A Look at Eminem's Upcoming Rap Battle
The rap battle may not be a mainstream event, but Eminem is trying to change all that.
Eminem and Slaughterhouse recently announced a new competitive rap battle league that would put this artâ form back into the spotlight. According to the XXL magazine, Mr. Mathers himself will host the battle at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City on July 12.
So who will be taking the stage? Complex magazine revealed that hip hop battle heavyweights like Murda Mook and Loaded Lux are slated to perform. Hollow Da Don and Joe Budden will also be spitting against each other.
"I'm a passionate battle fan, so this is something I've always thought about doing," Eminem said, as quoted by Complex. "I came up battling at the same time I was making records and learning my way around the studio. It's a little bit different in terms of the kinds of tools you need, but the competitiveness is the same. The times I didn't win gave me just as much light in the past as when I did."
Tickets for Total Slaughter will be released in a limited pre-sale on May 2, with the rest being made available May 16.
Will you be checking it out?