PHARA FUNERAL VS. MATRIMONY (Battle)
PANIC ROOM 2 is finally here. Check out the battle everybody was asking to put out 1st. Phara Funeral (Bronx) vs Matrimony (Harlem) This was a unexpected battle but both brought they A game to the ring to see who’s the best. Watch as both of these ladies go bar for bar, personal for personal for 3 rounds. Who will be crowned QUEEN OF THE RING?
Battle rapping, which can be freestyled, is the competition between two or more rappers in front of an audience. The tradition of insulting one’s friends or acquaintances in rhyme goes back to the dozens, and was portrayed famously by Muhammad Ali in his boxing matches. The winner of a battle is decided by the crowd and/or preselected judges. According to Kool Moe Dee, a successful battle rap focuses on an opponent’s weaknesses, rather than one’s own strengths.
The strongest battle rappers will generally perform their rap fully freestyled. This is the most effective form in a battle as the rapper can comment on the other person, whether it be what they look like, or how they talk, or what they wear. It also allows the rapper to reverse a line used to “diss” him or her if they are the second rapper to battle. This is known as a ‘flip’.