On Monday April 12, rappers Remy Martin and Lady
Luck engaged in a rap battle for $20,000 cash at the Fight Klub. At the end
of the evening, with a group of renown judges, Remy emerged the victor.
Both combatants were allowed to bring 5 people
apiece into "the ring," which is a recording studio in Manhattan.
The head of the battle was so intense that DJ
Sunny stepped out because she felt she was biased toward one of the ladies (she
never revealed who).
Remy stated that she predicted Luck’s battle
plan going into Monday evening.
"I knew she was going to go home and write
her heart out and saying everything that she could possibly say about me,"
Remy told AllHipHop.com. "She needs this more than me. I’m laughing at
her. I spit some light shit to see where she was at. She was trying to OD,"
As she forecasted, Luck threw a barrage of lyrics
at Remy, causing her to be an early favorite by some who witnessed the first
rounds of sparring.
Remy maintains that the battle was relatively
even by the time the fifth round came about, even though Luck says that she
was up by one round.
"Even on the radio, she said she was scared
those first three rounds," Luck said. Both admit that the final round Remy
"She came out on that last round,"
Luck conceded, "But does one round decide the whole battle? I got her the
first three easily."
"The fifth round, I OD’d on her," Remy
stressed. "I told exactly the truth. About how she used to be callin’ me
to do a song with her. How [she said] we gotta stick together. How I used to
see her in the strip club with her little dirty girlfriend that’s a f**kin jumpoff
– anything you could possibly think. I couldn’t even finish my rhyme."
Luck returned fire and the contest was in the
hand of the judges.
The judges – DJ Big Mike, Bonsu of XXL, Conrade
of Bad Boy, DJ Envy and Hot 97’s Ms. Info – unanimously voted for
Luck said her loss will be vindicated when their
battle is released on the Fight Klub DVD and suggested that the omnipotent presence
of Fat Joe influenced the battle.
"She could not leave that building without
Fat Joe’s money," Luck quipped. In contrast, Remy insists that the majority
of the money was her own.
"I told Joe to stay outside because I know
he can be intimidating," Remy said. In equal contrast, Luck said there
were roughly "30-40" members of the Terror Squad outside of the Manhattan
"I wasn’t gonna be salty over it because
I know the truth, she knows the truth and when the DVD drops, everybody is going
to know the truth," Luck said. "She can get wild in the street if
she wants, but when that DVD drops people will see I won."
Riggs Morales, Shady Records A&R and organizer
of Fight Klub, said this was the events most intense battle.
"Both of these young ladies went all out.
Both met before [the battle] face to face, agreed on the rules and got it on
like two warriors for 5 rounds," Riggs said. "Very tense, very Hip-Hop.
"They were definitely the most memorable
contenders we’ve had at the
Fight Klub thus far," he said.
Futhermore, Riggs insisted that both competitors
embody a grimy mentality waning in the commercialization of rap battles these
"Both Remy and Lady Luck represent the Hip-Hop
spirit that is battling, especially on a street level. Whether signed or unsigned
they truly embody the raw talent that makes Monday Night Fight Klub the premier
spot for Hip-Hop battles," he said.
Both ladies said they have songs coming out on
the heels of their highly publicized battle.
"I’m not trying to capitalize off [the battle],"
Luck said. "This will all be over with. Wait ’til she drops and album.
I’m just going to put out music. I’m not trying to convince nobody."
Remy already has a song called "Yeah Yeah Yeah," which features Fat Joe. The song is currently in rotation on AllHiphop’s
Remy has finished the new Terror Squad album
due this summer and is working on her solo debut.