Kid Capri says that he was inspired to record his Top Tier album after hearing criticisms of battle rappers. 

“They say battle rappers can’t make good records but some of the best battle rappers in the world made some of the greatest records: KRS-One, Eminem, LL [Cool J], Meek Mill was a battle rapper,” Kid Capri says according to a story on “It just take somebody to say, ‘Yo, do it like this. Rhyme to this beat. Lean on it like that.’ That’s what I wanted to do. I produced the whole album. All the beats is done by the Kid Capri.”

Kid Capri also says that he wanted to bring Battle Rap to television.

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