battle rap

Battle Rap: Sport vs Novelty in Pop Culture

The art form of battle rap is prevalent in pop culture today. What makes its popularity interesting, however, is the various forms it takes. Many people may be familiar with the short-form viral hits, or they may know about the competitive world of professional battlers. But battle rap as an art form can largely be defined as either professional competition or humor-centric mainstream battles. And it’s a shame, considering the potential of both.