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Response to Clabtrap 2012 Discussion Thread 2012-06-11 16:11:31

cool cool everybody needs to calm down, at the end of the day it's just an Internet rap battle after-all :)

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Response to Clabtrap 2012 Discussion Thread 2012-06-11 16:14:31

At 6/11/12 04:11 PM, SoundGoodizer wrote: cool cool everybody needs to calm down, at the end of the day it's just an Internet rap battle after-all :)

at the end of the day I'm just Youtube rapper


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Response to Clabtrap 2012 Discussion Thread 2012-06-11 16:14:43

At 6/11/12 03:58 PM, Teqneek wrote: I was like "you're gonna get a bunch of shit from people for that, but I think SJD is gonna suprise the shit out of some people."

True story.

I'm not saying anything else about the battle, but this discussion about Teq is quite interesting so I have to weigh in before I go get drunk and write some more hits.

This is the friggin Internet, where ppl should be able to express their opinions freely. Why do yall get on Teq so much for having a strong opinion? In a great many musical issues, I think Teq is way more open minded, even though he always seems to be in the minority. I DO believe that the circle jerk mentality of rappers tends to destroy creativity. It makes everyone do the same thing, rhyme the same way. I'm at the point now where I know exactly how some people will vote cuz they like this and don't like that. Rhyme this way, you won't get this vote. Rhyme that way, you lose two but you gain three. It's ridiculous. I've already determined that politics and really researching your opponent has no place in this battleground. Everyone wants sesquipadelianistic word flips and double entendres on some ol Busdriver nonsense. No points for visualization, storytelling or actual researched truth.

Half the time Teq is just asking you to see past your own noses and open your minds to new ideas, I think. I'm the same way.

And by the way, Flex, I don't have any weaknesses.

PS - Butthead WILL be back. Fuck ALL yall.


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Response to Clabtrap 2012 Discussion Thread 2012-06-11 16:14:47

At 6/11/12 04:14 PM, Scuare wrote:
At 6/11/12 04:11 PM, SoundGoodizer wrote: cool cool everybody needs to calm down, at the end of the day it's just an Internet rap battle after-all :)
at the end of the day I'm just Youtube rapper

TRUTH.

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Response to Clabtrap 2012 Discussion Thread 2012-06-11 16:18:01

At 6/11/12 04:14 PM, Scuare wrote:
At 6/11/12 04:11 PM, SoundGoodizer wrote: cool cool everybody needs to calm down, at the end of the day it's just an Internet rap battle after-all :)
at the end of the day I'm just Youtube rapper

Well if that's how u think of yourself then that's what you'll always be. God, I hate false humility as an excuse to justify not reaching past mediocrity.


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Response to Clabtrap 2012 Discussion Thread 2012-06-11 16:27:11

At 6/11/12 04:18 PM, SenatorJohnDean wrote:
Well if that's how u think of yourself then that's what you'll always be. God, I hate false humility as an excuse to justify not reaching past mediocrity.

clearly didn't listen to the scuare bill battle^

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Response to Clabtrap 2012 Discussion Thread 2012-06-11 16:32:36

At 6/11/12 04:18 PM, SenatorJohnDean wrote:
Well if that's how u think of yourself then that's what you'll always be. God, I hate false humility as an excuse to justify not reaching past mediocrity.

You right dude. The idea of a rapper being real and not saying he's the best thing to ever grace the Earth is such a trite and overplayed stereotype. Also, that was a joke referring to my battle with Bill. If i didn't think i could win this thing i wouldn't have joined it.


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Response to Clabtrap 2012 Discussion Thread 2012-06-11 16:34:12

At 6/11/12 04:14 PM, SoundGoodizer wrote:
At 6/11/12 04:14 PM, Scuare wrote:
At 6/11/12 04:11 PM, SoundGoodizer wrote: cool cool everybody needs to calm down, at the end of the day it's just an Internet rap battle after-all :)
at the end of the day I'm just Youtube rapper
TRUTH.

So...now that you've finished porking your girlfriend, are we or are we not still on to battle?

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Response to Clabtrap 2012 Discussion Thread 2012-06-11 17:00:33

At 6/11/12 04:34 PM, RampantMusik wrote:
At 6/11/12 04:14 PM, SoundGoodizer wrote:
At 6/11/12 04:14 PM, Scuare wrote:
At 6/11/12 04:11 PM, SoundGoodizer wrote: cool cool everybody needs to calm down, at the end of the day it's just an Internet rap battle after-all :)
at the end of the day I'm just Youtube rapper
TRUTH.
So...now that you've finished porking your girlfriend, are we or are we not still on to battle?

yeah yeah I still have the verse written sitting there taunting me to record it so......tomorrow I will send it to you. promises.

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Response to Clabtrap 2012 Discussion Thread 2012-06-11 17:57:16

I want the page to change because I have something important to say and I don't want it to be insta-buried. Here's a damn picture of something that resembles Gasmasq, in order to waste space. If you are reading this on page 111 then I used up too much space on page 110 and stuff.

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Response to Clabtrap 2012 Discussion Thread 2012-06-11 18:03:15

Okay- This is important and I'd like to know what you guys think about it. I swear if this somehow still gets posted on page 110 then I'm reposting until it shows on the new page.

YO RED, can you start stockpiling beats for next year's competition (yeah, I'll fucking be there, and I have a feeling it will be an insane comp) so we don't have to recycle instrumentals over and over? We need at least 50 beats and I think they should be pre-assigned to the battle they will be used in BEFORE the brackets are made up. Assign the dopest beats for the later rounds, and this shit will just get more awesome as it progresses.

But anyway-we need wayyyyy more beats homie. This CD is gonna have like 10 beats and 30 battles on it. That's wiggedy wack. Let me know what you guys think.

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Response to Clabtrap 2012 Discussion Thread 2012-06-11 18:38:33

Only the later rounds are going on the CD, and the beats for those are all unique.

All of the beats up there I have been given explicit permission to use and sell on an album. I am trying to stockpile battle beats but to use them they need to contact me with permission. Over the last two years I pre-assigned beats, and that works fine. This is the first comp where MC1 chooses. I like how that's worked out though, it adds a nice bit of strategy to MC1's battle.


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Response to Clabtrap 2012 Discussion Thread 2012-06-11 18:48:10

At 6/11/12 06:38 PM, BigRed wrote: ooh ooh blah blah

All the changes you made are ridiculous. The rules you made are ridiculous.


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Response to Clabtrap 2012 Discussion Thread 2012-06-11 18:56:12

At 6/11/12 06:38 PM, BigRed wrote: Beats

Either way, it still sucks hearing the same beats used over and over. Even if the battles don't make it to the cd, hearing these beats recycled definitely takes away from the listening experience when hearing a new battle for the first time.

I understand it takes a lot of work to secure the rights for all these beats, but regardless I think we need to find a way to get as many as possible. Maybe open a discussion thread in audio asking for battle beats, and myself and others will keep the thread alive and push people to contribute their shit. Everybody benefits from this. As a producer, it gives you a thousand or so free views and opens doors to get your beats heard. As a rapper, you won't have to spit on a beat that someone in the previous round used. And as a listener, you'll be hearing battles done over fresh material.

And I really think the idea of pre-assigning a different beat for all the battles, and saving the dopest beats for the final rounds is the way to do it. But it's your circus and you're the man so do what you want, I'm just putting my 2 cents in there.

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Response to Clabtrap 2012 Discussion Thread 2012-06-11 19:59:19

At 6/11/12 04:32 PM, Scuare wrote:
You right dude. The idea of a rapper being real and not saying he's the best thing to ever grace the Earth is such a trite and overplayed stereotype. Also, that was a joke referring to my battle with Bill. If i didn't think i could win this thing i wouldn't have joined it.

You can't win. I'm in this.


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Response to Clabtrap 2012 Discussion Thread 2012-06-11 20:03:05

At 6/11/12 07:59 PM, SenatorJohnDean wrote:
At 6/11/12 04:32 PM, Scuare wrote:
I can win this.
You can't win. I'm in this.

That's a fucking battle I'd want to see. Not that I wouldn't mind hearing a Kill Bill/SJD rematch either. I'm excited for the finals regardless, so whoever is in it, you fools better go harder than ever because this shit has potential to be a classic.

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Response to Clabtrap 2012 Discussion Thread 2012-06-11 20:48:32

Seriously contemplating a Twitter campaign to battle Dizaster. I wanna get about 50 to 100 people to all tweet him at the same time that he should battle MadFLeX. Anyone interested PM me up!

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Response to Clabtrap 2012 Discussion Thread 2012-06-11 21:52:04

At 6/11/12 06:56 PM, Teqneek wrote: saving the dopest beats for the final rounds is the way to do it

That's the one thing I miss about the old way. Next year I was thinking of releasing a limited number of beats each round. That way MC1 still gets to choose but I can save the strongest beats for the later rounds.

If you want to dig for beats now I'll still accept ones for the final battle.


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Response to Clabtrap 2012 Discussion Thread 2012-06-11 22:14:44

So I already asked HDC, but does anyone here wanna battle?

I feel like I'm getting out of practice.

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Response to Clabtrap 2012 Discussion Thread 2012-06-11 22:16:57

At 6/11/12 10:14 PM, Obsideo wrote: So I already asked HDC, but does anyone here wanna battle?

I feel like I'm getting out of practice.

If I didn't have so much other shit to do, I would.

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Response to Clabtrap 2012 Discussion Thread 2012-06-11 22:21:13

At 6/11/12 09:52 PM, BigRed wrote:
At 6/11/12 06:56 PM, Teqneek wrote: saving the dopest beats for the final rounds is the way to do it
That's the one thing I miss about the old way. Next year I was thinking of releasing a limited number of beats each round. That way MC1 still gets to choose but I can save the strongest beats for the later rounds.

If you want to dig for beats now I'll still accept ones for the final battle.

Yeah man I'm opening up a discussion thread right now (unless you want to) in order to look for someone to submit a dope ass instrumental worthy of the finale. The championship battle beat definitely has to be something we haven't heard in the comp yet.

You'd think most of the producers on Newgrounds would jump at the chance to have their stuff be featured in the final battle. I'll set up the thread and link it here so you guys can bump it and shit. Red- you might even want to feature it on your page under the Clabtrap discussion thread. Or if you want, you can create the thread yourself.

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Response to Clabtrap 2012 Discussion Thread 2012-06-11 22:35:44

At 6/11/12 10:14 PM, Obsideo wrote: So I already asked HDC, but does anyone here wanna battle?

I feel like I'm getting out of practice.

Actually, you know what, pick a beat and start your verse. You wanna do four 16's or 32-32? And I'll hit you up with my verse in about a month when, oh wait, wrong battle, sorry...

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Response to Clabtrap 2012 Discussion Thread 2012-06-11 22:37:52

Here's the thread link, and if any of you producers here (Ax, Rampant, War Spawn etc.) want to throw your beat in the mix then do it up! We need something fresh for this final battle.

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Response to Clabtrap 2012 Discussion Thread 2012-06-11 22:44:32

At 6/11/12 10:35 PM, RampantMusik wrote:
At 6/11/12 10:14 PM, Obsideo wrote: So I already asked HDC, but does anyone here wanna battle?

I feel like I'm getting out of practice.
Actually, you know what, pick a beat and start your verse. You wanna do four 16's or 32-32? And I'll hit you up with my verse in about a month when, oh wait, wrong battle, sorry...

Alright, I'll start writing!

Should have it to you by at least 2022.

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Response to Clabtrap 2012 Discussion Thread 2012-06-11 22:47:20

At 6/11/12 08:48 PM, MadFLeX wrote: Seriously contemplating a Twitter campaign to battle Dizaster. I wanna get about 50 to 100 people to all tweet him at the same time that he should battle MadFLeX. Anyone interested PM me up!

5 out of 50 so far. Thanks to the original 5, good start! Another update soon, gonna go grind some out.

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Response to Clabtrap 2012 Discussion Thread 2012-06-11 23:18:04

At 6/11/12 10:35 PM, RampantMusik wrote

Actually, you know what, pick a beat and start your verse. You wanna do four 16's or 32-32? And I'll hit you up with my verse in about a month when, oh wait, wrong battle, sorry...

Rampant, I'm pretty sure that was the shortest retirement in history.


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Response to Clabtrap 2012 Discussion Thread 2012-06-11 23:18:22

At 6/11/12 10:44 PM, Obsideo wrote:
At 6/11/12 10:35 PM, RampantMusik wrote:
At 6/11/12 10:14 PM, Obsideo wrote: So I already asked HDC, but does anyone here wanna battle?

I feel like I'm getting out of practice.
Actually, you know what, pick a beat and start your verse. You wanna do four 16's or 32-32? And I'll hit you up with my verse in about a month when, oh wait, wrong battle, sorry...
Alright, I'll start writing!

Should have it to you by at least 2022.

I expect mostly pre-writtens, several bars of filler, a few disses on my accent, and maybe one other personal.

Send it to me by the time we colonize Mars.

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Response to Clabtrap 2012 Discussion Thread 2012-06-12 05:56:30

AllHipHop.com is releasing a mixtape in July this year, featuring only new artists..

They're going to be passing out 10,000 copies at various summer events.....

Details are here

http://allhiphop.com/allhiphop-com-and-you-can-fly-holdings-
present-2012-mixtape/

If anyone here thinks they're up for it, the page I just linked shows you where to send in your stuff, for the chance for it to be featured on the mixtape.


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Response to Clabtrap 2012 Discussion Thread 2012-06-12 07:58:22

At 6/11/12 10:47 PM, MadFLeX wrote:
At 6/11/12 08:48 PM, MadFLeX wrote: stuff that's not about me but I'm makin it about me

Only reason I'm doin this is cuz Flex is apparently the God MC in this mufucka and I ain't gona have him manipulatin the younger generation into thinking that there's only one way to rap.

I hate your review, and here's why.

1. Everything, all of the imperfect rhyme schemes, the "spoken word" flow you call offbeat and say you didn't like, is all done on purpose. I can be the most precise rapper in the world if I wanna be, but that's not music.

Sorry dude, but "imperfects" have been ok ever since Biggie rhymed "go/unbelievable." You can't sit there and bug out over the letters in the word saying they shouldn't rhyme. Off rhymes with ball if you swing the "A" and drop the f off in the first word. And that's ok, cuz that rhyme was about the visual, not using chaismus (internal rhymes)

2. Spoken word flo has been ok since JayZ did it with Em on the illest underground rap song to ever hit the mainstream. Everybody thought that Em murked Jay cuz Em was perfectly syncopated, but the reason that song was so great was BECAUSE of the "spoken word" flow that Jay used to accentuate the difference in styles. Each of their flos set off of the other one. So you not "liking" the flow I "chose" has nothing to do with the battle. I think you should have focused more on my technical ability to use said flow rather than the mere fact I chose it. What, if I don't do syncopated 16ths then it's no good? Naa, my dog, that's not music.

Regardless, I AM going to be using a fully syncopated, staccato, 16th note flow in the finals cuz I'm tired of ppl sayin I'm offbeat just cuz they don't understand a jazzier, funkier style. It's not all about sounding like a damn computer and using the rhyme dictionary for "perfect" rhymes.

Of course, the dirty South has always been more artistic than the West. OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Hip hop kids, do YOU, and study ALL forms of music, not just that MC that sounds like a goddamn computer! Don't copy motherfuckers just cuz!!!


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Response to Clabtrap 2012 Discussion Thread 2012-06-12 08:54:31

I really need to listen to more 'gangsta rap' or whatever it's called.

I won't be voting, purely because I'm way too biased against anyone who mentions the words "shoot", "you", and "pistol" in the same line in a battle. Same goes for "fuck/stretch", "your", "girl's/bitch's", and "pussy".


I have absolutely nothing interesting to say.