After years of subliminal back-and-forths, Drake seems to have comfortably settled into the role of a pop dancehall singer and Kendrick has snatched the crown as the resident god emcee. But what would’ve happened if industry politics had been put aside and egos were allowed to reign? Continue reading Drake vs. Kendrick — Who Would’ve Won?
Alright, let’s get this out of the way: Battle rap ain’t for everyone. Despite the fact that there’s an abundance of rappers in the game who fancy themselves lyrical combatants, the fact of the matter is that few actually understand the true nature of the craft. Continue reading The Top 7 ‘Battle Rappers’ Who Really Ain’t Bout That Battle Life
Weeks after Drake threw subliminal shots at Puff Daddy, Meek Mill and Joe Budden with his “4PM in Calabasas,” the latter emcee has decided to abandon his “I’m-not-in-this” attitude and pick up the gauntlet of battle.
Continue reading Joe Budden Starches Drake in Fiery Diss ‘Making A Murderer (Part 1)’
Due the proximity of hip-hop’s inception and the height of Ali’s career, it can be argued that Ali’s rhyming taunts could have been a direct inspiration for emcees who rhymed witty sayings over the mic to keep the crowd going and the DJ famous. Continue reading R.I.P. Muhammad Ali: The Father of Battle Rap
Is this it? Is this how we finally get rid of this infected, pockmark on the face of hip hop? Never before have I been so in favor of a rapper having his career taken. Rick Ross is everything wrong with hip hop today. Continue reading What’s Poppin’: So Rick Ross Just Dissed Drake
So, as I’m sure we all know, the battle between hip hop gods LL Cool J and KRS-One ain’t gonna happen. For the confused and late, let me catch you up. Continue reading KRS-One vs. LL Cool J — Who Would’ve Won?
At a recent show, the Blastmaster KRS invited a fan on stage for an impromptu battle. Whether drunk, high or crazy, the audience member apparently thought this was a great idea, climbed on stage and commenced to dropping a horrible, mumbling, ill-advised rhyme. Continue reading KRS-One Seemingly Calls Out LL in Freestyle Battle
In June, the battle rap world, as well as Hip Hop in general, lost one of it’s underground legends when Robert “Pumpkinhead” Diaz — or PH, as he was also known — passed away following a minor surgery.
According to Chris Mitchell of BattleRap.com, the veteran MC and promoter will have a street in his Brooklyn, New York, neighborhood named after him.
Continue reading Hip Hop Legend ‘Pumpkinhead’ To Have Street Named After Him