Should the top battlers be paid ?

Discussion in 'Battle Video Archives' started by Loe Pesci, Jun 20, 2011.

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  1. Browser

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    if the rest of the staff eat as much as it looks like Organik does then Pesci'd be making one hell of a profit
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  2. Diggles

    Diggles Fred Durst's Life Coach

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    LOL @ any of these battle leagues still being around in a few years.
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  3. Breeaker

    Breeaker New Member

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    Not going to sift through the fifteen pages of the same responses this question always gets on this forum.

    Battle rap sets it's own market for battle rappers. If one guy is willing to pay another guy to rap at his event, what merit is there in arguing whether it was "deserved" or not? By that same token, if a league can deliver the exact same results without paying someone to rap, then why should they shell out a dime?

    BATTLE RAP SETS IT'S OWN MARKET FOR BATTLE RAPPERS. Nobody outside of this weird little subculture is paying Loe Pesci to show up at his club to make double entendres about Game Genie. If battlers want to get paid more than leagues are willing or able to pay, then the market will sort itself out eventually. Leagues might fold and battle rappers might have to take less money than they want, but it sounds like that's sort of what needs to happen right now.

    Asking whether or not someone "deserves" to be paid for battling is too subjective a question, particularly here. I'm convinced some of you would be willing to fork over your savings accounts if Thesaurus or Math Hoffa asked you to. Dollars and cents-wise, though, if the benefit (whether it be a monetary one or otherwise) outweighs the cost, then more power to someone willing to pay a guy to rap about dick jokes or guns.
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  4. Loe Pesci

    Loe Pesci New Member

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    well to be fair I make music which I pride myself on more than my battles.
    and I do make money off that and that includes live shows tbh
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  5. IKNOWALL

    IKNOWALL Well-Known Member

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    I am not going to buy your album but I am going to listen to it and do a review if its good that should get you prob a few more album sales
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  6. Loe Pesci

    Loe Pesci New Member

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    whatever floats your boat player.
    you watch my battles for free and the album took three years to make.
    wouldnt kill you to spend 10$ and cop it on itunes

    even Loe Pesci haters cant really say anything bad about the album
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  7. andrewins

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    Small coffins droppin sooooon
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  8. IKNOWALL

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    I am not a hater and we will see. Review probably come this weekend I need to review that golden bricks by lush too
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  9. IKNOWALL

    IKNOWALL Well-Known Member

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    Loe Pesci you got a bio or anything or should I just ask Zero for that
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  10. Loe Pesci

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    I Lol'd
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  11. Loe Pesci

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    gold bricks is dope
    I copped it
    lush is still sleeping on In 3D tbh

    my fav joint is ghetto blaster prod by Elaquent
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  12. IKNOWALL

    IKNOWALL Well-Known Member

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    I am dead serious the review will be better if I have a bio. And we all KNOW Zero can give a nice little Bio on you if need be. Dont worry, if the album is as good as you claim it is my review will state that ever so eloquently. The result being you will make more money from it then this trolling you have been doing. My pen game is more expensive than yours.
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  13. Water_Mage

    Water_Mage Well-Known Member

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    i cant wait 2 c ur review on bricks in the wall and in 3D IKNOWALL.. u gonna do a review of ALL I KNOW IS THAT too?

    p.s. its hard 2 imagine u listening to lush and to imagine it resonating with u 4 some reason,,, maybe thats just the way u come off in this forum
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  14. mapleleaf

    mapleleaf bumpin onyx in the jag

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    they pay people, but not a wild amount like people tend to assume.

    someone prove that they are throwing large amount of cash around and ill be damned

    what were the figures that lush paid ars for his battles in the bay
    and what were the figures kap shelled out for iron vs ness

    jw
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  15. MyBallsYourChin

    MyBallsYourChin Active Member

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    This... from what I hear Ars and Hitman both got 2 stacks for their battle and not a penny more.

    That said, I think battlers who want the big bucks should sign contracts stating they have to take whatever match they're signed up for. Then we could finally see some of those battles we've always wanted to see go down.
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  16. mapleleaf

    mapleleaf bumpin onyx in the jag

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    2 stacks is a lot. more than i expected tbh, are you sure?
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  17. mapleleaf

    mapleleaf bumpin onyx in the jag

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    also, URL's business model is set up way better for paying rappers imo. they get more views because of less battles and the big name battles really stand out and make buzz. lets be real the 20th best URL battle is no where near as good as the 20th best GT/KOTD battle, but the worst URL battle is a million times better than the worst GT/KOTD battle.

    the URL league is just set up way better IMO. its more sustainable, for the long haul, it gets more promo for the battlers that battle there, and they get tons of views on every battle that they drop. they are a lot closer to being able to consistently pay battlers to appear than any other league
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  18. MyBallsYourChin

    MyBallsYourChin Active Member

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    That's what word in the Lou is.
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  19. qwerty100

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    I like that Other Side of The Wall track with Kap and Soul Khan

    3 bosses on that track, shits fire
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  20. qwerty100

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    dunno if its believable but hitman says in one of his tracks about the ars battle

    "9 minutes, 5 stacks, all of that off of battle rap"
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