At 4/11/12 10:01 PM, SenatorJohnDean wrote:
Man, eMerg, as much as I love you, and I'm making that public mind you, you love to co-opt random ass street sayings to circumvent making an actual point. You told me I couldn't call a lawyer because I was a rapper cuz of "no snitching" once. ????? Keep in mind I love you dearly and this is no dis. If I win this comp I'm buying you an NG t-shirt. I think you're awesome, so shut up.
"It is what it is" is a fatalistic viewpoint when it doesn't have to be. You effing KNOW BigRed. You could easily say the format needs to be 1, 2, 2, 1 instead of 1, 2, 1, 2.
But this isn't just about "fair" friend. Remember that music in-general is more about the fans than anything, and 1,2,1,2 is the more exciting format for the fans. Along with, like I mentioned, if you're a good enough rapper you can adapt and won't need to flip a single thing.
Nonetheless, I'm pretty sure BigRed is dead-set on keeping the format, therefore he has been implenting more rules to it to make a little more fair, such as, letting the first MC pick the best beat for him. Like in my battle vs. Rav, I was kind of forced to wait 16 bars before I said anything and then Rav only had to wait 8 more bars to flip my stuff, so he definitely had the better opportunity to come in quicker and harder because he had the ability to choose the best beat for him rap-wise and strategically.
I'm sure there are many more ideas to come about making it all more fair, but the format won't change. You can talk to Wyze and we can all bring back his competition, where MCs each chose their own beat and did 16 bars over it and released them on same day or something along those lines. He seems to be a strong believer in that, kind of like a general beef battle.