With the dust finally beginning to settle around the shattered remains of Kilburn, it’s time to recap King of the Ronalds: The End of the Beginning. An event as rich in fun and great battles as it was packed with the kind of controversy you’ve come to expect from the world’s most disrespectful MC battle arena, it’s time to sit back and try to figure out where it all went so right.
With a string of strong events kicking off the year, King of the Ronalds is suplexing battle rap into 2015 with the launch of Monday Night Raw battles. Because only tempting one big company to sue us just wasn’t enough. Accompanying this whole new gamut of vernacular strife we have what is quite possibly the best UK vs UK card you’ll see this year. So far. It’s the end of the beginning. It’s KotR’s first birthday and we’re going to look at these battles, you and I.
With a last-minute venue upgrade bringing the party to the Good Ship on Kilburn High Road, King of the Ronalds kicked off 2015 the only way we know how with Britain Last. A solid card, the event promised to bring fans back to the cowboy days of battle events which were at once intimate and raucous. With the likes of Cruger, Soljitsu, Danny Jaqq, Willzy and promising newcomer Smart Alex in the audience it was all but assured that the true essence of UK battle rap would be properly observed… whatever that means.