Hello again, battle fans! Today’s edition of What’s New In Battle Rap features a few huge names clashing with one another. Tay Roc and Charron battled on U Dubb and The Saurus battled Aye Verb on King of the Dot. Speaking of Aye Verb, there have been some developments regarding his future in battling, or lack thereof. Keep reading to find out about all that, plus a bunch of Blackout 7 announcements.
Tay Roc vs Charron
Corey “Smack Killer” Charron goes to the U Dubb stage to battle Tay Roc, one of Smack’s biggest names. It’s pretty much agreed that Roc lost this one, with some saying his energy wasn’t at its usual level and some saying he wasn’t gassed like he is on URL.
The Saurus vs Aye Verb
Possibly the biggest battle to happen at the Bunker so far, this one features two legends of the culture. The Saurus and Aye Verb are on tons of people’s top five lists and this battle brought out quality performances from both of them.
Showoff vs Math Hoffa
This “battle of the bullies” between these two Brooklyn MCs was pretty one sided if you ask most of the fans. The general consensus is that Math Hoffa gave a pretty lackluster performance here.
Aye Verb Announces Retirement
Aye Verb recently took to social media and stated that after May of this year he will be done with battling. While we never want to minimize such an announcement, it would not be the first (or second or third) time a battle rapper announced retirement and changed their mind.
URL Releases Trailer For Born Legacy 5
Ultimate Rap League recently dropped the trailer for the newest installment of their “Born Legacy” series, the last few of which have been rather successful. This one goes down March 11th in Brooklyn and features five battles on the card.
A. Ward Announced for Blackout 7
Making his name at King of the Dot events like “World Domination 6” and “Ganik vs Gully”, A. Ward has become a rising star for KOTD and a “Blackout 7” appearance is the next logical step.
Swave Sevah Announced for Blackout 7
Swave hasn’t been on KOTD for a couple years now, but he’s been one of Harlem’s bigger names in battle rap for close to a decade.
Pass Announced for Blackout 7
The last couple of years have put Pass in a group of people that fans have advocated for the KOTD Title Match, and his announcement definitely excited a lot of those fans.
Yung Ill Announced for Blackout 7
Yung Ill’s last time on the KOTD stage was actually a few years ago at “Blackout 4”, and seasoned fans seem to be excited for his return, while many newer fans don’t know him well.
Krome Announced for Blackout 7
He’s probably the furthest from a big name to be announced so far, but Krome is one of Ground Zero’s more solid battlers and now he’s got his shot at one of KOTD’s biggest events.
Cortez Announced for Blackout 7
Cortez has been putting in major work over the past year, especially on the KOTD stage. It would probably shock everyone if he didn’t get announced for this event.
Loso Announced for Blackout 7
Loso is pretty new to the battle scene, and he’s never been on King of the Dot before. With that being the case, many fans of the league are unfamiliar with him. In any case, it’ll be interesting to see what he does on the big stage.