This is by far the shittiest post I’ve ever had to write. Anybody that knows us, knows that we’re all about positive progression of real, dope hip-hop. (Raw Hip-Hop Dope. Served Daily. – our tagline.) We try to never be on negative shit. But we feel we need to share this info, specifically because we support real, dope hip-hop, and real dope MCs.
Over the year or so we’ve been covering shows in Houston, we’ve become very cool with D-Risha, and really enjoyed his music. His latest album “Big Trouble in Houston Texas” even got a nice write up in the Houston Press. I remember reading it at the time, though I guess I did not realize it was a two page article. Because at the top of the second page, it’s pointed out that one of the lines was ‘lifted’ from a Grindtime Battle, as they put it.
That came as a shock to me. But as a fan of battle rap, and having actually seen that Math Hoffa vs Iron Solomon battle several times, once it was pointed out, I remember the line. So, while it fucking pained me to do so, I did a little checking to see if that was the only instance. Unfortunately, it was not. I’ve found 3 bars that, to me, are undeniably a bite. There are 2 other bars, that could be coincidental, but in light of the 3 bars, (and the fact that one of the coincidental bars comes from the same sort of battles, around the same time, as the other confirmed bites) it makes that seem less likely.
Again, this all was a shock to us. But as supporters of real hip-hop, it’s not something we could sit on:
Track: ‘Smoke in the City’ –
D-Risha’s Line (@ 1:00) :
“..wants to go against my axis of evil, you’ll be down for the count, like dracula’s people”
Iron Solomon – From Iron Solomon vs. Math Hoffa (Watch)
“I’m the axis of evil, leave you down for the count, like dracula’s people”
D-Risha Line (@2:27): (Though, this one may honestly be a coincidence)
“Eat your favorite MCs like animal crackers, and spit em all back out like a cannibal backwards”
Eminem Freestyle (Watch):
“Cause animal crackers is what I do when I eat MC’s like a cannibal backwards”
Track: ‘Shake the Heavens’ –
D-Risha’s Line (@ 0:37):
“It’s gonna take a lot more to stop my progression, better get some wise protection, or sign from Heaven, or George bush’s signed confession for 9/11”
Bender – From Bender vs Scott Free: (Watch):
“get iced and deaded, like cryogenics, out shine my presence? you have a better shot at george bush’s signed confession of 9/11”
Track: ‘Set Me free’ –
D-Risha’s Line ( @1:51):
“If you can see the fact of, my cannibal eating habits, an actual re-enactment of national geographics”
High-Collide – From High-Collide vs Madness (Watch):
“when I rip MCs, you watching a cannibal’s eating habits, throwin a battle with me and madness, and this turns into an actual re-enactment of national geographic”
Track: ‘Fast Forward’ –
D-Risha’s Line (@46): (Though, this one may honestly be a coincidence)
“on the top is where i stand, you don’t like it raise a grand.. cheatin on a math test, you got a problem on your hands”
Skelly – From Skelly vs PH (Watch)
“He’s pushing 40, he’s always speaking in the past tense, but now he’s got a problem on his hands like he’s cheating on a math test”
Really shitty situation. And the worst thing about it, and this is why you should never bite, is that the majority of the lines on his project are probably his. But because of these 5, I will now doubt every line he says. Which sucks, but that’s how it is. Just to let y’all know, I spoke with D-Risha before posting this, so he could hear this all from me first, and know that this post was coming. I gave him a chance to send me his side of the story to include with this, to be fair, but we did not receive anything.
We support dope, real hip-hop. Biting is not real, in our opinion.