Battle rap is an important aspect of hip hop's subculture but it's never really broken through to the mainstream beyond Eminem's success. So it makes sense that Eminem is leading the charge to build a rap battle league called "Total Slaughter." Previously announced in January, Shady Films and WatchLOUD.com recently shared details of upcoming events. But the question remains, will a reality show leading to a rap battle with high production values expand battle rap's audience or simply feed the faithful? The thing about battle rap is that it's basically a glorified diss contest. You mostly say mean things in...

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