Dwella vs. DHall (Rap Battle)
Battle rapping is basically playing the “dozens” with rhyming words and no music!
Just like when playing the “dozens” in real life friends and families are dissed as well no one in the other rappers family or camp is safe from being aired out!
This is the final battle released by Queen of The Ring from the Panic Room 2 which went down in Brooklyn, NY on December 8, 2012.
This was supposed to be a three-way battle between Precyse, Dwella hailing from Connecticut and DHall The Queen repping Detroit.
Precyse could not make it to battle so Dwella and DHall showed their asses no g-string (as Q.B once told Ms. Hustle) and it was great!!!.
These two ladies are up and coming in the ring. They been wanting to go at it for a while now to see who got the better bars.
Battling is generally believed to have originated in the East Coast hip hop scene in the late 1970s. One of the earliest and most famous battles was in December 1981 (evidenced by BB’s DJ asking if the crowd is ready for ’82) when Kool Moe Dee challenged Busy Bee Starski- 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”, which KRS-One also credits as creating a shift in rapping in the documentary Beef.
In the 1980s, battle raps were a popular form of rapping – Big Daddy Kane in the book How to Rap says, “as an MC from the ’80s, really your mentality is battle format… your focus was to have a hot rhyme in case you gotta battle someone… not really making a rhyme for a song”. Battle rapping is still sometimes closely associated with old school hip-hop – talking about battle rapping, Esoteric says, “a lot of my stuff stems from old school hip-hop, braggadocio ethic”.
Some of the most prominent battle raps that took place on record are listed in the book, ego trip’s Book of Rap Lists, and include such battles as the Roxanne Wars (1984–1985), Juice Crew vs. Boogie Down Productions (1986–1988), Kool Moe Dee vs. LL Cool J (1987–1991), MC Serch vs. MC Hammer (1989–1994), Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg vs. Luke (1992–1993), Common vs. Ice Cube (1994–1996), MC Pervis & Brand New Habits and LL Cool J vs. Canibus (1997–1998) – all of which include memorable battle rap verses.
Some Digital Hardcore bands (e.g. Atari Teenage Riot) also use freestyle rap as a part of their music, but they do not battle. In many cases, diss tracks are written to “battle” or “attack” other rappers.
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