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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’.
There are a number of mainstrewam rappers and underground rappers who base there careers on rap battling at points. Rapper Eminem, who battled constantly in the film 8 Mile is seen on several YouTube videos battling other mainstream and underground MCs. Other rappers in the 1990s became famous is rap 313s rapping in front of hip hop producers who later signed them due to their ability to freestyle rap.
Some of the most recognized battle leagues include Ultimate Rap League, Grind Time Now, King Of The Dot and Queen Of The Ring.
Some of the most heralded battle rappers today are Calicoe, Math Hoffa, Aye-verb, Hitman Holla, Midwest Miles, Yung Ill, DNA, Cortez, X-factor, Tsunami Surf, Tech N9ne, Goodz, Shotgun Suge, Big T, K-shine, T-Rex, Rich Dolarz, Dizaster, Hollow Da Don, Loaded Lux, Murda Mook, Soul Khan and Swave Sevah.