"These guys really understood what it took to battle. They weren’t just giving out stupid silly punchlines. It went beyond that. They really understood how to work a crowd and how to weave runs and themes through the short battle."
One person who isn’t called out by name—the current president of the United States.
It’s a widely accepted notion that mainstream hip-hop artists, as well as their fans, have lowered the bar for what’s considered talent, or entertainment.
The four videos from local artists you need to watch this week...