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A Basic Guide To Text Battling by ojoawo(m): 2:01pm On Jan 02, 2013
This will be a quick guide to writing creatively as i know it. Any quoted lines are my personal material unless cited otherwise, however, I may have taken some concepts from other emcees to provide the BEST example i could...therefore, i do not take credit for all inventing all concepts shown. DO NOT TAKE THE EXAMPLES OFFERED. Instead, use them as a guide to write your own.

Lets start with some basic terminology.
CHAPTER 1: COMMON TERMINOLOGY

Punches: A diss to your opponent...any rhyming statement used to put down or belittle your opponent.

Personals: A punch that is tailored directly to
your opponent...this punch would not work (or not be as effective) against anyone but the emcee its directed at.

Multies: Rhyming more than one sylablle in a
bar.
Example...
without multies:
im sicker than flus...your guna get smacked
and even if i leave...i will be right back

with multies:
i have abominable spits, punches leave you
crawlin and shit
your all up in this...but male or female we still call you a bitch

Knockout: On most sites, this is winning a
battle 3 votes to 0 votes.

TKO: The same, only 4 votes to 1 vote.

D/R: Unfair, biased voting.

Biting: Stealing material from other emcees.
....the rest you should be able to pick up along
the way.


CHAPTER 2: WORDPLAY
Wordplay: Clever and witty sayings that allow you to get your meaning across in an original, creative, dopeasfuckinshit way.

Using:
Metaphors: Likening your opponent or yourself to something not usually associated with the topic...WITHOUT using like or as! example:

"I'm a beast."

^obviously the person speaking is not actually a beast. Yet this very basic metaphor portrays an image of ferociousness unmatched in the average human.

"Your verses are shit."
^a very very basic, played metaphor...of course, the persons verses aren't really shit...but it infer's that that is the type of quality they have.

Similie: A type of metaphor more commonly used...this is WITH using like or as.
"Syko's like Alaska, nobody thinks he should βε̲ a part of U.S.!!"
The emcee being dissed (Syko) is part of a crew called "U.S.".
In this bar (Syko) is being compared to Alaska because, according to the emcee writing the bar, no one thinks Alaska should be a part of the United States...this relates to Syko because no one thinks he should be a part of US...the crew.

Synynom: This is the rappers best friend...Synynoms are words with double meanings...you can use both meanings Ƭõ̸̳͡ phrase a creative punch.

"Promatic got upset and smashed his mics
together...he STILL couldnt get any feedback!"
-this is using the synyno (feedback)...feedback
means constructive criticism on a written piece...however when you put two mics close together, you get a different kind of feedback...This bar is inferring that the emcee is indeed sooooo wack...not even putting mics together will get him "Feedback"

Wordsmithing: This is a more complex form of wordplay...its combining words into different words through similar sounds.
"hoped his punches would land "cleanly"...but they came off soap-layed out!"
This punch combines soap and layed...to make "so played"...it also uses the fact that "clean" is associated with soap. In this sense, its dissing him on several levels.

1. His punches are so played out.
2. He is stupid enough to believe he should use
"soap" for his punches to land "cleanly"

Common Phrases Flip: This is a personal favourite of mine...taking a commonly said phrase, and creatively flipping it to diss your opponent.

"Seems he doesnt know whats good for him....is sorta shitty for me."

-that punch is taking the saying "he doesn't
know whats good for him" and flipping it to say "his good stuff is my bad stuff" this unexpected turn results in a creative punchline.

And...last but not least

The Combination: Using several instances of
wordplay in a single bar.

"so he has no choice but to bow to da feet...like standin on the front of a boat!"
this is using wordsmithing "da feet/defeat"
synynom "bow as in a deep nod/bow the front part of the boat" and similie "like standing on the front of a boat"...often punches like this will go over an unexperianed head...so use with caution.

CHAPTER 3: QUICK TIPS
To close this little tutorial off, i'd like to drop a few battling tips.

1. Write to your audiance...do not drop streeeetttched bars on a site that favours concise bars...and vice versa.

2. Don't battle at a site renowned for CDR (chronic dick ride) this is a frustrating, fruitless experiance.

3. Battle the best emcees that you have a
chance with!

4. DO NOT DISREGARD SET-UP LINES!!! I can't stress that enough, make sure your set-up is a mini punch or a dope multi scheme...or
introduces to concept of a complex punch.

5. Write to your level...don't try to use
combination wordplay after a month of writing, you'll never think of anything...start basic but creative...and work your way up.

6. The Golden Rule of text battles: DONT BITE!
this doesn't help you in any way...you WILL
NOT ELEVATE IF YOU BITE!!!

In conclusion, know that this guide is the not
the beginning and ending of wordplay by any means...this is a creative endevaour, so every bar should be unique...don't try to fit your bars into any type of mold!

Above all, have fun...don't let the pressure to
elevate or stack up 110 wins get in your head...this is for fun! remember that.

May your imagery be vivid, your flow fluent
and your wordplay bannanas!

Original piece by DOE MEMBA
Re: A Basic Guide To Text Battling by ojoawo(m): 2:03pm On Jan 02, 2013
NL ϑøπ change a lot Fø̲̣̣я̅ the text,
naughty lady-B.itch
S.hit-poo

And so on
Re: A Basic Guide To Text Battling by mikuz(m): 2:11pm On Jan 02, 2013
Just great!
Re: A Basic Guide To Text Battling by ojoawo(m): 2:18pm On Jan 02, 2013
mikuz: Just great!


Thanksss bo$$$..... U̶̲̥̅̊ can make it stickyy stickyy ***winksss***
Re: A Basic Guide To Text Battling by Dhany110: 10:45am On Jan 04, 2013
ojoawo: This will be a quick guide to writing creatively as i know it. Any quoted lines are my personal material unless cited otherwise, however, I may have taken some concepts from other emcees to provide the BEST example i could...therefore, i do not take credit for all inventing all concepts shown. DO NOT TAKE THE EXAMPLES OFFERED. Instead, use them as a guide to write your own.

Lets start with some basic terminology.
CHAPTER 1: COMMON TERMINOLOGY

Punches: A diss to your opponent...any rhyming statement used to put down or belittle your opponent.

Personals: A punch that is tailored directly to
your opponent...this punch would not work (or not be as effective) against anyone but the emcee its directed at.

Multies: Rhyming more than one sylablle in a
bar.
Example...
without multies:
im sicker than flus...your guna get smacked
and even if i leave...i will be right back

with multies:
i have abominable spits, punches leave you
crawlin and shit
your all up in this...but male or female we still call you a bitch

Knockout: On most sites, this is winning a
battle 3 votes to 0 votes.

TKO: The same, only 4 votes to 1 vote.

D/R: Unfair, biased voting.

Biting: Stealing material from other emcees.
....the rest you should be able to pick up along
the way.


CHAPTER 2: WORDPLAY
Wordplay: Clever and witty sayings that allow you to get your meaning across in an original, creative, dopeasfuckinshit way.

Using:
Metaphors: Likening your opponent or yourself to something not usually associated with the topic...WITHOUT using like or as! example:

"I'm a beast."

^obviously the person speaking is not actually a beast. Yet this very basic metaphor portrays an image of ferociousness unmatched in the average human.

"Your verses are shit."
^a very very basic, played metaphor...of course, the persons verses aren't really shit...but it infer's that that is the type of quality they have.

Similie: A type of metaphor more commonly used...this is WITH using like or as.
"Syko's like Alaska, nobody thinks he should βε̲ a part of U.S.!!"
The emcee being dissed (Syko) is part of a crew called "U.S.".
In this bar (Syko) is being compared to Alaska because, according to the emcee writing the bar, no one thinks Alaska should be a part of the United States...this relates to Syko because no one thinks he should be a part of US...the crew.

Synynom: This is the rappers best friend...Synynoms are words with double meanings...you can use both meanings Ƭõ̸̳͡ phrase a creative punch.

"Promatic got upset and smashed his mics
together...he STILL couldnt get any feedback!"
-this is using the synyno (feedback)...feedback
means constructive criticism on a written piece...however when you put two mics close together, you get a different kind of feedback...This bar is inferring that the emcee is indeed sooooo wack...not even putting mics together will get him "Feedback"

Wordsmithing: This is a more complex form of wordplay...its combining words into different words through similar sounds.
"hoped his punches would land "cleanly"...but they came off soap-layed out!"
This punch combines soap and layed...to make "so played"...it also uses the fact that "clean" is associated with soap. In this sense, its dissing him on several levels.

1. His punches are so played out.
2. He is stupid enough to believe he should use
"soap" for his punches to land "cleanly"

Common Phrases Flip: This is a personal favourite of mine...taking a commonly said phrase, and creatively flipping it to diss your opponent.

"Seems he doesnt know whats good for him....is sorta shitty for me."

-that punch is taking the saying "he doesn't
know whats good for him" and flipping it to say "his good stuff is my bad stuff" this unexpected turn results in a creative punchline.

And...last but not least

The Combination: Using several instances of
wordplay in a single bar.

"so he has no choice but to bow to da feet...like standin on the front of a boat!"
this is using wordsmithing "da feet/defeat"
synynom "bow as in a deep nod/bow the front part of the boat" and similie "like standing on the front of a boat"...often punches like this will go over an unexperianed head...so use with caution.

CHAPTER 3: QUICK TIPS
To close this little tutorial off, i'd like to drop a few battling tips.

1. Write to your audiance...do not drop streeeetttched bars on a site that favours concise bars...and vice versa.

2. Don't battle at a site renowned for CDR (chronic dick ride) this is a frustrating, fruitless experiance.

3. Battle the best emcees that you have a
chance with!

4. DO NOT DISREGARD SET-UP LINES!!! I can't stress that enough, make sure your set-up is a mini punch or a dope multi scheme...or
introduces to concept of a complex punch.

5. Write to your level...don't try to use
combination wordplay after a month of writing, you'll never think of anything...start basic but creative...and work your way up.

6. The Golden Rule of text battles: DONT BITE!
this doesn't help you in any way...you WILL
NOT ELEVATE IF YOU BITE!!!

In conclusion, know that this guide is the not
the beginning and ending of wordplay by any means...this is a creative endevaour, so every bar should be unique...don't try to fit your bars into any type of mold!

Above all, have fun...don't let the pressure to
elevate or stack up 110 wins get in your head...this is for fun! remember that.

May your imagery be vivid, your flow fluent
and your wordplay bannanas!

Original piece by DOE MEMBA


you know all this and you still suck

like the verse you used in your first battle against TIMBUS

Am the illest on Earth, your skills inert,my lyrical ability killing Ʊr verse//
Stinging like pests, Lay still in the dirts, Am bout to take this team bus (timbus) in reverse//

Am not discreet, kay is bringin the heat like the Dopes of Miami//....(miami heat)
but agreed no personals, wud av eaten you alive-Idi Amin//

I reveal the lionel in me, but still no MERCY(messi) //
Even if Good music was on replay, your Lamboghini still is messy//

My lyrical ability ancient, its a FIRST, want to battle" join the queue and b patient (PATIENCE)//
I'll with honor, dismember u DAMES, Am d surgeon, u d patients//

I split opponents for the RED (blood) with bars like am moses of ISREAL//
Niccas step back, enjoy my rhymes sipping 7UP and agree the difference is clear//

KAY is showin the clues(KLUZ), anyone who beefs berra look forward to heaven//
Battle me and get your temple leaking like revelations of Ezekiel 47//

I got flow-sick, don't need a lowkey, grow a d*ck, wrong picked team (Tim)//
Understand, I meant biz, I planned to slam nd box tim till a CAT scan can't read a thing//

This is soft as sperm nd cream cheese with a can of feed milk crammed between tits//
Buh cleaned the beef on the meat but please understand I aint the man to beef with//

#Word


you just a wackie........ ama floor you even right here
Re: A Basic Guide To Text Battling by ojoawo(m): 10:58am On Jan 04, 2013
Dhany110:


you know all this and you still suck

like the verse you used in your first battle against TIMBUS

Am the illest on Earth, your skills inert,my lyrical ability killing Ʊr verse//
Stinging like pests, Lay still in the dirts, Am bout to take this team bus (timbus) in reverse//

Am not discreet, kay is bringin the heat like the Dopes of Miami//....(miami heat)
but agreed no personals, wud av eaten you alive-Idi Amin//

I reveal the lionel in me, but still no MERCY(messi) //
Even if Good music was on replay, your Lamboghini still is messy//

My lyrical ability ancient, its a FIRST, want to battle" join the queue and b patient (PATIENCE)//
I'll with honor, dismember u DAMES, Am d surgeon, u d patients//

I split opponents for the RED (blood) with bars like am moses of ISREAL//
Niccas step back, enjoy my rhymes sipping 7UP and agree the difference is clear//

KAY is showin the clues(KLUZ), anyone who beefs berra look forward to heaven//
Battle me and get your temple leaking like revelations of Ezekiel 47//

I got flow-sick, don't need a lowkey, grow a d*ck, wrong picked team (Tim)//
Understand, I meant biz, I planned to slam nd box tim till a CAT scan can't read a thing//

This is soft as sperm nd cream cheese with a can of feed milk crammed between tits//
Buh cleaned the beef on the meat but please understand I aint the man to beef with//

#Word


you just a wackie........ ama floor you even right here

Baby bitchh, if you got a problem with me, take a ride and GO TO HELL
Re: A Basic Guide To Text Battling by sleakid(m): 11:34am On Jan 04, 2013
Lolz diz is getting out of hands...
Now i think it calls for an official battle between OJOAWO VS DHANY.. No opting out please except someone is scared...
Re: A Basic Guide To Text Battling by Dhany110: 11:37am On Jan 04, 2013
sleakid: Lolz diz is getting out of hands...
Now i think it calls for an official battle between OJOAWO VS DHANY.. No opting out please except someone is scared...

yeah except SOMEONE's scared
Re: A Basic Guide To Text Battling by sleakid(m): 1:37pm On Jan 04, 2013
Aite ima just go ahead and pop the thread...
Tiz gon OJOAWO's first nl battle anyways.. Yo dhany, let see how it goes..
Re: A Basic Guide To Text Battling by sleakid(m): 1:49pm On Jan 04, 2013
Re: A Basic Guide To Text Battling by ZLUK(f): 8:16pm On Jan 13, 2013
Impressive write up

Hmmmmm
Re: A Basic Guide To Text Battling by ojoawo(m): 10:30am On Jan 14, 2013
ZLUK: Impressive write up

Hmmmmm

Thanks Zluk... A̶̲̥̅♏ still the same nicca U̶̲̥̅̊ used Ƭõ̸̳͡ know Oº°˚˚˚°º
Re: A Basic Guide To Text Battling by dj5naira(m): 12:20pm On Jan 14, 2013
dj5naira:
I reveal the Lionel in me/ but show no Mercy/ when im splittin' vocal cords/
Dhany110:
I reveal the lionel in me, but still no MERCY(messi) //

That's my line!
Re: A Basic Guide To Text Battling by ojoawo(m): 12:40pm On Jan 14, 2013
dj5naira:

That's my line!

GET A LIFE dicckhead... How hard was that to βε̲ thought off??

And u were sensible enough you wud av seen it was used to lead into the next lines bout the HIT SONG from GOOD MUSIC - MERCY

Imagine, who can't think of LIONEL-MERCY.. Tscheew
Re: A Basic Guide To Text Battling by dj5naira(m): 1:01pm On Jan 14, 2013
ojoawo:

GET A LIFE

I have oNe.
Re: A Basic Guide To Text Battling by APOKA(m): 10:23am On May 16, 2013
Cowards
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