Battle rap is quickly growing as a culture. What was almost completely relegated to street corners and Youtube a few years ago has garnered national recognition, more tv programming, Pay-Per-View events, and other attention of the mainstream media. Hip Hop icons like Eminem and Snoop Dogg have put on events for the battle scene and at this rate things can only continue to expand. That being the case, we’re here to keep you updated on all things battle rap. Now is a great time to join the culture.

This time around, we’ve got quite a few battles from KOTD’s Blackout 5 and a few from URL’s Rookies vs. Vets as well. In case that’s not enough URL for you, we’ve got two announcements from next month’s N.O.M.E. 5 event in New York. KOTD also has an upcoming event for which announcements have been released.

Click through the galleries to see everything that went down in battle rap the past two weeks.