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DDO's 2nd Grand Rap Battle (Video) tournament

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3/12/2012 1:46:27 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
Hello everyone, and welcome to the second grand debate.org Video Rap Battle Tournament! For those of you who weren't here for the first one, be prepared for a lot of fun! We will be using less people in this one, so it will add more complexity and competition to the tournament! (truthfully, this was all the people I managed to recruit lol).

Let's Introduce our current contestants!

First, the ever so sexy, TUF!

Next we have the master of all beats, MC Ren!

Let's not forget the beautiful, yet aggressive Lickdafoot!

Following her, we shall have our very own DDO presidential candidate, tyler90az!

Then be prepared for the passionate, lyrical, and very gorgeous StilletoStomper.

And last but definitely not least, the Grand MC of all MC's, Z-z-z-radi! (zaradi)

1. TUF
2. Ren
3. LDF
4. tyler90az
5.StilettoStomper
6. Zaradi

Also we have some very dedicated judges that have agreed to provide very fair, yet encouraging feedback that will help us decide the winner for the debate.

These judges are:

1. Danielle
2. MarquisX
3. Xerge

I would like to thank the three of you in advance for choosing to Judge this tournament for us!

Now on to how this tournament will be structured.

This will a double elimination tournament! This means you only lose is you drop two rounds! There are 3 judges that will help score the round to keep things fair.
Points on the debates will be irrelevant for this tournament, as the judges and there judging criteria will be the official word.
In order to win a round, you must have the majority of all judges vote for you.
If you have 2 judges that vote for you, and 1 that votes against, you have won by what is called "Split decision".
If you have 3 judges that vote for you, then you obviously win by something that is called "unanimous decision".

All Updates on winners and losers will be posted here on this forum.

Next let's move on to the judging criteria!

JUDGING CRITERIA:

Our Judges will vote on the following things:

1. Performance.
How well did this person perform? Did they put time and effort into their rap? Did they seem energetic, yet confident?

2. Lyrics.
Were the lyrics original? How was the quality of the rhymes put forth into this rap battle? Were the clever, witty, and well thought out? How creative did this person get?

3. Rhythm.
Was this fun to listen to? Was the beat and the sound of the music easy to follow along with? Overall was this a pleasant experience to listen to? Did the lyrics flow along with the beat?

These will be the questions the judge must answer when evaluating each individual round.

Next let's go on to the rules.

RULES:

1. Each rapper who instigates their debate should entitle it "R1 DDO Grand Rap Battle _____vs _____". Feel free to paraphrase if needed to fit into character length.

2. Each debate will be 4 rounds. R1 will be for acceptance. The rest of the rounds will contain a response rap video.

3. No hatin'. This is a rap battle, so dissing your opponent is the point. However, let's agree to a certain level of conduct. Nothing hateful, evil, or anti-human. Try to stay away from touchy issues like racial slurs, hate comments, or basically anything that may be construed for more than it was intended to be. Try to attempt to humiliate your opponent, but remember, this is just for fun, and the over all outcome for this tournament should be fun.

4. Videos should be no less than 1:30 seconds in length, and no more than 5 minutes in length. This helps so that video's aren't short boring and easy, nor will they drag on forever. Also feel free to post lyrics next to your video so the viewers can easily follow along. (not a requirement).

5. Failure to have fun in this tournament, will result in an instant and permanent banning from this tournament, and if innomen approves, DDO.
(JK of course).

Here are the pairings for Round 1! (If anyone still wishes to join, let me know, and if I can find another opponent for you, then we can get you started.)
PRO /CON

TUF VS REN

LDF VS STILETTOSTOMPER

ZARADI VS TYLER90AZ

Without Further ado, let's get this thing started!

And remember the winner of this tournament will receive 50 dollars via check, paypal, money order, or mail. Just a little side incentive for all the effort put in.

Good luck guys! Send out R1 Challenges ASAP! :)
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3/12/2012 2:24:03 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 3/12/2012 2:17:08 AM, Lickdafoot wrote:
lol @ our introductions.

Well, we have got to get the crowd excited somehow!
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3/12/2012 2:27:43 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 3/12/2012 2:24:03 AM, TUF wrote:
At 3/12/2012 2:17:08 AM, Lickdafoot wrote:
lol @ our introductions.

Well, we have got to get the crowd excited somehow!

xD fails.
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3/12/2012 12:42:21 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
Alright everyone, start working on those raps and get your challenges out!

Ren I will get mine out to you soon, just started writing it.
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3/12/2012 4:17:24 PM
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At 3/12/2012 2:27:43 AM, Zaradi wrote:
At 3/12/2012 2:24:03 AM, TUF wrote:
At 3/12/2012 2:17:08 AM, Lickdafoot wrote:
lol @ our introductions.

Well, we have got to get the crowd excited somehow!

xD fails.

Challenge sent....
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3/12/2012 5:58:13 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
round one is in for me
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3/12/2012 6:07:27 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 3/12/2012 2:17:08 AM, Lickdafoot wrote:
lol @ our introductions.

Did you send your challenge to stilleto yet?
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3/12/2012 6:15:29 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 3/12/2012 4:22:22 PM, Zaradi wrote:
Tyler vs. Zaradi

http://www.debate.org...

Forgot to make it four rounds
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3/12/2012 6:21:26 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 3/12/2012 6:15:29 PM, tyler90az wrote:
At 3/12/2012 4:22:22 PM, Zaradi wrote:
Tyler vs. Zaradi

http://www.debate.org...

Forgot to make it four rounds

eh it's alright for R1.
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3/12/2012 8:46:14 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
I will be an unofficial judge. My advanced hip hop knowledge will ensure that the proper decisions are being made. (Danielle will be a good judge of course.)
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3/12/2012 10:54:39 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
Has no one else started?
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3/13/2012 1:11:53 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 3/12/2012 10:54:39 PM, tyler90az wrote:
Has no one else started?

LDF already has her video ready, she just needs to challenge her opponent. I am trying to find video editing software to make mine look and sound better, but am having difficulties, as most things cost money and I wouldn't know how to use them anyway. I might just end up doing it the old fashion way. But my challenge to Ren will be up as soon as I finish responding to the 5 debate arguments I have due lol
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3/13/2012 1:20:05 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
http://www.debate.org...

i did a different one than the what i sent you, tuf. it didn't quite fit with a female competitor so i'm saving that one for later.

Oh, and i think Geo should be a judge too :)
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3/13/2012 1:27:27 AM
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At 3/13/2012 1:24:56 AM, BlackVoid wrote:
Oh forgot, you want video edit too. Well...not sure.

Blackvoid is secretly eminem
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"My name is max. I'm not a big fan of slacks"- Max rapping

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: At 11/12/2016 11:49:40 PM, Raisor wrote:
: thett was right
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3/13/2012 1:32:04 AM
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At 3/13/2012 1:29:55 AM, BlackVoid wrote:
Thett's 50 cent.

Actually I'm biggie smalls.

Thats right, back from the dead b1tch!
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"Don't quote me, ever." -Max

"My name is max. I'm not a big fan of slacks"- Max rapping

"Walmart should have the opportunity to bribe a politician to it's agenda" -Max

"Thett, you're really good at convincing people you're a decent person"-tulle

"You fit the character of Regina George quite nicely"- Sam

: At 11/12/2016 11:49:40 PM, Raisor wrote:
: thett was right
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3/13/2012 1:42:28 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
I don't have video... but...

Yo this is my rap
It's tight like cling wrap
And I sumthin something rap
To your other other wrap
So don't you go rappin
On my christmas-tree wrappin
And I've something rap rappin
But we're gonna get wrappin

... so much wasted talent
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3/13/2012 2:00:41 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
So apparently I am the only one who needs their video up. Bad conduct for the host it appears. I'll get my butt to work on this right now lol
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3/13/2012 3:40:59 AM
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Keep em coming guys!

Work on the audio/beats though. Either turn the beat up in the background or insert your a capella verses into Acid Express and overlay the beat.
"We must raise the standard of the Old, free, decentralized, and strictly limited Republic."
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3/13/2012 3:44:00 AM
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At 3/13/2012 3:40:59 AM, GeoLaureate8 wrote:
Keep em coming guys!

Work on the audio/beats though. Either turn the beat up in the background or insert your a capella verses into Acid Express and overlay the beat.

What did you use for your rhymes?
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3/13/2012 3:49:50 AM
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At 3/13/2012 3:40:59 AM, GeoLaureate8 wrote:
Keep em coming guys!

Work on the audio/beats though. Either turn the beat up in the background or insert your a capella verses into Acid Express and overlay the beat.

lol mine was the opposite. the track is too loud. guess i need a microphone headset :P

tuf i cant sleep >_<
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3/13/2012 3:54:42 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 3/13/2012 3:49:50 AM, Lickdafoot wrote:
At 3/13/2012 3:40:59 AM, GeoLaureate8 wrote:
Keep em coming guys!

Work on the audio/beats though. Either turn the beat up in the background or insert your a capella verses into Acid Express and overlay the beat.

lol mine was the opposite. the track is too loud. guess i need a microphone headset :P

tuf i cant sleep >_<

Yeah me neither. Which sucks because I have Criminal justice course in about 3 hours lol and I have been playing on DDO. Responding to my five million debates that I have accepted haha.

You should cuddle up with your cute little kittens. That will help you sleep.
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3/13/2012 3:57:37 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 3/13/2012 3:44:00 AM, TUF wrote:
At 3/13/2012 3:40:59 AM, GeoLaureate8 wrote:
Keep em coming guys!

Work on the audio/beats though. Either turn the beat up in the background or insert your a capella verses into Acid Express and overlay the beat.

What did you use for your rhymes?

For my first few, I simply had a Youtube instrumental playing in the background while I rapped over the beat and recorded with my cell phone.

In my later videos I recorded a capella and then inserted the audio into Acid Express and also added the Youtube-extracted mp3 into Acid Express and overlayed the two layers.
"We must raise the standard of the Old, free, decentralized, and strictly limited Republic."
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"The worst thing that can happen to a good cause is, not to be skillfully attacked, but to be ineptly defended."
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3/13/2012 3:59:27 AM
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At 3/13/2012 3:57:37 AM, GeoLaureate8 wrote:
At 3/13/2012 3:44:00 AM, TUF wrote:
At 3/13/2012 3:40:59 AM, GeoLaureate8 wrote:
Keep em coming guys!

Work on the audio/beats though. Either turn the beat up in the background or insert your a capella verses into Acid Express and overlay the beat.

What did you use for your rhymes?

For my first few, I simply had a Youtube instrumental playing in the background while I rapped over the beat and recorded with my cell phone.

In my later videos I recorded a capella and then inserted the audio into Acid Express and also added the Youtube-extracted mp3 into Acid Express and overlayed the two layers.

I am technologically retarded. lol I need to figure out how to do this.
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3/13/2012 4:01:27 AM
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At 3/13/2012 3:57:37 AM, GeoLaureate8 wrote:
For my first few, I simply had a Youtube instrumental playing in the background while I rapped over the beat and recorded with my cell phone.

In my later videos I recorded a capella and then inserted the audio into Acid Express and also added the Youtube-extracted mp3 into Acid Express and overlayed the two layers.

But I don't recommend that you guys record with a cell phone like I did. lol.
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3/13/2012 4:02:21 AM
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At 3/13/2012 3:54:42 AM, TUF wrote:
At 3/13/2012 3:49:50 AM, Lickdafoot wrote:
At 3/13/2012 3:40:59 AM, GeoLaureate8 wrote:
Keep em coming guys!

Work on the audio/beats though. Either turn the beat up in the background or insert your a capella verses into Acid Express and overlay the beat.

lol mine was the opposite. the track is too loud. guess i need a microphone headset :P

tuf i cant sleep >_<

Yeah me neither. Which sucks because I have Criminal justice course in about 3 hours lol and I have been playing on DDO. Responding to my five million debates that I have accepted haha.

You should cuddle up with your cute little kittens. That will help you sleep.

lol i only have 1 now. shes clawing into the blanket and staring at me, my moving around woke her up.

good luck with getting up on 3 hours of sleep. i've got about 5 till i have to go to work >_< guess that verbal slaying on z got me too pumped up haha
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