Doomsday vs. Lyric (YT)
. From Rhyme Spitters 2006
, a documentary of an annual Chicago tournament of freestyle emcee battles
– completely improvised verbal battles between two rappers where insults are brought to a lyrical form that's often hilarious, often very politically incorrect, and usually NSFW. It's usually not taken personal by either party – in fact, it's not unusual in these battles to see a rapper smiling in appreciation of a particularly well-crafted insult that just came from their opponent. See also Rhyme Spitters 1
, and 4
, each hour-long documentaries online at Vimeo featuring tons more battles.
posted by WCityMike
on Sep 27, 2009 -
Hip Hop Zelda.
It's a booty call from Hyrule, a love letter in rhyme to your childhood featuring some of the best independent and mainstream Hip Hop artists. MF Doom, Edan and Aesop Rock get tossed together with Dr. Dre, Common, and Jay Z in this surprisingly compelling mashup of old Legend of Zelda tunes. If the TriForce Rules Everything Around You, hit up the link above to stream the album, or download it for free here. [more inside]
posted by shmegegge
on Mar 17, 2009 -