KOTD has another hit on their hands. The main event between Pat Stay and Hollow Da Don at "Massacre 2" on May 15 lived up to the high expectations set for it, and delivered a competitive, highly entertaining battle that highlighted the versatility of both emcees.
Our polls (and all polls, really) have Hollow taking the battle by a comfortable margin, but the general consensus is that the battle was close, if not debatable.
Who won?— BattleRapDotCom (@battlerapdotcom) May 16, 2016
Now that the dust has settled. Who won between Hollow and Pat?— BattleRapDotCom (@battlerapdotcom) May 28, 2016
Pat and Hollow both seem happy with the final product.
I want to apologize to my core fans about my 3round Vs Clips and my 2round Vs Pat...it had bars but the structure could of been way better— Mr. Anti-Social (@hollowdadon) May 28, 2016
Thank you everyone for your support through this journey. It was an honor to battle hollow and im extremely proud of him, much love everyone— Pat Stay (@patstay) May 17, 2016
The major source of controversy about the battle centers around Hollow's "Looks like I'm backstroking" haymaker in the first round. John John Da Don highlighted two previous battles that used the same concept, including one where it appears that Hollow is in the crowd. A rep from that league explained that Hollow had previously supported them with his attendance and that while he features in the promo intro to the footage, he wasn't in the building for that specific match-up.
Hollow addressed the Chef Trez line on Twitter.
I seen that battle n I fuck with @ChefTrez__ heavy n I made that known....I was not thinking of that when I came up with mine— Mr. Anti-Social (@hollowdadon) May 24, 2016
Feedback from fans and battlers has been mostly positive, like it was the night of the event.
Hollow vs pat is good as fuck— Lunar C (@LunarCFT) May 18, 2016
Hollow 3-0'd Pat Stay— Larry Swavis (@swavesevah) May 16, 2016
Hollow vs Pat is a closer battle every time I watch it— The Saurus (@TheSaurus831) May 27, 2016
THESAURUS & DAYLYT WAS FIRE— Organik - KOTD - #LLPS🕊️ (@OrganikHipHop) May 24, 2016
HOLLOW vs PAT WAS FIRE
MORE COMING !
"Tapping it on the low like a bass drum... and nuttin inside of her that's where Hollow stole his name from" FIRE @patstay— International illy (@IllmacTV) May 25, 2016
wow the hollow da don vs pat stay battle was prob the best battle this year by far @KingOfTheDot— bug_ (@bugunderscore_) May 28, 2016
Iron/Magic > Pat/Hollow— Free Tsu Surf 🙏🏾 (@K_Willis7) May 28, 2016
barely edge it to Hollow but i like Pat's 2nd & 3rd more every time I listen— The Saurus (@TheSaurus831) May 27, 2016
Hollow Da Don is back. Homie went in on Pat Stay— Ryan (@FamOly_AbOveAll) May 27, 2016
BattleRap.com's full review of the battle is here, and check out Jay Blac's and Jimz' recaps below.
And here's Hollow's angle of the third-round interview.
Cover photo by KOTD.
Final thoughts? Let us know in the comments below.