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The author is shown here with HOLLOW DA DON    On January 26, 2014 the creme of the crop in the sport of Battle Rap faced each other at the U.W.B.L. Competiton at Club Envy in Elizabeth, N.J. to determine who is the real "King of the Microphone".  Live on Pay-Per-View via USTREAM, for the first time ever, fans got the chance to witness four fantastic battles:  Tsu Surf VS Calicoe, Hitman Holla VS O Red, B-Magic VS Daylyt and the main event...Loaded Lux VS Hollow Da Don.  The event was hosted by comedian Jack Thriller.  Vinny of Naughty By Nature is the driving force behind this epic event, where a Battle Rap will be viewed on a large scale without the support of a major entity such as HBO or SHOWTIME. This is just the beginning of Vinny's efforts to change the face of Battle Rap forever. "Instead of them working for peanuts, showing their videos on YOUTUBE, they will be able to monetize themselves.  I'd like them to become their own NETFLIX, their own PANDORA.  Get their fan-base to support them for a monthly fee."  This battle is evidence of Vinny's vision coming into fruition.  The energy surrounding Battle Rap is crazy! Aside from the UWBL, Vinny's been keeping busy serving on Mayor Lester L. Taylor's transition team for recreation and fitness, while continuing to tour with his group Naughty by Nature, doing 100 plus shows a year.  His plate is very full and he considers himself a blessed man with an awesome life, who is giving back to the Hip-Hop community. Without a doubt, the high-light of this battle was between Hollow Da Don from Queens, NYC and Loaded Lux from Harlem, NYC.   Hollow Da Don was locked, loaded and ready for this highly anticipated battle between himself and Loaded Lux.  He doesn't like predictions, but he wasn't caught slipping.  He expected for both emcees to be on their "A" games.  Hollow prepared for this battle by working out, clearing his mind and remaining focused on the task at hand.  He's very excited to be a part of this classic rap battle, even though he's listed as the underdog.  "I love being the underdog!  It just makes me more determined to defeat the competition."   Loaded Lux has been dubbed the undisputed champion of Battle Rap thus far.  He is known for leaving his competition in a "body bag".  He's ready for war and is already claiming victory.  When asked how he prepared for this battle, he replied, "I'm always tuned into to my competitor. There's information all around me.  I just have to be 200% focused and give the people what they want."   This event was highly entertaining as fans watched to see who came out of this battle victorious...General consensus is that HOLLOW DA DON is now officially the "KING OF THE MICROPHONE" in Battle Rap!  Congratulations to him and his camp!   QUEENS STAND UP! ...Stay tuned for the release of Loaded Lux's debut album "BELOVED CHAPTER II", set to drop this month, as well as the return of the LIONZ DEN.Also be on the look out for the debut of Hollow Da Don's clothing line, "LOYALTY OVA MONEY" (LOMclothing.com), coming soon to a store near you!We wish all of the emcees the best in their future endeavors!                                  

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