Battle Topics

by Ruin Your Day

Battle Topics
  • Language: eng
  • Episodes: 21
  • Last: 24 Jun 2017
We sit down with some of the best battle rappers in the world to discuss the most debated topics within battle rap. We get unique insight, behind the scenes input, and exclusive information. The guests also face a few off-topic questions along the way.

Episodes (21)

  • Changes in Battle Rap | Mike P
    Changes in Battle Rap | Mike P
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    Published: 24 Jun 2017 Duration: 59:03
    The URL's "Long Beach Gangsta", Mike P, joins the RYD team to discuss a variety of topics pertaining to modern day battle rap. With Mike's background in the URL and his online presence, he elaborates on changes he would like to see implemen... Read more →
    The URL's "Long Beach Gangsta", Mike P, joins the RYD team to discuss a variety of topics pertaining to modern day battle rap. With Mike's background in the URL and his online presence, he elaborates on changes he would like to see implemen... Read more →

  • Double Impact 2 | Mike P
    Double Impact 2 | Mike P
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    Published: 15 Jun 2017 Duration: 47:19
    A rising star in the URL ranks, Mike P, joins the RYD team to discuss the our predictions for the upcoming URL event Double Impact 2. Follow the RYD team: Follow RYD - @RUINYOURDAYNOW Follow Avocado - @avocadoisgod Follow Clayton - @DamnIt... Read more →
    A rising star in the URL ranks, Mike P, joins the RYD team to discuss the our predictions for the upcoming URL event Double Impact 2. Follow the RYD team: Follow RYD - @RUINYOURDAYNOW Follow Avocado - @avocadoisgod Follow Clayton - @DamnIt... Read more →

  • West Coast Scene | Geechi Gotti
    West Coast Scene | Geechi Gotti
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    Published: 6 Jun 2017 Duration: 50:07
    One of the new west coast standouts, Geechi Gotti, joins the RYD team to discuss the status of the scene out west. Geechi elaborates on his new battle rap spotlight as well as what it takes to create a buzz in a scene that lacks activity fr... Read more →
    One of the new west coast standouts, Geechi Gotti, joins the RYD team to discuss the status of the scene out west. Geechi elaborates on his new battle rap spotlight as well as what it takes to create a buzz in a scene that lacks activity fr... Read more →

  • Hosts | Lush One
    Hosts | Lush One
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    Published: 25 May 2017 Duration: 56:57
    One of the most charismatic figures in battle rap, Lush One, joins the RYD team to discuss the importance of hosts. A role that is not clearly defined, Lush elaborates on hosting duties, the effects that the involvement has on the battle, a... Read more →
    One of the most charismatic figures in battle rap, Lush One, joins the RYD team to discuss the importance of hosts. A role that is not clearly defined, Lush elaborates on hosting duties, the effects that the involvement has on the battle, a... Read more →

  • Judged Battles | Real Deal
    Judged Battles | Real Deal
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    Published: 16 May 2017 Duration: 56:44
    One of the most well rounded active battlers, Real Deal, joins the RYD team to elaborate on the pros and cons of judging within battle rap. Real Deal also breaks down the issue of properly picking judges, comparing battles to sports, and ho... Read more →
    One of the most well rounded active battlers, Real Deal, joins the RYD team to elaborate on the pros and cons of judging within battle rap. Real Deal also breaks down the issue of properly picking judges, comparing battles to sports, and ho... Read more →

  • Contracts | Loso
    Contracts | Loso
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    Published: 11 May 2017 Duration: 35:10
    A rising star in battle rap, Loso, joins the RYD team to discuss the pros and cons of contracts within battle rap. He expands on his own personal experience with his Bullpen contract as well as what opportunities have been made possible sin... Read more →
    A rising star in battle rap, Loso, joins the RYD team to discuss the pros and cons of contracts within battle rap. He expands on his own personal experience with his Bullpen contract as well as what opportunities have been made possible sin... Read more →

  • Content Control | Cortez
    Content Control | Cortez
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    Published: 8 May 2017 Duration: 45:55
    One of battle rap's most seasoned veterans, Cortez, joins the RYD to discuss the broad topic of content control. Cortez explains his reasoning behind taking and turning down certain battles, valuing his stock, and handling footage/moments t... Read more →
    One of battle rap's most seasoned veterans, Cortez, joins the RYD to discuss the broad topic of content control. Cortez explains his reasoning behind taking and turning down certain battles, valuing his stock, and handling footage/moments t... Read more →

  • Blackout 7 Title Match | HEAD I.C.E
    Blackout 7 Title Match | HEAD I.C.E
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    Published: 1 May 2017 Duration: 29:32
    King Of The Dot's new champion, HEAD I.C.E, joins the RYD team again to discuss his high profile title match against Rone. In an already debatable art form, judged battles for a prize tend to always come with some controversy. HEAD I.C.E di... Read more →
    King Of The Dot's new champion, HEAD I.C.E, joins the RYD team again to discuss his high profile title match against Rone. In an already debatable art form, judged battles for a prize tend to always come with some controversy. HEAD I.C.E di... Read more →

  • Blackout 7 Breakdown
    Blackout 7 Breakdown
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    Published: 12 Apr 2017 Duration: 01:16:02
    Some battle rap fans, and RYD friends, join the podcast to weigh in on their predictions for King Of The Dot's Blackout 7 mystery event. We are joined by E. Farrell, Rory, and Ledge. Be sure to order your Blackout tickets and PPV at KOTD.TV... Read more →
    Some battle rap fans, and RYD friends, join the podcast to weigh in on their predictions for King Of The Dot's Blackout 7 mystery event. We are joined by E. Farrell, Rory, and Ledge. Be sure to order your Blackout tickets and PPV at KOTD.TV... Read more →

  • Remaining Active | Reverse Live
    Remaining Active | Reverse Live
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    Published: 6 Apr 2017 Duration: 22:07
    One of Fresh Coast's most consistent battlers, Reverse Live, joins the RYD team to discuss staying hungry in the fast paced world of battle rap. Reverse elaborates on his more than decade long journey along with how his experience and speci... Read more →
    One of Fresh Coast's most consistent battlers, Reverse Live, joins the RYD team to discuss staying hungry in the fast paced world of battle rap. Reverse elaborates on his more than decade long journey along with how his experience and speci... Read more →

  • History & Authenticity | Pass
    History & Authenticity | Pass
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    Published: 2 Apr 2017 Duration: 29:50
    West coast battle rapper, Pass, joins the RYD team to discuss a bit of his history along with the importance of authenticity in battle rap. Pass elaborates on his legacy along with how his experiences have shaped the way he performs. He exp... Read more →
    West coast battle rapper, Pass, joins the RYD team to discuss a bit of his history along with the importance of authenticity in battle rap. Pass elaborates on his legacy along with how his experiences have shaped the way he performs. He exp... Read more →

  • Leagues | Organik
    Leagues | Organik
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    Published: 30 Mar 2017 Duration: 37:37
    Founder of King Of The Dot, Organik, joins the RYD team to discuss the importance of leagues within battle rap. Organik elaborates on what separates individual leagues, how leagues have evolved, and the element of competition between league... Read more →
    Founder of King Of The Dot, Organik, joins the RYD team to discuss the importance of leagues within battle rap. Organik elaborates on what separates individual leagues, how leagues have evolved, and the element of competition between league... Read more →

  • Outside Investors | Nikiya
    Outside Investors | Nikiya
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    Published: 24 Mar 2017 Duration: 23:10
    One of battle rap's most influential investors, Nikiya Osborn, joins the RYD team to discuss transitioning from a fan to a sponsor. Nikiya elaborates on how he successfully threw two mega-cards, the lessons he learned from the events, and s... Read more →
    One of battle rap's most influential investors, Nikiya Osborn, joins the RYD team to discuss transitioning from a fan to a sponsor. Nikiya elaborates on how he successfully threw two mega-cards, the lessons he learned from the events, and s... Read more →

  • KOTD Chain | Rone
    KOTD Chain | Rone
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    Published: 18 Mar 2017 Duration: 41:23
    Battle rapper, Rone, joins the the RYD team to discuss the importance of the King Of The Dot chain. Rone explains the process leading up to a title match as well as the benefits and struggles that come with being champion. Oh... He also fac... Read more →
    Battle rapper, Rone, joins the the RYD team to discuss the importance of the King Of The Dot chain. Rone explains the process leading up to a title match as well as the benefits and struggles that come with being champion. Oh... He also fac... Read more →

  • Retirement | Okwerdz
    Retirement | Okwerdz
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    Published: 11 Mar 2017 Duration: 34:21
    Battle rapper, Okwerdz, joins the the RYD team to discuss the mindset behind retiring from battle rap. He expands on the topic through his own personal experiences while also elaborating on why he thinks battlers retire, why battlers come o... Read more →
    Battle rapper, Okwerdz, joins the the RYD team to discuss the mindset behind retiring from battle rap. He expands on the topic through his own personal experiences while also elaborating on why he thinks battlers retire, why battlers come o... Read more →

  • Battling Abroad | Pat Stay
    Battling Abroad | Pat Stay
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    Published: 7 Mar 2017 Duration: 30:28
    Battle rapper, Pat Stay, joins the RYD team to discuss battling opponents away from home. While elaborating on the Canadian rap scene and the benefits of performing abroad, Pat explains his recent change in career strategy. Oh... He also fa... Read more →
    Battle rapper, Pat Stay, joins the RYD team to discuss battling opponents away from home. While elaborating on the Canadian rap scene and the benefits of performing abroad, Pat explains his recent change in career strategy. Oh... He also fa... Read more →

  • Bloggers | Bigg K
    Bloggers | Bigg K
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    Published: 7 Mar 2017 Duration: 26:48
    Battler rapper, Bigg K, joins the RYD team to talk about the importance (or lack of importance) of battle rap bloggers and the role they play in the battle culture. PATREON: Patreon.com/RuinYourDayNow Follow the RYD team: Follow RYD - @RU... Read more →
    Battler rapper, Bigg K, joins the RYD team to talk about the importance (or lack of importance) of battle rap bloggers and the role they play in the battle culture. PATREON: Patreon.com/RuinYourDayNow Follow the RYD team: Follow RYD - @RU... Read more →

  • Religion | A. Ward
    Religion | A. Ward
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    Published: 7 Mar 2017 Duration: 31:34
    Battle rapper, A. Ward, joins the RYD team to discuss balancing a strong personal faith in a generally divisive subculture of hip-hop. He explains how stereotypes, gimmicks, and being typecast are a few of the obstacles he faces on a routin... Read more →
    Battle rapper, A. Ward, joins the RYD team to discuss balancing a strong personal faith in a generally divisive subculture of hip-hop. He explains how stereotypes, gimmicks, and being typecast are a few of the obstacles he faces on a routin... Read more →

  • League Branded Battlers | Head I.C.E
    League Branded Battlers | Head I.C.E
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    Published: 7 Mar 2017 Duration: 25:10
    Battler rapper, Head I.C.E., joins the RYD team to discuss battle leagues branding certain rappers as their own, fans labelling battlers, and why battlers claim certain leagues. Oh... He also faces a few off-topic questions. PATREON: Patreo... Read more →
    Battler rapper, Head I.C.E., joins the RYD team to discuss battle leagues branding certain rappers as their own, fans labelling battlers, and why battlers claim certain leagues. Oh... He also faces a few off-topic questions. PATREON: Patreo... Read more →

  • Music vs Battles | Ness Lee
    Music vs Battles | Ness Lee
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    Published: 4 Mar 2017 Duration: 28:26
    Battle rapper, Ness Lee, joins the RYD team to discuss the stigma that battle rappers cannot make good music. He addresses his experience as an established musician, the crossover between songwriting and battling, as well as the trends in m... Read more →
    Battle rapper, Ness Lee, joins the RYD team to discuss the stigma that battle rappers cannot make good music. He addresses his experience as an established musician, the crossover between songwriting and battling, as well as the trends in m... Read more →