Rap battles are verbal combats characterized for being a free style competition.  In opposition to what most people may believe, respect is the base of rap battles even thought the objective on the stage is to “humiliate” the contender.  Usually, there are no rules about what singers are allowed to say (they can use any word no matter how offensive it might be).

Therefore, the jury decides who wins based on the rhythm (flow) of the singers, the quality and coherence of the rims. For deciding who will start, it is common launching a coin choosing heads or tails. Usually, each singer has about one minute and has two chances to sing while altering with the other singer. If both contenders perform equally, they go to “sudden death”, which means they have 30 seconds to sing for the last time.


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