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Welcome to issue one of the new look RSTL mag. I hope to make it
entertaining enough for most people to look forward to reading week
in week out.The contents of the mag will include the usual weekly
match up news and the predictions of the up and coming matchs. Ive
added a couple more parts to the magazine, just to try and make it
fresh and bring a little something more to establish my mark on
writing them.These two new features include 'RSTL Profiles' &
'RSTL Viewer Rankings'. Basicly the RSTL Profiles are kind of an
elabaration on the interviews and gives you more background
information on the person thats getting interviewed creating a
short profile. The RSTL Viewer Ranking is thus, when it comes to
writing my mags I will look at the amount of times the match threads have
been viewed & the people involved with the match will receive them
as points, For example. If blah blah Vs blah blah 2 has 134 views
they each get 134 points. Now you might be asking yourself whats
the point of this and the answer is simply, its just a bit of fun
& who knows maybe it will encourage more activity with voting on each
of the battles & may result in peoples work been read more.
This weeks championship match saw the current champion Cereal Killer take on Lyricalpreist,
right from the start this match had me smiling with the 'cereal gets soggy in hell line' hah!
CK did what CK does and dropped a very nice piece with powerful imagery & a tight story.
LP came with a somewhat hit & miss verse, meaning some people loved it & some people didnt
seem overly keen but i think on the whole most people agreed that this was one of lyricals
tightest verses to date & to be honest its a shame he signed out of the league given the
recent run he has been on. get yourself signed back in fool. Anyway a nice match up here
despite Cereal making it look like a landslide at CK 2 LP -3.
This weeks contender match saw former champion Fairydance2000 take on the new kid on the block
Kuja. What was nice to see here was that both writers used the same picture as there topics.
Both came really nice here, with great storys and great imagery. Some people found Kujas
verse to be predictable & in the end Fairydances greater polished verse took this match at
FD 4 Kuja -4
Shadowwarrior Vs No Good had the making to be a fantastic match & I feel it would of been
except i think lack of time on No Good's part let it down. Dont get me wrong tho Warrior
dropped a very nice verse with very powerful imagery & even tho No Good didnt have enough
time he still dropped a quirky little piece which was still worth the read. Shadow took this
match at SW 4 NG -4
Riot Vs Cigma also had the making for a great match up but once again was marred by lack of time
not that i can blame Cigma tho, birthdays only come once a year , the little piece you did
write was defo worth a read tho a nice little teaser of what noi doubt would of been a killer
verse.Riots verse imo was very well written despite some people not been overly keen on it.
I for one found it a nice piece with a nice story, according to Tac Cigma wins 2 against -2
but I for one know that Riot got his votes in so may be a mistake.
Mrjdm Vs HeartCloaker Vs Theryecatcher. I came into this match expecting Mrjdm to take the win
& indeed I was right. Theryecatcher had an ok verse but didnt really have anys sort of impact.
Heartcloakers verse went down like a lead balloon & to be honest im not surprised, LP tryed something
like this before and it didnt work. They have both signed out of the league now so has me thinking
maybe the two are the same. Anyway Mrjdm won with a more complete verse. Mrjdm 1 against -1, -1
All in all not the best of weeks but not the worse, all this minus scores tho, GET FUCKING VOTING!
Match Of The Week
Fairydance2000 Vs Kuja
Romantic get away (Fairydance)
Along time ago in a small country place
I stayed in a cottage, how my heart it did race
All seemed so nice by the soft light of day,
Nestled in a pine wood. A romantic get away
Over 100 years old. Antiques all over
Open fire, your desire. Just you and your lover
By day we stroll around the grounds so green and so vast
Roots from the pine trees push up through the grass
Not a house or a person anywhere to be seen
Like a snap shot straight from the silver screen
Slowly the sun starts to drift out of sight
What was once so beautiful is now preparing for night
The tree tops have vanished completely from view
Shadows they cast are distorted as the moon light forces through
The open fire is crackling with the occasional roar
Cozy and safe we make love there on the floor
At this point I would like to point out that I didn’t drink booze
I didn’t do drugs, seen where that gets you; I won’t walk in those shoes
So nothing more than the lustful rush and the satisfied calm
We lay together in the certain trust. That I would know no harm
We check all around and locked everything tight
Then went off to bed and settled in for the night
About 3am I feel a cold hand on my head
Then holding my arms flat to the bed
Pressure was place on my chest where I lay
Pinned to the spot I can’t get away
The weight increases at a frightening rate
Unable to scream or retaliate
Cold breaths all over me steam like mist fill the room
I was growing cold with a knowing of our impending doom
A thud on our wall startled my man
He flew out of that bed and grabbed hold my hand
Reach for his knife that’s never far away
Still unable to move I stayed where I lay
The room just got colder, as I seemed to brake free
My man wasn’t a genius he had no Dr’s degree
In a heartbeat he had grabbed the torch and ran out the door
Leaving me and my shit alone here once more
The pressure in the room made my ears pop
Blood ran down my neck. Drop after drop`
I gather my senses prepare for flight or fight
I feel really dizzy something’s not right
I hear the car start I run though the trees
Tripping over the roots fall to my knees
Surrounded by shadows, I could hear their voice
Tell me I was now theirs, that I had no choice
Engulfed by the blackness that pulled me back to the room
Every things spinning filled with dread and gloom
I see my own body drench in my blood
Door slammed behind me with a tremendous thud
Startled and dazed, feeling quite a wreck
Looking down at the knife that stands erect in my neck
I was not alone trapped on this earthly plain.
Souls that had passed still linger and remain
We will not hurt you I hear them say.
We wanted to warn you to stay away.
This is not the place it was made out to be,
This is now your forever, your eternity.
Weeping Angel (Kuja)
'I promise to find you my love,
you are my souls desire
You give my life meaning
& warm my heart with fire..
Residing in my dreams,
in the place filled with trees
I need to find you..
You must help me please'
I stand at the edge of reason, the breeze all around
As the trees above me sway gently to a ghostly sound
My heart skips a beat as all my senses try and retreat
My mind screaming that theres no shame to admit defeat
I must remain calm, that letter was definitely my writing
But the fact I have no recollection is what I find frightening
Left before right, I enter the forest with all my might
& after a few minutes of walking, darkness devours my sight
I stand & stare, my senses alert, my mind sends warning
Isnt this just madness not to venture until morning..
Guided by the moonlight my legs take on a mind of there own
..For what feels like hours but never once feeling alone
Then I hear it, a melody of sweetness, there in the distance
All my anxiety diffusing breaching my walls of resistance
I listen, taking in my surroundings the moonlight glistens
& the excitement inside me rises as my breathing quickens
I start to run, in the sweet melody my mind takes solace
My whole body unwillingly loses control like a broken promise
I must locate the musics source, my legs will survive
As each step closer I get my whole body feels alive
The trees seem to close in as if to control my pace
Forcing me to make haste as each branch lasarates my face
Until at last my body halts reaching the end of my flight
For in the centre of the darkness, shines a suffering light
A thousand thoughts trying to force logic, my mind retorts
All else remains oblivous to my eyes, except the source
I have arrived, one fragment of me remains trying to sway me
Urging me to turn around and run, this is fucking crazy
But my will power fails, im a prisoner to my own curiousity
Dispite my feelings deep down inside creating animosity
The melody halts, the light is fading theres no mistake
As the once white light shimmers, wait, its taking shape
The last of the light bends & swirls, whats it creating?
Amougst the silence all alone I hear my heart pulsating
A sudden flash of light erupts, lasting only mere seconds
Now out of nowhere there stands a woman who beakons
A woman of beauty & elegance, a woman of pure devine
Such beutiful eyes, a woman who could steal the suns shine
In a trance my body heads towards her, abandening choice
Longing to hold her up close, longing to hear her voice
I wrap my arms around her in embrace, I try to kiss her
She turns her mouth towards my ear & starts to whisper
'Im sorry my child, you heard my call, ill make this fast
For I am no ones, but enslaved here to perform my task'
Everything turns cold, her words invoked my loathing
For this angel turned out to be a wolf in sheeps clothing
I fall to my knees, all life draining, every orrafice bleeding
Such trickery brought me here to remain forever sleeping
But now my mind becomes clear, now this evil forest can sleep
Until feeding time arrives again, now im the angel that weeps
The most complete match of the week and therefore the match of the week
No Shows No Showed this week
Current Champion 7-2
Years Been Active: 9
Number of RSTL Titles: 2
Nickname/Alias: Jonny Knows Candy / Harvest
Welcome to the 1st Edition of the RSTL PROFILES, this weeks edition im proud to present Cereal Killer our current champion, way to start this off
with a bang
So how does it feel to be the current champion?
It's excellent being champ right now though saying
that i'm going to keep on my grind and not ease off
because there is a lot of talent in the league right now..
With no disrespect to anyone but who do you see as an up
& coming threat to your crown? (if anyone at all)
My boy cigma if he gets the time to write it is going to be
real close.. But this weeks match will be very interesting..
What inspires you when you sit down & write?
The news, most of the time to deal with my disgust from the
events that are regularly going on in society i have to vent..
That's why most of my verse are dark.. Last weeks verse was to
prove to myself i hadn't lost my innocent side.. Which i needed to do
How do you feel the RSTL is progressing at the moment
obviously bearing in mind you were here at the height
of the leagues success?
Yeh look the league is a place to get what evers on your chest
off and it's always been like that.. Text leagues are basicly
dead in the way of activity because all the vets who where writing
in the glory days have moved on to audio or have families to look
after now.. As far as how its run its cool, things get done and tac
n shadow handle take their roll seriously so props to them..
If you could choose 3 old heads to return, who would
you choose & why?
Straight up Anaphora the most under rated writer to ever
grace the internet, he was that good i felt bad when i
would take a win off him.. Ana was so smooth and subtle
with his metaphors that even with a huge attendance people
where still looking over his piece and missing the point..
Next Atheist another smooth writer but he never seemed to
hang around long.. The thing with atheist he portrays wonderful
pictures very similar to cigma so if i could see them go head
to head it would be amazing.. last but not least my boy infinite truth..
He comes and goes when he gets writers block to flush out thoughts
but he could beat anyone at anytime and most people know it..
So i would want him to come back just to slap a few scalps
like damn did he just write that..
Its looking like Fairydance will be your next match up,
Is there anything you would like to say to her or about
OK so people if you dont know fairydance is my mum..
Lol so if she beats me merciless its because i got my talent
from her.. So good luck mum and i love you..
Easy riddle here for you, 'When is a door, not a door'?
When its ajar - hopefully of kush but either way ill still smoke it..
Do you find listening to music can help you write better?
Yeh i listen to classical music somtimes when my head is sooo stressed out..
Occasionally i'll chuck on an instrumental and use it as an audio latter..
If someone out there wanted to catch your attension
whats the best thing you look for in a verse?
Story straight up.. If you have an original concept with
a big revelation that i wouldn't have come up with then
you will always grab my attention..
& last but not least at the moment you seem to be going
from strength to strength, is there still loads more to
come from your future verses?
Yeh man thanks im on fire right now this week im thinking
of something different that i just came up with while i was
driving and listening to the radio so i hope you like.. And
yeh i will be around for awhile even if i do get knocked from my throne..
That you for giving me your time for this interview any shoutouts?
yeh i'll shout outs to my crew Joint Custody we are currently working a mixtape
which should be up in the next month or so.. Pz
Mrjdm998 - "CK's work pretty much speaks for itself.
Whether it's the clever rhyme schmes which don't take
away from the verse or the actual story itself which
is always origional and creative."
ShadowWarriorfs - He is a solid writer, Well diverse
and most of all creative. He has all the mechanics a
good writer has but he is consistent about it and that
is what makes him great
Lyricalpreist - This guy is a Beast with Text. Last week
in the RSTL, he slayed me, and i don't take kindly to defeat.
He has such a consistent structure and quality with his story's
here in the RSTL before i read his verse's i take a moment to
admire the portrait the words form, if u read his text you would
agree.. all his material is pretty cleanly delivered presented
and accomplished. He has the ability to adapt, and that is what
i find most unique about him. He definitely deserves to be champ.
what I would be interested in is, who are his inspiration's, who
he takes seriously in the league, and what he think's about
my material as well ..
oh' and what's in his i-pod or cd player @ the moment! haha.
Fairydance2000 - I have read heaps of his work and find that
he has the ability to take what starts out to be a run of the
mill story and then put a amazing twist to it and makes it his.
His stories are well researched and accurate.
He uses thick rhymes and intense wording. He is a powerful
writer with a wonderful use of the English language. I enjoy
reading most of his work, though some of it is a little beyond
my grasp at times. But always very creative! A gifted writer,
with a talent that seems to grow and grow.
Last Three Verses
Thank You To Everyone For There Imput & Thank You To Cereal Killer for making this possiable
Viewers Rankings !
Remember This Is Just For Fun
Cereal Killer - 132
Lyricalpreist - 132
Fairydance2000 - 104
Kuja - 104
Heart Cloaker - 74
Mrjdm998 - 74
TheRyeCatcher - 74
nO gOoD! - 59
ShadowWarriorfs - 59
Cigma - 53
Riot - 53
Right Running outta time this week so if your names in bold i think you will win
Cereal Killer Vs Fairdance2000
ShadowWarriorfs Vs Riot
Mrjdm998 Vs Kuja
Cigma Vs TheRyeCatcher
Sans Pareil Vs IAmBent
Well thats it for the first issue of my mag, I hope it was up to standard, it
took me a good few hours ta write up but im glad i did, right, I need to know
who would be available for RSTL PROFILES issue 2, thanks.
Editor & Publisher: TEXT !
Good mag but i'm confident Riot can't beat his own dick, let alone a powerhouse like me
Wow fantastic mag and a very insightful interview with CK, plus the candy was oh so sweeet...
This is Legit!
You must have studied some journalism. Props for the work you put in. Quality.
For the Record I thought Rye Catcher had the top verse out of their threeway. I was in the midst of dropping my tardy ass vote when thread closed.
His approach and format was fresh and new also the narration. I dug it he killed his topic.
wow holy shit awesome mag..
the complete thing was top notch..
who are his inspiration's..
I strive to be the Chan-Wook Park of hip hop..
who he takes seriously in the league..
Dude each and every opponent, i will give my all regardless on who im facing..
and what he think's about my material as well..
Man you killed it last week and i think you've improved hugely since that verse with every pic in it like heartclocker did this week.. Your going in leaps and bounds getting more creative and deeper.. So keep at it even if your not writing on here..
oh' and what's in his i-pod or cd player @ the moment! haha.
Lupe - lazers
Talib Kweli - Gutter Rainbows
Kid Cuddi - Man on the moon 2
Marilyn Manson - Holy Wood (im never to far from this one)
Just the tracks i've recorded myself..
Calling my shot...
I'm gonna go 4-0 here too man. The month of Dominance!
Didn't see a sign in thread. Sign me in.
loved the mag brilliant job
How many more times is CK going to be interviewed before an interview is done on a less popular person who has never been interviewed ? This is a rhetorical question.
Good man, but I would offer critiques somewhere in the mag. It's all praise and that's not good. Honesty is respect.
^ get yourself signed back into the league, need writers like you coup. & yea the mags will get better, was only the first issue. no one has come forward yet for this weeks RSTL profiles.
I'll be making a return once a few things are in order...then I'll be dropping stuff like the first few drops I made here a few months ago. Cant wait.
Oh, don't get me wrong, I honestly thought you took the mag and made it special and unique to your personality. I'm not sure if you are comfortable offering any negative things about a writers ability so that's OK if you don't. Critiques are difficult to do without coming across as a douche bag.
But yeah, no offence to my boy CK. I like the dude, I like all his music and I think he is correct in the C. spot too. Good job CK>
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