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Battle rap (also known as rap battling [1] ) is a type of rapping that includes bragging, insults and boasting content. [1] Battling can occur on recorded albums, though rap battles are often recited or freestyled spontaneously in live battles, "where MCs will perform on the same stage to see who has the better verses". [2]

Battle rap is described by 40 Cal in the book How to Rap as "extracurricular" and he compares it to the dunk contest in the NBA . [2] Rap battles are often written solely for the purpose of impressing people with technically inventive rapping, [3] and knowing a wide variety of rapping styles and a wide range of MCs is recommended. [4] Some MCs started out writing mostly battle raps and battling other MCs before they began making records. [5]

The modern rap battle is generally believed to have originated in the East Coast hip hop scene in the late 1980s. [ citation needed ] One of the earliest and most infamous battles occurred in December 1982 when Kool Moe Dee challenged Busy Bee Starski [6] – Busy Bee Starski's defeat by the more complex raps of Kool Moe Dee meant that "no longer was an MC just a crowd-pleasing comedian with a slick tongue; he was a commentator and a storyteller" thus, rendering Busy's archaic format of rap obsolete, in favor of a newer style [6] which KRS-One also credits as creating a shift in rapping in the documentary Beef . [7]

Rap thrives on competition. Since the beginning of time, humans have always measured their worth against other humans. Rap is no different. It's customary for MCs to sharpen their battling skills by throwing darts at other rappers on the way to the top.​

Canibus tested his strength against LL Cool J. Nas and Jay Z went pound for pound for a decade. Biggie and 2Pac exchanged blows until their final days on earth.

In honor of the great rap battle gladiators of our time, let's look back the 10 best battles rap has witnessed and the winner of each duel.

Battle rap (also known as rap battling [1] ) is a type of rapping that includes bragging, insults and boasting content. [1] Battling can occur on recorded albums, though rap battles are often recited or freestyled spontaneously in live battles, "where MCs will perform on the same stage to see who has the better verses". [2]

Battle rap is described by 40 Cal in the book How to Rap as "extracurricular" and he compares it to the dunk contest in the NBA . [2] Rap battles are often written solely for the purpose of impressing people with technically inventive rapping, [3] and knowing a wide variety of rapping styles and a wide range of MCs is recommended. [4] Some MCs started out writing mostly battle raps and battling other MCs before they began making records. [5]

The modern rap battle is generally believed to have originated in the East Coast hip hop scene in the late 1980s. [ citation needed ] One of the earliest and most infamous battles occurred in December 1982 when Kool Moe Dee challenged Busy Bee Starski [6] – Busy Bee Starski's defeat by the more complex raps of Kool Moe Dee meant that "no longer was an MC just a crowd-pleasing comedian with a slick tongue; he was a commentator and a storyteller" thus, rendering Busy's archaic format of rap obsolete, in favor of a newer style [6] which KRS-One also credits as creating a shift in rapping in the documentary Beef . [7]

Rap thrives on competition. Since the beginning of time, humans have always measured their worth against other humans. Rap is no different. It's customary for MCs to sharpen their battling skills by throwing darts at other rappers on the way to the top.​

Canibus tested his strength against LL Cool J. Nas and Jay Z went pound for pound for a decade. Biggie and 2Pac exchanged blows until their final days on earth.

In honor of the great rap battle gladiators of our time, let's look back the 10 best battles rap has witnessed and the winner of each duel.

We came, we saw, we played. We nominated, we debated, we decided. Here, in alphabetical order, are Kotaku ’s top 12 games of 2015.

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Battle rap (also known as rap battling [1] ) is a type of rapping that includes bragging, insults and boasting content. [1] Battling can occur on recorded albums, though rap battles are often recited or freestyled spontaneously in live battles, "where MCs will perform on the same stage to see who has the better verses". [2]

Battle rap is described by 40 Cal in the book How to Rap as "extracurricular" and he compares it to the dunk contest in the NBA . [2] Rap battles are often written solely for the purpose of impressing people with technically inventive rapping, [3] and knowing a wide variety of rapping styles and a wide range of MCs is recommended. [4] Some MCs started out writing mostly battle raps and battling other MCs before they began making records. [5]

The modern rap battle is generally believed to have originated in the East Coast hip hop scene in the late 1980s. [ citation needed ] One of the earliest and most infamous battles occurred in December 1982 when Kool Moe Dee challenged Busy Bee Starski [6] – Busy Bee Starski's defeat by the more complex raps of Kool Moe Dee meant that "no longer was an MC just a crowd-pleasing comedian with a slick tongue; he was a commentator and a storyteller" thus, rendering Busy's archaic format of rap obsolete, in favor of a newer style [6] which KRS-One also credits as creating a shift in rapping in the documentary Beef . [7]

Battle rap (also known as rap battling [1] ) is a type of rapping that includes bragging, insults and boasting content. [1] Battling can occur on recorded albums, though rap battles are often recited or freestyled spontaneously in live battles, "where MCs will perform on the same stage to see who has the better verses". [2]

Battle rap is described by 40 Cal in the book How to Rap as "extracurricular" and he compares it to the dunk contest in the NBA . [2] Rap battles are often written solely for the purpose of impressing people with technically inventive rapping, [3] and knowing a wide variety of rapping styles and a wide range of MCs is recommended. [4] Some MCs started out writing mostly battle raps and battling other MCs before they began making records. [5]

The modern rap battle is generally believed to have originated in the East Coast hip hop scene in the late 1980s. [ citation needed ] One of the earliest and most infamous battles occurred in December 1982 when Kool Moe Dee challenged Busy Bee Starski [6] – Busy Bee Starski's defeat by the more complex raps of Kool Moe Dee meant that "no longer was an MC just a crowd-pleasing comedian with a slick tongue; he was a commentator and a storyteller" thus, rendering Busy's archaic format of rap obsolete, in favor of a newer style [6] which KRS-One also credits as creating a shift in rapping in the documentary Beef . [7]

Rap thrives on competition. Since the beginning of time, humans have always measured their worth against other humans. Rap is no different. It's customary for MCs to sharpen their battling skills by throwing darts at other rappers on the way to the top.​

Canibus tested his strength against LL Cool J. Nas and Jay Z went pound for pound for a decade. Biggie and 2Pac exchanged blows until their final days on earth.

In honor of the great rap battle gladiators of our time, let's look back the 10 best battles rap has witnessed and the winner of each duel.

We came, we saw, we played. We nominated, we debated, we decided. Here, in alphabetical order, are Kotaku ’s top 12 games of 2015.


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