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The Body Bag Battles League takes MC Battles in a whole new direction

Its been over eight years since Eminem thrust the concept of battle rapping into the mainstream consciousness with his first feature film, 8 Mile. Even though hip-hop has thrived within different types of competition since its birth (including breakdancing battles, DJ competitions and crossed-out tags on walls), crowds in the early part of this decade began to gravitate toward MC battles, the place where talented wordsmiths faced off with one another, throwing punch lines and witty remarks about each, talking trash about their opponents, hair, shoes, girlfriend or whatever.

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Rachel Romero