50 Greatest Battlers of All-Time: Iron Solomon

Discussion in 'The 50 Greatest Battle Rappers of All-Time' started by gregrieke20, Mar 14, 2011.

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  1. gregrieke20

    gregrieke20 Well-Known Member

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    I am a graphic designer, and this is a follow up on a book I'm creating noting the 50 greatest battlers of all-time. By now, I know a good number of you are aware of it. If not here is the link to the most recent thread: http://board.rapmusic.com/battle-vi...battlers-all-time-illustrations-complete.html

    RegularJoe, (a poster on here) offered to write the bios and has begun working on some of them. I tried doing it myself at the beginning, but I figured it'd be best to leave a writer to do that portion of the work, and I feel its been a DEFINITE improvement. Each spread of the book will be set up so the battler's illustration is on one page, and his bio is on the other.

    I will be posting them every so often on here, and I encourage feedback, criticism, other info, and whatever else you all can offer.

    Below is both the bio itself, and how it will appear in the book. This is Iron Solomon's. Thanks again, all previous feedback has been a huge help.

    Also, here are the previous ones that have been posted, for those who have not seen them:
    http://board.rapmusic.com/battle-vi...-greatest-battlers-all-time-sage-francis.html
    http://board.rapmusic.com/battle-vi...-greatest-battlers-all-time-serius-jones.html
    http://board.rapmusic.com/battle-video-archives/1235386-50-greatest-battlers-all-time-dizaster.html
    http://board.rapmusic.com/battle-video-archives/1239826-50-greatest-battlers-all-time-mc-juice.html
    http://board.rapmusic.com/battle-video-archives/1250506-50-greatest-battlers-all-time-swann.html
    http://board.rapmusic.com/battle-vi...atest-battlers-all-time-busy-bee-starski.html
    http://board.rapmusic.com/battle-vi...greatest-battlers-all-time-hollow-da-don.html
    http://board.rapmusic.com/battle-video-archives/1261768-50-greatest-battlers-all-time-saurus.html
    http://board.rapmusic.com/battle-video-archives/1263817-50-greatest-battlers-all-time-eyedea.html
    http://board.rapmusic.com/battle-video-archives/1265593-50-greatest-battlers-all-time-okwerdz.html
    http://board.rapmusic.com/battle-video-archives/1267170-50-greatest-battlers-all-time-nems.html

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  2. gregrieke20

    gregrieke20 Well-Known Member

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    This is how a battle rapper should be constructed. Lungs that take up the entirety of his torso, a pair of double barrel shotguns attached to his vocal chords. A mind with an unlimited amount of processing speed, filled with haymakers ready to be flung at any opponent. An appearance just out of place enough to draw misguided comparisons, ones that do nothing but play into a readymade reservoir of rebuttals. Without question, decapitating MCs is what this man was put on the planet to do. When God made battle rappers, Iron Solomon was the blueprint.

    Born in Manhattan's upper west side, Solomon grew up with a family of artists and musicians, introducing him to hip hop at a young age. A true New Yorker at heart, Iron spent his youth exploring the birthplace of hip hop, familiarizing himself with people from all walks of life who loved the art form in the same way he did. Immersed in the culture, it took him five trips to NYC's Braggin' Rites competition before he worked up the courage to enter, finishing in 3rd place when it was all said and done. From that point forward, a beast had been born.

    Solomon took his talents on a tear across America in order to build his rep, beginning with a huge win at Brainstorm in 2004 and culminating with a victory over California legend The Saurus outside of Spin the Mic in 2006. In between, he ran through MCs in competitions from Atlanta to Kentucky, defeated West Coast veterans such as Passwurdz and NoCanDo at Scribble Jam in 2005, and earned a following fiercely dedicated to his half-written, half-freestyled, always dope approach to the game. Never satisfied with his accomplishments, Iron became determined to take his incomparably versatile style into each and every arena of the battle rap world.

    His first task was breaking into New York's Fight Klub. Not knowing a better way, Iron went to their offices and freestlyed, clowning on staff members, including host International P. This earned him an invitation to the next event, where he was put on the spot to join a last minute battle. After bodybagging his competition, Iron went on to earn bigger and better names before ending his Fight Klub career with his infamous destruction of Jin and a title defence shortly after that left his record at a perfect 5-0. Recognizing the work that Solomon had been putting in, SMACK soon arranged a matchup with Math Hoffa that would become one of the most controversial and legendary battles to ever be recorded.

    After a two year break from the scene, Iron came back and battled E Ness at Grind Time's Grizzlemania 2, completing his history of performances in every major American battle league. Iron claims he will never be finished with battling, that the new talent emerging only inspires him to continue to improve his craft. With a blueprint this perfect, Iron can rest assured of one thing. Battling will never be done with him either.
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  3. Jizznips

    Jizznips New Member

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    dude you're gonna get bored of this and quit at 15.

    good job though
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  4. proteam40

    proteam40 god speed, centipede

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    Great stuff. I hope this follows through to publication, I'd definitely buy the book.
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  5. gregrieke20

    gregrieke20 Well-Known Member

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    hahahaahha...thanks jizznips. having been familiar with your posts for some time now, I feel obligated to go with a nickname. however saying "thanks jizz" somehow seems pauseworthy in a round a bout way.
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  6. Stock

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    you guys have a great habit of picking the worst quotes
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  7. gregrieke20

    gregrieke20 Well-Known Member

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    lol. Once again, definitely suggest other quotes. No problem with changing that, but I thought this one was good. What would you change it to Stock?
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  8. Diggles

    Diggles Fred Durst's Life Coach

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    "He jacked Pete's blueprint and he ain't lent you no Jay-Z"

    lolol.. I saw blueprint twice in the write-up and I kept thinking that. I'm just weird though and this was dope as fuck, once again. I agree that the quote may not be the greatest but it might be one of the more recent ones to his legacy and has been quoted multiple times since. I'd say his whole opening scheme vs. Jin may be more appropriate "I ain't gone rap bout your backround or origin" or his "Little Matthew, little Matthew."

    ...either way, dope as hell.

    Any reason it was back to back to back to back to back white guys?
    The hebrew in greg is coming out full throttle in this one ahhah.
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  9. gregrieke20

    gregrieke20 Well-Known Member

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    Hahaha. Nems is half-rican so they weren't all white. But yea, wouldn't have even noticed had you not said anything, and to be fair, the four guys before "the white streak" were black, lol.

    But honestly, I'm just trying to get a hold of as many guys as possible, and the ones that respond back the quickest, I then interview, and then pass along the notes.
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  10. Diggles

    Diggles Fred Durst's Life Coach

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    ^Anyone you had trouble reaching?

    ....besides D-Lor.. we all know how busy being in Mensa can be..

    -_-


    EDIT: and not sure if its been mentioned, though I'm sure you've considered, maybe even done it, is to mention in the acknowledgments of the book that battlers were contacted and interviewed; not all info was readily available.
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    I would sell your soul to sound like iron
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  12. gregrieke20

    gregrieke20 Well-Known Member

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    Heres the guys I've had trouble contacting:
    Adeem
    Breez Evaflowin
    Craig G
    Justice
    Loaded Lux
    Locksmith
    Math Hoffa
    Passwurdz
    Presence
    Supernatural
    Tonedeff

    (I'd also like to contact the extremes like Jin, Em, Pro Green, but obviously that might be out of the question (though I did get emails for Jin and Green, but I imagine it'll still be difficult)

    This doesn't mean I've been able to contact ALL the remaining guys, but that I really couldn't find a means of contacting the guys listed above (facebook, email). I don't do twitter, but I suppose I may have to, in order to help contact some of these guys.

    Also, thanks to No Regretz for helping put me in contact with Respek BA and Kid Twist.
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    proteam40 god speed, centipede

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    gregrieke20 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks a lot bro. Yea I only have facebook, so I guess I should probably get twitter to try and help the process. Admittedly I know very little about twitter, but it always seemed like the contact would be more "distant" than facebook or whatever. Obviously, I hope I'm wrong.

    If anyone knows the real names of Justice, Supernatural, Locksmith, Presence, and Loaded Lux it would be appreciated.
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  15. Shameless

    Shameless Friendship is magic!

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    Adeem has a facebook and I'm pretty sure Justice has an account here.

    Also this project is cool as fuck.
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  16. gregrieke20

    gregrieke20 Well-Known Member

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    Yea I know Adeem has an FB account. So do some of the others I have listed. But I was moreso looking for guy's "personal" FB accounts and not the "musician/band" ones. Cuz with the musician/band ones, you can't really send them messages and so forth to my knowledge. And that's how I've been contacting many of them thus far.

    For instance, it basically seemed like I could only "like" Adeem (pause), and not really contact him.
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  17. gregrieke20

    gregrieke20 Well-Known Member

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    Also thanks for the compliment on the project.
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  18. BBW or GTFO

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    if murda mook, cassidy, and jae millz arent on there you are a fucking lame
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    gregrieke20 Well-Known Member

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    Mook and Millz are on there. Cass is not. Your screenname is hilarious.
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  20. JayLegend

    JayLegend Jay Ledgem

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    Greg bro, I can PM you contact details for Justice if you like.
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