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Truth_seeker
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enrique1234
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Rap battles take skills to win

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 9/1/2014 Category: Music
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Truth_seeker

Pro

Title says it all

First round acceptance
enrique1234

Con

Accepted...let it begin
Debate Round No. 1
Truth_seeker

Pro

Freestyleling:

Depending on the battle, you need to write/Rap solid lyrics. While yes rap battles are subjective, i'm pretty sure people won't appreciate baby lines like "you dead.. Nuff said " or " you suck.. so what? " Those are terrible rhymes. Creativity and quick instinctively rapped lyrics shows that you can rap professionally. A study was done on the effects of freestyle:

A study was done showing that when you freestyle, you enter into an altered state of mind and allow creativity to spark. (1)

Syllables/words :

In real life, you should worry about the number of syllables you have per bar (unless your Busta Rhyme ). Rapping with uneven bars will sound off balance, forced, and the audience will probably not approve of it. Think that online is an exception? It's not. Although you can get away with rapping lyrics that you cannot vocalize outloud, it still has to be within a certain word limit or otherwise:

1. It will sound forced

2. People will lose focus on reading it

The effectiveness of how you use your words can either cause you to win the battle or lose. This only comes through practice, demonstrating that it requires skill to battle rap.

Battle :

Rap battling is basically sparring and as my fighting instructor said "every hit counts." Every round counts and determines whether or not you win the battle, but rapping especially in battles requires that you focus on using your writing style, flow, lyrics, etc. to diss your opponent. That's not even half of what rap battling is. There are still several other factors such as:

1) Knowing other people - what do they look like? How do they behave? How do they walk? How do they carry themselves? What are their skills? What skills do they lack? What flaws do they have? list goes on. Knowing your opponent will enhance your ability to diss them hard.

2) Tone - Whether your writing or rapping outloud, tone is very important. Aggression, humor, etc. are important when vocally projecting your lyrics because it boosts their power.

3) Rebuttals - Where you flip your foe's lines against him, however you cannot just simply steal it and throw it back at them. It's like a counter-attack, you evade their attack and then effectively diss them back. This can greatly help you to win the battle if you can come up with a better punchline.

4) Personals - Knowing your opponent's personal history and such then using it to demolish their reputation.

5) Intimidation - Using your lyrics to brag and intimidate your opponent.

6) Jokes - joking about their looks, gender, religion, race, etc. to spark humor in front of the audience.

7) Lyrics - Writing catchy rhymes, wordplay, multis, etc. can also cause you to win battles if they are creative and diverse enough.

Flow:

The tone of your voice when you rap is also an important factor. If your flow is weak, your lyrics will also be weak.

Conclusion:

In rap battles, you must lyrically hit your opponent with everything you can throw at them. Notice that rappers in who use these in rap battles receive far more attention and recognition than people who don't. Just as art and other forms of music take great craftsmanship, rapping in battles does as well.

1. http://www.theatlantic.com...
enrique1234

Con

It is inconceivable to me how anyone can call rap a form of music. Its often inaudible, when you can understand the lyrics its all about bitches and how's and fighting and shooting people. It is a horrible influence due to the fact that it desensitizes then listeners and makes them more likely to be proud of portraying those qualities of life.

http://web.stanford.edu...
Debate Round No. 2
Truth_seeker

Pro

1) This is on battle rap, not on gangsta rap

2) This isn't a debate on whether or not rap is negative

3) I rest my case
enrique1234

Con

enrique1234 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
Truth_seeker

Pro

Yeah, try rushing into a battle with no practice, no flow, and no lyrics on the spot in real life and I guarantee you will lose. If you think freestyle is so easy, do it on video without stuttering or having your mind go blank. That's how we know that there's a difference between skilled and unskilled rappers. Even on DDO, there's some rappers who cannot even diss their opponent. Even if they could, it sounds dull.
enrique1234

Con

enrique1234 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
Truth_seeker

Pro

I rest my case.
enrique1234

Con

enrique1234 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by ShadowKingStudios 2 years ago
ShadowKingStudios
Oh, then I agree.
Posted by Truth_seeker 2 years ago
Truth_seeker
general
Posted by ShadowKingStudios 2 years ago
ShadowKingStudios
In general or on DDO?
Posted by apb4y 2 years ago
apb4y
Are you challenging us to a rap battle?
Posted by Truth_seeker 2 years ago
Truth_seeker
General idea lol
Posted by dynamicduodebaters 2 years ago
dynamicduodebaters
are you taking about every rap battle or just the general idea?
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