Dame Dash says that Battle Rap has positive momentum.

“The game’s getting exciting, you know why? ‘Cause rap battling is starting to get profitable,” Dame Dash says according to a story on BattleRap.com. “The rap battle part of it, and Snoop [Dogg] and all the OGs are embracing Murda Mook and LL Cool J ‘cause that’s the essence of Hip Hop. And people are getting paid to battle, like a fight. I’m starting to see a new industry come through. It don’t matter how many records you sold, how much money you got — that’s just like boxing, when you in that ring, that’s all that count.”

During the same interview with Hip Hop Motivation, Method Man says that rappers who participate in battles are proud of their work.

“Them niggas take pride in that shit outside of the money,” Method Man says. “They want the money, but they take pride in that shit, man.”

To read the full story, visit BattleRap.com.

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