Table of Contents: 1. Introduction 2. Recap 3. Battle of the Week 4. No-Show Shine 5. Match-Ups 6. Predictions 7. Debate 8. Interview 9. Babe of the Week 10. Video of the Week 11. This Week's Topics 12. Conclusion 1. Introduction Alright, so with Week 8 we have some new changes. As of now we will no longer be using the video collabs as our weekly topics. I plan to use them in the future as an option to use instead of the topics, but there’s been way too much dislike for them within the members of the league for me to think that continuing to use them would be successful. So we’re switching directions to topicals for good. Here’s how I plan to format the weeks: Week 8- Quotes Week 9- Topics Week 10- Titles Week 11- Pictures And so on and so on. It’s not going to be like past leagues where you got to choose a combination of each every week. I don’t like the idea of having a broad selection of each to choose from (As in having quotes, topics, titles, and pictures all in one week). To me, that is way too ordinary and it will make the league plain. The same thing week in and week out is boring, which is why we will rotate between the 4 subjects I listed above. This will test your skills on how well you can write a piece on each. There will be some weeks where I may throw out a combination of pictures and quotes, for example, and you’ll have to incorporate one of each into your piece. This is what I plan to do with this league, keeping video collabs as a separate option. There will be plenty of topics to choose from to cover a wide array of subjects so everyone can be happy with their topics. I am confident that what I plan on doing will keep the league healthy and competitive, so just be sure to show up to your matches, post a strong verse, and give some good votes with quality feedback. The league will stay healthy and hopefully get stronger. With that said, let’s get things rolling. 2. Recap Well, it seemed pretty obvious to me that the video collabs were the reason for the lack of activity this past week. Pain knocked out Guttso to claim the RSTL Championship to Royce da 5’9’s “Hip Hop” in a battle that was closer than the votes would make it seem. L Kross overcame K3 4-2 on Obie Trice’s “The Setup” and advances to the championship match this week versus Pain. OC won due to Nu’maaN’s no-show. Blitz won 4-3 against Soull on Method Man and Red Man’s “Cereal Killer” and has the opportunity to compete in this week’s Contendership Match vs. OC. Nom defeated Got Life on “Heltah Skeltah”. I defeated liquid on Ludacris’s “Runaway Love” track. And with only one vote on a battle where Main Stream seemed to have a misinterpretation of the rules, resulting in a novel of a verse, TaC defeated both him and Shadow on Tupac’s “Changes”. Because of the lack of activity, an obvious misunderstanding of the rules by some of the leagues participants, and a constant dislike from the majority of members, the video collabs won’t be used as a topic again, as I stated earlier. This week and future weeks should be much, much better in all aspects.