Billy Jam says:
"You've been served" could well have been the title of one of the highlights of last Friday afternoon's WFMU remote broadcast from the Knitting Factory. DoseOne (rock band Subtle's main man, Anticon co-founder, and longtime battle rapper) did an on-the-spot freestyle followed by an impromptu rap battle with two other MC guests in the downtown Manhattan club, NYC's Bisc-1 and Broke MC.
All involved were good sports, and DoseOne (left) (whose battling days date back to the mid-nineties when he would take on the likes of a then unknown Eminem at the Scribble Jam in Ohio) was the clear winner as he served both NYC emcees (my opinion). In fact, DoseOne was so superior that he took on both opponents at once. And not only that, but he remained seated the entire time he (lyrically) demolished both Bisc-1 and Broke MC.
If you didn't hear the battle live, check it out in the WFMU archives ( real audio | MP3 ), and you be the judge. Post your views on the battle and how you think it went in the "comments" below. Meanwhile, check out DoseOne's interview and freestyle ( real audio | MP3 ), and the rest of the remote broadcast out of the Knitting Factory last Friday (a first one done through a laptop - thanks Ken and Bill Bowen). Other highlights included Clay Pigeon (right, from The Dusty Show) outside doing some great man-on-the-street interviews.