, a Canadian rapper namedPat Stay
, a competition calledJump Off
, and American hip-hop conglomerateGrind Time Now
, the world of battle rap was forever changed.
Whereas snaps were traditionally served off the top of opponents' heads, now the raps are written and heavily researched on the internet for ultimate bombastic and belittlement value.
Your opponent in a battle rap might troll your Facebook friends for embarrassing information, pay to run your name through Intelius, and pull your arrest, IRS, and mortgage record just to make fun of you on a video that will be broadcast across the worldwide information superhighway.
Expect live performances from Erum, Dirty Dem, Jonny Storm, Flawless, Saheed, Just-This Crew, Herotwin, and Kairo Lavo3 -- not to mention a packed rap battle fight card.
Art of War 305's Blood Sport
Opening Card Matches
Shawn Chaos vs. Dex-1
Pervis Mockingshire vs. James Roig
M.ortal C.ombat Title Tournament, Round One
Ubserd vs. Chris Black
Hindu Rock vs. Jae Wize
Knowledge Medina vs. Katastrofik
ATM vs. Maniphest DSTNE
As the Art of War proclaims, "The matches have been set. The warriors have been named. The game has begun." It's time for Blood Sport.
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Art of War 305's Blood Sport Rap Battle. Friday, September 2. Labeless Records Headquarters, 1723 W. 37th St., #18, Hialeah. Doors open at 9 p.m. and general admission costs $10. Visit labelessrecords.com.