XXLMag.com To Crown King Of The Rap Ring In New Online Battle

In anticipation of EA Sports’ upcoming video game Fight Night Round 4, which hits stores on June 25, XXLMag.com has linked up with the powerhouse videogame company for an exclusive online rap battle.

XXLmag.com will be taking submissions starting today (June 16) until June 23 from aspiring battle rappers. The XXL staff will then select 16 MCs from the pack to duke it out online for a chance to win the title and the prize: a write-up in XXL magazine as well as receive a gift package from EA Sports.

MCs interested in being a part of the battle can send an email to rapbattle@xxlmag.com with two tracks that they feel best showcases their battle rap skills. That’s two tracks, folks, not three, four, or five and so on… Make sure you send the actual MP3s and not links to the tracks or your MySpace page. If you do not follow entry rules you will be disqualified from the competition.

The first showdown is set to premiere on the site on July 6. Fans will pick the winner and who will advance to the next round and there will be four rounds total. The final battle, which will determine who will be crowned champion, will take place on July 24.

For more information on the contest visit xxlmag.com/kingoftherapring starting tomorrow. – Elan Mancini

  • latino heat

    this should be good for some laughs. My Space rappers stand up!

    • http://tonygrands.blogspot.com Tony Grand$

      *sticks head out the window, clears throat*

      Hey Newyawka!!! Now you got your chance!

      • EReal

        I bet Joe Budden will be PISSED if he don’t win this shit.

        • http://tonygrands.blogspot.com Tony Grand$

          Ha!

          & I won’t be surprised if Jermaine Dupri will be scouting for the next Bow Wow.

  • E-Hustle

    For a sec, that headline fooled me thinking XXL was about to dick ride VIBE and do a tourney bracket.
    If it wasnt for Budden, no one would even knew about that bracket shit since no one checks for vibe.com.
    But I aint gonna lie, I been voting on that joint. So far I think everyone has it right.
    Best part was KRS ONE smashed Lil Wayne! I got Eminem winning it all like he did in the magazine last year.
    Right now it’s Em Vs. Snoop (no contest), 2Pac Vs. KRS ONE, Biggie Vs. Nas, & Rakim Vs. Jay-Z.
    I got Em, KRS, Biggie, & Rakim for my Final 4.
    Shady to take it all in the end.

    • *BLOCK*

      THATS THE 2ND ONE THEY HAVE DONE…LAST YEAR EMINEM WON IT

  • http://callmephlip.blogspot.com/ Phlip

    Does anyone else think this is a bad — but potentially entertaining — idea?
    I mean, this could be a trainwreck for the ages.

    • Jamal7Mile

      What’s up Phlip?

      I’m going to gamble and say that this is going to be a good and entertaining idea. Of course, I might be proven wrong, but it can’t hurt to try.

  • Jamal7Mile

    Now THAT’s what’s up!! I wanna see this one. More entertainment for 2009!

  • http://myspace.com/federalranga Federal Ranga

    What up Grand$…

    Stole the words right out of my mouth [||]…
    This really could be fun though I have no clue what the fuck is going on… and I just read this thing.

  • BeerGangsta

    Good Ideal! This would be something nice to see. I know the kids going to go all out and get it. It’s about time somebody black came up with a good ideal instead of fighting and killing. I am tired of that shit. This will give the kids something good to do for summer. Parents not going to be able to keep kids out of the house.

  • Apollo

    I Kinda want to do this, but i dont want to get a reputation as one of those myspace rappers, for all my fellow posters to laugh at cause im into more lyrical shit, but it would be Hella tight publicity .

    What do you guys think should i give this shit a go or not ??

    Apollo

    • Jamal7Mile

      What’s up Apollo?

      By all means, GO FOR IT!!! Send two battle tracks to Rapbattle@xxlmag.com. If I still had a studio hook up, I would do it!

      Pick two mofo’s you absolutely can’t STAND and go in on ‘em! Simple as that!

      I’m not sure, but they might even accept acapellas (w/o beats) for consideration. You would have to send your questions to xxlmag.com/kingoftherapring in order to find out.

      I’m all for this! BRING IT ON!!!

  • Apollo

    Actually, Handing newyawka’s ass to him in a rap battle( this one’s for you Grand$) would be beyond worth it, Imma go for this shit,

    Apollo Tha Battler!

    • http://tonygrands.blogspot.com Tony Grand$

      Lmao!

      Apollo FTW!!!!!!!

      Go for it, man. Nothing to lose @ all……..

      • El Tico Loco

        Ya’ll think he would comeback tryna battle anybody again? Fed Tony and myself already sent NewYawka back to his career counselor for a refund.

  • these posts are racist

    This is mine. Look out for TPAR.

  • Jamal7Mile

    My post is always late, but…

    Newyawka VS Apollo!!

    I’ll check for that one! I’ve seen (read) some of Newyawka’s verses but I want to see something from you, Apollo. Do you have a link/website/MyMusic or something like that?

  • SOUTHSIDE A-TOWN

    dats wassup. i didnt hear them mention any prize money, but hey, who knows it could lead to some kind of deal or job in the music biz. APOLLO its worth it, GO 4 IT!

  • $ykotic

    OK. My dudes where do you think they got this idea?

    Told ya’ll they be watching!

    • http://tonygrands.blogspot.com Tony Grand$

      Whadup $yk.

      Super Co-sign, bruh.

      Paying way more attention than we give them credit for.

      *looks up towards the Eye in the Sky*

  • Apollo

    Whattup Jamal?? Naww man nothing on the internets yet, i just been in the studio trying to put together some quality shit!! cause its all about self promotion these damn days, and you cant afford to put out garbage !! I’ll make sure to have some music up by the friday after next, Some old school gritty rippin up the mic shit!! and i will A, i got this shit!!

    Apollo ( mixtape coming soon)

    I cant wait to see my article in xxlmag ( No cocky)

  • King Joffy Joe

    It should be very entertaining to watch, but for all of those that participate in it, it could be career suicide. I mean, let’s be realistic, NO ONE cares about rap battles anymore. It got played out when Free and A.J. left 106 & Park. Or maybe that’s just my opinion…

  • newyawka631

    GRAND$$$$$$$$….CHECK YA BLOGG,I LEFT A COMMENT ON 1 OF YA BLOGGS WIT MAH DISS,RAN-GA GOT 1 TOO.U NIGGAZ R PUSSY………AND APOLLO,U WANT SUM TOO,NIGGA IM DA 50 CENT OF DIS INTERNET BEEF,TAKING ON ALL CHALLENGERZ[AND EVEN SUM NON-CHALLENGERZ]…..AND XXL WAS BLOCKING MY SHIT BECAUSE,THEY WANT ME TA SAVE IT FOR DA “KING OF DA RAP RING”

  • Apollo

    Save it Fo the ring Newyawka, I don`t see much of a challenge, too insecure to be a tight rapper

    AND APOLLO,U WANT SUM TOO,NIGGA IM DA 50 CENT OF DIS INTERNET BEEF

    Since when is it cool to have internet beef, and you called us pussy, you put shame to new york!!!!

  • newyawka631

    Actually, Handing newyawka’s ass to him in a rap battle( this one’s for you Grand$) would be beyond worth it, Imma go for this shit,

    Apollo Tha Battler!

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    LEMME GUESS……..GRANDZ{$$$$$$,GET DA FUCK ADDA HEA..WE NEED A CENT SYMBOL NEXT TO HIS NAME] 16 YEAR OLD SON….AND LOOKZ LIKE U STARTED DA “INTERNET BEEF”BY DROPPING MY FUCKIN NAME

  • $ykotic

    Ahhhh man! It is on!

    Sh*t if I had the bread like that I would sponsor a commenter’s weekend(Commission presidential suites) and let ya’ll go at it for like 5 stacks.

    Then I’d record it and take Smiley’s job.

  • Apollo

    hahahaha!!! some funny shit, ! see ya in the rap ring, and no I`m not Tony Grand$$$

    Apollo

    Ps. thanks for giving me alot of Material Newyawka, you must truly be a good guy

    • http://tonygrands.blogspot.com Tony Grand$

      @ newyawka

      Check this here, playboy.

      First of all, I’m not a “rapper”. I had my little fun exchanging verses with you, which you’re not really good @ (no shots, truth), but, that’s was like a month & a half ago. You mean to tell me in almost 50 days you haven’t found something else to do?

      Truly an e-thug, myspace rapper. I applaud your dilligence & integrity. But, I’m not the one for some continuous “cyber beef”. Life’s too short to apply that much energy to some nigga I don’t know personally.

      I dropped your name as a notification to let you know that you had a forum now, since you insist on these little, unnecessary verbal frays so much. I didn’t say anything else to you, so take your own advice & keep my name out of your mouth. All that “pussy” & name calling, c’mon. Expand your vocabulary. @ least come with a dis that has more than two syllables in it. Trust me, I you try hard enough [||], you can do it.

      It’s all love, because that’s the type of 33 year old man I am, but, seriously, playtime’s over my nigga. Keep it peace or keep it moving.

      Good luck in the battle. I’m sure you’ll need it.

      Oh yeah, any questions, re-read my comment.

    • http://tonygrands.blogspot.com Tony Grand$

      @ Apollo

      Nah, he was implying that you’re my 16 year old son.

      I know, hard to tell what his talking about most of the time with that, ummm, grammar.

  • Apollo

    Yo thanks for the clarification Grand$ ( Not Dad, Might help ya out next time) I truly had no clue what he was implying!!

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