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What Happened This Week (12/04/14)

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And we're back! Apologies to those of you who've been missing DF's weekly run down of all things backle wrap. You might remember a certain Hebrew gentleman, about yay tall, beard/glasses/wedding ring? Well he's dea...

RTB Tour: Nottingham Review

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It's been a while since I've still been this hyped, this long after a Don't Flop event, but it's completely justified. I'll start off by saying this.. If this weekend's 400 strong fans weren't as patient and appr...

The Monster Squad – S01E03 – Robbie P (Feat. Deffinition)

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Check out Episode 3 of 'Monster Squad' featuring Newcastle heads Deffinition, Dap CEO, Jack Sexton, Tripple B and last but never least, Robbie P. This is hilarious.

The Don’t Flop Show | Episode 1

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The pilot episode of our brand new and official Don't Flop Show that took place after our epic Set The Standard weekend. This episode of the show features international emcees Caustic, Rone, Real Deal, Loe Pesci and K...

Eminem To Launch Battle Rap Reality TV Show

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Jack Thriller says he'll be the host of a new battle rap reality TV show helmed by none other than Eminem. Eminem got his start as a battle rapper in Detroit, and it looks like he'll be going back to his roots with a...

Slogans: Branding Or Bullshit?

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You can't spell 'probably should've had this up days ago and I'm really sorry' without the 'prob' in it. It’s New Year’s Day. I’m watching the latest Wizard/Scizzahz masterpiece. DNA and Cortez have a bit of a self-a...

What Happened In 2013, And What Should Happen In 2014: Fans, Battlers, and Everything In Between

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Don’t Flop fans are a complicated bunch. They compete with each other over who can have the cruellest put down to a battler on Facebook or the Forum, yet watch every single one of their uploads religiously. Their thir...

What Happened This Week (30/12/13)

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First up, an apology straight to the face. The blog’s been looking barren and kind of upset the last week and a bit. This is a result of my being stretched out with all sorts of infections and nasties. On Christmas Da...

DON DEUTSCHMARKO: Battle Rap in Germany

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Hip Hop is a huge, multi-limbed, ever-changing beast, and part of the joy of being part of it is hearing or seeing things that are entirely different yet intrinsically on the same wavelength. The Internet has cemented...

Chester P Talks Battle Rap With Mos Prob

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I spoke to Chester P of Task Force recently about Don't Flop and battle rap in general. He gave us a good insight into his own battling past and what he thinks about the sport today. Check it out below. You’ve be...

Goodbye, Set The Standard. The Official STSX Review

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BEFORE WE START. This review does contain spoilers, so if you don't want to ruin the battles for yourself, it's probably best you stop reading here. So, that’s it then. Bam’s hugely successful STS series winds down...

What Happened This Week (09/12/13)

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Before we have a look at the battles this week, there’s an issue that’s screaming to be addressed. Well, not screaming, but at least prodding me in the back of the head, trolling me into action. Arkaic is, slowly but...

Ten Don’t Flop Rappers If They Were To Hit Rock Bottom

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When I'm bored and hungover, bad things happen, and I'm bored and hungover. So for absolutely no reason at all, other than my severe boredom and hangover, here are 10 Don't Flop MCs if they were to hit rock bottom... ...

Overtime In Battle Rap: Bring It Back?

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"Three rounds on Terrifying Rapper Murderer, ninety seconds, no OT, let’s go!” It was but a few years ago that many battles would kick off in this fashion. At the very least, a point had to be made of excluding that m...

What Happened This Week (02/12/13)

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Before any of the battling hijinx of the week get discussed, a hearty R.I.P. needs to be issued in the direction of Paul Walker, whose friend’s driving skills got him wrapped around a lamppost in a Porsche this weeken...

The Promo Paradox: Mos Prob Discusses Promo Battling

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At the birthday weekend it dawned on many of the spectators, myself included, that the vast majority of battles were unjudged. There were mixed feelings about it too: some felt that it was cowardly and lazy on the par...

Mos Prob Talks Proposal, What Happened This Week (26/11/13)

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What a crazy week. I’ve written out a little addendum to last week’s roundup about this ‘viral’ malarkey people keep talking to me about (not a clue what they mean, I was tested very recently) so if you’re intereste...

An Interview With The Champ, Tony D Talks To Mos Prob

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The effortlessly cool Tony D debuted at April Fools in 2011, and two and a half years on he’s the only competitor in written battle leagues to defend his title twice. Having cut his teeth alongside the likes of Reveal...

What Happened This Week (18/11/13)

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Don’t Flop done good. As memories of the #5BW slowly evade us, they start flinging out battles from the weekend left, right and centre. I honestly don’t know how BodyBagnall does it, but no sooner had he zipped up h...

5th Birthday Weekend Review

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My My first impression of the venue on Saturday was Most-Other-Kids-At-Christmas level excitement, with a slight diversion via extreme nausea. The rest of the staff were frantically getting merchandise ready, the venu...

Mos Prob’s 5th Birthday Event Preview

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The The arrival of the event of the year has drummed home just how fast it’s all sped by. #5BW, as it is now affectionately known on Twitter, spent so long as the behemoth on the horizon that the fact it’s now upon us...

What Happened This Week (30/10/13)

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Under a fortnight till Leeds. Christ. We have less than two weeks to wait until the coastal reshaping of UK Battle Rap commences. DFExtra has been building layer upon layer of hype on the event, and there’s just no op...

Choking In Battle Rap And The Art Of Freestyle

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"He's choking, how? Everybody's joking now, Clock's run out, time's up, Over, Blaow!" Thus spoke Marshall Bruce Mathers III way back in the murky mists of 2002, years before some of you kids were even in long trous...

Parents Just Don’t Understand

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Will Smith, one of the most dangerously controversial figures in Hip Hop, once etched these immortal words in granite. He was speaking to the disaffected youth, encouraging them to stand up and fight patriarchal/matri...

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