iron-solomon.jpgIron Solomon, the self-proclaimed “Fresh Prince of Fight Klub,” defended his title last night (July 9) against the Philly upstart Young ZM. The three-round battle took place at Fight Klub’s billiard-style studio on 38th and 9th avenue in New York City and was the main event of the night’s four-bracket diss fest. The obvious favorite, New York’s Iron Solomon, found no trouble combining freestyles and pre-writes to win over the crowd in the early stages. Solomon bragged to the Philly rapper “…[this] is beef you can’t handle on your New York trip, ‘cause you’re a Philly cheese steak and I’m a New York strip…you should spend your whole life in hiding-like RuPaul’s dick.”

The judges — Saigon, Cassidy, Hurricane Chris and Ralph McDaniels — were delighted in what Cassidy called Solomon’s “ability to keep it funny and then flip it on some serious shit.” The crowd, an assortment of fans and New York hip-hoppers such as Joell Ortiz and DJ Clark Kent concurred with Cassidy’s co-sign. After calling out Murda Mook, who backed out of battling Solomon a day before, Solomon was unanimously declared the victor of a contest Saigon joked was “over by the second round.”

Story by Will Johnson