Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|SHOW and MADK Present Brainstorm 2 Emcee Battle of the Year|
Director: William Lemke
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Documentary
This 90 minute DVD documentary, produced by The SHOW and MADK is the premier emcee battle with top-notch competition and organization. 64 contestants dueled in a head-to-head single-elimination free-style tournament that a... more »
THIS is how it should be done!
Dr. Death | Nyc | 09/10/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Wow...before the goofy suburban skaters and backpacker battlers got shine (hence Okwerdz,Bo-Rat)...before, when you needed your own unique sound and not just delivering gay joke punchlines (hence Jin,Ron Noodles,Pimp Yo Mama)....There was this thing called battle emceeing,,,,which was something sacred that allowed an emcee to showcase his originality and rhyme pattern to the masses....without confiding solely on spitting homoesexual/apparel jokes about the opponent....And this is what you get here in Brainstorm 2!! I was kinda down with the expectations of this DVD when i had seen some goofy internet kid on the Scribble Jam forum saying BS 2 was horrendous compared to BS 3.....But it's apparent the kid is most likely a newbie to the whole battle vibe and thinks all battles should be conducted in the 8mile fashion. (jokes,jokes, and more jokes)...This isn't Def Comedy Jam (hence Hostyle, Swann).. NO NO NO, what you get here is young bucks at their prime ripping each others' throats to advance rounds!........Where do i even start?...Uh huh, the contestants all actually look and are dressed Hip-Hop...(Sage,Mac Lethal,Ant can shove their dorky lil fan base up their wazoo,,,,you come to a Hip Hop event you come correct or don't come at all! Keep your Tony Hawk apparel in the skater park!..You can easily get rushed here battling in a pair of 88 Avias and 10 yr old tight-fit denims)...Hell yeah Presence was serving cats like the Terminator with a detonator inside their [...]!...Icon the Mic King (the same dood who punched out Copywrite in SJ 10) aswell did a impeccable job with his rapid-fire cadence and his excellent form of interacting with the crowd as he slayed the Clucks!(Great movement on his behalf and agility!) The matches were WAY better set up than BrainStorm 3..Even the subpar contestants were HUNGRY as all hell with their verbal assaults ( though the only flaw of this DVD, is 90% of the kids rhyming on here obviously spit writtens )...I can't complain though.......Brainstorm 2 provides quality..BS 3 contains a more advanced soundscape and presentation...Buy both..but this one is my pick of which of the 2 is better..Sorta brings a tear to my eye...One day i hope they judge battles on rhyme-scheme,witt,appearance, and punchlines again like they did here & in the golden age of battling,,,,,Bring back Juice and Craig G!!! hehe.......Cop this...Nuff said.."