With the group’s latest album set to release tomorrow (it’s already available on iTunes), eMC sat down with VladTV to answer questions about the Battle Rap scene at large as well the upcoming Joe Budden and Hollow Da Don match specifically. 

“I have an issue,” Masta Ace said. “I feel like the playing field is not level. Because Joe has so much that Hollow can aim at. He’s so much more known. He’s on reality TV. He’s been on Def Jam. We know his girlfriends. There’s so much ammunition that Hollow has. There’s not much that we know about Hollow other than what cats have already said in battles that Joe’s gonna regurgitate. I think dudes should need to be on the same kind of level of fame to be battling. I don’t think it was a good choice on his part. But I’m curious to see. He’s a good emcee so he’s gonna come with lines.”

During the interview Masta Ace, Wordsworth, and Punchline also addressed Canibus‘ loss to Dizaster in 2012 and whether or not any of the three would considering battling themselves. 

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