I'm try'na see this whole card!
For me, the battle of the night is Calicoe vs. Chess. But first:
Ave vs. Danny Myers
I like Danny Meyer's dedication and competitiveness for battle rap. On the other hand, I've slept on Ave. This battle gives me a reason to watch Ave in his entirety and more of what I expect from Danny.
Charlie Clips vs. Lu Castro
A curious match-up. It's been about a year since Lu Castro started warming up in battle rap, so I'm interested to see why the veteran and accomplished Clips ("Wild 'n Out") singled him out for a battle.
Tsu Surf vs. Cortez
I really liked the soundbite of some track I heard from Cortez during his promo of this battle. Otherwise, Cortez is hit-or-miss for me as a battle rapper. Like I said for "Smack Vol. 9," I like Surf's energy. What I didn't say is his screaming voice -- like the emcee I mentioned in that post -- sounds like screeching tires. But this match-up is a long-standing grudge match worth watching.
Calicoe vs. Chess
For me, Calicoe vs. Chess is the match of the night. It's also the only face-off I watched in its entirety. This week Smack announced the suspension of Twork, who I previously described as "now-sluggish." Calicoe is currently my favorite battle rapper, but his face-off was goofy as hell. Hopefully, he won't be against the even-younger veteran Chess.
Any Given Sunday 2 is tonight at 5 p.m. (ET) in Atlanta.
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A battle rap review of the URL's Any Given Sunday 2 card
Jubalyn ExWilliams lives in Pennsylvania (United States). You can find dozens of her reviews, including the one on Any Given Sunday 2, at landturn.com/reviews.
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