“The battles that have surfaced on our shores are more of a dirty laundry show-off than articulate emcees showcasing their lyrical dexterity. Emcees need to be fearless with their skill, and when called upon they should be ready to back up the things they spit in their raps.”
We have all heard the “sex sells” / “hype sells” / “controversy is best policy” (okay last one was made up) sayings, and although many may differ with the accepted wisdom theories, there is some truth in it. People’s curiosity shoots up at the sight of controversy. So how do we tie that into hip-hop? The old fashion way; Battle.