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Don Lady Versus Raine

Don Lady Versus Raine

Shooney Da Rapper Versus Phara Funeral

Shooney Da Rapper Versus Phara Funeral

Jaz the Rapper Versus Chayna Ashley

Jaz the Rapper Versus Chayna Ashley

Ms. Fit Versus E-Hart

Ms. Fit Versus E-Hart

40 B.A.R.R.S. Versus Star Smilez

40 B.A.R.R.S. Versus Star Smilez

Top Five Queen of the Ring Battles

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The sub-genre of battle rap is recently seeing a mass resurgence. With champion names like Loaded Lux and Murda Mook receiving nods from industry heavyweights including Diddy, Drake and Jay-Z, it's an eventful occasion for hip-hop. But quickly nudging the newfound interest to a strictly male occasion is an understatement. As an underground, viral movement known as Queen of the Ring—think Smack/URL but with women—has been in effect for years. The latest addition to the series, hosted by Babs Bunny (of Making Da Band fame) and Vague has been drawing online attention for more than a year, with names like Don Ladyii, Phara Funeral, and Shooney Da Rapper becoming staples. While some may dismiss the league as the WNBA to URL or Grind Time's NBA, the Queen of the Ring bouts are intense, brutal, and oftentimes ruthless. Male or female, once the foot is in the ring, beating ensues. Don't believe it? Check out some of the most acclaimed battles from the league thus far. —Jaeki Cho (@JaekiCho)