GrindTime?

Discussion in 'Battle Video Archives' started by reznick, Jul 1, 2011.

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  1. reznick

    reznick New Member

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    It's crazy how much has changed with GrindTime. It went from throwing crazy events every month or so, to almost no major events from the West or the South. Absyrd basically throws all the big West battles, which is no sleight on him, but it basically means the talent and interest still exists yet the platform has been somewhat downgraded.


    GTNY still throws great events, Pen still keeps GT relevant and interesting. But even then, those battles are now (to me) just the chilling/lounging battles, in comparison to the atmosphere at the URL events.


    URL took battling from a casual performance, to an epic showdown. It's hard to invest any serious care in lots of these GT battles when the opponent keeps switching to laughing (with, not at) their opponent, to changing into a serious face and spitting the next line. Like, we just saw you laughing about the battle like you don't really hate him, and then you turned into an angry face. Who is going to have any emotional investment in that performance (the essence of anything video related)?




    Aside from letting GTNY keep doing their thing, I say Grind Time should just adapt to the URL model, and throw one big 2-day event with battles every few months. Maybe it would make it easier to focus resources on bringing in URL rappers to battle GT rappers.
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    cool story bro dr
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  3. reznick

    reznick New Member

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    bet me
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  4. andrewins

    andrewins Well-Known Member

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    GTEC is keeping them alive

    Grindtime west coast is like Gondor lighting the beacon so that Rohan will come rescue them
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  5. GetPaid

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    Grind Time bit off more than it could chew. Should have kept the set up with less divisions, or at least incorporated them slower. GTATL developed while the other big 4 divisions were established. The viewers complained about all of those battles, but they still watched them since there were fewer other releases, so they became familiar with the battlers. Now there's all types of new divisions popping up (Arizona, DMV, Colorado, Texas, Upstate, might have left out a few), it's too much to keep up with.

    GT needs to downsize, honestly. URL's set up is really easy to coordinate, since they have one to two regions they work in, with few rappers (that they have on continuously, so even dudes like Shotgun Suge can get a backstory and begin to be interesting). KOTD...well Organik is a boss, so it works for them. Grindtime doesn't have any Organiks, so they'd do well to let their numbers catch up with their visions.
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  6. Twinmania

    Twinmania Maybe we don't exist....

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    leaned.
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  7. Jiggity

    Jiggity New Member

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    To be fair I think GT South has put out a lot of dope events, not just Florida with Grizzlemania, but Georgia has some of the best battles to watch.
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  8. swpstateofmind

    swpstateofmind i got da burna

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    If it wasn't for GTEC...
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  9. hindurock

    hindurock Well-Known Member

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    grindtime is and probably will always be the best league
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  10. Drink8cokesAday

    Drink8cokesAday ALL DAY

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    Lush One, Kap Kallous, and GTEC put on some good events. Outside of that we can only expect one big name battle at every event I'm guessing. Sometimes none.
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    Eyerate The Definition of Real..

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    Amazing tbh
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  15. No1ExpertJudge

    No1ExpertJudge Active Member

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    one thing i hate about battles though is when they slap hands or give props to eachother between rounds.

    Other than that they are completely diff leagues. There are pros and cons to both and both leagues should survive
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  16. sarakana

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    I think everything will be fine..lol i dont think all is done and dead.. in the end look how long u guys was watching gtn before URL... at some point its all ya'll had ...now theres so much more to look for..i like to see GTN as the league that kept the battle scene relevant for a long time before anyone else either A- started up again or B- started a new. either way ... gt was due for some type of change.. now if its good or bad who knows..but in the end alot of CLASSIC battles came out of everyone in every league who where trying to either A-keep up with gtn or B- wanted to be better.

    Change is always good.
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  17. Oddly Enough

    Oddly Enough New Member

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    I liked Grindtime a lot before they added the "Now" part.
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  18. 315AMMUSIC

    315AMMUSIC Well-Known Member

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    Don't get why you guys complain. Battles get uploaded. Events are still going on. When the money runs dry and the leagues aren't able to maintain, you're gonna miss this shit. The only thing I agree with is some of the talent. A few of the cats need to kick rocks but other than that, if you still watch the battles, go to the events, and talk about them, you really can't shit on what the league is doing if you're still supporting it.
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  19. reznick

    reznick New Member

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    of course everything is good, because your part of gtec.

    but i'm talking about Grindtime as a whole.


    Theres no more crazy events. No hype. I dont even know about battles until they're released.



    Srsly Guise
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  20. Choppa Zhivago

    Choppa Zhivago ★★★★★★★★★★

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    url is shittin on everything

    they actually makin moves and not investing money flying out jack offs from europe and shit for no reason

    they focus on they own roster to create rivalries and competition

    that draws the viewer more into the battles knowing there is a history between them

    every URL battle tells a story
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