[QUOTE=JStokes;4502785]Maybe we just don't understand it.
I, quite frankly, was stumped as to what I was watching. I got about 30 seconds into the first guys "rap" and was done.
Where were they-looked like a soundstage. Shouldn't it be in a gansta alley or something?
Do people pay money to see that? Do people WIN money for out-rapping the other guy?
Is the decision voted on, like "you didn't suck as bad as the other guy, so you win"?
I'm the tall guy. This was shot at a TV Studio for Columbia Access Television and aired on their TV station a few times and reached thousands of viewers. I have battled at numerous places and events before. Some of them are "more street". Decisions are made by judges. You can see their opinions in the end. They are usually fellow battlers. People pay money to go to events yes. Battling is very big and there are tons of videos on youtube now days.