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Attention MCs: Enter Corona Extra and XXL’s The Ready or Not Rap Battle Now

On May 7th, Corona Extra and XXL launched The Ready or Not Rap Battle— a contest where the winner will receive a write up in XXL magazine and their track posted in the Bangers section of

For consideration in the tournament style competition, fans can start by submitting their best recorded 30 to 60 second freestyle via the XXL Ready or Not iPhone App, by emailing your freestyle to or by calling into and recording a freestyle at 212-462-9618 (long distance charges may apply). Deadline for submissions will be May 25.

From May 25th to June 3rd, members of the XXL staff will be judging each track submission and then select the top 16 entrants (“Finalists”), based on their creativity (50%) and lyrical skills (50%). From June 4 – June 22 the battles will take place and selected MCs will compete against each other in a single-elimination format, via telephone than featured on for the public’s voting.

The winner of the competition will be announced on June 25. See for further details and good luck to all contestants entering The Corona and XXL Ready or Not Rap Battle.—XXL Staff

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