Dallas is that dude tbh. Forget whether or not I've watched your battles homie, but I'll peep you vs. Carter. This thread raises an interesting point as far as oversaturation goes. I've realized that of the stickied battles I'm watching maybe half tops and there's tons of battles that don't even get stuck...with the volume of material coming out, a lot of which is mediocre, it seems like it'd be really difficult for an up-and-coming cat to get their name up without some unforeseen divine intervention shit (Trip's point about Ape/Pigsty is on point...their surroundings are advantageous to them). Dallas, hopefully you can wind up with a Fresh Coast GZ battle, you certainly have the credentials to skip a PY. From there KOTD has a pretty good track record of advancing emcees based on merit (though its a double edged sword as staying shitty and not being named Charron usually ends up with you fading into obscurity. Shoutouts to OZ). I normally don't fuck with this type of thread ftr, but Dallas did GT impersonations vol.1 and 2, so I'mma let it slide.