The Glove Up card continues to heat up with quality matchups. I’m not quite sure what happened to Gunn. Perhaps, he felt like he was running in a gerbil’s wheel. Though he made many strides on the Motor City Battlescene circuit, he didn’t seem to receive a huge return on investment. Consequently, it’s been a little over a year since we’ve seen him on the Battlescene. Michigunn is a rapid spitter who contains a wide range of skills and this might be Pollo Creed’s biggest conflict when he takes on a Michigunn, who has a chance to make an impact on a bigger stage and thus increase his fan base. Gunn simply is more diverse in his abilities and also is more direct in his approach. In contrast, take Pollo Creed’s battle against JayRone, for example. Yes, we saw a solid Creed but we also witnessed a lot of barz that could have applied to any battlerapper.
“Both emcees need a great showing to emerge into the KOTD GZ Circuit. Michigunn, because of his skill set, will probably make the bigger impact. However Creed’s cryptic style definitely has a place on KOTD’s stage.” Tech-Master Stro
Creed, in his strategy to beat Gunn, might consider simplifying some of his lyrics so he can land sharp angles and personals that can counter Gunn’s onslaught of skills. Though Creed is one of the best lyricist in Michigan Battle Rap’s circuit, he can become susceptible to what we call “The Trap of Lyricism.” Spoken eloquently by Battlescene’s Battle Rap Expert, Tech Master Stro:
“We all love the lyrical emcee, but sometimes lyricism gets in the way of the battle rapper. It often times causes one to forget to punch. What would sound magnificent in a cypher doesn’t hit as well in a battle. Good cypher bars should be used for setups that lead to the overall punch (punchline) and should not encompass the majority of your rounds.” Tech-Master Stro
If Pollo falls victim to the Trap of Lyricism…it could be a long night for him. The question becomes, can Pollo land consistent haymakers, and consistently deflect Gunn’s angles/personals over the course of three rounds? With that said…let’s get to the …
PREGAME VERDICT: This battle will probably make our Barz on Deck Category. Gunn edges each round in a debatable 3-0.