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 week’s installment of battle rap updates comes with a few releases from KOTD’s Blackout 5, including the return of two battlers we haven’t seen in years. There are also a few new events being announced lately and we’ve got the line ups for those. If that’s not enough, check out the latest news on the feud between Big T and Daylyt.