2012-03-10 03:27:50 by BigRed

NG Discussion Thread
Art Competition

Producer Battles
Sample Competition

Scavenger Hunt

Deadline: Sunday April 29 11:59 M.S.T.

Sample Competition
The sample competition, where everything but the bass must be sampled! Below you will find drums that you must sample, you must synthesize your own bass, and you must hunt the rest of your samples down on Newgrounds and SoundCloud. You may not synthesize anything other than the bass.

Producers Signed Up: EternalXIII, Wrise, ThaKidd, DubbleDeezle, AxTekk, glitchs2d, Tilkanuts, XxxZigZagxxx, SenatorJohnDean

Drums by Mitchell "Kombat" Cairns
Bass - synthesize your own
Samples - Must be from the Newgrounds Audio Portal or SoundCloud's Creative Commons Section

Scavenger Hunt

Producers sign up for the scavenger hunt, and you are in charge of bringing people together to work on this track. Below I am going to present to you a long list of items that you may or may not be able to complete. You will be judged on how effectively you do each item and how many you are able to complete. The wub wub bass, for instance, does not need to go through the whole track. You just have to use it long enough to check it off then you can change things up. You also need to obtain the rights for everything on your track. You may not sample anything without having permission to put it on the 2012 CLABTRAP album. When you are ready to upload your track make sure you list which items you checked off and explain where in your track it is.

Producers Signed Up: EternalXIII, Gasmasq, XxxZigZagxxx

Scavenger Check List
1. Shout Outs from local Celebrities
2. Live instruments
3. Beatboxing
4. Wub Wub bass
5. Self recorded percussion (door slams, knock on wood, etc)
6. Tuvan Throat Singing
7. Emotions to include: Prozak Happy, Wrath of God Angry, Chill Swag, 70s Sex Mode
8. 8 bars of Rap from a Newgrounds MC
9. 8 bars of Rap from a SoundCloud MC
10. 8 bars of Rap from an MC not on NG or SC
11. Most Clever rhyme with CLABTRAP
12. Words to Rhyme: scientologist, autoerotic asphyxiation, 01010011010101110100000101000111, Muammar al-Gaddafi, Honorificabilitudinitatibus, "I got in one little fight and my mom got scared"
13. Find out Emergency's middle name and include it somewhere in your track
14. Use self-recorded sound effects (ketchup squirt, musical saw, cat meow)
15. Get someone to do Scat Singing on your track
16. Find a female vocalist and get her to sing!

MC Knock Out

In the coming weeks 46 MCs will be whittled down to one sole survivor. Welcome to the 2012 MC Knock Out. If you have never battled before make sure you read the BATTLE RULES carefully.

In short:
-four verses, 16 bars each (around 40 seconds)
-underlined MC goes first and chooses beat from CLABTRAP's beats
-3 days per verse unless you get an extension before the battle starts
-Read the BATTLE RULES closely or you might be kicked out

Tournament Bracket
For a smaller version see the bottom of this post.

Due to the large number of MCs some will be battling in a "Pre-Round". This will occur at the same time as Round 1. We will wait for all the battles in Pre-Round and Round 1 to finish before moving on to Round 2, then it's business as usual.

There are plenty of dope MCs in the Pre-Round and MC placement in general was relatively random. MCs were divided into groups to spread the skill around evenly. From these groups battles were randomly selected, allowing for a few tweaks here and there. There are a lot of strong MCs this year, both the Pre-Round and Round 1 have some strong battles. After that it gets insane.

Underlined MCs! You must now choose a beat from the battle beat list, research your opponent, and record the first 16. You have three days from now, and if you're in the Pre-Round please go as fast as you can because you have two battles before Round 2.

In Progress
Check the hype tracks for research. PM Red if you need help.

Battle Beats
MC1 tell me what beat you choose, I will add your name here so everyone doesn't jump on the same beat.

CLABTRAP 2012 by TheZaaL
Battle Beat #1 by Mjohnson00
Battle Beat #2 by Mjohnson00
KaosCypher by AxTekk
Funk-Hop by KirbyFemur
The Distance by Shibumi
N1ly by dlxrevolution
Hype Track by Polaris
Sick or Alive by JP-SuperFresh
Battle Beat 2 by Super Baby Project
Million by JayNyce
Guy on the Couchby JayNyce
Dank by B-RadGfromOV
Wet Crisps by Fat Beats
Iron Splinters by Fat Beats
Lost Beat by war-spawn
Revolution by war-spawn
1-2-12 by war-spawn
Project 103 by war-spawn
Rap-venture by Obsideo
2012 Battle Beat by EternalXIII
Word Salad by Dj Sonik
Battle Beat by Mozez
Backroom by DJDureagon
Nemesis by DJDureagon
Terrortory by FireFoxMcCloud and O-Prime125
Thee Anthem by FireFoxMcCloud
Tango Mafia by Rama
Cyber Invasion by Rama
Fail by PiGPEN
Russian Traditions by Rama
Dancing with Demons by Axtekk
Murder with Stealth by Axtekk

Used Beats
Round 1
Wyze-Stingray Battle Beat 1 by Super Baby Project
PiGPEN Lexaholics by FireFoxMcCloud
Jakobe My Euphorismby JayNyce
KillBill Gene of Being by Rama
JoeyKeys When You Go Away by war-spawn
Scuare Power by Shibumi
Flip Point Fear by TenCentPistol
Round 2
Byron Untitled by Shibumi
suddlenuance. ROF Diss Instrumental by war-spawn
SenatorJohnDean Swag City by dlxrevolution
suddlenuance Placement by JayNyce
KillBillHoly Hoax by Rama

Grudge Matches (side battles)
KillBillVolume2 vs Senator John Dean
Gasmasq vs Rav
Teqneek vs Byron

Side Tracks
Origin (Fat Beats and Teqneek)

Finished Battles

RampantMusik vs Blest
AxTekk vs Fat Beats
Teqneek vs Lil C
suddlenuance. vs XST@TYK
Chainsaw vs MickeyMao
Boss vs Byron
Sc0rChP0KnEe vs B Serious
Maverick vs PiGPEN
Jakobe vs KlazikNadi
Carefoot vs Gasmasq
I'mHighUpHere vs Gambit
Flip Point vs TehSlapHappy
Obsideo vs MC Raven

Round 1
P64vs Wyze
E.J. Spark vs KillBillVolume2
DJ Future vs Senator John Dean
Rav vs Emergency
rezzytip vs soundbreaker
PsioNic vs JoeyKeys
Altovs MC-OG
tvJohnny vs Scuare
Emrox vs Richard J. Amtmann III
PiGPEN vs Teqneek
Blest vs Byron
Chainsaw vs Flip Point
Gasmasq vs Fat Beats
Nerfgun Timmy vs Jakobe
Gambit vs suddlenuance. - Gambit DQ'd
MC Raven vs B Serious - MC Raven DQ'd

Round 2
Jakobe vs SenatorJohnDean
Flip Point vs Byron
Scuare vs Emergency
PiGPEN vs suddlenuance.
JoeyKeys vs Gasmasq
Wyze-Stingray vs B Serious
KillBillVolume2 vs Alto
Soundbreaker vs Richard J. Amtmann III- Soundbreaker DQ'd

Round 3
Byron vs Scuare
KillBillVolume2 vs Wyze-Stingray
SenatorJohnDean vs Gasmaq
suddlenuance. vs Richard J. Amtmann III

KillBillVolume2 vs Scuare
suddlenuance. vs SenatorJohnDean

suddlenuance. vs KillBillVolume2
Due 11:59 pm Friday

SenatorJohnDean vs Scuare
Due 11:59 pm Friday


Producer Battles
Scavenger Hunt - 1st - $100 NG Store Credit
Sample Battle - 1st - $50 NG Store Credit

Art Competition
1st - $70 NG Store Credit, 2 Copies of CLAB 2012 Album
2nd - $50 NG Store Credit
3rd - $30 NG Store Credit

MC Knock Out
1st - SoundCloud Pro Account and $75 NG Store Credit
2nd - $75 NG Store Credit
3rd - $50 NG Store Credit



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2012-03-10 04:50:42

The beat I choose to end Lil C's rap career is Word Salad.




2012-03-10 11:52:51

I'm taking Holy Hoax by Rama.


2012-03-10 12:59:28

I select Fail by PiGPEN


2012-03-10 14:20:03

untiled by shibumi.


2012-03-10 14:30:27

I got 2012 Battle Beat.


2012-03-10 14:40:43

@RAV- Word. Mine's a preliminary round anyway, so it most likely won't be featured on the cd. Although it should. I'm going to eat Lil C's soul.


2012-03-10 15:31:54

Bagsy Terrortory (though all sick beats)


2012-03-10 15:31:54

Bagsy Terrortory (though all sick beats)


2012-03-10 15:46:03

I'm going to go with Placement by JayNyce.


2012-03-10 15:48:11

beatswitch!: gene of being by rama. final answer.


2012-03-10 16:48:35

Rama :: Tango Mafia


2012-03-10 17:39:00

Rama - Cyber Invasion


2012-03-10 17:39:07

techneek better start writing your lyrics down, kuz ima just be spittin w.e i feel that day, wish you could freestyle 2... but in time you will , thats what a rap battle contender should be.. so thats how i will record my track .. 1 verse 1 hurse


2012-03-10 18:05:56

@EmpireMusik - I suggest you learn how to spell "hearse" correctly first.

BigRed responds:



2012-03-10 18:15:38

my opponent's name is teqhneek? thats not spelt correctly either, what are you a little paper clip from microsoft word :S? this is not a spelling bee so shutup and stop crying bout every fault you see in life

BigRed responds:



2012-03-10 23:28:56

Swag City by dixrevolution


2012-03-11 00:52:18

my euphorism by jaynyce


2012-03-11 13:48:55

BEAT SWAP (battle beat 1 super baby project please)


2012-03-11 13:49:34

OOPS, posting off my alt, I'd like to swap to battle beat 1


2012-03-12 11:59:03

I just hope y'all didn't have the best compete against the best too soon lol. I'd like to see great artists on different sides of the brackets to try and compete against one another this time around.

BigRed responds:

Bring this to the discussion thread! The bracket is up, go speculate on what you think the best battles will be!


2012-03-12 16:17:17

Well, me and rampant are done lol...

First track out? :P

Nice bracket.


2012-03-12 16:21:16

Haa this comp is gunna be so fun. I wish I wasn't such a noob when it comes to audio software.

What's everyone's suggestions for a windows program? Right now I'm using my room mates Mac and Garage Band.


2012-03-12 17:29:10

@flippoint, audacity's pretty good as freeware goes.

BigRed I've done the audio, PMd FB the details on how to get the audio file (specially made login to dropbox).


2012-03-13 11:29:05

@DenverJones wheres the track at its been 3 days already im board!


2012-03-14 03:00:00

@Denver jones: yo your moms allergic to nuts,ask me how i know....i made her a PB&J sandwich.....After i fU@#ed her

Hurry up with your track dildo jones


2012-03-14 09:22:14

now that project system is in effect you should try and add the rappers to each submission as well as the beat maker, I know its extra work but helps with the views since there will be more point of entries

(Updated ) BigRed responds: isten/476264

Check out the finished battles, they're all added! I will eventually add users to every old battle on my account but it's going to take some time.


2012-03-14 13:35:49

good looks homey! :3~

BigRed responds:

That's one of the best features from the redesign by the way. Being able to credit multiple authors on audio tracks is a great thing by itself, and we haven't even really begun using the project system yet.


2012-03-15 00:42:30




2012-03-15 01:54:23

dope x3333


2012-03-18 21:38:58

If i was as hard core as Denver i wouldn't bother submitting a hype track either

Dead onions opened up a can of worms whoop swaggmatic


2012-03-18 22:16:12

I want to at least hear Timmy's verse on the track. :/


2012-03-18 23:21:29

fellas please there's plenty time for blood shed this battle is far from over

and believe me there will be blood

of a hypothetical sense of course

unless its not in that case there will be DeAd OnIoNs......


2012-03-19 08:49:01

I'm mad Denver fuckin has all those Soundcloud plays and he SUXX...can't sing, can't mix...


2012-03-20 18:59:54

This battle is lulz. I feel like I could make one track that would destroy the majority of the rappers here. OH GOD WHAT HAPPENED TO NG WHILE I WAS GONE?!


2012-03-23 14:23:42

The East bracket is kinda imba if you ask me. It has suddle, teqneek, RJA, gas, and pig, and the west bracket has...i guess alto and wyze. Flip point sounds like a sleeper but it seems pretty obvious to me the winner will be from the east bracket...though i could be wrong.

I'm just sad that a bunch of the top clab MCs didn't enter this year, like self, glitchs2d, nimbus, cynic, and madflex and I was hoping BummerCityTown would compete after his battle w/ gas. Was looking forward to seeing some grudge matches maybe. Guess no one had time :C


2012-03-23 18:46:58

Yo guys, we'd love to hear what you got to say on the discussion thread ( That's where everyone is actually talking.

But as far as Pinball Wizards comment- there's a lot of strong talent in the west bracket as well. I think it's pretty fairly balanced, although some of the individual brackets are stronger than others. But balancing something like this has to be a tough job for real. I think it when it's all said and done, it was done pretty well.


2012-03-25 06:57:02

Omg... ElfRox got Owned... lol and damn i want to join this at least try :P


2012-03-26 11:16:42

Da fuck are these clowns pinball and warspawn talkin shit about the brackets AND not givin me my fuckin props...i know u ain't talkin about me, "warsperm" and fuck u pinball the East bracket has the Senator you suckass loser


2012-03-26 11:28:09

Senator, I'd eat you alive in a battle. Only reason I'm not in this battle is because there's only like 4 people who can actually rap here. On top of that, it's NewGrounds.


2012-03-26 12:14:01

If you're such a hotdog who is so popular he has to leave NG because he's been OVERLOADED with requests for beats and guest appearances, then stay the hell off. New generation. If you knew anything you'd know we're putting our money where our mouth is now, sucker. So talk shit if you want, but KillBill and I just had a battle for cheese, as are Gasmasq and Rav, and none of us were even mad at each other. So put up or shut up, fag.


2012-03-26 16:17:18

and if that's the case, you already lost your money, kid. I was actually called back to leave reviews and judge and shit. Excuse me for leaving an honest opinion. And trust me, as far as a battle rapper goes, Bill will tell you what the deal is.


2012-03-26 16:54:42

You still ain't said shit, spawn. Broke ass.

So lemme stop all the bullshit. $100 pot. (Means loser gives winner $50.) Respond back by the end of the day and we got ourselves another grudge match. Don't respond back and you can suck my cock. Your opinion sucks cuz your music sucks, your marketing sucks, your look sucks, your CD cover sucks. And you wonder why you have no following after like 5 years on the Net.

Only way you'd win would be cuz of politics, cuz you may know more people and you get em to suck your dick. And even if you won in a bitch made way like that, I'd still pay the money cuz I'm a man of my word and I love this hip hop, and I'm not having anybody talk shit about my fuckin skillset.

So let's go or let's don't. End of the day.


2012-03-26 19:32:14

I'll be real and say I'm broke. That's no mystery. I'll battle you regardless.


2012-03-26 20:00:33

If I suck so bad, it won't matter if you're broke, because you'll win. Money talks, bullshit walks.

I'm the one who started this whole grudge match thing to get rid of shit talkers. I'm not havin it. I love hip hop too much.

So we doin this thing or what?


2012-03-27 05:39:23

slay all day


2012-03-27 20:52:38

Why is it that people using my beat always gotta be DQ'd??? Grrrrr!

BigRed responds:

Very strange man, I just noticed that. Your beat is haunted!


2012-03-28 08:17:16

And yo, why peeps hatin on rhymes if they're prewritten?

It's a prewritten battle. Sayin that's ridiculous.

You use the same diss more then once in Clabtrap... you played.


2012-03-28 14:03:13

You can do prewrittens (if you suck too much to think of new awesome stuff within a day) but you have to craft it to be relevant. Spending a couplet on a prewritten that has nothing to do with anything is super-fail.


2012-04-10 06:05:10

I call shotty on Battle beat 1