Tempers flare at King of the Dot’s World Domination 4 press conference [News]
Toronto, ON – Not to let the headline mislead anyone, Thursday’s World Domination 4 press conference was high on testosterone but it was all part of the show leading up to the battles. King of the Dot presents World Domination 4 from August 23 to 24 inside Toronto’s The Opera House. October’s Very Own is the event’s main sponsor and international superstar Drake is co-hosting along with KOTD’s own Organik and Gully TK. The press conference, which took place at the Aria Entertainment Complex Nightclub (108 Peter St.), had a solid turn out that included media such as MTV, HipHopCanada and various other online outlets. Bishop Brigante hosted the event with KOTD founder Organik delivering both an introduction and closing remarks. Avi Rex and Gully TK also spoke a few words about what to expect from the days to come.
In a true boxing / MMA “weigh-in” style showdown, several MCs faced off including Cortez and Tycoon Tax, Charlie Clips and Hollohan, Arsonal and Dizaster, and Pat Stay squared off against Arcane. Daylyt didn’t hide the fact that he was annoyed with Montreal’s Loe Pesci not showing up and proceeded to discuss the harassment he endured getting through the Canadian border.
People have been largely focused on two key battles: Arsonal vs Dizaster and the Title Match of Pat Stay vs Arcane. Arsonal claims he is focused and pointed out that he hasn’t become the most watched battle rapper on the circuit without reason. Dizaster, on the other hand, mentioned that he’s been lazy in recent battles and has been taking opponents for granted. He’s vowed that he’s ready and prepared for this battle with a new found hunger. For the Title Match, Arcane believes he’s being viewed as the underdog but is using it as motivation saying his bars and wordplay are a level ahead. Pat Stay is poised to step in and take the title.
Admittedly, we didn’t have the greatest camera on hand, but we captured enough to give you a feel for how things went down. King of the Dot has announced that they’ll be releasing footage of the press conference before World Domination kicks off Friday evening. Click the jump for more photos.
Photography by HipHopCanada
Be sure to check out the official KOTD website, KingOfTheDot.com. Tickets for World Domination 4 can be purchased at http://www.kingofthedot.com/events and Pay-Per-View access can be purchased at KOTDTV.com.
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