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.

We’ve got some great battles and announcements this week. We’ve got Dizaster’s long awaited return to KOTD, a freestyle battle featuring King Los, and a 2 on 2 between a new favorite team and one of the teams from the original 2 on 2 era. In addition, Chicago, New York, and Toronto will all be holding some very big events in the near future. In the case of Toronto, a certain battle legend will be making his return against one of the most talked about battle rappers today.