The West is back. King of the Dot is bringing back Battle of the Bay, a long-dormant series of events that is still seen as the best in battle rap’s history. With BOTB5, many believed the culture had reached its apex, but with the return, KOTD hopes to prove that the West is just getting warmed up. After the massive success of the World Domination 4 event this summer in Toronto, the league is looking to keep up its momentum with an event that already has the culture buzzing. BOTB6 pits West Coast all-stars against their counterparts from all over the rest of the United States. With a deep talent pool of Cali legends and a new crop of impressive up-and-comers to draw from, it shouldn’t be long before the West reclaims its crown. With their scene’s reputation on the line, the stakes couldn’t be higher. Get ticket/PPV info below and check out the main card below!
Refill Gang’s Raheem drops off a new track “Leave” produced by JC Syn. Check in for the Toronto emceee’s new album “Dying To Live Forever” dropping January 14th.
Shaq, yes Shaquille O’neal, returns with a new freestyle over Future’s hit single “Karate Chop” featuring Toronto artist ShaqIsDope.
G.O.O.D. Music’s Ryan McDermott takes us behind-the-scenes with this next #FeelGOODMusic release, as he offers us a peek of his upcoming video for his track “Overflow” featuring Sabi which he released a few week back. The song, which will be on his upcoming mixtape “Ryan Vs. The Sandman: The Tale of The Sleepwalkers”, was written and produced by Ryan McDermott himself. Check in next week for the premiere of the video via website and enjoy today’s teaser below.
While in Cali putting some work in on his upcoming album, Montreal’s own SRH drops off a visual for new track titled “Seek It Out” produced by David Hodges. The video, filmed in the hills of Los Angeles, was directed by Michael Jacobs and shot by Ace of HC Flims. Check it out and tune in for more new music coming soon.
DOWNLOAD: SRH – Seek It Out (Prod. David Hodges)
Canadian emcee Swisha T unleashes a wild new video for a track titled Captain Kirk which is to be featured on a new EP coming soon.
Here goes the official video for Oshaun’s first single “Ovature” produced by Xpress off his forthcoming album Everything O.
Canadian emcee HMAN hits us with his latest visuals directed by Michael Jacobs for “Paper” featuring Ceaze which can be found on his recent R.A.W. (Rolling And Winning) mixtape.
Buzzing Houston artist Mayalino drops off a brand new visual for his track titled “You Lying” off his upcoming “Son Of A Brick” album. The video was directed by Mayalino himself, filmed by Vendetta and produced by Two Deep.
Qualmes introduces us to his latest record ‘Unborn Queen’. An impactful follow up to his previous “Direct Deposit” release, ‘CT’s Betrayal’. The hazy, dreamlike sample from Lonnie Liston-Smith’s “A Garden Of Peace’ enabled Qualmes the continuation of openness on a strenuous subject. The Black Gringo speaks to his unborn baby girl as her conscience in ‘Unborn Queen’; rendering fulfillable promises & aspiring to be nothing less than a dependable provider. The merging mixture of piano keys and Drumma Drama’s snare rolls, ripple into the ideal platform for Qualmes to display his passionate lyricism. With an ending of emotional uncertainty blossoming into unconditional love, this record demands the attention of any young father raising his offsprings in some of today’s hellish environments.