2000s Southern Rappers Square Off, As Mike Jones Will Battle Bone Crusher
Battle Rap continues to attract onetime major label stars. Following Joe Budden’s challenging Hollow Da Don in July, and leading up to Keith Murray’s competition against Fredro Starr later this month, two more established acts are entering the proverbial “Rap ring.”
Mike Jones, the breakout star of 2005’s Houston Hip-Hop takeover may not have been making a ton of noise recently. However, the onetime Swishahouse sensation is reportedly set to compete against Atlanta’s Bone Crusher. These two Southern acts, both onetime major label assets, will be the “under-card” at the September 28 showdown between Onyx’s Fredro and Def Squad’s Keith.
BattleRap.com announced the news, with a trailer staging the platinum Warner Bros. Records artist from H-Town versus the gold-certified So So Def breakout.
Here’s the trailer:
If you forgot, here’s what you may remember:
Mike Jones’ solo smash, “Back Then”:
Bone Crusher’s Crunk hit, “Never Scared,” which got some heavy help from T.I. and Killer Mike:
So who do you pick in this battle?