At 12/22/12 12:00 AM, Ma1achi wrote:
Can someone fill me in on when or how the battling competitions on NG work. I am confused because I thought battling is usually a freestyle live in front of the opponent instead of recording a written off their verse.
The way most battle tourneys work up here is as follows:
Seeded brackets based on percieved skill (think the NCAA basketball tournament, but with rappers).
Coin flip determines who goes first in a battle. The first emcee is at an inherent disadvantage, so he gets to choose a beat that caters to his rapping style.
4 verses, 16 bars each. When MC1 finishes his first 16, he sends it to MC2 (or the middle man, if there is one). MC2 records a response to MC1's verse, and sends it back. This goes on until each emcee has 2 verses, then the battle gets posted for judging.
Research your opponent or you will lose. The judges look for personals, not generic bars that could be directed at anyone.
3 days are usually given for each verse. If you go over the allotted 3 days, you can be disqualified.
Usually, only NG beats are allowed in these comps for copyright reasons.
We don't do live freestyle battles for a couple of reasons:
1. Making it happen would be a logistics nightmare and basically impossible, since we're in different places all over the world.
2. We're lyricists, not freestylers.
Also- BIG RED WHERE ARE YOUUUUUUU? Clabtrap 2013 should be announced soon; am I gonna need to take hold of the reins for you? If so, I'm renaming it "Teqneek's Big Fat Ass Newgrounds Rapping Hoedown 2013"