King Of The Dot aka KOTD is a Canadian based rap battle league that has hosted some of the top tier American rappers from the Ultimate Rap League, GrindTime and Ultimate Warrior leagues.
This battle is between Math Hoffa who is definitely a top-tier battle rapper (Top 5) from Brooklyn, New York and Pat Stay who hails from Nova Scotia!
Hailing from Nova Scotia, Pat Stay has earned his placement as one of King of the Dot’s top battlers.
As one of the self-proclaimed progenitors of the written battling era, Pat got his start in the Element’s League, tearing through completion with ease, proving he was one of the best around.
With the inception of King of the Dot, written battles became much more popularized throughout Canada, allowing for many more participants than before.
Seeing his chance to expand his fan base and showcase his abilities, Pat Stay got back into the ring against his first KOTD opponent, Bartone.
Riding the success of his first battle, Pat has since gained the clout to command much bigger names, often taking on some of the best from other leagues, such as The Saurus, Arsonal, Head Ice and Marvwon.
One of his best known battles, against long time friend Hollohan, catapulted Pat into the spotlight, showing he was able to hang with the best and was not to be trifled with. Making another Blackout appearance, Pat takes on American Math Hoffa in what was one of the best battles of the event.
When discussing the New York City battle scene, if Math Hoffa isn’t the first name to be mentioned, he isn’t far behind it.
One of the most iconic figures in the circuit today, Math has been around since the Smack DVD era, and came out of the gates swinging.
With early on camera battles against legends such as Iron Solomon, Nems, and T-Rex, Math began his battle career going against some of the best in the world.
Since then, Hoffa has been on a war path, squaring off against the likes of Aye Verb, Arsonal, and Marvwon.
A veritable giant in the scene, the Brooklyn native has been in the ring with the best, and more often than not, emerges victorious from his bouts.
Known for his intimidating stage presence, commanding delivery and deadly ability to break down his opponents with hard-hitting punchlines and bars, Math has proven time and time again that he is no slouch.
Making his first trip north of the border to battle in King of the Dot, Math Hoffa takes on arguably the best that Canada has to offer in Pat Stay.
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Battle rapping, which can be freestyled, is the competition between two or more rappers in front of an audience. The tradition of insulting one’s friends or acquaintances in rhyme goes back to the dozens, and was portrayed famously by Muhammad Ali in his boxing matches. The winner of a battle is decided by the crowd and/or preselected judges. According to Kool Moe Dee, a successful battle rap focuses on an opponent’s weaknesses, rather than one’s own strengths.
The strongest battle rappers will generally perform their rap fully freestyled. This is the most effective form in a battle as the rapper can comment on the other person, whether it be what they look like, or how they talk, or what they wear. It also allows the rapper to reverse a line used to “diss” him or her if they are the second rapper to battle. This is known as a ‘flip’.