The 1,500-Year History of Rap Battles

Defeating an opponent through rhyme goes back way longer than most people may think

In contemporary popular culture, rap battles are a popular activity where multiple rappers take turns directing off-the-cuff lyrics at their opponent(s). Typically consisting of insults and bragging, the performer who comes up with the most creative, damning and…

--

--

--

Dabbler in history, investing & writing. Master’s degree in baseball history. Passionate about diversity, culture, sports, investing and crypto.

Love podcasts or audiobooks? Learn on the go with our new app.

Recommended from Medium

Reflecting on the Fact that Hans Asperger was Really a Nazi and not just Working from the Inside to…

“Our Works Define us, Not our Words “- Remembering President Mwai Kibaki

The Deeper meaning of The Joker

Mabel Tylecote (1896–1987) educational and social reformer

Mabel Tylecote fencing

Work in Progress: The Urbanization Horizon

It Was Always About Slavery

History of April 19: 3 Reasons Why It’s Significant

Annotated Bibliography assessment brief

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Andrew Martin

Andrew Martin

Dabbler in history, investing & writing. Master’s degree in baseball history. Passionate about diversity, culture, sports, investing and crypto.

More from Medium

When Was the First Recorded Labor Strike in Human History?

How Many Slaves Were Transported From Africa During The Atlantic Slave Trade?

The Man Who Became an International Celebrity From Biting Cows

“Work”, by Ford Madox Brown