Murda Mook opens up to “No Edits” about the potential battle with the Toronto rapper.
Last night Murda Mook took to Instagram and Twitter to reveal that Drake has challenged him to a battle. He posted a picture face to face with the OVO rapper and captioned the picture “So this is @champagnepapi telling me he wants to battle me. And he is actually serious! Who got the check?,” and now social media is amped and waiting to see how this will play out. Mook also says that Fab also said he would like to get into the ring, but he “would need some conditioning first,” and Mook says he respects that. It is too early to tell when or if this will actually happen, but we can hope.
Snoop Dogg seems to be ready to jump in the Battle Rap business. he took to his instagram to let the battle rappers and world know that he has plans on doing something for the BET Hip Hop Awards. Watch what Snoop had to say below.
After beating Joe Budden out in the third round at Total Slaughter last week in NYC, Hollow Da Don took to Twitter to ask fans who he should take on next, saying Eminem wants him to take on another industry name. Find out the two rappers he called out specifically after the jump!
Lil Wayne ventured into talk of battle rap for his latest webisode of Weezy Wednesdays, inspired by this past weekend’s ‘Total Slaughter’ battle. Though he has yet to watch and doesn’t know the outcome of their battle, Tune shared his excitement over Murda Mook and Loaded Lux getting back in the ring, but made sure he let the world know he’s still Team Jae Millz…since Mook and Millz had quite the battle back in the early 00′s on Smack DVD. You’ve gotta ride with the home team!
He also gave a shout out to Joe Budden, of whom he’s aware lost to Hollow Da Don, but couldn’t comment too much on it because again, he’s yet to see the battle. Tune added that he feels there’s no real loss in battle, particularly with an established artist like Joe, because he looks at it as a sport, and if you can still craft dope music, you’ll never lose. Do you agree? Listen to his logic in episode 21 of “Weezy Wednesdays” below and let us know your thoughts!
This past weekend, battle rappers united for the long anticipated “Total Slaughter” event. For the main event, Joe Budden went against Hollow Da Don. During the third round, Joe was trying to get some bars out when the crowd started booing him. He wanted his mic to be cut off and said he’s done. Everyone was shocked and didn’t quite understand why the Mood Gawd would do that. However, there was a method behind his madness!
“It didn’t get to me mentally at all, which is the thing,” Joey said. “In my profession, you don’t rap over boos. It’s like Rapper 101 to know that if you at a show and n***as is booing, ‘Ya’ll, go ahead and boo. I got paid already.’ I’m either gonna wait for ya’ll to stop or I’m getting the f**k outta here. But in battle rap it’s very different. You gotta deal with it. You gotta rap over it. You can’t let it look like it is affecting you. It wasn’t that I was mad they was booing. I don’t give a f**k about boos. But my thing in my head was, ‘My mic is already bad and I really do have some shit in this third if I could just get it out.’ I can’t fight a bad mic and a million people booing. But once you threaten people that are booing, they’re just gonna boo more. That’s exactly what happened.” WELP FOLKS, there you have it! Still #TeamBudden all day everyday.
On Saturday night, Joe Budden made a huge move as an established artist stepping into the battle world and going against Hollow Da Don for “Total Slaughter.” Though his bars were CRAZY and he arguably bested Hollow 2-1, he kind of gave the W away when he put his mic down in the third round because he didn’t want to rap over the crowd’s boo’s. Many said Joey was putting his career on the line in this battle, but he seems pretty at peace with the outcome. Check out what he’s saying on Twitter in the gallery! What did you think of the event?
Everyone should remember Cassidy’s heyday. Especially his bars. No, not the album, but his flow and punchlines. However, at one point in time, he decided not to return to the area in which his style could flourish; the battle rap arena. Looks like there could now be a change of heart from the Philly MC. In an interview, Cass points out what would need to go down in order for a return. Check it out after the jump.
“Sky is the limit, truly with this thing,” Loaded Lux tells HHS1987 about the battle rap craft. Known as one of the true leaders of spiting in the ring, Lux describes his extreme passion for what he does, why he does it, and his respect for anyone else who gets in the circle.
Lux also talks about the battle rap show with Eminem, and his upcoming, first ever rematch with Murda Mook.
“I believe in my heart of hearts, one of my most formidable opponents, I’ve ever faced in a ring,” he says about the, ‘Total Slaughter’ going down in July.
Check this out, and more after the jump.
Brooklyn raptress Babs shot to fame in the early 00′s on Diddy’s Making The Band, but even after the show went off the air and Da Band went their separate ways, Babs maintained a presence in music by becoming a fixture on the battle rap scene. Looks like she’ll be taking a break from that for a moment, as new photos posted to her Instagram this past weekend reveal she’s expecting! Congrats, Babs! Check out the pics from her baby shower in the gallery.