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A documentary on the evolution of MC battles from verbal one-upmanship to street warfare.

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Himself - Shady / Aftermath Recording Artist
Kevin Anderson ...
Himself - V.I.P. Records
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Himself (as B Real)
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Himself - Hip Hop Artist
Bone Thugs n Harmony ...
Themselves (archive footage) (as Bone Thugs-n-Harmony)
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Himself - NFL Hall of Famer, Gang Mediator
Busy Bee ...
Himself - 'Chief Rocker' (as Busy Bee Starski)
Black Child ...
Himself - Murder Inc. Records
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Himself (archive footage) (as Puffy)
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Himself - MCA Recording Artist
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Himself - Rapper / Actor (as Treach)
Davey D ...
Himself - Hip Hop Historian
The D.O.C. ...
Himself (archive footage) (as D.O.C.)
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Himself - CEO, Rocafella Records
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A documentary on the evolution of MC battles from verbal one-upmanship to street warfare.

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The Real World of MC Battles

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Rated R for pervasive language, some drug content and sexual references | See all certifications »
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Features C-Walk: It's a Way of Livin' (2003) See more »

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L.A., L.A. (Remix)
Produced by Marley Marl
Performed by Capone (as Capone N Noreaga) and Noreaga (as Capone N Noreaga) featuring Mobb Deep and Tragedy Khadafi
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Excellent
11 January 2004 | by (Wierdville, New Mexico) – See all my reviews

Great look at the evolution of hip hop battles. From the non-violent world of simple word play and insults to the rise of West Coast gangster rap.Which equals the violence that is what battles have become. Always the interviews and footage is what really makes this excellent. Also check the Supernatural freestyle on Beef


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