Although the event was somewhat tarnished when a fight broke out between Dizaster and Billy Boondocks, King Of The Dot’s “Back To Basics” card still delivered a collection of entertaining and quality match-ups from a diverse array of talent.
Battlerap.com caught up with organizers J-Pro and Avocado after the doors closed on the night to get their thoughts on the event and to gain some insight into the future of KOTD’s California division.
First off, J-Pro had a little something to say for those who insist on causing disturbances at events.
“All you self-entitled people [and] people who feel like you’re contributing to the event just by being here, you’re really not,” J-Pro says. “Your financial support is worth more to us than you just being here trying to be cool. If you’re not paying to support what we’re doing, especially when we’re doing these smaller events, just stay home.”
Commenting on the future of KOTD’s Californian branch, J-Pro says they’re looking to continue the theme set from this weekend’s B2B.
“We haven’t decided yet,” J-Pro says. “We wanna do more things like this. We feel like this is reminiscent of Grind Time’s heyday sort of thing. I think that we have a variation of characters here and people who have been forgotten over the past two years in our attempt to kind of be something that we’re — not something that we’re not but we’ve clearly taken a different approach over the past year and a half with the battles that we’ve booked. Along the way we’ve forgotten about guys like Fredo or Pnut or Reverse [Live] or guys who laid the foundation for California battle rap to be what it is, you know what I mean? We wanna use those guys in addition to bringing in some Ground Zero cats like Psycoses, Megadef, etc. and try to kick-start them.”
See all of our B2B coverage here.
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