The LOX Speak on How Battle Rap Has Changed Over the Years (Video)
Jadakiss, Styles P and Sheek Louch, three of Hip-Hop’s finest lyrical sharp shooters, sat with Watch Loud to discuss the differences between battle rap now and when they were participants in the verbal sport. Sheek and Styles speak about the differences of battling when accompanied with a beat vs. the current more dominant a cappella style, as well as how the notion of MCs knowing their opponents (and thus having the opportunity to prepare) has changed. They also weigh in on what circumstances would merit an established rapper’s return to the competition. Check out the video.
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