A product of St. Louis, RemyD is one of a long line of successful battle rappers having emerged from the city in years past. First appearing on camera in leagues such as Word War and Fight Klub, Remy paid his dues in the ring with fellow battlers such as Arsonal, Yung Ill, and Hitman Holla, before taking a brief hiatus from the scene. Since his return, his killing spree has taken him across the country, taking on veterans such as Jonny Storm, Sonny Bamboo and QP, expanding his fanbase in leagues such as No Coast and Street Status. With his first battle on King of the Dot only 3 months ago, Remy has become a fan favorite already, leaving fans clamoring for more of his signature fast paced, punchline packed flow. Back on the KOTD stage, RemyD steps up against another crowd favorite, Pass, in this headlining battle from KOTDFC’s Alcatraz event.
One of several faces synonymous with the West Coast movement, Pass (formerly Passwurdz) has been in his fair share of bouts on camera. First seen at the young age of 16 in a now classic freestyle battle with Iron Solomon, Pass burst onto the battle scene swinging. Building his name in Grind Time, Pass took on fellow West Coast vets Illusion-Z, Daylyt and Locksmith, before participating in one of the highlight battles of his career in a hotly contested match against Hollow Da Don. Since then, Pass has not let up on his grind, continuing to book matches and stay sharp, appearing most often lately in King of the Dot. Headlining the Alcatraz event, Pass takes on one of his toughest opponents yet in RemyD.
Clearly one of the best out of the new URL recruits, JC has already proven that he can hang with the top dogs. Despite an apparent age disparity, the Pontiac, MI native has posted classic matchups with Chilla Jones and Yung Ill, having earned his spot as front runner. Utilizing a clean, sharp flow combined with an edgy creativity, what JC lacks in experience he more than makes up for in pure talent. Not one to back down from a challenge, the new comer has already made appearances in 5 separate leagues, usually facing off against some of the best from the respective divisions. Making his first appearance in King of the Dot, JC agreed to take on the West Coast heavy hitter Caustic in one of the headlining battles from KOTDWC’s next event, Alcatraz.
One of the veteran members from the legendary West Coast scene, Caustic (formerly Kid Caustic) has solidified his place as one of the battle game’s most destructive forces. Well known for never pulling punches in his bouts, the Union City rep digs up dirt on his opponents and uses it to obliterate them in the ring. Having been in the ring with top tier opponents such as 24/7, Rone, and John John da Don, Caustic is no stranger to tough competition, and lately has been on a murder spree with the intent to secure the top spot in his division. Effortlessly able to switch between his humorous, laid back style and an aggressive, hostile approach, Caustic combines wit with bars to pick apart his opponents. Back in King of the Dot, Caustic steps up against JC in this next release from Alcatraz.
Coming seemingly out of nowhere and catching the battle world off guard, Tony D has more or less redefined the phrase “meteoric rise to stardom”. The London emcee has been in the battle circuit for approximately a year but has already solidified his spot with the top tiers. With over 12 battles in that time, Tony worked his way to the top of Don’t Flop with ease and snatched the title from O’Shea in what was a classic title match. After defending it against Deffinition, Tony D remains the Don’t Flop champion, preparing to guard it yet against Shotty Horroh in the future. With a resume that includes other heavy hitters such as Illmaculate and Arkaic, Tony most recently battled at the Don’t Flop Checkpoint event against URL representative Charlie Clips. Known for his rapid fire delivery packed with an unrelenting punch after punch style, Tony D has earned his reputation as a threat. Making his first overseas trip to take part in King of the Dot’s Vengeance 2 event, Tony squares off against character assassin Real Deal in what promises to be a classic match up.
Having laid low for the recent months, much to the dismay of his fans, Real Deal has certainly become more selective of his opponents, but retains top tier status by always bringing his best. After coming up in the Grind Time era, the Pittsburgh emcee tore his way through top tier competition from the get go, claiming W’s over veterans such as Fresco and Cortez. Moving on in his career, the self proclaimed Working Man’s Emcee faced off agains the likes of TheSaurus, Loe Pesci, and most recently B-Magic in what was his debut on the URL stage. No stranger to King of the Dot, Real Deal also participated in the 2011 2 vs. 2 Grand Prix with teammate Fresco in which they put on a classic performance in each round. Known for his vicious, attacking style, Real Deal always lays into his opponent with personals and hard hitting punchlines. Back in KOTD for the Vengeance 2 event, Real Deal steps into the ring with UK heavyweight Tony D for one of the headlining battles of the event.
Skelly may not be the most well known battler in today’s scene, but he may just be the hardest working. Finally beginning to receive some of the recognition he has long deserved, the Scarborough representative has been tearing through competition in King of the Dot for over three years now, proving that he is not to be trifled with in his hometown. He has worked his way from the ground up; his resume includes names ranging from unknowns to some of the most popular emcees battling today, such as Pass, Daylyt, and Bender, just to mention a few. Always riding for Toronto to the fullest, improving his battle game and accepting battles more frequently with higher quality challengers. Skelly will be taking on former AHAT champion Nov in what is sure to be one of the best battles of the night.
Making his debut appearance in King of the Dot, Nov may very well be acting as an ambassador for his hometown league. The Las Vegas based AHAT league has been successfully holding down their scene for several years, producing some impressive talent from their end. One of the most viewed and arguably the most popular battler’s from their league, Nov will be the first AHAT battler to make an appearance in Toronto. As a former AHAT champion, Nov demonstrated his versatility and skill in his victory over challenger Artisan to claim his title. The Las Vegas emcee has run through a laundry list of opponents, building his fanbase and sharpening his skills against the likes of Big Kannon, Artisan and Fatz. More recently, Nov extended his reach out to Battle America, where he had a successful showing against URL veteran K-Shine. Hoping to translate successfully to the Toronto crowd, the former AHAT champion will take on Skelly in his first ever King of the Dot battle at Vengeance 2.
After making his rounds overseas, Philly’s favorite white boy is back in King of the Dot. Battling in Don’t Flop with an impressive showing against crowd favorite Blizzard, Rone came away with the W and added yet another body to his ever growing war path. With recent victories over Okwerdz and Protege and a hotly contested battle against Nils M/ Skils, Rone has more than proven himself a threat and is now content to take high profile matches against fellow top tier opponents. Known largely for his quick wit and effortless flow, hard hitting punchlines and screw-face inducing bars have recently begun to work their way into his repertoire. Seen most frequently as of late in King of the Dot, Rone was invited to take part in the always classic Vengeance 2 event against arguably his toughest opponent yet in Fresco.
Without a doubt one of the most popular battlers to ever step into the ring, Fresco does not at first glance appear to be a typical battle rapper. Certainly one of the most successful battlers of the written era, many people were caught off guard by the Rockford, IL emcee. Having no involvement with the scene prior to 2008, Fresco was not on many people’s radars. Coming out of the gates hot, Fresco took down Moodswangz to begin his career. Since then, his resume has grown to include names such as Kid Twist, Soul Khan and Real Deal, among other classic showings against a variety of opponents. With a unique personality and an even more unique flow, Fresco’s originality is one of his biggest assets, always approaching opponents from unexpected angles and with devastating schemes. Making his first 1 vs. 1 appearance in King of the Dot, Fresco brought his A game against Rone, making this one of the best battles of the night.
As the self described “father of the entire scene”, battle rap legend The Saurus is not too far off base with that claim. One of the few who maintain a battle career that has spanned nearly a decade, Saurus is described as a legend for good reason. Based in the West Coast, The Saurus was originally noteworthy for his freestyle abilities, years ahead of his time in that regard. After winning Scribble Jam twice based off of his skill in this area, the Monterey, CA resident went on to partner with Portland battler Illmaculate for the Jumpoff World Rap Championship competition. Winning it back to back years, The Saurus, along with teammate Illmac, solidified his position in battle rap history as arguably the best freestyler in the world. Transitioning to the written era, his reputation earned him battles with some of the best in the world, and he has shown as much skill in this era as the previous. Extremely in demand, he has traveled all over the world to battle top competition such as Pat Stay, Matter, Cortez, and Cruger, to name only a few. A fan favorite in King of the Dot, The Saurus has appeared in the Canadian league many times, and is now back to take on one of his toughest opponents yet in DNA, at Vengeance 2.
DNA is proof that age does not necessarily reflect skill level. One of the youngest battlers in the game today, the New York City battle rapper has already reached a level that many battlers spend their whole career attempting to reach. Getting his start in the East Coast division of Grind Time, DNA started out battling tough opponents such as Rone and Loe Pesci. Having experienced tremendous growth over the years, the rising star has seen an increase in both his fanbase and his demand; with leagues all over the world requesting him for battles. Having recently returned from Don’t Flop and with plans to travel to Australia to battle, DNA has marketed himself brilliantly and is now one of the most in demand battlers in the world. Most frequently seen on the URL stage, DNA is certainly the youngest battler to headline on a URL card. Apart from his URL battles, DNA is also a regular in King of the Dot, with classic performances against Dizaster and Eurgh. Mixing hard hitting bars with a venomous delivery, DNA is also one of the best freestylers battling today. Taking on The Saurus in what is one of the most requested matches of all time, DNA is returning to KOTD for the third time to feature in this main event battle from Vengeance 2.