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.
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KOTD PRESENTS: WAR OF THE WORDS - FINGAZ VS RUPERT
@KingOfTheDot - @Fingaz2Comfy vs Rupert Common
Hosted By: @EmotionzMusic
Despite being very much on the come up, Rupert Common has been making moves in the past few months. After securing his spot as a staple of the Ground Zero league, the Van City battle rapper has set his aim a little higher, and landed himself a mainstage King of the Dot battle. One of the more unique rhymers out of the GZ league, Rupert gained traction using his sometimes abstract style matched with intricate schemes to overwhelm his opponents. With a track record that includes fellow GZ colleagues such as Apos, Andre Anthem and Pigsty, Rupert Common has paid his dues and shown that he is ready for a higher caliber of opponent. Getting his first shot at a true King of the Dot battle, his callout was noticed by Fingaz, who agreed to take on the Ground Zero graduate. Will Rupert carry his momentum into this battle and show he has what it takes, or will Fingaz’ experience prove too much for the newcomer?
One of the more seasoned emcees in the league, Fingaz has shown that he is also one of the hardest working. Having built his name by taking down lower tier opponents, the Alberta representative burst onto the mainstream with a deep run in the 2012 1 vs. 1 Grand Prix. After putting on an excellent performance against first round opponent Sun Tzu, Fingaz continued by rolling through Aftershock with an equally admirable showing. Despite losing a hotly contested match with Chedda Cheese, Fingaz proved that he has succeeded in elevating his game to the next level and should be viewed as a legitimate contender. Despite a small stumble against World Domination 3 opponent Shotty Horroh, Fingaz continues to ensure that his pen game is as deadly as ever by accepting challengers left and right; always keeping his mind on battling. Appearing on the War of the Words card against up and comer Rupert Common, Fingaz hopes to use this battle as a stepping stone whereas Rupert will be doing his best to emerge victorious over the veteran.