Battle Rap is A COMPETITION oriented style of rap. The competition is between two or more artists who usually perform in front of an audience. Generally it includes the tradition of insulting one’s opponent, his/her friends and acquaintances.
The winner of a battle is often times left to public opinion but in some cases is decided by the crowd and/or preselected judges. According to Kool Moe Dee, a successful battle rap focuses on an opponent’s weaknesses, rather than one’s own strengths.