RapMusic.com Welcomes You to the 2013 GRB After 5 long years of waiting, the most reputable online format for Battle Rap has returned. This year’s GRB Tournament is 48 emcees deep and features an assemblage of familiar names and newcomers. Competing for over $1700, thanks to generous sponsorships of our board-members, that number will dwindle until only one rapper is crowned GRB Champion. The format is unusual for those who have not experienced it before. Unlike Live Battling, our participants have only 1 week to research their opponents and write their verses. They are also obligated to record their battle in that time, on beat, and present it before the deadline. If you’ve ever heard Eminem diss Everlast or Joe Budden diss G-Unit, you have an idea of what you are about to listen to. Tomorrow, Monday 7/29/13, individual threads will be posted to a GRB forum on our website. Rappers will be able to review the rules and check in, but no other commenting will be permitted by voters or fans until after the Official Voting Link goes up. Their deadline is approximately 1 week from the individual battle’s post-date. We will lose half of our contestants later this week. Ties are VERY RARE in the first round. This is where we separate the warriors from the wannabes. Bring your thickest skin, your illest bars, and don't half-ass in the studio. ROUND 1: PREDICTION THREAD BELOW Comment below to root for your favorites and select who you think is going to win each battle. The structure of the tournament is mostly Randomized, with a small selection of “Beef Matches”. Anyone who has been in a Beef Match will be put into the Randomizer for all future rounds, to avoid cherry-picking. Battles may be judged on the following criteria: Delivery, Flow-on-beat, Lyrics, and Listen-ability. While the instrumental or quality should not be considered the fault of the emcee, they can affect a song's listen-ability. Be sure that fans will be able to get through your track, beginning to end, without cringing. Ladies & Gentleman, your Round 1 Battle Card: RapMusic.com GRB 2013 - ROUND 1 RANDOMIZEDRibo Nuke vs. Free Lynx Con.Found.Dead vs. Duane Jackson Shitty Bang Bang vs. Fraze SiegeSupreme vs. Spoonful Pace vs. Alberto Aziz Montgomery Kraylen vs. xMetasiNx RMCJoey vs. Eric Sanchez niboswald vs. Sugabezy Blackanese vs. MC Propaganda ENGengENG vs. Triasis Reflexx vs. Taiyamo Denku Walt Dissme vs. Noodles Webz_Creationz vs. Buzzooka Joe Craig Ehlo vs. GarciaVega Warbux vs. TraGiC Syko Solja vs. IvoryTheFam Punches vs. SpyderMurphy10 Killa B Kilt vs. Past-One BlackJesus vs. Windtalka Hitman J vs. KooL La!d Jack McCrack vs. The_K3 Nahmed vs. Sage BEEF MATCHESIt’s Papi vs. DefknotEmo Bonnie B vs. DZK Good Luck to those who need it / Happy Hunting to those who don't.