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  1. Omen

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    Intro
    Yeah…back for another round! Ok folks this issue is a big one. I’m not going to lie, it’s huge. Seems I got a lot of help this week from everyone and I just want to say thanks to them for all they did. It truly is you the people who make the Tribune, I just edit everything in. People I got to say that voting this week picked up some and that’s great. Just need it to pick up a little more and more people to show. MadPoet is currently working on a reward system for people in the RSTL that will result in gaining 10 points. Once it is all into full fruition we will be implementing it. As for now just bare with us for now as we construct out the details. Other then that I’d just like to say… welcome back some of the older heads. Competition is picking up and there are some great matches beginning to happen. Also there are several newcomers coming in and stepping up. Oh and next week we will be taking it back old school. So you older heads in the RSTL it would be very appreciated if you all could off some help with next weeks issue. Thanks and G’Luck to everyone.
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    Scheming the Rhyme
    By: Vern Acular


    "the benefits of having a good rhyme scheme"


    ok first let me describe was a rhyme scheme is for those that may be reading this, and aren't quite sure. a rhyme scheme is a series of lines in congruent patterns to form couplets, or even stanzas

    ie:

    aa/bb - would be 2 lines with the same end rhyme paired with 2 following lines with the same end rhyme

    aaaa/bbbb - would be 4 lines with the same description as above

    these 2 are the best rhyme scheme patterns to read when indulged in a good story from a league with such calibur as this one, however, there are other RS's that have been attempted but, have failed to really catch the reader, and/or even the writer

    ie:

    aaa/bbb - which is 3 lines following one another with the same rhyme scheme, followed by another 3 lines with the same description, this RS, is alot harder to master, and very difficult to the extent the reader could follow along smooth, b/c, typically in this atmosphere of writing, a couplet based rhyme scheme is the cleanest and most fluent way to read a piece

    the last RS ab/ba is IMO a shitty rhyme scheme, not b/c of the amount of difficult it is to write a whole piece using this scheme, but for the simple fact it calls for a herendous read, in all my years in this league i've only seen this tried a handfull of times, and it wasn't even the whole piece, it was just a few parts of the story, i myself am guilty, but to make a long story short "no pun intended", DO NOT ATTEMP THIS RHYME SCHEME


    now the whole reason behind this article, why is having a good rhyme scheme so critical, well bottom line is this, if you dont put some effort into rhyming in this league, your presence is redundant, cause this league is based upon, and always has been based upon, rhyming, in a way it's poetry, but it's not, it's actually, believe it or not, a new genre of story telling, and b/c of the creation of this style, is why i feel this league, and the one before it has been so successful in staying around, but again the reason why you have to have a good rhyme scheme is this, anyone can create a story, and anyone can create a story with at least a cat/bat rhyme scheme, but when you use multisyllabic rhyme schemes, not only does it sound better when you read it, it displays the writes natural talents and abilities, alot not to familiar with rhyme scheme may not even realize that a story has been written with a 3-4 multisyllabic rhyme scheme, but at the end of it be in awe, basically its like this, 2 writers can write the same story, with the same topic, same amount of imagery, same vocab usage, same emotion, but at the end if it came down to making a decision on a story where every aspect of the verse was congruent on both sides, the better rhyme scheme and the one with the better flow would take the vote, hands down

    so now you have been officialy schooled in the Art of a Rhyme Scheme

    -Mr. Acular
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    InterView of the Week Part I
    (Patriarch)

    Patriarch
    MadPoet
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    Ladies and gentleman, Gladiators and Slaves alike, we have with us a man currently embroiled in controversy , I think he is still champion..Please help me welcome
    how you tonight homie?
    I’m chillin, tired, been working on my company’s website and shit all day, got a lot to do, but besides that shit, yeah.. I’m chillin
    So as the man who took my belt, what is your status as champion and tell us a little about what happened and your take on the situation with Infinite Truth..
    :: hold finishing my smoke :: lol
    ok.. Well me and IT yelled lol and talked so I guess now we're straight he said he respected my writing and I do respect his besides all the shit that was typed back and forth. He called me a bitch and I called him a ho, and so on and so forth.. Ill admit, winning the way that I did wasn’t exactly the way that I wanted to win at all, but the rules are the rules and IT knows that he has been in the league forever.. My whole point is if they aren’t broken or bent for anybody else then why should they be for him? he said he wouldn’t take it as I beat him, and I can understand that, I won because he didn’t post his links on time, a shitty win, but a win the same, he and many others have won by others not following the rules, its part of the game and league. he wanted a rematch, which I said ok to after some debate so that will be arranged shortly, I have got to go to Miami this weekend with family to get my chill on, and that’s coming first along with my work, but there will be one, and if I lose I lose, if I win I win, the whole argument wore me out, tired me and bored me after 20 mins of it, basically it pissed me off about the fit he thru about it when it was his own fault, not mine.

    After L Dogg made me Head Mod of RSTL I had you Modded. What do you feel your contributions have been to the RSTL and what do you intend to contribute to it in the future?
    well this can be addressed along with the same as before, according to IT.. me, you, omen and dm have done a shitty job and are destroying the league ( in short wording ), I personally feel the league is running just fine, everything is up on time, closed on time, set on time, mags are done and up weekly, we take suggestions from members into account and try to apply them in a manner that will be fair not only to them, but everyone in the league.. The future, shit.. I intend to try to get more people to fucking show, and honestly, its sad that we do put forth the effort and lately have been getting an average of 4-6 FULL battles up a week, and in the end, we get bitched at for it for *supposedly* running the league wrong, we do what we can, we cannot MAKE people show up for their matches, they have to do it themselves.. I have been trying to think of an incentive to get people show more.. first people said to me " the mags make people want to do better and show more " when, I guess that hasn’t proven to be the case since the mags have only gotten better and better I feel as the weeks have gone on since I have been a MOD, I personally do not think me or any other MOD's are doing a bad job no matter what 1 person thinks, I haven’t heard any complaint from anybody else, could be cause he was still upset? I don’t know..
    And I agree about the league
    Its getting back to where it needs to be and it will be a slow process
    But it will return to former glory
    If the movie of your life was cast, who would play you in the movie and why?
    hmmm.. God damnit poet, I’m fucking tired.. lol ok...uhhh... I’d have to say, shit.. I’d pick ol Johnny Depp, cause I love his acting and he is able to adapt to any roll he is given, sort of like myself, I’d like to think not only on the net but IRL I can adapt to any situation and make the best of it and put forth an effort that will sooner or later surpass any that witness it.. I mean, Depp has been around for a while and in my eyes just recently (within the few years) has gotten the respect and popularity he deserves for his acting, second choice would be Billy Bob Thorton, because he's just funny as fuck to me.
    I want you to create 3 perfect matches like (I.E Me VS YOU), they don’t have to compromise the G.O.A.T's just make 3 "Matches of the week" from competitors you have peeped...After this we will do word association and Poet's report card...
    and explain why they get chosen ..what the strengths an weakness are
    1: Antagon -vs- Dicenyaeye:
    i remember reading ant's shit when I first started joining the league that was under a different name, I enjoyed a lot of shit that he wrote some of his imagery to me was just , wow.. And for Dicenyaeye, I just love the kids writing, def will be champ within the month.. Same thing I love the imagery and thought he puts into a lot of his recent pieces, a def. great match in my eyes.
    2: WWIII -vs- Vern:
    Shit.. I couldn’t even go into details. Both my fav. writers to read off of this site period, both have unique styles that are crispy and perfected and able to mesh and throw different elements into their writing that have had me be like *sheeeeitttttttt* in the midst of reading them..
    3: Tali -vs- Peril:
    this match has happened before if I’m not mistaken, a couple time i think but i just cant remember it, so yeah, def would like to see this matchup again, peril had a unique style especially with his angles on the story and tieíng everything together and tali I used to read when i first started writing here, I remember him just climbing and climbing until he one for the first time, shit he probably went against peril then, i just cant remember, both are very skilled writers and haven’t seen much of them at all in a long, long time, so it'd be nice to see them both go at it.
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    InterView of the Week Part I Cont.
    (Patriarch)

    Ok time for word association...first word..Patriarch...
    decent at best
    Infinate Truth
    lol... ho
    Porno
    momma's favorite pastime
    Rap Music
    the truth
    Korean Food
    cats
    Atreyu
    who?
    Masturbation
    healthy
    And last one before the report card...Vanilla Ice
    are you serious?.. shut up poet, lol
    Ok in Poet's report card like a teacher you grade a particpiant on a scale of A-F and give a breakdown why they recieved that grade...
    Madpoet
    B+, def. a skilled writer, i feel that he hasn’t exactly nailed his style as some of the better writers in the league and leagues past, well, shit.. neither have a lot of people, including myself, but def has a passion for stories and can lay out some good shit at any given time.
    RICO
    C+, also pretty skilled, sometimes when i read him i feel that he gets overlooked a lot, he likes to switch things up, i think if he'd just try to work on a style he' could be a vicious competitor, he claims to be getting the champ spot, id really like to see it happen actually.
    6 FT Deep'
    A, great writer, he knows what he’s writing about and talking about, i like the way his stories always flow, and I’m not talking about the rhyming but more or less how the story flows and doesn’t include to much bullshit, gets to the point but with some great imagery also.
    MINDSCAPE
    C, only actually read 1 verse from the kid and that was a week or so ago, was a pretty good verse in my opinion, can see def potential, not much more to say, don’t know much about him.
    Cereal Killer
    A, also a writer i liked to read a lot, def deadly at any given time, honestly cant wait for the match up with him and RC, hopefully both will show and give us all something great to read.
    Infinite Truth...
    A, just because we had bullshit doesn’t mean I don’t respect him, me and IT have talked in the past and yada yada, was a while ago, but he def can write, he switches his styles and writing up often and its good to see that cause not many writers do, I think him and I are just on bad terms it will pass, its just the net, but yes, def a great within the league rm in general.
    I would like to thank Patriarch for keeping it real and for taking the time to do this, big ups and Id like to open the floor for your last comments, thanks again homie....
    And for the RSTL'ers rumor has it that Tha Talent will be back soon in the league ...
    I’d like to see talent back in the league, also a great writer, I really don’t have any other comments, expect for people to try to show up more, and if you have suggestions then drop them in the comments and beef thread instead of just randomly bitching about it in hookups.. lol.. We’re not assholes, if you want to see something changed or have ideas then let us know, just don’t sit mute. That is all... thanks poet..
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    Top 3 Matches of the Week
    By: Dicenyaeye
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    This has proven to be a very interesting week within the RSTL. Some things went
    as expected in matches of Veteran writers as well as matches containing the vengeance of a conflict that might never be resolved. It was a heated week for our story telling league to say the least, filled with great match ups that provided excellent reading material for all of us to witness and vote on. A return of our league Vets such as Vern Acular, Richard Corey, Cereal Killer, Tekneek, LiquidLife AKA Jersey Emcee, Formal Logic and Infinite Truth as well as a return of some of our favorites like Erykah Caine, Vember and Atreyu has made this an anticipated week of great stories, which it would have been if all these people showed up. Most of them did show though and I extend my thanks to them for their contributions.

    NOW LETS GET DOWN TO THE NITTY MOTHAFUCKIN GRITTY OF IT

    THE DICHEAD REPORT:
    Long, but I’m sure you’ll be satisfied and guaranteed to leave a taste in your mouth..and stains on your eyes

    An Evaluation of The Top 5 Matches Last Week
    By yours truly dicnyaeye

    Although I would of liked to include my match with Yo Momma AKA Yassa Arabfat, I Don’t want to be known as some person that praises his own work, which I have already reported on in a previous match up with Jowelz. I do believe it was one of the best matches of the week because both Moms and I gave some great focus on the details of graphically violent scenery, but I digress Nah, Fuck That. We did a great job so while I won’t praise my verse, I will give Moms the respect he deserves in analyzing his. I must say I seem to bring out the best in most of you writers though. That’s just a cool little self-recognition that I noticed. Fa sho.

    5. Beef of the Week Match:
    Tekneek 44-14 -vs- Atreyu 16-10
    http://board.rapmusic.com/showthread.php?t=842887


    It’s no surprise that these two are fighting each other with their words
    because they have been throwing insults back and forth through the Emcee Hookups forum for several weeks.

    Tekneek has developed a reputation for being an old guy that hangs around to gain respect with journalistic type posts on various RM issues like his whos the best awards and various articles in regards to other matters on this site. Most people seem to only disrespect him in his efforts and I’m one person that doesnt really understand it. He seems alright to me, but he has given me outstanding reports to add some recognition to my name so maybe my opinion is biased. With that said, he channelled his anger/hatred of all the haters he has collected, seemingly like the opposite of a fan club, and put it into a nicely written verse with good flow and solid subject matter that basically said: THERES NO POINT IN BEING ON MY NUTS JUST BECAUSE YOURS ARE SO SMALL, BUT SINCE YOU WANT TO BUILD YOUR HOUSE THEIR I’M GOING TO WEAR FIRE DRAWS. AND WATCH AS YOU BURN. A nice verse with some genuinely raw emotions in it that got my attention.

    Atreyu, being one of the people that I’m sure Tek’s verse was geared towards, responded with a verse dissing him in a creative way. He has developed an enormously massive ego from the verse in his sig that good ole Janitor Jeff responded to with a great review because it was indeed a great verse. I even voted on that match, when I was still an unknown member, and gave him props because it was an original idea and narrated with superb skills that he displays every blue moon. Choosing the topic of Youre a fly on the wall, Atreyu delivered a depressing portrait of Tek in his home, at his computer, wasting his life away as he hopes to gain acceptance from RM members. With an emotional display of Tek asking God "pleeeease! why are they hating me!?" His verse was a bit humorous. As he continued to portray Tek as a friendless internet personality, Tek(of the story) told the fly that the fly is his only friend. This verse was nicely written, but lost its focus in places as the fly had too many human like qualities. I think he made his point even though his lost will elevate Tek in the rankings.

    Good Entertainment Fellas

    Winner: Tekneek

    4. Championship:: Patriarch 27-4 -vs- 6ft Deep 11-1
    http://board.rapmusic.com/showthread.php?t=842895


    Two old timer RM members with excellent records going head to head for the first
    time in RSTL history. Both are good writers, but of course there can only be
    one champ.

    6ft Deep seems to have almost as huge of an ego as Atreyu, but is far more consistent in demonstrating the skills that it takes to maintain a respected position here. His wisdom has been appreciated in several threads of the Hookups forum as well as in the last magazine article where he broke down what it takes to get to the top of the ranks. He’s obviously a Vet text head with overwhelming confidence in his story telling ability and a force to be reckon with regardless of his self praising acknowledgements. His verse this week, although not his best work, was a great verse with nice little twists throughout. crooked cop, the same topic I picked, that kills a fellow officer and fucks his wife.. Then becomes mayor. That’s a hell of a spin if you ask me, but a lack of details into the crooked events that transpired in his piece left him scrutinized and criticized by his fellow members in a less positive light. His confidence usually leads to him posting a few days early in most of his matches, as he did on this occasion, and I’m thinking this might not have been the best idea because a good enough writer can analyze it and put more effort towards a better verse after knowing what they are up against. I think he underestimated his opponent this time, although I also think the match was in his favor when I read it, most of you didn’t agree with my opinion. That’s the breaks man.

    Patriarch has been holding down the title for a few weeks now and is starting to win us all over with his simplified style. Infinite Truth should be in our title spot right now, but he didn’t bother to vote that week so he fell in the ranks for not complying with the rules. There hasn’t been anything too complex in Pats verses that I’ve seen, but he always manages to put something in there that will appeal to his readers. This week was no exception to that rule as he brought some nice flows to the emotionally gripping topic of the sinner within through his women that I think commits suicide while she is pregnant. The subject matter and flow was only part of his authorial leadership as he used a time and date stamp to separate sections of his work and surprise us with the ending. That shit was doper because of that alone and allows him another victory in his reign as Champion. Although when I first read Pat, his record already had over 20 wins so I don’t know how they were achieved, but only Omen under his alias name Author Nyse has a more impressive record than that and that’s saying something big. Is this guy just saving his skills for emergencies and feeding us a bare minimum to win matches? I wouldn’t be surprised if he was and the next person who faces him, which will be either me or Moms, should definitely not underestimate at all and bring the best to the table.

    Winner: Patriarch
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    Top 3 Matches of the Week Cont.
    By: Dicenyaeye

    3. SMZ aka Nephil 6-2 -vs- Maximin 4-0
    http://board.rapmusic.com/showthread.php?t=842885


    Maximin has gained the respect of being a high caliber writer. Basically, she’s no joke and her undefeated record is well respected and earned: not just a bunch of no-show posts to climb to the top 20. The emotional connection she supplies in her pieces gives a realistic portrayal of the topics she narrates along with the characters that are used. The empathy expressed in her latest match was pretty nice and although the flow wasn’t as on point as we like to see, the content was nicely laid out. As I said in her match thread when I voted, it seemed like a scene from a movie on that Lifetime channel, my ex used to watch that all the time, where the women is lying on the bed, listening to her man leave a message on the answering machine apologizing for his abuse. With the topic vanity is his favorite sin, Max’s identity is transformed into a battered woman all because her man is jealous of her getting all the attention when they’re together so he beats her to get more recognition for his own good looks. This is an extremely original viewpoint and a nicely written depiction.

    Nephil took a topic and did something with it that I’ve never seen in this league as of yet. He wrote a commercial type rap with a chorus and three separated verses. I totally liked this idea and I only wonder if this is something he had previously written, but that doesn’t matter to me because the skills are evident regardless. The flow was thorough and the chorus was dope too with the use of the beat Pain and Glory by KOP, the topic of a war waged is not always a war won, bold faced battle cries in * to signify the action and summations of some battle details to create scenery before he goes into his verse. His verses were only 12 bars a piece though so I think he sacrificed content for structure because Neph didn’t give us much details of the actual battle itself. He took the topical route, AKA the easy way out, but this is rarely successful because it lacks juicy parts of an exciting story, which this should have been. His flow kept it moving smoothly though and as a rap song, its tight and would get bumped at high volumes in my surround sound stereo system if he recorded it.

    Winner: Maximin

    2. Contendership:: Dicenyaeye 16-3 -vs- Son of Saddam 31-11
    http://board.rapmusic.com/showthread.php?t=842894


    Murders Escaping the Consequences of Law Enforcement seemed to be the common theme that both of us used this week to give gripping tales with violent scenes to keep the readers attention focused on our graphic details.

    Moms has proven to be a great writer who can compete against anyone within the league with his imagery and a detailed focus in his story. With his topic of Pick a war and re-write history, Moms brought the compelling excitement of World War 2 to life with violent imagery that made my eyes widen and my mouth gape open as I continued to read. Moms is to be considered a Vet in this league, at least by me he is, and he definitely displayed that in this match, but his path to the RSTL Hall of Fame has had many obstacles that he hasn’t been able to overcome. With the presence of Vern, Omen, Ed Lake, TRAP, Richard Corey in his way, he’s never gotten the title, but I’m sure that will change if he continues to write the way he did. With bombs flying all over the place, soldiers killing other soldiers of their own platoon or squad, he made this topic into a movie like Saving Private Ryan that I would eagerly go to view in the cinemas. Great job Moms and I wish you wouldn’t sign out of the league because your presence here is highly valued.

    People are starting to get repulsed by my twisted takes on story telling, which is understandable. I write some of the most graphic stuff with perverted twists for entertainment purposes (I like the shock value approach). Although, I think I have succeeded in shocking everyone with my verses, I also seem to be disgusting some people with the ways I portray it as I use women sexually and violently in my work. I’m really just trying to have fun while keeping my stuff suspenseful for that every so loved shock value so try not to hold it against me too much. I just watch too much CSI, Law and Order SVU, Boston Legal, Shield, Judge Mathis, Judge Judy, Peoples Court and Divorce Court, which all seem to center around sex nowadays. Sex is just fun to manipulate with death and other twisted things, so ladies try to step outside yourself when reading my verse or you might want to throw up before you finish, but don’t sleep on me because you’ll miss out when I decide to be funny again. Hold up, what am I talking about all of you ladies can sleep on me and Ill be sure to fluff your pillows

    Winner: Dicnyaeye
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    Top 3 Matches of the Week Cont.
    By: Dicenyaeye

    1. THE VET THREAT: 100 Line Maximum Limit
    Richard Corey 30-8 -vs- Cereal Killer 28-7
    http://board.rapmusic.com/showthread.php?t=842888


    There’s not too many members that can say they’ve beaten either one of these rap writers as their combined losses only equals 15 while their combined wins total 58. That’s pretty impressive for this league in which they have battled against the greats and in that instance have become part of that exclusive family of great RSTL writers. With a line limit of 100 lines, this was obviously going to be something big and I was fully entertained and not bored at all by either of their substance.

    Cereal Killer is a very visual writer that is extremely creative with his subjects/topics. He’s climbed in this league with those skills along with a unique format for his verses. Although we all are considered to be painting pictures with words, he takes it a step further to put his words in a structure so that the portrait is much more clearly drawn. Without a great emphasis on flow or rhyming structure however, this task makes it hard for his readers to follow at times. His labyrinth of verbal imagery is spectacular to read as a story, but as a rap verse it lacks a little. In a whimsical fable about a young man in the middle of a sexual nightmare, his character is the hero that saves the day against an abusive father. Incest seemed to be the subject matter of the week, but his display of it was a complete surprise, which he has developed a knack for. His endings bring the art of storytelling together as its unfolded by readers who find out what happens in the last few lines. Great work and I love your style man.

    Richard Corey is referred to as one of the top 3 writers of the RSTL last year and that is a very accurate assertion. His tales not only provide a dynamic flow, great details, character and story development, but they also give an outline for the qualities that are needed in any great story with witty dialogues and exciting graphic imagery as well as a look into the characters emotions. That’s hard to do within 60 lines, so he took 100 lines to do it this week, but each line gave his piece more meaning. His skill level has also spilled over into the RBL, boooo, nah, j/k, but he has maintained a mutual respect there and is the most complete writer this website knows today. In a modern day version of the Cain and Able story, he amazed me with a full depiction of the two brothers in a feud that ended in death without leaving out much so there was nothing to question at all. This is one of the most flawlessly executed verses that I’ve seen in a very long time from every aspect of writing, story telling and rap. Not too much more I can even say on that. I could knick pick and say, he could of provided more on the history part when he went 250,000 years back to review when their feuding started and say he didn’t put much focus on his female character who was Canes wife or lover or something, but whatever. He left me as a happy reader when I reached the end of his. Well deserved props man. Keep it up and I should be facing you soon hopefully.

    Winner: Richard Corey

    FYI I had to flip a coin on deciding which would be my 5th pick and the
    other choice was Eryka Caine -vs- Lost Prophet. That and Tekneek -vs-
    Atreyu were about equally entertaining to me, but Eryka Caine did have the best
    verse of all four verses in those two matches so give the girl some props yall.
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    InterView of the Week Part II
    (6ft Deep)

    6ft Deep
    MadPoet
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    Ladies and gentleman, Germs of all shapes and sizes, I bring you one very outspoken competitor, and this will certainly be interesting. I bring you this week’s future champ, 6ft deep...what’s good homie?
    I'm cool, future champ might be a little haha
    Before I get into the typical RSTL interview questions, since we probably all know little about who the man behind 6ft Deep really is, if a song could be chosen to describe your life. What song would that be and why?
    really wouldn't know, I try not to relate to songs, books, or anyone, just like to be me and I do my own thing
    Ok, now. Who in the RSTL do you feel is garbage and who do you feel could truly excel among the titans of the topical?
    And why?
    the garbage list would take me too long as most are quite close to garbage but I'd have to dig up their names, the ones to excel are yo momma singularly, I think he can do better still, he has a quick wit and good feeling for story telling
    When you sit down to write a topical or story what is the process you go through when you craft your verses. What inspires you?
    first I look at the topic. I only look at the topic the day I've chosen to write my verse on, that way my mind doesn't have time to stray into the possibilities of other topics and other duties. I sit down, always in my office when I write my verses for the RSTL, make my secretary get me a cup of tea or coffee, or in the summer a gin and tonic, then I get to it, I write until I think I'm feeling it, usually it takes me between 45 minutes and an hour and a half
    If you could change anything about the RSTL to add or take away what would you do?
    I would make it impossible for people to write more than 60 bars, I'd oblige all the no-show people to vote on all battles in order to be allowed back in, and leave the threads where one person no showed OPEN so that people will leave feedback, that feedback will count as votes and those 5 mandatory votes should be increased to 7 at least including the feedback on no shows
    Earlier you said get your secretary to get you coffee, were you serious? How old are you and what do you do? Do you have higher education under your belt?
    I'm 24, I was serious, I inherited the company when my father passed away in the spring of 2003. And yes, I do have a higher education indeed
    Ok it is time for word associations... You know the deal on this and after this you got to fill cats report card out in Poet's report card. Ready to start?
    reluctantly, but yes
    RSTL
    improving
    6ft Deep
    ageing
    Tekneek
    sympathy
    Porno
    good
    White Castle Hamburgers
    never heard of
    America
    cool people
    Rap music
    creativity
    This interview
    dragging
    Last one, weed
    never tried it
    Now Ill say a competitor, you give them a grade A-F like in school ans give a breakdown..
    I'll try
    Richard Corey
    B- I think this week is the first I peeped him. A little redundant in those 100 bars. Sort of like RIKOSHAY when he did his 400, pun intended. I wouldn't willingly vote on a battle of his in the RSTL, if it AGAIN contained so many lines. It becomes hard to focus especially when most of it is as bland and boring as this weeks verse was. Nonetheless, what I've seen is written quite well my guess; comign from a guy with intelligence higher than the average
    Patriarch
    B He's okay really, might seem inappropriate for me to be commenting on him since we're matched up against each other this week, but if it's a part of the interview I'll oblige. I think he's improving. I never heard of the guy before few weeks ago, he probably used a different name back in the days but he's quite decent. I think he's caught up in some of what you yourself have done now and then in the course of the league, using some vocab that doesn't quite come too naturally to him. He has a lot of enthusiasm for this and I'm glad he finds time to help with the league and compete as well.
    Madpoet
    B but the "B" stands for 'BUT...' you try too hard at times. It's normal to try your best but you should try your best for yourself and not in order to be impressing your peers. I think you haven't matured yet as a writer. I don't know how old you are but some things come with age only. When you are relaxed and writing it really shows in your verse. When you think the pressure is on, you get stuck in the stereotype I described for Patriarch. Really I think you can do better, perhaps I should have added you to Son of Saddam as one of those who can excel one day. My only suggestion would be to relax when writing and do what comes easy, not everyone is a Homer and not every piece should be the Iliad
    Just two more than wrap up....RICO
    B- hasn't had much of my attention, I'll admit i right now. He has a good head on his shoulders though, writes sensibly within his own capacity and every story is enjoyable with fluidity and solid content. Would like to have seen him try harder against me.
    Atreyu
    D+ He is the RSTL's Nasif. Accept for Nasif was a cute child, Atreyu is just dumb. It's not even funny.
    One more
    Tekneek
    A- Tek has the ability and dubious honor for fluctuating between very very good and very very bad. He's an emotional person and everything he does is infused with his emotions. When he's feeling happy and crative( Tek is always creative, even his most horrible battles had a line in them that made me chuckle) He's at the top of his game. When he's down he's down. I think it's hard for him to remain positive when faced with setbacks, probably due to a sheltered childhood or what not. It's really not my place to assume about the man's private life. Tek is a very good writer when he's in the mood.He can beat anyone.
    I would like to thank you 6ft for taking the time to do this. I would like to let youair any beef's and speak your mind in any fashion you choose. Once again thanks for taking the time..B ez, one....You the floor is yours homie...
    I think you're a Mini-Tek. You try to be cool with everyone, whoring for respect. That's not manly. I think people should get off the archaic type of poetry they've been practicing and continue to praise to this day. It's boring and robs all their verses of dynamics. I think people should read all the verses every week just so they know where they're standing in terms of how much the others have improved and how much they themselves have improved. It should serve to motivate them or give them confidence if they are lacking. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to say, really, a few things that I wanted a platform to speak from. Keep up the good work Mad and be yourself. Peace!
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  8. Omen

    Omen O Luh Da Kids

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    The TEK-nical Opinion
    By: TekNeeK
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    The TEK-nical Opinion is a small column of the RSTL magazine dealing with in-depth issues on the individuals currently participating in the league today. The many different kinds of topics, discussions etc. are created and responded by TeKneeK and are considered strictly opinionated information brought to the readers of the RSTL magazine. For any responses suggested on any of the information given, you can AIM TeK at: TeKneeK2005.

    Now that this new section of the magazine has been presented and briefly described, I would like to take time to commend on all that showed this week to the RSTL and participated in doing your thing.

    The first thing I wish to say by starting this off is to commend on the moderators for maintaining the league during its lowtime in the latter portions of 2004 and stabilizing it as we head into the 2005 year. Patriarch, Dmetrius, Madpoet and Omen have been compromising time with each other in situating assignments in making the league flow and I would personally like to say thanks very much for keeping it alive.

    It’s been an interesting start for 2005 for me in the RSTL. Obviously, the heated beef with myself and YO MOMMA has escalated to at times in a personal manner, and I must admit… it has been taken to certain levels in beef where I literally was infuriated and frustrated at the same time, and has caused me to become seriously bothered with logging into the site everytime. For me, there’s a certain breaking point that becomes of every person, and YO MOMMA crossed that many a time. So what did I do?? – I stopped and said.. NO. Its over. –

    For 2005, yours truly will no longer be a HYPE MAN nor the outspoken person you see ranting on the emcee hookups forum no more. The only time my mouth is ever open is here in the magazine, where everything is legitimately stated, said and stamped…. Where everyone sees it that is appropriate in seeing. – Being a HYPE MAN has brought its ups and downs for the league… and being that it effects what people consider of me… then that has no bearing in being known in the EMCEE HOOKUPS.

    There is two things that TEK is focused for 2005 and the RSTL… 1… win the RSTL belt.. again. 2…..get the 50 win mark. --- I do not intend on leaving or signing out the league no matter how bad I’m doing or how deep Ive fallen in ranks.. I will remain and maintain. I also am looking to week-by-week contributing to the RSTL mag by doing this column in allowing a FAIR inciteful section on talking not just of myself (since I do all the time) but to also talk about others that are in the league. For 2005, its time to stop thinking of myself constantly, and to think of others in textceeing. If there was any sense knocked into me during the massive fiasco/beef with certain people in the RSTL – it was to write for the people. But in fairness to the people… I will also journalize my self-thoughts of whatever event/match I was also involved in as well.

    I would like to take the remaining time to now notify some names from this past week who flourished or flunked during their matches… and other remarks too:

    KOzS – Welcome to the league. You have smooth simple lyrics that flow and this past week, you shown that nothing so complex is required in writing a rhyme. Nothing so poetic is necessary to make us understand what you’re trying to show us. That kind of writing is what I love to see. I hope you continue this writing trend that you’re on in regards to others in the league who don’t write like you do.

    MINDRAPE – The way you write is interestingly compared to KOzS’ style. If you two ever did a collab, you guys might rub off each other pretty well. It almost seems similar the way you guys write however, you come off with a bit more deeper incite and specific descriptions. If you come off upping your game in writing, you can potentially be a comeup to the league and be a consistent top 20 writer. All eyes will be on you the next two weeks to see what you can conjure next.

    PATRIARCH – Im very impressed and very much gratified that you’ve brought a fresh type of writing to the league. It has that grimyness combined with the artistry of rhyming in your stuff. This week’s verse is what I’m speaking of. I think as I red you from the 2 weeks previous, it’s been raising some interest reading your flows and this week, it proved its worth by you being our RSTL champ. Congratulations. I personally feel that you deserve the title because Ive enjoyed your writing very much.

    DICINYAEYE – To come thru in 2004 with a coveted RMC award in such short notice is damn impressive in my book. From the very beginning, your rhymes were very deep but in a deepness where I found to gain an understanding in interpreting your rhymes in a very nonchalant fashion – which is easily observed. Your whole repertoire is almost at absolute peak in its mechanics and for 2005 – I must say that you’re one of the names to really remember… Ill be watching for sure.

    YO MOMMA – I might’ve been ignorant disregarding you and brushing you off as a writer and too much in-tuned to your shit-talking as of late… but I think this week was finally the stamp of approval to say that you’ve gotten better. Honestly, I have no idea if I beat you once, twice or thrice in the past… but all I know is that I am no longer taking you lightly… and pretty much anything else being said about you remains silent. Whether I like you, hate you, respect you, despise you…. We still have unfinished business and the next time we cross paths, I will come full-strength.

    ERYKAH CAINE – I personally like EC the most when it comes to the female textcees. She doesn’t really make fusses or speak too much on losses or other things, but just comes to do her thing, and move on. She is seemingly the most passionate of the females I seen write and one day could be the first woman RSTL champ. (I don’t know if there was one already… I don’t think so) – However, EC impresses me always with her rhymes. In a way, she’s unpredictable and wondrous in what mode of writing she’ll bring come the next week.

    ATREYU – He’s an insult to the RSTL and is nothing but a braggadocious loser. He doesn’t realize how many laugh at him away from the limelight when he’s bragging and boasting his pitiful self in the boards thinking he’s God gift to textcees. He’s a complete joke, and is nothing but a herb. His significance to the league is nothing but to get a win from. Nothing more to say…. Get a job.
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  9. Omen

    Omen O Luh Da Kids

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    The TEK-nical Opinion Cont.
    By: TekNeeK

    Veering off to a different direction, this week’s title match with PATRIARCH vs DICINYAEYE is a real good match. I like both textcees a lot in mechanics and I think their A-game is gonna really make voting pretty interesting. Both may feed off each other’s somewhat similar chemistry and cause voters to dispute to see who feeds the nicer rhyme. If I was the one to observe, using a different topic from each other will make or break the textcee. Honestly, I can’t even determine who I want to win. I enjoy both cats and I think whoever does win will earn it mos def. One thing I will say about both of these fellas is that these guys will be the future for 2005. As long as they DON’T lose their skill and raise their game --- heavyweight status is pretty much a given for these guys. Good luck and may the best cat win.

    For this coming week, the heavyweights are returning to the league. Tha Talent, MC4Sight, Ssenlli, Dmetrius and others are just a few to name. From what’s been going the past 2 weeks and where things are headed weeks on down, it looks like the best of the RSTL will be all jointed up and back in the mix to duke it out once more. And with others like Doyen, Rich Corey, Infinite Truth, and others… competition can only get more interesting when matchups are announced…. More excitement and anticipation can build up as the RSTL moves on for the month of January.

    That’s it to say for this time in the TEK-nical Opinion… join me next week, when I talk more about the current RSTL competitors and more of other in-depth discussions brewing around the league.
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    Outro
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    Well there is everyone. All there for you to enjoy. Might be quite a lot to read but if your up to the challenge then I say go for it, because everything is worth reading. Now I’m not going to hold you here any longer. So go forth and produce as an RSTL member once said. Have fun everyone and keep showing and voting. I’m Out.
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  10. Cereal_Killer

    Cereal_Killer no ESCAPE

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    holy shit i just read every word of this and it's all dope, everyone keep participating on this cause it's coming up real nice.

    Well done to everyone
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    FórmÅl LôGíc Black Listed

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  12. SMZ aka Nephil

    SMZ aka Nephil New Member

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    good work to all - thnx alot dic - word - to answer a few questions: not written before, 12 lines stanzas was just cause that's how the beat was and I don't know how to edit them, and I dunno if you would bump it - cause I'm still working on my audio skills - but it is up on soundclick now for anyone who wants to hear @ SMZakaNephil...
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  13. KOzS

    KOzS .Juster

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    hey thanks tek .. much respect ...

    just wanted to say that yeh I do try to keep my writing simple with certain subtle complexities added in.. using writing techniques like forshadowing and aliteration to emphasize certain parts and almost give away the ending .. if you're really reading you'll catch it .. an example would be that part in my last verse where I said "driving me to madness" .. but no one seemed to catch it as blatant as it was lol .. I hope people start keeping an eye out now though ..

    again .. respect on the shout out .. my first time being in the mag ~pops champagne~ haha

    dope mag this week .. appreciation to all who helped bring it to us..
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  14. Pro-deuce

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    dicnyaeye... while i agree with some of the things u say on other issues, u shouldn't bring ur personal (negative/condescending) point of view about people in a mag that everyone reads

    its not professional, in the sense u arent doing ur job rite
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  15. General Concrete

    General Concrete the infamous

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    really, really enjoyed Tekneek's bit

    dic is on point, though I think the simple fact that it WAS a Championship match, was the only merit that brought my match into the consideration for top 5(of I have sort of ego, comes with something closer to 400 than 300 text wins)

    the Vern Part, about schemes, was rubbish

    I'm sorry, but, the most improtant thing about the league is not rhyming, it's content. Rhyming AB AB is not bad, but that's what your policy suggests, and I just can't stand for that. People in the RSTL have an extremely hard time constituating a hard core of a concept from which to develop their story, you want them to work on schemes? it's like asking 7 month old babies to train long jumps.

    the league needs tips on content, not rhyme schemes, period.

    just because some people don't rhyme 16 times per couplet doesn't mean they're simple minded, just trying to tell the story. Surprisingly enough, telling the story always come second place in the RSTL. God knows why heh
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  16. UneekTestimony

    UneekTestimony New Member

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    This was alright. Should of did a Mag on the people 21 and below. Most of the Mag was an interview. & I agree with 6feet somewhat...should of did a piece on content not rhyming..most people on here know how to rhyme..& the examples you used were the most simplistic rhyme schemes..aaa/bbb..
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  17. Look im Gangsta

    Look im Gangsta New Member

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    I never get my name mentioned in the interveiws...
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  18. Look im Gangsta

    Look im Gangsta New Member

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    Infact, I love the fact you ask about Korean food and people who bitch about in this league over people who are actually in the fucking league...



    Dics and Teks parts were dope though. Props.
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  19. TeKneeK

    TeKneeK The Heart and Soul of RM

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    man... thats a long mag..... thanks for the props from all yall mentined...

    im gonna work on doin my thing as a trend every week....

    i think this is what folks wanna see me do...



    but good stuff here..... thanx to 6 for that astnoishing grade u gave me.... im a bit shocked...


    however...whatevers the case.... this is good driven motivation for this week.
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  20. Gummo

    Gummo New Member

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    just woke up on sunday, had my coffee gmas making me some egg's and got to read a nice mag before i sit on the shitter for 20mins.. great mag, lots of great points, loved everyones parts im really glad to see the mag moving along the way that it is, actually since ppl enjoying it i wanna try to do something things with this and the league to up the movement not just on RM.. i dunno, i'll brainstorm more on the shitter.. i love the compliments and critisizms, its all fun to read.. great job again everyone, and thanks to those that helped.

    - p
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