50 Greatest Battlers of All-Time: Serius Jones

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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 Serius Jones'. Thanks again, all previous feedback has been a huge help.

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  2. gregrieke20

    gregrieke20 Well-Known Member

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    It isn’t really this easy.

    Taken out of context, he looks more like he’s waiting for a bus or lampin’ on the corner with his boys. The smooth, relaxed tones coming from his mouth sound more like he’s ordering a pizza or callin’ up his girl. The supremely confident demeanor oozing off him feels more like he’s dropping expensive dimes on the ball court or firing precision passes on the football field. Taken out of context, you’d never imagine he was spontaneously coming up with lyrics that hit like a street sweeper, the crowd around him putting more effort into listening than it seems he’s putting into spitting. Nah, it isn’t really this easy. Serius Jones just made it look that way.

    Born and raised in Englewood, New Jersey, Jones discovered his talent for freestyling in neighborhood cyphers as he was growing up. He only entered his first official battle on a dare from a friend. Naturally, he won the whole competition. Serius was the definition of a natural, gifted with a strong voice and a gigantic personality that made crowds gravitate to him before his first bars were even spit. When he made his way to the Fight Klub circuit in 2005 fans and opposing MCs alike had no idea what hit them. His run through the competition, 13 straight victories ending with a championship win against Jin the Emcee, would never be matched. The only blemish on his record, a loss to British legend Professor Green in his final match, came at the Fight Klub Power Summit in the Bahamas and still remains one of the most controversial decisions in the league’s history.

    Jones occupies a special place in battle rap lore not only for his track record, but also for his unique style. His flow was slow and hypnotic, his bars vacillating between street aggression and laid back comedy in a way few MCs could accomplish. In an East Coast scene dominated by extended rounds and endless writtens, Serius was one of few rappers who remained dedicated to the freestyle form. His absolute dominance of Jin in the Fight Klub championship bout remains one of the single most impressive performances in the history of battling, a combination of frees and writtens, punches and gun talk, personality and personals.

    The win led Jones to one of the most highly anticipated and debated battles of all time, his SMACK DVD throwdown with Murda Mook that to this day is a polarizing topic among battle fans. After being discovered by Ludacris and signed to his Disturbing Tha Peace label in 2007, Jones retired from the ring to focus on his musical career. Of course, breaking through in the industry is something few battlers have accomplished. It isn’t really that easy. But if anyone can make it seem like it is, Serius Jones is that dude.
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  3. Diggles

    Diggles Fred Durst's Life Coach

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    ...wow. Very articulate writing style. Kinda show battle rap for a much more intelligent endeavor than most would give it credit for.

    Really impressed dude.
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  4. gregrieke20

    gregrieke20 Well-Known Member

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    Yea, dude has done a great job. He said he had kind of thought about "toning it down" at points (which I agreed with), but its definitely the style I was wanting. Its more of like a "fun" read, whereas I felt the ones I was writing were too informational, and read like a myspace bio or encyclopedia passage or something.

    My favorite part was "the crowd around him putting more effort into listening than it seems he’s putting into spitting"...I just thought that described Serius' battling style perfectly.
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  5. Judgekure

    Judgekure 48÷2(9+3)=288 tbh

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    Serius Jones is Top two greatest battle rapper of all time imo.


    Theres Thesaurus, Jones, And everybody else.
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  6. bobbaforce

    bobbaforce I don't give a nada

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    is this book is gonna be available for sale? id def buy one.
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  7. gregrieke20

    gregrieke20 Well-Known Member

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    That's definitely the plan. I've spoken with a few publishers, and there are two in particular that seemed very interested (a lot of them didn't even know what a rap battle was, lol). And I also know a guy who has a smaller publishing co.

    Tbh I still don't know a TON about getting books published and things along those lines, but I'm going to do my best to find out.

    I'd really like it to be sold obviously.
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    gregrieke20 Well-Known Member

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    Idk where I'd place him all-time (he'd be up there), but his battles were always some of the ones I simply just enjoyed watching the most.
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  9. GraphicNature

    GraphicNature Well-Known Member

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    How about a Detailed breakdown on how Serious Jones, whos only got about 5-6 battles posted online, who hasnt put in work on the battle scene in years is considered your top 2nd battler. So your telling me this man, who lost to professor green, can beat Illmac, Iron Solomon, Soul Khan, Fresco, Real Deal, Hollow, Passwurdz, Locksmith, this is only to name a few.......Jones WAS nice, but battle wise, he never evolved with the times.....If you are to be considered the greatest, you need ALOT more than just 10 battles total from 4 years ago to even be in the running, theres dudes out who have incredible skill that have 10 battles in the last two years, let alone have there last battle be over 3 years old
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  10. Diggles

    Diggles Fred Durst's Life Coach

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    Images, are obv dope as well.
    But do you really need to hear that?

    Contrast is nice, and well laid out.
    Def like the placement and even the bottom signature of his biggest line.
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  11. Static Legacy

    Static Legacy 3 times of a lotta shit

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    Quality over quantity homie
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  12. gregrieke20

    gregrieke20 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks man.

    Its definitely appreciated.
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  13. Diggles

    Diggles Fred Durst's Life Coach

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    Same deal with Iron.. I guess we're gonna find out.
    And Jones is a very good writer and his charisma is untouchable.. I don't find it very hard to believe that he could def keep up with the battle scene now. And he's got far more than 10 battles.. Feel like I've had this exact same argument about Math.. Just cause Fight Klub hasn't posted them doesn't mean they never happened. It's not his fault, he put in the work and Fight Klub never released the footage.. a lot of these battlers have been fighting with FK for years now to get their shit released.

    What I don't get is why people use this argument against rappers like Jones and Math but Murda Mook is in the EXACT same position, having battled at Fight Klub quite extensively for a while, something like 10ish times, yet his legacy is never questioned. Yet if you look, he only has a handful of battles online as well.. I mean, besides Lux, Jones, Millz, Verse (which was a FK battle) and a FEW others, he's got about as many battles posted as Math and Jones.

    I don't get it.
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  14. MrFujiwara

    MrFujiwara Texas Battle League

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    I don't know if he's hands down top 2, but there is no battler I'd rather watch than Serius Jones.
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    ScimonomicS New Member

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    these are dope. if you and regular joe need a hand writing bios, let me know.
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  16. GraphicNature

    GraphicNature Well-Known Member

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    I actually posted this in another thread, and this is my full breakdown of the whole situation.....and it even involves mook....peep game.....

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  17. FREDDY RUGER

    FREDDY RUGER New Member

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    good choice my nigga serius is my nigga from way back funny thing is the nigga aint serious at all he shuld be called humerous jones cos the nigga crackin jokes all the time when we puff lah he remind me of watching cartoons before shool and shit i miss those days but yeah good choice pussy
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  18. SuomiMetal

    SuomiMetal \m/

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    I agree with your points, but putting it on a scale like Greatest of All Time isn't the best idea IMO. When you're talking about a list of GOATs, impact during the battlers' active days must be accounted for, otherwise the list would basically end up being a current top 50, right?
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  19. MCSwagger

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    dope concept. dope illustrations...dope writeup...i will buy this book
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  20. gregrieke20

    gregrieke20 Well-Known Member

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    lmfao
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