PITTSBURGH, PA… October 2, 2015… SLAP Battles presents the next video release from their Bars Over Bridges Main Event. Loyalty vs. Disloyalty aka “The Battle for Your Allegiance” deals with the pain and struggles related to loyalty, betrayal, and backstabbing in a both a historical manner and in a modern day, real life approach.
This battled featured Cutright, one of the top lyricists in the Just His League versus Zach is Nobody, who impressed at the Pittsburgh Danger Room Tryout Event back in February and earned this spot on the Bars Over Bridges main card. In recapping Zach’s journey into SLAP, Pittsburgh President 3PFD said, “Zach hit me up asking to try out at our February (Danger Room) event. I had not heard of him, so I didn’t know what to expect, but when I saw his performance I was floored. He’s a student, both of the Word and of battle rap, and he really grasped the concept of SLAP well and brought his own unique style to the table.”
This battle was specifically personal to Zach is Nobody. “I actually came up with the concept for this battle because it hits close to home for me. I loved getting to share how Jesus can relate to us in those situations because He was betrayed in the worst betrayal of all time, but in the end it led to His victory! I really liked how the battle turned out. Cut did an amazing job. He brought the energy, wordplay, and bars this battle needed. It’s definitely got replay value”, he explained.
Cutright was also complementary of Zach and the matchup itself saying, “We had an amazing match up and Zach is a lyrical rapping machine!! I had to dap him up a few bars in the middle of the round cause it was that dope. As far as my part in the battle I just wanted to highlight every aspect of disloyalty I could think of in hopes that someone may see a place where their loyalty has fallen short and try to address that area in their life. We all fall short, but his grace is sufficient.”
Check out the battle here:
Stay tuned for the final release from Bars Over Bridges on October 23 and more from SLAP Battles. Also, if you are attending Flavor Fest in Tampa, FL, make sure to check out the SLAP Battles/Just His League table, and keep an eye out for some surprise battles.
About SLAP Battles:
The concept for SLAP., which stands for “Showing Love, Applying Pressure,” was the brain child of Everette “Pop” Moore of the JustHis League. As opposed to the traditional rap battle, which pits two opponents against each other in a verbal boxing match to prove who the superior MC is, SLAP requires that MCs adopt a character that represents either a vice or a virtue. Then, in a lyrical clash of punch lines, metaphors, bars, and hard hitting a-capella rap, SLAP. brings the same intense entertainment value of battle rap that fans love. In addition, SLAP presents truth and life lessons through the themes of the battles.
“SLAP Battles is a powerful platform, not only are you getting crazy dope lyrics, but bringing perspectives on topics that otherwise may never be seen. SLAP is giving voice to topics that people think on and may be afraid to speak about. SLAP tackles those issues with creativity and purpose.” – Phresh, President of the JustHis League and Hip-Hop Artist