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Old 02-26-2017, 07:47 PM   #1
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What Was The Best Year in Battle Rap?

For some reason probably just because of how much I liked the entire feel of the era around 2010-2011 I feel I should pick one of those but when I actually looked at all the classics that came out of 2012 that shit might have it locked up kinda clear

Imma go with 2012 what y'all got?
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2012 by a far margin,

verb v hitman, lux v cal, surf v big t, jc v chilla were all battles that could be the best battles of the year in any other year.

canibus battled diz.
math came back and actually did well.

that's all off the top of the head..im sure there is more too.
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Rex vs Ill, Hitman vs John John, Con vs Surf, Shotty vs Ars, Shine vs Pass, Daylyt vs Rich Dollaz, Pat Stay vs Ice

More off the top of the head
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2014 had Ether AND Total Slaughter
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2012 for definite. Each of the major leagues all peaked kinda simultaneously im terms of quality around then to me, although 2011 was definitely a banner year too.
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that was 2014? that was three fucking years ago? that means i've been watching battle rap for 4 years wtf
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He had multiple classics on Don't Flop.
Had several strong performances in Australia.
Had a battle in Sweden where I believe (don't quote me) he had the first "slow it down" in Swedish battling history.
Had the bodybag of the year on Ground Zero.

Zain Azrai did all of this in 2012.

This was indeed the best year in battling history.
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that was 2014? that was three fucking years ago? that means i've been watching battle rap for 4 years wtf
What battle brought you in? Just curious to be honest
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Yeah I men definitely 2012 imo. When I look back, everything before seems like it was building up to that year, and everything after either feels like a direct result of, or a pale imitation of, that year. Was a great time to be a fan
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Yeah I men definitely 2012 imo. When I look back, everything before seems like it was building up to that year, and everything after either feels like a direct result of, or a pale imitation of, that year. Was a great time to be a fan
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big homie showed me canibus vs diz to show me how funny canibus' bars were, and if diz/canibus is ur first battle u think diz is the GOAT for rapping a 10 minute first round with every punch connecting so u delve into his shit

after that he showed me Rex vs Ill and that's where i got into the shit heavy
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big homie showed me canibus vs diz to show me how funny canibus' bars were, and if diz/canibus is ur first battle u think diz is the GOAT for rapping a 10 minute first round with every punch connecting so u delve into his shit

after that he showed me Rex vs Ill and that's where i got into the shit heavy
That's what's up my g.. Your homie that put you on still fuck with this shit?
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That's what's up my g.. Your homie that put you on still fuck with this shit?
he don't even fuck with battle rap itself prolly -- he was just a huge canibus fan and thought that that shit was hilarious

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for me it's probably 2010 (maybe even 09), tho 2012 was undeniably good, but 2009-2010 had alot of heat rocks just on GTN alone
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2012 obvious reasons

2007 WRC written pedigree changed the game

2009 GT is hard to beat imo
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2009 GT is hard to beat imo

Plus Math vs Verb aka Birth of URL.

I give it to '09 just because it really is where the line was drawn and there was a Before and After.

Then I agree with @ledge about 2012.
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he don't even fuck with battle rap itself prolly -- he was just a huge canibus fan and thought that that shit was hilarious

i know he watched cass vs diz tho
Hahaha word I feel it... then what led you to the forum?
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'09 just because it really is where the line was drawn and there was a Before and After.
Totally! Anyone that brought freestyles to battle bar thesaurus, noncando, hollow or diz got mercked.
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Hahaha word I feel it... then what led you to the forum?
r/rapbattles being a cesspool of discussion more or less

i think i was googling a battle once and this was the first result as a discussion topic

whatever my first post is on, that's the shit that brought me here

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2011 for me caus my two battles i replayed the most.bmagic vs qleen and yung ill vs rich dolaz
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i think i was googling a battle once and this was the first result as a discussion topic

whatever my first post is on, that's the shit that brought me here

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You could say the same for /r/[whateveryouputhere].
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2012 for definite. Each of the major leagues all peaked kinda simultaneously im terms of quality around then to me, although 2011 was definitely a banner year too.
World Dom 3 in 2012 was way worse than WD2 though
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2010

I would accept any year between 2006-2010.

Like any phenomena, Battle Rap was boom-bust. Battle-Rap began to overheat in 2011, it's notoriety boomed beyond its optimal level, so naturally the boom busted in 2012. I think by 2012 Battle Rap just became too commercial and showbiz oriented (events got too high budget, battles became too dramatic and over-produced, the scene got infested by too many talentless culture vultures)
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Even though my nostalgia predates most, I can understand why 2012 is remembered as battle-rap's zenith, especially if you were more partial to 'inner-city' battle-rap. Don't forget that GT vanished by 2012.

And even though 2006-2010's my favourite era, I think that 'inner city' battle rap's greatest year was 2011.
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