SJD V1 - Gaming diss is only okay. Girls diss is weak, breath diss is strong. Wu Tang and Lupe lines are okay. Call of Duty diss and respawn should have been next to the gaming diss in the beginning. Lag is funny, couldn't hear the finisher is okay but kind of came out of the blue, could have used buildup. Delivery is fierce, SJD sounds really good hear. Overall: Vicious
War V1 - Mother diss is kind of funny, sort of an indirect flip. Teenager diss is nice, combined into the love flip it hits pretty hard. W flip is okay. A lot of little disses but they went by a little too fast and briefly for me to understand the backstory, let alone the words. Record sales is solid. Overall: Decent
SJD V2 - Family flip is amusing, comic diss could have been better. Link disses made me roll my eyes. Double dragon line is kind of boring due to lack of a rhyme. Finisher is hot air. Overall: Passable
War V2 - Couldn't rhyme an onomatopoeia is great, girl flip is nice, nine years/didn't earn shit is nice, bringing up Scuare sounds almost like you're hiding behind him. People you talk to/vote for you, spoiled line could have been expanded upon. Name drop flip isn't really true, finisher doesn't make sense to me. Overall: Good
I've never really been a fan of the Senator's flow, but he really brings it this time, and it made judging this a lot tougher. A lot of personals were thrown but a lot of them also fit into the Foyer effect, so it's hard to tell how premeditated these bars were.
Another reason this is hard to judge is the performances were not consistent at all. I compared each verse above and got a little stuck. The first and last verses are definitely the strongest, although SJD's second verse is weaker which kind of balances the battle out.
This battle is fucking close as hell. Originally I was going to give this to Senator, but when I listened again and again I kept catching more of War's lines that turned out to be really damned clever. I almost always cast a vote when I review but this is just too close for me to vote for someone and not regret it.
Beat is dope as hell too.