but i dont want patrowns hard work and the interview to go down the drain... hopefully next week i can get started on shit a little bit sooner RSTL Mag... Week 6 edition Welcome all to another edition... ill say late late edition of the RSTL Mag.... I apologize for not being able to deliver the goods last week as my review master flew the coup... This week we will have Patrown doing the reviews and he has done a nice job with it.... THe big story of the RSTL is .... Our Mystery man upended a legend... IV... to continue an undefeated streak as champion, and people dont know who he is... I asked him 10 burning questions.... And he will answer them all for you.... Defcon 5 was finally put in his place last week as he learned winning an RSTL title wont be as easy as he thought.... TekneeK and IV, two of the originators have signed out of the RSTL this week... The I Vizzle plans to be back in the league soon... Im just busy irl, and i have to prioritize, but ill be back in a few weeks.... More random thoughts? ummm.... Pent Up vs Breathless should have gotten more votes, including from me... *slaps self* .... sorry for not voting last week but ill make it yp by voting this week as a former champion and a soon to be mod.... Lets get to Patrown and the week in Review!.... Week 5 in the Rhyme Storytelling League, 2012 After reading everyone's drops this week, I volunteered to break down each one for a reason. Everyone who participated in week five did their own thing and they did it well. Some pieces simply didn't get the attention they deserved. I'll put some thought into why I think that happened, but you won't be reading any criticism found in the few votes that were made. Lazy bars have been picked on already. Now it's time to give some credit where credit is due. Also, I will be giving my own opinions on what could have been done to turn a loss into a win. http://board.rapmusic.com/rapmusic-...-lyricalpriest-2-2-vs-10-omega-man-2-2-a.html Omega Man didn't get one vote. It would have been hard for me to decide. My opinion might be different from yours so I'll keep it to myself. Hah, fuck that. He did what he wanted to do. I commend omega for having some fun. Keep in mind I'm not saying his verse was better. It was enjoyable and comedic. Although he did throw some stuff in for drug consumers, those sloppy word choices are important elements of a satirical piece. One that some may appreciate more after a closer look. Lyrical Priest is evolving as a writer in front of us. I do consider him a friend, but I didn't find out he writes from the heart by talking to him. These following lines are good examples of how I knew: ' I'm certain he used "if" again after food for the soul to say, if you understand me right now, listen: Be a master of your fate by controlling your emotions and they won't control you. I could go on and on about why I think LP did a good job, but that would take four pages. I came here to learn how to write, so when I'm gone I still may help others. He's doing it now. http://board.rapmusic.com/rapmusic-...hamp-1-kuja-4-0-vs-2-insanevillian-3-1-a.html Insane Villain mentioned he thinks this song still needed some work. It was written a year ago and he posted it up instead of not showing. He shared his life story with us. That's a brave thing to do.. You can only put so much in a song about your life, when you've lived through his. Some were left wanting more, but IV told an honest story of his life. The song was very good, and I wouldn't want a thing changed even if it wasn't. Kuja's our champion mystery man for Ireland. His raw storytelling ability got him to the top, and has kept him there. Direct language commands our attention. Multiples, inners, and fancy rhyme schemes must look like cheating to Kuja. He can tell you a story so honest to our senses, it feels real. A campfire superhero with no real name, he brings us into realities more tangible then himself. You start reading his verse, and all of the sudden you're right there with the main character. I mean, you don't feel the tank run his ass over, but I I felt for that kid out there in the warzone. I was happy when that veteran grabbed him by the wrist. I felt a bit safer with the veteran to protect us and worried when they drifted into sleep unwillingly. It all vanished with this line, "Because the thing about this picture,". A bar that begins with "because," even if following a bar with a comma, still irritates my sense of right and wrong. I wouldn't be harping on you about it unless the word "picture" came into view right as the picture itself did.. Then we find out they got ran over by something in the picture. I was never told they were sleeping next to that tank. It felt like a dirty trick. I've never had one misplaced word bother me this much. Just know, I enjoyed experiencing your world enough to be upset by reality.