We've been to battles in NYC, and its full of great MC's, clever punchlines & the kind of setting Hip-Hop thrives on. TN's own Reaux went behind the scenes with The Trap NY, to talk to battle rappers like DOT, Ty Law, & Mias Lansky. They discuss the changes going on in battle rap, as well as the evolution of the culture as a whole. Check out the interviews then see what Reaux has to say about the state of battle rap today below.
Interviews Featuring: DOT, Don Dolla, Ty Law, Spee Dolla, & Mias Lansky
REAL RECOGNIZE REAUX
BEST THING ABOUT TRAP NYC:
What I love about The Trap NY is the environment. I love that you can drink, smoke and just relax while listening to and watching live battle rap.
FAVORITE BATTLERS (MALE/FEMALE)? Tsu Surf & 40 B.A.R.R.S.
HOW DO YOU JUDGE BATTLES?
I feel like now a days it's more about being entertained and only that. I like any battler that can make me say "Yo, THATS fire" & make me what to shake his hand after. I like the thought they put into it, as well as the performance. Any battle should be judged on four things: Delivery, Bars, Creativity and Presence.
HOW FAR BATTLE RAP HAS COME:
Battle rap has came a LONG way, from the store front or the block to it being on big stages and on TV. You have to be proud of where it is now from where it was. Even if it did change the nature of it all.