Keith Murray says that his upcoming battle with Onyx rapper Fredro Starr could change battle rap.
“It opens the gate for artists who felt they may have something to lose but wanna do it but really don’t wanna do it,” Murray says according to a story on BattleRap.com. Murray and Fredro Starr are slated to battle at MC WAR’s New World Order II on Sept. 28, 2014.
“It might give them encouragement to other artists doing it now,” Murray continues. “We [are] like the first of our kind to do it, actually are the first of our kind to do it. It’s going to be interesting to see which other rappers jump on, not the bandwagon, I don’t wanna say that word, but participating. It’s gonna be dope. Hopefully I’ll see other artists that I like out there or my colleagues go at it with each other, peacefully, because the only time people battle is when you have a discrepancy, a real problem with a person so you say something about them. Like the Nas and the Jay Z. Me and Fredro didn’t have an issue before this. Other artists did, so it’s gonna be good.”
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