In battle rap, perspectives on who win matches change all the time. My opinion on Yung Ill vs T-Rex changes with the seasons. I grade Illmaculate vs Bigg K differently every time I watch it. There’s inconsistencies in how people judge battles and in KOTD, a lot of the time people look down on some of the decisions made in their judged title matches; such as that people think Daylyt clearly beat Pat Stay at Flatline 3.
So this got me thinking: what if I went through the first KOTD title match and on-and-on until I found the first wrongfully attributed win: then just gave the chain to the real winner and followed their battle career as if every match was a title match. If they lost, new chain, and so on. I want to find out who the real King of the Dot champion is.
My prediction is that the chain eventually finds its’ way to either Bigg K, Caustic or someone who mainstays KOTD. As a sleeper pick, I’m gonna go with Jakkboi Maine.
DISCLAIMER: I’M JUDGING WHO WON BASED ON PERSONAL PREFERENCE AND THE COMMENTS IN GENERAL. DON’T THROW A FIT. I DON’T WANNA HEAR YOU SAY “OH THIS SWEDISH GUY GOT THE CHAMPION” AND THEN I GOTTA GO THROUGH 400 SWEDISH BATTLES I’VE NEVER WATCHED ONLY TO FIND OUT SOME KID RETIRES WITH THE CHAIN. SOME OF THESE RESULTS ARE NECESSARY EVILS.
ALSO, FOR SOME REASON, A LOT OF THE BATTLES THE CHAIN ENDS UP AT AROUND 2011/2012 ARE ON-BEAT BATTLES, SO I OMITTED ANY ON-BEAT SECTIONS FROM JUDGMENT/ON-BEAT BATTLES FROM EVEN BEING WATCHED.
HERE’S ALL THE MATCHES UP UNTIL THE FIRST HICCUP IN JUDGMENT:
- Kid Twist def. Bartone
- Hollohan def. Kid Twist
- Hollohan def. Jack Shitt
- The Saurus def. Hollohan
CHAMP RUN 1: THE SAURUS
- Hollohan (KOTD)
- Arcane (KOTD)
- Real Deal (KOTD)
The Saurus has a solid two-battle run with the title on the King of the Dot circuit before being stopped by Real Deal in a close matchup. Nothing special to write home about here other than that Arcane won the judgment of their title match in the building but looking back on things, he actually uses an angle about buying bars that loses him the battle in hindsight.
CHAMP RUN 2: REAL DEAL
- The Saurus (KOTD)
- Moe Dirdee (Grind Time)
- Dirtbag Dan (Grind Time)
- Dizaster (Grind Time)
Real Deal takes a step further than The Saurus and gets a three-battle run exclusively on Grind Time Now’s platform before losing to Dizaster. I should mention now that the consensus is that Real Deal won the On-Beat portion of their battle, but Dizaster clearly takes the acapella section because it’s a freestyle battle and that’s just kind of what Diz did at the time — freestyle his fuckin’ heart out.
CHAMP RUN 3: DIZASTER (HERE WE GO)
- Real Deal (Grind Time)
- Adi (Punchout)
- SMP (KOTD)
- Everybody Knows (Grind Time)
- DNA (KOTD)
- Henry Bowers (Basementality Battles)
- Megadef (Grind Time)
- Truth (Punchout)
- Zeps (idk)
- Canibus (KOTD)
- Cortez (KOTD)
This is definitely the most notable run in the New Chain Lineage because it’s pretty much the point in Diz’s career where he was the best he could have been and it shows with the fact he takes out 10 different opponents before losing to Cortez. It’s before Diz started rambling about chemtrails and 9/11 (even though in the Real Deal battle, there’s a ton of 9/11 jokes) and before he started slaughtering time limits with useless filler nonsense.
CHAMP RUN 4: CORTEZ
- Dizaster (KOTD)
- K-Kendle (IBattle)
- Tycoon Tax (KOTD)
- Big Kannon (Black Ice Cartel)
- Dialect (Don’t Flop)
Cortez takes the chain off of a very overworked Dizaster. I’ve never been able to clearly judge that battle (mostly because it was one of the battles that got me into battle rap) but on most recent watch, I can say Cortez gets it: mostly as a result of Dizaster just coming off writing for the Rex battle and freestyling 2 rounds. Cortez is also the first one to bring the KOTD chain to the United Kingdom, where he promptly loses it at 5th Birthday to Dialect after a crushing third round from Dialect that targeted Cortez for appropriating the n word — almost as if Dialect was actually going for a title and decided to take a super heavy Title Shot-esque angle against Cortez.
CHAMP RUN 5: DIALECT
- Skirmish (Don’t Flop)
- Chilla Jones (KOTD)
He doesn’t really do anything new with the chain. Dialect takes a clear win over rookie Skirmish (who is awful) and then (regrettably) goes to King of the Dot, where he loses to Chilla Jones mostly because of a poor crowd and his inability to really start getting in his bag/catch his flow again. Also, it doesn’t help he’s got the absolute thickest fucking accent in the world.
CHAMP RUN 6: CHILLA JONES
- Dialect (KOTD)
- 100 Bulletz (KOTD)
- Math Hoffa (Don’t Flop)
- Conceited (KOTD)
- Dizaster (KOTD)
- Prep (URL)
- Pass (KOTD)
Chilla takes the second longest title reign in history behind Dizaster (and even beats Dizaster!) for what’s probably the best pound-for-pound title reign. There’s not an easy opponent on here and while someone like Diz took nearly double the battles, there’s a lot of filler international battles there. Chilla takes wins against names like Hoffa and Con convincingly league-to-league until a returning Pass stops him dead in his tracks. It’s interesting though; while Dizaster holds the longest/most battles in a Title Reign in the New Chain Lineage, Chilla Jones takes, without a doubt, the most difficult string of battles to defend the chain with after winning it off of Dialect; bar maybe 100 Bulletz.
CHAMP RUN 7: PASS
- Chilla Jones (KOTD)
- Arsonal (KOTD)
- Raptor (Don’t Flop)
- Bishop Brigante (KOTD)
- Money Bagz (KOTD)
Pass has one of the most fun reigns to watch back: his run from Chilla to Money Bagz on KOTD/Don’t Flop is really enjoyable, and this comes from a non-fan of Pass (as I’ve always felt listening to Pass rap was like playing with a Slinky that’s just slightly uncoiled. It works, but it doesn’t seem like it’ll ever change into something normal). Regardless, Pass’ clear loss to Money Bagz is the start of a new era with the chain because after Money Bagz beat Pass, he signs an exclusive contract with Smack/URL.
A fun idea to think about here is that if Raptor had beaten Pass, Raptor’s next non-beat battle is against Soul and that would’ve unified the Don’t Flop and King of the Dot championships.
CHAMP RUN 8: MONEY BAGZ
- Pass (KOTD)
- Prez Mafia (URL)
What a fall from grace. Money Bagz takes the chain off Pass’ neck in one of the most explosive King of the Dot performances in recent memory and then drops it to a guy who was blackballed from battle rap for stealing an entire three rounds from a rapper who didn’t even write battle rounds. Bagz checks in a tied reign for shortest title reign in the New Chain Lineage.
CHAMP RUN 9: PREZ MAFIA
- Money Bagz (URL)
- Cortez (URL)
Prez Mafia takes the chain off of Money Bagz in a 3-0 performance and then loses to Cortez. He then ties Money Bagz for shortest title reign in the New Chain Lineage.
CHAMP RUN 10: CORTEZ (FIRST EVER TWO-TIME CHAMPION)
- Prez Mafia (URL)
- Ish Mulah (WEGOHARD)
- New Jerzy Twork (URL)
Cortez becomes the first actual two-time King of the Dot champion by defeating Prez Mafia! In an interesting turn of events, Cortez takes the chain from two different people on two different leagues at two vastly different points in his career. Sadly, Cortez doesn’t do much with it: he takes it to WeGoHard and beats a rookie Ish Mulah and then takes the most regrettable battle he could’ve taken for the chain.
Nu Jurzy Twork on URL’s Mainstage.
CHAMP RUN 11: NU JERZY TWORK (AND YOUR CURRENT CHAMPION!)
- Cortez (URL)
- Ill Will (URL)
- Radio B (Southpaw Battle Coalition)
- NO ONE HE’S THE CURRENT CHAMP YOU BUM
This is the single best result I could’ve gotten. As a Nu Jerzy Twork aficionado, it put the hugest smile on my face when I saw Prez Mafia took the chain because it meant there was a slim chance Twork was gonna be able to get the chain by virtue of the fact the chain is in the hands of someone who is exclusive to URL and lo and behold after poring through the results of the battles, he’s… he’s the one who ends up champion, and what a champion he is. He dusts Cortez on the mainstage to win the chain, takes a solid battle over Ill Will and then gives a promising up-and-comer a shot at the chain before destroying him. With the rumors of Twork on Smack Vol. 2 and who his opponent may be, as well as who his opponent’s next opponent after Twork himself may be, we might see the chain in very beloved hands.
FUN ALTERNATIVE TIMELINES/FUN FACTS
- The chain is defended on URL 5 times, Black Ice Cartel, WeGoHard and IBattleTV once, KOTD 16 times and Don’t Flop 4 times.
- If Conceited had beaten Chilla Jones (which is, in my opinion, the closest battle in the New Chain Lineage), he’d have retired the chain. In that case, I’d have set up the chain to be given to the next battle on the card, which was Pat Stay vs Calicoe. Calicoe of course beats Pat in this battle to be crowned the new champ. Calicoe then beats Tay Roc, Tsu Surf and Brizz Rawsteen and is your current King of the Dot champion.
- If Dizaster beats Cortez, he goes on to lose the chain to T-Rex on URL. T-Rex drops it to Calicoe, who is then the champion up to the modern day because Calicoe has never lost to anyone.
- The chain only ever finds its way back into a former (real title lineage) owner’s hands during Dizaster’s reign/when Chilla defends against Dizaster. Other than that, the chain never actually comes close to the people KOTD booked for the title matches.
- If one believes Real Deal didn’t beat The Saurus, Saurus goes on to lose to Cortez on Grind Time. Cortez beats Hollohan and then loses to Shotgun Suge on UDubb. Swave Sevah takes the chain off of Suge, and then defends it in a battle against O-Solo that I physically cannot judge. If O-Solo is the winner, he goes on to battle Tech 9 and then (in my opinion) O-Solo is the current champion because you can’t beat O-Solo. It’s impossible. Now if Swave somehow DOES beat O-Solo, he then loses it to Rosenberg Raw. Rosenberg defends it against challengers Real Deal, Shotgun Suge and Tycoon Tax (there’s more, but they’re all no-names he washes) before losing to Jai 400 Block. Jai battles Ah Di Boom for the chain on UDubb and loses it to Dot on The Trap NY. Dot and his eternal gas defend it against Traffic, Lord Nem, Scotty and Bill Collector before Uno Lavoz (IN MY OPINION) takes the chain off of Dot. Uno Lavoz beats Pedro on Don’t Flop and then loses to E Ness. E Ness beats Cortez on Krack Liberty (which is the only battle where an actual KOTD champion is in the building hosting!) and then loses to Ness Lee on Don’t Flop. Ness defends internationally against Jay Legend, back on KOTD (first time since the chain left KOTD) against Madflex, and then drops it to Pass at Blackout 7. Pass then loses to Bigg K at World Domination 7 Los Angeles to crown your current King of the Dot champion. Bigg K is scheduled to defend the Real Deal Championship on February 3rd against John John da Don on Rare Breed Entertainment.