Cortez Vs. Prez Mafia | BodyBag?? |

Well, this was a definite loss for Prez Mafia.  I can’t believe he struggled through all three rounds.  It’s just not like him at all.  Both he and Cortez are known for their preparation and consistency which are both important for emcees...
7.0

RBE | ShowOff Vs. O-Red | Seperation Point

ShowOff has the potential to be a franchise emcee, but for some reason that fate isn’t becoming a reality for him.  He has boundless potential and a solid work ethic, yet it seems that something is missing and I can’t quite put...
9.0

Brizz Rawsteen vs. Ill Will: French Toast

Let’s clear the record. Both of these guys had a solid battle. However, it’s clear that Ill Will is still earning his respect in Irving Plaza and Brizz, well Brizz is a true superstar of the culture at this point. We won’t...
8.0

CHESS vs. AVE: LESSON LEARNED

If you watch battles enough, you know this one is an easy one to call. However, it still remains a quality battle that exhibits the many pitfalls that battle rappers can face on the toughest stage in the art. This isn’t the...
9.0

Fettuccine20 Vs Mackk Myron: MACKK MURDERER

If you were there, this felt like a body but YouTube presents a different story. In reality, it’s not that 20 was bad. It’s just that Myron was that good. It’s no easy feat to step in NYC, especially when you’re dealing with...
1.0

A. Ward vs DNA: TOP 5 DEAD OR ALIVE

Did you see the third round??? Okay, let’s be clear. A. Ward is talented and has been on our radar for a while. But there’s something about experience in any sport, or competitive bout and I think that’s what made the difference....

Speaking of the PGs

At Battlescene, we’ve always had a fond appreciation for up and coming talent. So when we saw Diesal’s last PG against Krucial Ken, we weren’t surprised to see him back on the scene on the world’s most respected battle league. Fans often place a...

The State of Battle Rap

I oftentimes ponder where battle rap is headed and what the future holds for the culture.  After much thought, the only truth that I have found is that it is a very difficult question to answer.  The 2016 season was different from...

STUEY NEWTON VS. HA DOUBLE: #TALKTOTHATBOY!

This is the kind of battle that commands respect because we are able to see battle rap’s diversity in other regions like Louisiana and Seattle. Overall, we get a C+ battle with an incredible third round from Newton. How ironic is it that HA’s hype...
7.0

TECH 9 VS JERRY WESS | Let’s Get To That ! |

While I must admit this wasn’t the most impressive battle, it was decent enough to keep my attention for three rounds.  Performance and lyrical content were the key factor to keeping this battle interesting.  Oddly enough we didn’t get a heavy dose...