Uploaded on Apr 2, 2009
Kool Moe Dee - Death Blow (Hip Hop / Hiphop)
Although LL Cool J came out big with his Mama Said Knock You Out album and enjoyed mass succes, the ones on the street were all listening to this song right here.
With this verbal spanking Kool Moe Dee finished the classic lyrical battle between him and LL Cool J.
Just listen to the rhyme, the lines, the punchlines, the metaphores...and get a good understanding of how good an MC / Lyricist Kool Moe Dee really was back then and without a single doubt still is today.
The battle supposedly started when LL Cool J (once being a fan of Kool Moe Dee) got his first succes with I Need Love in 1987 and started running his mouth around town about how great he was and how old school MC Kool Moe Dee had fallen off.
Kool Moe Dee invited LL Cool J several times to fight things out lyrically in a live rap battle, but LL Cool J saw it comin', got scared and backed out.
That's why Kool Moe Dee decided to adress things with the classic hip hop track How Ya Like Me Now, using lines as: you took my style, I'm takin' it back and I'm bigger and better, forget about deffer.
Or what about this:
Whip him good,then I'll make him sweat.
Talkin' about battles and never had a battle yet.
But if we ever did, how could you beat me?
You're so petrified scared to even meet me.
My word's the law that's why you don't beef.
You're nothing but a punk,track star,and a thief.
So I'm puttin' you on punishment just like a child.
Never touch another mic - How ya like me now?
Kool Moe Dee's lyrics downright humiliated LL Cool J and some even felt that it was kind of an unfair fight.
And maybe it was, simply because LL Cool J was never that strong lyrically and had no battle experience at all.
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