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Slim-B


Unable to put his story into words, SLiM B., a modern day hippie from Shreveport, Louisiana, does not have an introduction but appears mysterious in his own form and fashion. Little is known about this rookie Louisiana battle rapper bt sources say he is T.T.G. with a entertaining flow!!! If you break down SLiM B.’s name it stands for "Smoke Like Its Mandatory.” & the B. stands for BastaRd!!! SLiM B. has his own mission and own agenda for JuiceBattleLeague and thats basically to take bring his aggressive yet funny style to the fore front of J.B.L. in which everyone will be entertained by. SLiM B. brings his own battle style, which is centralized around Punches, Perspective, and Laughter. You will most definitely see and hear more from SLiM B. as JuiceBattleLeague grows more & more of a household name…..In d meanwhile, Stay Highd & You Know, Talk Yo Shit!!

SLIM B VS MC FISH 

Itz Da Sultan


Itz da sultan, was born and raised in the shreveport La area. From a child he was lyrically gifted, and started rapping at the age of 10. Not being challenged by the level of competition at that time, he stopped rapping all together, and accepted his call to preach. Pastoring a church for 5years he grew in his stage presence, crowd control, and delivery. Not knowing that all these new talents would come together to make him pick back up the musical talent he thought he had given up. Now know as one of the best battlers in shreveport la, and new faces of Southern battle rap, his goal is simple destroy anyone that stands in his way... but also share the good news of Jesus Christ to a battle rap community in a unorthodox way...

JBL PRESENTS:  Big Ben vs C3” (Hosted by TreBo)

The date: August 20, 2016…
The place: Cooper Road, USA…
The event: Barz N Da Hood 2…
The matchup: Big Ben (BNG) vs C3 (FlyyGang)…  

A little personal history lesson: the inaugural “Barz N Da Hood” was the very first Juice Battle League event that I attended live.  The main event that night was Big Ben vs T Neal in what was, in my opinion, Big Ben’s coming out party.  While it was his third battle in Juice, he seemed to have turned a corner that night.  Each time he has battled since then, he has gotten better and better.  

Ben’s opponent, C3, has earned nicknames such as “Mr. Consistent” and “Mr. Classic” in his first year in Juice.  I can definitely understand why.  Pre-battle predictions often have him getting bested by his opponent, only for him to silence the critics with his show-stealing performances.  After memorable back to back showings against BNG members Palmer Boi and B Dizzle, he was set to continue his journey against BNG’s founder. 

Unfortunately, family responsibilities prevented me from making the trip to Shreveport to catch this year’s installment of “BNDH.”  Thankfully, the battles that took place that night will live forever in the archives of YouTube.  


As for the battle itself, I can tell you that I have watched it no less than 10 times in the first week it’s been out.  It’s just that good!  This was C3’s first foray into three-round battles, and he didn’t miss a beat.  As for Ben, this was his first battle since the untimely passing of his mother, and there was a level of inspiration and emotion in his performance that I have never seen from him.  Bottom line, this battle is CERTIFIED!!!

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This is C.P., reporting live from Headquarters in an undisclosed location.  Until next time, y’all hold it down.  PEACE!

CP3 Reviews

ITZ DA SULTAN VS SLEEP RICH 

The Juice Battle Rap-Up

Recap by Chris Pearson

“JBL PRESENTS:  TreBo vs T Neal” (Hosted by Crash & Top Secret)

  “Barz N Da Hood” has been called “The WrestleMania of Juice Battle League” by some.  This is not without merit, because the vibe of the event carries that “big fight” feel.  The second installment of this event was held on August 20, 2016 and featured an unforgettable three-round matchup between TreBo (D.O.S.E.) and T Neal (#PENSTATE).  

Carrollton, TX’s own, TreBo quickly built an impressive win streak with victories over Haze One, Silverback, and D Tay in his home league, Live From The Block.  He chose to make his Juice debut in the biggest way possible…at the LIVEST annual event in Juice.  He brought a very high level of lyricism along with the type of conviction in his bars (no pun intended) that make him a force to be reckoned with.    

  T Neal made his return to the stage where he made his Juice debut a year earlier against Big Ben.  In May, he and Palmer Boi had one of the best Juice battles in recent memory.  After excellent showings against two of BNG’s best, T Neal looked to continue proving himself as a star in the league.  

 In the boxing world, it’s often said that styles make fights.  The same can be said about this war of words between two very talented artists.  TreBo was better in this battle than in any of his other battles that I have watched.  He was focused, aggressive when necessary, and very clever with the schemes he rapped (see the TV scheme for an example of what I mean).  Likewise, this was the best version of T Neal that I have seen.  He’s usually straight to the punch (He even said so himself!!!); however, he had a dope biblical scheme in this battle that makes me wonder what he could do if he did that type of stuff more.

 In closing, I just want to salute both of these brothers for putting on a show in a pressure-packed environment.  Nobody loses in a battle like this.  This one is straight “Main Event” quality!          

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This is C.P., reporting live from Headquarters in an undisclosed location.  Until next time, y’all hold it down.  PEACE!


The Juice Battle Rap-Up

Recap by Chris Pearson


“JBL PRESENTS:  GP vs Young Knightshade” (Hosted by Fuol)

                Juice kicked off 2017 with the “Resolution” event at Shreveport Ink.  One of my most anticipated battles on that card was my boy GP making his debut against Young Knightshade.  

 Over the past year or so, GP and I contemplated stepping in the ring against each other.  We would have conversations and little bar exchanges at every event, so I knew that there was a wittiness there that would make for an interesting battler.  I made the choice not to battle (for now, LOL), but he decided to make that move.  Now it’s one thing to be able to put bars together, but you also have to be able to capture and hold the audience’s attention.  The question would be, could he do it?


 On the surface, Young Knightshade would appear to have been a “victim of circumstance” throughout his early Juice career.  He would often get the criticism of not being aggressive enough in the live performance; however, when his battle videos dropped, he would make believers out of some of those same critics through his impressive lyricism.  To his credit, he took the feedback he received and implemented it as opposed to stubbornly trudging along a path that wasn’t going to win over the Juice crowd.  Would it be enough against the highly anticipated newcomer?

 Knightshade wasted no time addressing the criticism, starting his round by asking the crowd, “Can y’all hear me now?”  After a few bars, he dropped a “Tom & Jerry” bar that was NICE!!!  He dropped a few more zingers before taking it to the West Coast with some dope “I’m A Jerk” and “Vans” references.  I also dug his awareness of his surroundings when he dropped a gun bar and tied it to the battle’s venue (“Just picture what it could do to your skin like a tattoo shop.”).  The highlight of his round came when he made a play on GP’s name and insinuated that perhaps his bars were plagiarized.  He stumbled a little bit at the end of his round, but all in all, he had a solid round.

 When it was GP’s turn, he came out of the gate by breaking the fourth wall and acknowledging the “First Battle Achievement” effect he was sure to get for his debut…and the crowd LOVED it!  He addressed Knightshade’s previous opponents, and dropped a few quick punches…BACK TO BACK!!!  All I’ll say on that is, “Gilligan’s Island,” Rebecca Lobo, throwing shade, and Gerry Bertier from “Remember the Titans.”  He then briefly diverted his attention away from his opponent to take a shot at the host of the battle (and possible future opponent).  The lyrical highlight of his round came next, when he dropped a wrestling scheme that seemed to mention every wrestler in the history of wrestling (just kidding, but it mentioned a LOT of wrestlers, catchphrases, and finishing moves).  In fact, the wrestling scheme was somehow WRAPPED AROUND a DTP artist scheme!  He saved his most shocking shot for the close of his round, when he went at fellow BNG member Crash!  All in all, this was one of, if not the best debut battles in Juice’s history.  It’ll be very interesting to see what happens now that there is no longer that unknown element to GP’s performance.  

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This is C.P., reporting live from Headquarters in an undisclosed location.  Until next time, y’all hold it down.  PEACE!


“JBL PRESENTS:  King Larry vs Styles 1” (Hosted by C3)

                The year 2016 saw Juice Battle League grow by leaps and bounds.  This increase in popularity not only attracted lots of new fans, but it also brought in a plethora of new talent wanting to showcase their skills.  The November event, appropriately titled “The Feast,” featured two such talents: DMG’s King Larry and PenState’s Styles 1.


Prior to the battle starting, C3 of FlyyGang was awarded the 2016 JBL Rookie of the Year trophy.  After a first year that included a string of impressive performances, he was definitely deserving of the accolade.  I’m looking forward to what 2017 has in store for him.

 In this battle, Styles chose to go first, and he wasted no time getting into his material.  He had plenty of aggressive bars throughout his round, but he really let his wit shine through in some of his more subtle, quick-hitting lines (“Agreeing to this battle, that was your first mistake./Steppin’ in this shit?  That was number two.”).  He also showed that he was not just a one-dimensional rapper when he pulled off a scheme using the song titles from Jay-Z’s 2003 classic, “The Black Album” near the end of his round.  While he did have a few moments where he needed to find his stride, his first performance went well overall.

Not to be outdone, King Larry came out with guns blazing!  He had elements in his performance that show that he’s a student of the battle rap game.  There were moments that I questioned whether or not this was really his first go-round (“My attitude on vending machine.  He press my buttons, and I’ma let these cans go.”).  He also had a “TALK TO ‘EM” moment when he addressed the portion of the battle rap audience that feels like gun bars are overused and cliché (“This a battle, a bunch of trained killas.  Plus, when was shots not fired to win a war?”).  Very well played, sir.  Like with Styles, there were a couple of interruptions in the flow of his round, but he bounced back pretty quickly from them.  Again, that’s something that can easily be fixed.

  In closing, this was a very interesting bar exchange that I would definitely recommend giving a look.  I certainly am a fan of both of them after this one, and I look forward to seeing what they bring to us in 2017.

 
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 This is C.P., reporting live from Headquarters in an undisclosed location.  Until next time, y’all hold it down.  PEACE!


The Juice Battle Rap-Up

Recap by Chris Pearson

 

“JBL PRESENTS:  Tori P vs Top Secret” (Hosted by Struggle)

 
By and large, battle rap is seen as a “man’s sport.”  However, in early 2016, Juice held an event entitled “Equality.”  That night, a bold declaration was made…”Women got bars, too!”  Since then, a number of female battlers have set out to make names for themselves in the league.  They have done quite well, holding their own against some of their male counterparts.  

 The two most prolific ladies from that class, without question, have been Tori P and Top Secret.  Each of them has built up a solid resume in a relatively short period of time.  A month prior to their clash, Tori P was awarded the inaugural “Female Battler of the Year” award.  She absolutely deserved this recognition after starting her Juice career off mixing it with Yung Steph, Meta B, and Young Knightshade…all of which the majority of fans had her winning.

  Top Secret sought to make her first impression by stepping into the ring with Fuol at the “Equality” event.  After a few setbacks and postponements, she finally got her next shot at “The Draft” card against Kokane Mane.  She showed that she has no fear and is up for any challenge, regardless of the opponent.  

 So…What would happen when they finally met in December at the “Gift Rapping” event?

 Top Secret went first, and it was clear from the start that she was coming for Tori’s head!  Top Secret’s first two battles prepared her for this one, as she came out with an aggression that she had not shown before.  Also, her lyrical progression from her last bout was astounding.  She had a slick Teddy double entendre in her second round where she breaks down the word trial and then warns Tori that she’s about to take a loss.  She followed that up with a nice Teddy Pendergrass punch that really stood out to me (“I came here tonight to get T KO’d”).  While she definitely did her thing and held her own in the first two rounds, it’s when she took the personal route in her third that she ROCKED the room!  No spoilers here…If you want to know what was said, watch the video!


 Tori P, at this point, has established herself as a force to be reckoned with.  She doesn’t rely on an aggressive style to get her point across.  With her, the phrase, “Talk to ‘em” is taken quite literally.  Her conversational delivery, paired with quotable bars earned her the spot that she currently occupies.  She speaks with such conviction when delivering lines like, “I got a gun so big with a scope, it’ll spot you from long range like a bifocal./I’ll show you what it really means for a bitch when she goin’ postal.”  (Side Note:  She’s a mail carrier.)  Her energy was a bit different in this battle, but the bars were better than ever.  Her third round didn’t come off quite as clean as she may have wanted, but she rebounded and got through it.

 

                Overall, this was an exciting clash that was talked about long after it was over…and rightfully so.  Both ladies brought it, and I expect nothing but bigger and better things from them moving forward.

 

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 This is C.P., reporting live from Headquarters in an undisclosed location.  Until next time, y’all hold it down.  PEACE!

​​​​Artists Of The Week

Recap by Chris Pearson

“JBL PRESENTS:  Sleep Rich vs C3” (Hosted by Da Sultan & Top Secret)

On May 29, 2016, Juice Battle League held the “Xstroydinary Barz” event in Downtown Shreveport.  That event featured a punch-heavy one round matchup between Sleep Rich (Penthouse Dreamz) and C3 (FlyyGang).  

Sleep is a battle-tested veteran in Juice, having been in the ring with battlers such as Rutt Cutta, Big Ben, Palmer Boi, and Lakeside Loou!!!  Ask anybody who’s seen a Sleep battle, and they will tell you that his unorthodox style makes him perhaps the most unique battler on the Juice roster.  His battles often require multiple views because there’s no way you’ll catch everything he said when you’re watching him live.

    C3 made his Juice debut last November vs Palmer Boi at the “Novice or Veterans” event, and he had one of the more impressive first performances that I’ve seen on Juice.  He followed that up with a spectacular battle against fellow newcomer B Dizzle at the “Black On Black Crime” event in January.  His energy and schemes make him a formidable opponent, plus he always has the backing of the entire FlyyGang family.
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      This is C.P., reporting live from Headquarters in an undisclosed location.  Until next time, y’all hold it down.  PEACE!


Recap by Chris Pearson

“JBL PRESENTS:  T Neal vs Palmer Boi” (Hosted by Crash)

The main event of Juice Battle League’s “Xstroydinary Barz” on May 29, 2016 featured the eagerly anticipated three-round matchup between two of the league’s rising stars - T Neal (#PENSTATE) and Palmer Boi (BNG).  

This was T Neal’s first battle since his debut against BNG’s Big Ben at last August’s “Barz In Da Hood.”  After an impressive showing, he was eager to get back in the ring and show the crowd more of what he could do.  In this battle, T Neal took his first performance and essentially built on it.  He showed improved lyricism and poise after an early setback in his first round.  As expected, his pen was definitely on point, and the punches came at a quick pace.

 Palmer is putting in the work to keep that Rookie of the Year trophy in the BNG camp.  He made his debut less than a year ago at “Judgment Day” against Juice veteran Henloe.  He followed that up with a slugfest against C3 at “Novice Or Veterans” and another strong showing against Sleep Rich at “Black On Black Crime.”  Each battle has shown him getting better and better, and this was his best battle to date, in my opinion.  Palmer also had a minor hiccup in his first round, but he bounced back nicely throughout the rest of the battle

From a lyrical standpoint, this battle is in my “Top 5 Juice Battle” list.  The only round that was clear to me was the third round; that was the best version of Palmer that I’ve seen so far.  I’m sure I’ll watch this battle over and over, and my opinion of who won may change each time.           

 This battle is available for viewing on the Juice Films YouTube channel.  Don’t forget to hit that “Like” button, and leave a comment about who you think won.  Also, be sure to subscribe to Juice Films on YouTube to stay updated on all the latest battles and videos from the good folks at Juice.

This is C.P., reporting live from Headquarters in an undisclosed location.  Until next time, y’all hold it down.  PEACE!