vs Diz
Verb vs Lux
Pat Stay vs Big T
JC vs Real Deal even tho thats gonna happen haha
What do you think was the greatest rap battle verse(s) ever put on that you wernt in?
Aye Verb's 2nd vs Hollow
-You mentioned that Illmaculate was the toughest that you had to prep for- what battler do you think brought the best material against you? Regardless of your own performance.
-After all of these years, do you have a favorite line/diss against you that stands out?
-Since no one else really asked, who are your biggest influences as far as writing goes?
-Will you be battling at BOTB6?
Probably illmac again, he was flawless in our battle. Philly Swain was also really great against me
Madness: You got a dirty mechanic's face, but cant fix a pair of brakes You look like you let yourself marinate in nair & mace And the result was your flesh is the same texture as carrot cake
writing wise Mac Lethal was an early influence. Now its more like cats like Bender & only & ill
Hey The Saurus, big fan! Just a few questions for you:
Excluding battles that you have been involved in, which battles are your personal favs?
Is Dizaster a dick in real life?
Whats your favorite starting poker hand?
My favorite battle is probably Hitman vs Aye Verb. I also really like the Bad Bars battle from DF, Bender vs 24/7, Big T vs Tsu Surf, JC vs Chilla, Verb vs Hollow
haha naw Diz is one of my good friends. He's just a maniac sometimes
My favorite unpaired hand is 10-8 diamonds
Props for doing this, and all you've done for the movement. Truly Team Legendary. Kind of a reverse of a previous question but, best one I could think of on short notice.
Do you feel there were any specific battles where the opponent clearly beat you, but you were awarded the W? What do you think it was due to, if so?
Also, do you follow proper-ish bankroll management for your poker endeavors?
I thought Matter beat me in Dont Flop but the judges gave their explanations afterwards and its all just their opinions anyhow. The Pat Stay battle is debatable and so is the Real Deal but who am I to argue with an esteemed panel of elite judges lol
Have you ever considered rapping a book from the bible or a state of the union address (and, of course, making it more hip and lively?) and can you rap your response?
no I havent. and no thank you
How badly is Purpose going to murder Lavos at WD4?
pretty badly hahahaha
Still answering questions? You're the man.
I know you're not a fan of rematches, but if you HAD to have another battle with someone, who would it be?
What percentage of your bars that you write for any particular battle would you say end up in your final verse? (How much you throw away/keep)
Probably Diz since I got jerked in that one haha
I probably use about 75% of the material I actually wrie. tons of throwaway bars/ideas that dont make the cut
You gamble for a living. Is that true? And how does that work out (what kind of gambling can payoff on a monthly basis? Except poker)? What sort of rap music do you listen to (list a few artists)? Like 3rd post within last 10min. But fuck it that's what happens when formerly favourite battle rapper (soz but Diz took the chain after legendary shit he did to Canibus and DNA) pops up for an AMA.
Ive played poker for a living for 10 years
I listen to Royce, JCole, Jay-Z, Copywrite, old west coast shit as well. I listen to a lot of music in general
Whatever happened to Bo-Rat?? how come he doesn't battle anymore? i remember you guys had a couple classics back in the scribble days.
I kick it with Bo regularly. He lives here in LA and dropped an album a few months ago called Bo Knows Rap. He just got over the battle shit eventually like a lot of battlers did
What're your win rates?
What's your username?
Any profit graphs?
Mostly live or online?
Biggest live win? (Tourney)
Ive had too many online screen names to count. p1pocketz & NoCalmMeant on stars & PeteBeestro and Salagander on FT years ago
I was a live prop for 6 years. ive mostly played live since i started playing full time.
Biggest live tourney cash was about 17k
The battle scene has seen a lot of changes since 2006 and even the earlier days of Scribble Jam. Yet you've managed to stay near the top all that time. What's next for battle rap?
I think the next step is taking battling to the mainstream, which it seems to be doing with URL linking up w BET and with Wildin Out having Conceited on there now. Its only a matter of time before it goes bigger than that
When will we see you in the URL?
Do you feel like the staff at the URL are very selective of who they let on their platform? Is it bad that they're doing that?
And what does it mean personally to get co-signed by Drake? Does it push you further to write battles and make good music?
when i get an opponent that Id really like to battle
They are selective and its a good thing to an extent. Its about quality control
Drake's cosign is an incredible feeling honestly. For him to say anything at all is huge, and for him to speak highly of me is very surreal. Hes a great artist, one of the biggest in the world at the moment and the light hes shining on the battle scene as a whole is really a great look
- Who is in your top 5 UK battlers?
- Who do you next want to battle in the UK?
- What battlers music is the best in your opinion?
And thanks for doing this, you're one of my favourite American battlers, and you've done so much for the scene, I feel compelled to thank you for what you've done.
Unan Shotty Chris Leese Ark Deff
One of them will be my next DF opponent this year
Only One & illmac in my opinion make the best music or at least I listen to theirs the most
Yo TheSaurus! In your opinion, what's the best flip/rebuttal you've ever done? my favourite is your "I fathered this whole scene!" line, I forget who you were up against though.
Do you know how much this shit is worth in middle earth?
Is there any connection or skill parallel between rap battling and playing poker professionally?
I guess its made it easier to figure out what approach people are gonna take against me and thus how to dissect that or at least try. And my memory, which is used in different ways for each but still used a lot in both
What are your thoughts on /u/poem_for_your_sprog and his/her work?
i dont know who that is
Juice vs. Supernat, who won?
What are your goals in terms of making music? How much harder is it for you to write songs vs. writing for opponents, and why? Waiting for your next album to drop!!
ultimately the goal is to make music that people can universally appreciate on some level. I wouldnt necessarily say that song writing is harder than battle writing but the process is different. The song writing process is more relaxing & therapeutic whereas prepping for a battle is a very aggressive and energetic process, motion creates emotion so to speak. New album coming soon!
I read some that there's controversy about talking about your father/daughter. I understand if its too personal to get in to, but could you elaborate some for us on what happened?
My father passed away a few years ago. Its been brought up in a battle or two and one time i took exception to it. Ive never sweated anyone for bringing up my daughter really, i just think bringing a child into it is a weak approach
Any further talks yet to get you on that URL stage??
we gon see, we gon see
that song is called "The Last Dope Run" w/ Lush One. We have a video for it on youtube. thank you for the kind words man
Any comments on the changing demographics in battle rap?
It has its pros and cons as anything does. Im in full favor of new fans at all times but of course there are gonna be ones that rub people the wrong way haha
two time everything! I just wanted to say I think your battles are awesome! Who do you think is the funniest battle rapper (any league)
Lex D is a candidate for sure
What do you look for first in a hip hop song? Structure, content, story telling, flow, wordplay, multies?
Top 5 dead or alive? And top 5 up and comers (not battle rap)
content, delivery and the beat
Holy shit you're pretty dope. Thanks for doing this! A little late to the party but you've got a new fan. Stay awesome, dude.
thank you! much respect
ALL I KNOW IS....
Big Fan Thesaurus, been following you and KOTD/URL/GT since you and Arcane battled at WD1. My question is what do you think the best line anyone has ever used against you? Thanks man, and body Loonie for all of us
Wow. that is really tough. illmac's "Actin like a lil bitch right now" was fucking amazing. Lets go with that for now
Do you know if Illmaculate would be up for battling Shuffle T and Marlo?
Its possible. It would be one of the best 2 on 2s ever
ever battled a female rap battler? if not what lines would you use?
i have. A long time ago. Her name was Mac Mistress. I felt like a horrible person after
do you wish you could've battled mic assassin? how would it go?
not at all. I wouldve ended his career worse than solomon did
Another question bro.
For a freestyle beginner, what are your tips and is there any secret to all of it? What goes through your head and so on?
The best way I can describe it is that I see it all backwards. Basically I can see the punchline before i say the setup
what was the best face joke someone used on you?
i dunno. Probably the one by Madness I said earlier w/ "Marinate in nair & mace"
do you take battles on what pays best or what the fans want to see? I've seen Arsonal say that he takes them on money and doesn't battle until he has the money and there are people like Youthoracle from Don't Flop who will battle anyone and I wondered what is the most important for you to take a battle?
Also, what do you think of this matchup that I've been wanting for ages, Bender vs Ness Lee. Thanks for doing this.
I take battles that catch my interest for any number of reasons, and of course money factors in to some situations. I definitely wont take on any battle that im offered, but I have also been persuaded to take certain battles due to the pay
Alright, time for the real question... When do you plan on rap battling B-Rabbit? More importantly, who would go first?
anytime, any place. Especially at the shelter. he can pick who goes first
How do you prepare for a battle? Not so much how do you prepare your bars, but on the day of the battle how do you get in that "I'm the baddest motherfucker alive and everything I say for the next 3 rounds is gonna be fire" head space? Or is confidence just something that comes to you naturally?
Cheers, been a big fan since WRC!
I watch Aye Verb's 3rd round vs Hitman Holla. I do a lot of pacing around pre-battle and i generally shut the rest of the world out
Well hello sir. My only question for you is ... when are we going to kick it again my old friend!!?
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