If video killed the radio star, then Twitter killed the battle rapper. Because of the transparency the internet allows, rap beefs are not settled on wax like they once were. Battle rap extraordinaire Jadakiss talked to Sway Calloway about why rap battles are necessary in hip-hop.
Jadakiss has essentially cemented himself in the hip-hop game by battle rapping. Many remember his battles with Beanie Sigel and 50 Cent. Although they gave him some competition, Jada still won each of those beefs. He reflected on those battles during his interview on Sway In The Morning.
Jadakiss believes rap battles are therapeutic and necessary because they help the rappers understand themselves better. He also stated the battles add fuel to the fire they already have.
Check out a clip of Jadakiss talking to Sway about rap battles below. You can download his mixtape here.