10. Kool Moe Dee vs. Busy Bee
It’s impossible to discuss the greatest hip-hop battles without mentioning the historic showdown between Kool Moe Dee and Busy Bee. In 1981, back when every rhyme ended with “in the place to be,” two MCs took the stage and, in an 8 Mile-style contest, pioneered what we now know as battle rap.
Busy Bee entertained the audience with his crowd-pleasing raps, but Moe Dee made mince meat out of him with his ruthless, hardcore lyrics.
Winner: Kool Moe Dee
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