Battle Rap Wednesdays: Real Deal vs. Young Kannon
Not as good as last week's, but this means I'm one step closer to seeing Real Deal vs. Ill Will, a battle that's got the makings of a classic. Anyway, it's hard for me to say Deal got anything less than a 3-0 on this one. Young Kannon tried to bring the heat, and even had a pretty slick Round 1, but after that it just looked worse and worse. The truth is, very, very few of these battle rap dudes are in the streets like that, so having Real Deal pull his card like that just made Rounds 2 and 3 sound much more impressive by comparison.
Not sure who's battling next week but I'm looking forward to seeing it. We got 2 more weeks left of Round 1 before we move on to Round 2, and I gotta say this format has been one of my favorites in battle rap. Two minutes forces the rappers to cut all the filler out of their verses (or lose)--I could see them stretching it out to 2:30 or a full 3 minutes but make that the absolute maximum. The crowds are quiet, and the audio is clean--hopefully as battle rap gets more popular we'll have more of that and less of shit like NOME2 and SM1.