One of the main predecessors of the KOTD movement would be the Toronto tournament Proud 2 B Eh Battle MC. So much so King of the Dot bought and continue the series as there freestyle element with winners like Charron and Thesaurus.
Out of Proud 2 B, came the likes of myself(Mumbles), Kid Twist, Prolific JR Mint and more. It is also where a young hungry battle rapper named Organik formed a friendship with a young producer named PVP over their love of battling. That friendship formed into a partnership and the rest is history. You have to question if there never was a Proud 2 B freestyle tournament would there have been a KOTD as we know it now.
Shout out to the homie Chris. Giving me a spot to perform as well as to battle. Definitely some fun times were had rocking down at the El Mocambo.
ORGANIK VS PROFUSE KID TWIST VS ORGANIK ORGANIK VS PROLIFIC ORGANIK VS JR MINT PROLIFC VS KID TWIST PROLIFIC VS JR MINT PROLIFIC VS KID TWIST PART 2 KID TWIST VS MR. MUMBLES