Battle rap is growing as a culture. An art form once confined to street corners and YouTube has now garnered national recognition, TV programming, Pay-Per-View events, and significant attention from the mainstream media.

We're here to update you on all of the latest developments in the battle rap world. Half of these battles are from the King of the Dot league, which has had a busy fortnight, but as always, URL and Don’t Flop brought some exciting battles for y’all as well.

But here’s something that, as far as we know, has never happened before: a former battle rapper has just won a State Representative seat in the recent election. Keep on reading to learn the identity of the rapper-turned-politician.