GOAT Not From the East Coast Final Results

It was weeks in the making, but the votes have been tallied and a champion has been crowned.  The closest of the placing matches was the 7th place match pitting Gift of Gab against Scarface.  Scarface ended up sneaking past Gab by a single vote.  Del tha Funkee Homosapien avenged his earlier loss to Big Boi in the 5th place match.  The third place match between Detroit peers, One Be Lo and Elzhi, was down to the wire as well, with Elzhi bringing home the Bronze.  Finally the title match, between #1 and #2 overall seeds, Andre 3000 and Common, was tied until the last day, ultimately the OutKast veteran proved to be too much for Common, though.

#8 – Gift of Gab

#7 – Scarface

#6 – Big Boi

#5 – Del tha Funkee Homosapien

#4 – One Be Lo

#3 – Elzhi

#2 – Common

#1 – Andre 3000


Tournament Update

Well, the top two overall seeds, Andre 3000 and Common, showed that they earned their spots, by handily defeating the upstarts Elzhi and One Be Lo.  The matches in the consolation bracket were a bit less one sided, with each match coming down to a single vote.  Big Boi snuck out a win over Scarface and Del tha Funkee Homosapien just edged out Gift of Gab.  Gab and Scarface will face-off for 7th Place.

The matches up now will determine who gets to compete for 3rd place, with the two losers going against each other for 5th.  I’ll leave these matches up till Friday, and then have the placing matches up from Saturday to Saturday.


As always, the matches are posted on the “Tournament” page.


Tournament Update

We’re down to our final eight MCs.  Everybody who is left is guaranteed to place, now it’s just a matter of deciding who will place where.

Our first match-up we have features two legendary Dirty South MCs. Atlanta rapper, Big Boi, of OutKast fame, faces off against Houston’s Scarface, who got his start with the seminal group Geto Boys, but went on to have a very successful solo career as well.

On the other half of the bracket, we’ve got two Oakland underground legends facing off in Del tha Funkee Homosapien (Solo, Hieroglyphics, Deltron 3030, Gorillaz) and Gift of Gab (solo, Blackalicious).  Both these guys have been in the game for 15+ years and are still going strong.

The winners of those two matches will face the losers from our Final Four battles for the opportunity to compete for third place.  The losers will face each other for seventh place.


GOAT Not From the East Coast Round 3

First batch of matches for Round 3 just went up on the “Tournament” page. This round is all consolations and will be a little shorter than the previous rounds, as there are only 8 matches. Not entirely sure how long I’ll keep them up yet, so vote early.