Math Hoffa Says Hollow Da Don Beat Loaded Lux In UW Battle League's High Stakes Match-Up

Hoffa says Hollow Da Don's performance "showed that there's a hole in" Loaded Lux's approach.

Speaking on one of the year’s biggest battles to date, battle rap emcee Math Hoffa recently sat down with VladTV to describe his thoughts on the recent match-up between Hollow Da Don and Loaded Lux within the UW Battle League.

Hoffa said Hollow Da Don’s rebuttals earned him the victory. “According to my ‘B.A.R.C.O.D.E.,’ you gotta give’em the big points for that type of shit,” the Brooklyn battler said. “I think that his second and third round was incredible. Taking nothing away from Lux, Lux is a master at what he does, and to be that put together, that structured, takes a different type of thinking. I’ve been telling niggas for years, he’s autistic but they don’t listen to me. Nigga is autistic. No, but he’s got some real Bobby Fisher shit going on and I respect it. But, I feel like some of the angles he took was kind of predictable and I wanted to hear a rebuttal from him, show that side, show that it wasn’t all script [and] that he could be spontaneous.”

Hoffa said that despite Loaded Lux’s scripted performance, his appearance made for an entertaining show. “I felt like Hollow gave’em everything,” he said. “I think Lux, he gave them a show. He definitely gave them a show that was worthy of it being the biggest battle of the year."

Math went on to paraphrase a portion of Hollow Da Don’s second round as a reference to his win. “The second round: ‘just ‘cause you don’t understand him don’t mean he’s not nice,'" he says. "Aw man, that would have been my angle the whole fucking battle. I respected that."

Math Hoffa Critiques Hollow Da Don's Lean Comments

During the High Stakes battle, Loaded Lux also referenced Hollow Da Don’s alleged use of Promethazine—commonly referred to as ‘lean’—in order to bring his character into question.

“And the whole lean thing,” Math Hoffa said, “c’mon. You was in the video with Fat Trel, and you was sippin’ lean, my nigga. Why did you turn around and be like, ‘Yo Fat Trel, stand up niggas don’t lean.’ Like, why’d you do that? It was a little hypocritical. If you’re going for facts—all the Loaded Lux fans, they’re like, ‘But my nigga, the real thing about it, the facts are...’ Okay, that’s a fact, he did a video for nigga [while] sippin’ lean. Why is he going so hard right now? It was little angles. Hollow had a lot of counter angles.”

In the same interview, Hoffa later praised Lux’s style of delivery while knocking possible fictions in his raps. “I think that Lux is excellent with the preaching that he does, but I don’t think that it’s all the way realistic,” he said.

The Loaded Lux video featuring Fat Trel is available for streaming below.

Hoffa also addressed Hollow Da Don’s own tactic of bringing out a man believed to be the father of battle rapper Calicoe during the event. In a previous battle against Calicoe, Lux himself demeaned his opponent over his allegedly distance relationship with his father.

“To disbar somebody as, ‘Yo, he’s a wack father,’ you know it’s an angle in the battle, but people took it as a such a spiritual thing that it was like, ‘C’mon, if you’re gonna take it like that, you need to reeducate yourself on what’s really going on in America,’” Hoffa said. "So, when he took that third round angle, he brought Black face out, it was a proud moment. You kind of scarred that man in your last battle and for Hollow to bring him out, it was like ‘That’s crazy. Oh shit.’ And to break that whole thing down, I feel like it shattered Lux’s whole approach. It showed that there’s a hole in it.”

Last month, co-owner of the UW Battle League, D Rock, spoke exclusively with HipHopDX about utilizing a paid model for viewing of the High Stakes event. 

"As a company, we're striving to push the envelope, to encourage innovation and to expand the culture of Battle Rap," D Rock said. "The 'High Stakes' event gave UW Battle League the opportunity to accomplish all three goals. Our pay-per-view business model is a breakthrough opportunity which may come as a shock to many at first, given that its something different, but in the long run, it will only help advance the sport of Battle Rap."

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  • Willy Esco

    I Used to like Math Hoffa but this dude does too many interviews and not enough time focusing on his BARZ. Math ever since Calicoe literally bodied you,Your shit has never been the same As far as the battle YOU GOTTA KILL THE KING and Hollow didnt kill the KING. Hollow at one time had a slight advantage overthe battle but he didn't kill the king. Now if hollow boided Lux like Calicoe bodied your ass(Math) Hollow woulda won!!

  • Daylyt is more reliable than this window licker

    I don't care what this dumb fuck has to say who gon listen or take advice from a retard who basically black balled himself from the battle circuit by punching his opponent on 2 separate occasions cause they hurt his feelings sensitive ass nigga

  • Anonymous

    didn't Canibus end this guys career? oh wait he never had one.

  • I'm At Work And Bored

    Hollow Da Ddddddddnonnnn won. Lux is corny with his playing dress up for battles.

  • .

    1. Math's opinion is irrelevant b/c he is one of the wackest battle rappers ever 2. Lux wasn't even drinkin lean in the video so idk what math's talkin about 3. Bringing blackface out just proved that that he was even more lost than before 4. according to math you can win any battle with mediocre bars and rebuttals smh

  • Akim

    Loaded lux killed hallo math is just hating on Lux

  • Belize

    Um..i dont see sippin shyt. had me waste my time watching this video

    • chris

      you didn't watch it at all. they were sipping. he didn't say "lux was sippin" he asked "how come lux didn't turn and start preaching to them?" prolly don't even follow battle rap out here. just another lux fan. nothing to see here.

  • Anonymous

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