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A freestyle battle is a contest in which two or more rappers compete or battle each other using freestyle rap. Each competitor's goal is to diss their opponent through clever lyrics. A contest is an event involving a competition at least two opposing individuals or teams, to be awarded a prize to the champion. ... very gay West Coast rapper Snoop Dogg performing for the US Navy For information on rap music, see hip hop music. ... Freestyle rap is an improvisational form of rapping, that is performed with no previously composed lyrics, and reflecting a direct mapping of the mental state and performing situation of the artist. ... An insult is a statement or action which affronts or demeans someone. ...

A live audience is critical to a freestyle battle. Each MC must use skill and lyrical ability to not only break down his or her opponent, but to convince the audience that (s)he is the better rapper. Appointed judges have been used in formal contests, but even when no winner is announced, the rapper who receives the best audience response is viewed as the victor. In addition, it is considered an act of dishonour to recite written and memorized raps in a battle, because it shows the rapper to be incapable of spitting spur-of-the-moment lyrics. MasterCard logo Manchaster Town Hall MC can mean: Mini Cooper: Macao: FIPS PUB 10-4 territory code Machine, (also m/c) Manchester, England (also m/c) Mariah Carey, American songstress Marginal cost Marin Catholic Master cylinder Master of Ceremonies Rapper (also emcee), or a prefix for the names of rappers... Lyrics are the words in songs. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Alexander Hamilton defending his honor by obliging to duel Aaron Burr. ... very gay West Coast rapper Snoop Dogg performing for the US Navy For information on rap music, see hip hop music. ...

Freestyle battling is a prominent part of rap or hip hop culture, as highlighted in the Academy-Award winning movie 8 Mile, where actor Eminem uses freestyle battling to win money and respect. Hip hop is a cultural movement that began amongst urban African American youth in New York and has since spread around the world. ... 8 Mile is the 2002 Academy Award-winning film starring Marshall Eminem Mathers as the young white rapper Jimmy Smith Jr. ... Eminem, born Marshall Bruce Mathers III, is an an American rapper and actor. ... Economics offers various definitions for money, though it is now commonly defined as any good or token that functions as a medium of exchange that is socially and legally accepted in payment for goods and services and in settlement of debts. ... This page is about the attitude of acknowledgement, for other uses please see, Respect (disambiguation). ...

Notable battle rappers

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Lamont Coleman (May 30, 1974 – February 15, 1999), better known as Big L, was an American rapper. ... Christopher Lee Rios also known as Big Pun (November 10, 1971 - February 7, Puerto Rican rapper who emerged from the underground rap scene in the Bronx in the late 1990s. ... Christopher Wallace (May 21, 1972 - March 9, 1997), also known as Biggie Smalls (after a stylish gangster in the 1975 comedy, Lets Do it Again), but best known as The Notorious B.I.G., was a popular Brooklyn-born rapper of the mid 1990s. ... Germaine Williams (born December 9, 1974), better known as Canibus and also as Can-I-Bus and Rip the Jacker, is a Jamaican-born, American MC and rapper. ... Cassidy may refer to the following: Cassidy (rapper), US-American rapper Cassidy (musician), lead singer of Antigone Rising Bernard Matthew Cassidy, British soldier Bill Cassidy, US-American politician and physician Bob Cassidy, Mentalist, speaker and author Butch Cassidy, notorious Wild West criminal Cassidy Laminack, (1989) also known as the Lameinator... Born (Joey Coombes on, March 21, 1976), Chester P is a much respected rapper in the UK hip-hop scene. ... Chino XL (born Derek Barbosa, April 8, 1971, in The Bronx, New York but raised in East Orange, New Jersey) is a rapper well respected among hip hop enthusiasts for his technically accomplished style and battling abilities. ... Craig G Performing Live Craig G (born Craig Morgan) is a hip-hop MC who hails from the Queens Bridge district in New York, USA. Craig is best known as one of the original members of legendary hip hop producer Marly Marls Cold Chillin Records group the Juice Crew... Eminem, born Marshall Bruce Mathers III, is an an American rapper and actor. ... Eyedea (born Micheal Larsen in 1982, also known as Oliver Hart) is a well-known freestyle battle champion and underground rapper. ... OShea Jackson (born June 15, 1969 in South Central, Los Angeles, California), is a rapper, actor and film director, who has legally adopted his stage name, Ice Cube. ... Felipe Coronel (born February 19, 1978), better known as Immortal Technique, is a hip hop MC and political activist. ... Jay-Z (aka the Jigga, HOV and Hova, born Shawn Carter on December 4, 1970 in Brooklyn, New York) is an African American rapper/hip hop artist and record label executive; one of the most popular and successful rappers of the late 1990s and early 2000s. ... Jin Au-Yeung (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ; jyutping: Au1joeng4 Zing6), also known as Jin, Jin tha MC, 100 Grand Jin and The Emcee is a Chinese American rapper born on June 4, 1982. ... JR Writer, also known as Serious Business, The Writer of Writers and A.R. Writer (born Juan Rusty Brito, New York City, New York, on September 13, 1984) is an American hip hop artist of Dominican descent. ... Mohandas Dewese (born 8 August 1962), better known as Kool Moe Dee, was an American old-school rapper prominent in the late 1980s and early 90s. ... KRS-One (born Lawrence Krisna Parker on August 20, 1965 in Brooklyn, New York. ... James Todd Smith III (born August 16, 1968), better known as LL Cool J, is an American hip hop artist and actor. ... Mistah F.A.B. (born Stanley P. Cox in 1982 [1]) is a hyphy rapper from North Oakland, California. ... MC Juice Terry Jones who is better known by his stage name, Juice is a rapper from Phoenix, Arizona. ... Jae Millz is an African American underground rapper from Harlem, New York . ... DeShaun Dupree Holton (October 2, 1973 – April 11, 2006), better known as Proof, was an American rapper and member of the rap group D12. ... D12 (aka The Dirty Dozen and D-Twizzy) is an American hip-hop group originating from Detroit, Michigan and Highland Park, Michigan which have had albums reach the top of the U.S., UK and Australian album charts — Devils Night in 2001 and D12 World in 2004. ... Pumpkinhead (1988) is a supernatural horror film, combining elements of fable, fairy tale, and morality play. ... Che Smith, known by the stage name of Rhymefest, is an American hip hop artist and rapper (born January 1, 1977) from the south side of Chicago whose first official album, Blue Collar, was released on July 11, 2006. ... Ryan Montgomery (born July 5, 1977), is an African-American rapper known by his stage name Royce Da 59. He was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. ... Sage Francis, September 12th, 2005 Paul Sage Francis (born 1977 in Miami, Florida) is a hip-hop artist based in Providence, Rhode Island. ... Supernatural (aka MC Supernatural) is a rapper known for his skills in free-styling. ... A papoose (from the Algonquian papoos, meaning child) is an English loanword whose present meaning is an American Indian child (regardless of tribe). ... Saafir is a free-style rapper, the saucee nomad, and hunchback of Oakland. After moving from Fresno, California (the No) to Oakland, California, he lived with Tupac Shakur and became a dancer for Digital Underground. ... Saigon (born Brian Carenard, 1978) is an American rapper. ... Tim Dog (real name Timothy Blair, born January 1, 1967) is an American rapper from the Bronx, New York who rose to prominence during the early 90s with his debut LP Penicillin on Wax and the hit song Fuck Compton. ... Serius Jones is an American rapper from New Jersey who is mostly known for his freestyle battles. ... Jin may refer to: In Chinese history: Jin (廑), a ruler of the Xia dynasty (2033 BC–1562 BC) Jin (state) (746 BC-403 BC) (晉), a state in northern China during the Spring and Autumn Period Jin Dynasty, used to refer to a number of Chinese dynastic kingdoms: Jìn Dynasty... An editor has expressed a concern that the subject of the article does not satisfy the notability guideline or one of the following guidelines for inclusion on Wikipedia: Biographies, Books, Companies, Fiction, Music, Neologisms, Numbers, Web content, or several proposals for new guidelines. ...

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How to Survive a Freestyle Rap Battle - wikiHow (0 words)
Try and get your ears on some freestyle raps done by accomplished artists who are well known for their battle raps.
Constantly battle like that with people, especially if you can find a friend who is actually good at battling so they can teach how to improve what you lack.
Battle raps are made up of two parts; a set up and a punch line.
freestyle battle: Information from Answers.com (788 words)
Freestyle battles are usually contests (though they can occur spontaneously) where rappers compete or battle each other in the form of freestyle rap or cypher.
In freestyle battles, it is often considered an act of dishonor to recite (or "spit") any written raps, because it shows that the rapper who does so is incapable of spitting spur-of-the-moment lyrics.
Battle rapping has become a large part of hip hop as a musical form; when a rapper has no other topics or concepts to rap, he/she usually will put a battle rap on their song aimed at no one in particular.
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