In the words of Jeezy rap battle ain’t dead, these rappers just scared. OK. That’s not exactly what he said. The truth is that the rap battle game is alive and thriving. No longer are these battles happening on street corners. Now they’re held in clubs and venues with a 1,000-plus capacity. With stages this big you would think that the biggest names in hip-hop would be going head-to-head. That’s where you’re wrong. Rap battles are like the dunk contest. It’s one of the most anticipated events without any of the big names. But if you look on the sidelines you will see these same stars spectating. Battle rappers are more like And 1 players. They found another way to play the game without being confined. But only a few street ballers have made it to the NBA. Just like few battle rappers have translated to mega-star rappers with hit records. But there comes a time when the world wants to see a good battle rap, and Twitter showed just who the world wanted to see battle. And Remy Ma was able to make it happen. The match. Hitman Holla vs. Eazy The Block Captain. Get your popcorn ready!
Hitman Holla is a battle rapper from St. Louis who is the more widely known contender due to his frequent appearances on Nick Cannon’s Wild 'N Out and a true veteran in the battle rap community. The other contender is Eazy The Block Caption, a battle rapper from Philadelphia who has also done some TV, most notably on the remake of the “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” called "Bel-Air”. But really still on the come up, but has made a name for himself. As you can see, both contenders have a pretty impressive resume. But that’s enough talk. Let’s get to the battle! Below are some of the bars from each round that I felt did the most damage.
The first round was tough because both competitors had a great round, even with all the technical difficulties. But the thing that separated them was that Eazy The Block Captain had bars that stung way more, He had the crowd, Plus he was just throw combination after combination of punchlines. I gotta give this round to Eazy the Block Captain.
Eazy The Block Captain
By this time I think he had lost the crowd and he was complaining that his mic wasn’t working. This was a great round. Both competitors had some great bars. But the technical issues was really bad at this point. Hitman Holla had seemed to really lose the crowd in this round. Eazy The Block Captain was still throwing some clever bars tho. I gotta give this round again to Eazy The Block Captain.
Eazy The Block Captain
The third round I didn't feel like lead up to the the hype. Both rappers had subtle bars. Nothing that really stung or stood out like the first two rounds. I really say it was a tie. I think Hitman Holla was more about braggin about what he got, which battle rap is the wrong stage for that, it was more bravado than just going at ya competitor. I think Eazy The Block Captain had to many Nick Cannon bars. After a while it was like another Nick Cannon bar.
The Score Card
After 3 rounds I have Eazy The Block Captain winning Round 1. I have Eazy The Block Captain winning Round 2. I have it a tie for round 3. Overall, I have Eazy The Block Captain winning the fight. He had better early rounds and was able to survive Hitman Holla in the 3rd. And one thing is fasho. Battle Rap ain't dead.
Let me know who you think won the battle.
Here's the full battle: