Up next in AllHipHop.com’s “Profiles In Battle Rap” series is the man whose very name is almost synonymous with wordplay. West Coast representative The Saurus has been a major force on the battle rap scene for over a decade.
T.S. has racked up numerous accolades in the culture including championship victories at Scribble Jam, Tourettes Without Regrets, and JumpOff. His transition to the modern YouTube-centered format also created classic battles against some of the best emcees in the game.
The 7th installment of “Profiles In Battle Rap” provides a close look at the The Saurus as the veteran rhyme spitter shares his favorite matches, the three battlers on his personal hit list, and the one mainstream artists he would like to face in the ring.
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Born and raised in California’s Monterey Bay. Currently residing in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Rapping 17 years, battling 11 years
Style Known For (ie aggression, wordplay, punchlines, freestyle)
A bit of all of the above
“Two Time Everything”
Leagues Competed In
Grind Time, KOTD, Don’t Flop, iBattle, No Coast, JumpOff, Got Beef?, Real Talk, O-Zone, the list goes on…
Debut album All I Know Is That available at thesauruswins.bandcamp.com.
Favorite Battle (Participant)
Me vs Illmaculate
Favorite Battle (Non-Participant)
Aye Verb vs Hitman Holla
One Of Your All Time Hottest Lines
“He took an HIV test, and got an A…I…D…S”
Your Battle Rap Mount Rushmore
Murda Mook, Illmaculate, Loaded Lux, Eyedea
One Mainstream Rapper You’d Like To Battle
Name One Battler You Think Could Possibly Beat You On Their Absolute A Game
Your Battle Rap Hit List
Bender, Arsonal, Aye Verb
Top 5 Emcees DOA
Big Pun, Nas, Kool G Rap, Crooked I, Em
Do You Prefer To Participate In A Debatable Battle Or A Clear Victory?
When I’m in the moment I definitely prefer a decisive victory, but once the footage is getting ready to drop, I ultimately hope for a more debatable battle, because it adds to the replay value and also sparks interesting debate.
Where Do You See Battle Rap Going In The Future?
Sky’s the limit. The attention and hype battling gets now, added with the support from established artists, is just going to create bigger and better things for everyone involved. I’m just happy to be a part of it.
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