When we last saw Hollow Da Don and Joe Budden in the same room, it was at there battle on stage at “Total Slaughter”.
Now Hollow coming off his battles in 2017 against Cali legend Dizaster and URL heavyweight Tay Roc, Hollow sat down with Joe Budden once more as well as with DJ Akademiks and Nadeska Alexis for the latest episode of Everyday Struggle.
Joe Budden makes sure to clear up comments he made on Twitter last week on the current status of battle rap culture, explaining that he’s been falsely accused of saying that “battle rap is dead.” Akademiks also chimed in on this point, telling Hollow that it’s been a while since a battle event ended up on his “radar.”
In response to the Joe Budden accusation of rap being dead Hollow Da Don responded saying “It matters what your perception of ‘dead’ is.”
Speaking on the mainstream attention the Battle Rap scene received in 2012 after Loaded Lux vs. Calicoe, Hollow asked “Is it alive because JAY-Z is tweeting it or because people are talking about it, like because Complex or these outlets are promoting it? That doesn’t mean it’s not alive, it just means it’s not in the mainstream eye like it was … But in our world, it’s alive and it’s doing better than ever.”
With Eminem’s movie ‘Bodied“one of the biggest hits to come out of the Toronto International Film Festival, looks like the Battle Rap genre isn’t going anywhere anytime soon,watch the full interview below.