Though only a short one, today’s Trusty Water Blog anecdote tells a wholesome and heartwarming rap battle-based story. I’d wager you don’t know too many tales which could be described like that now, do you? No, the movie 8 Mile doesn’t count.
Unfortunately, I don’t remember the exact year in which this takes place, which I know is unusual for me, but it was essentially just one small interaction that I wanted to share. If I had to make an educated guess, I’d say it was Autumn 2010, because my friends and I were interested in rap battles for some reason and I have a feeling that it was because of the web series, Epic Rap Battles of History, which started in September 2010.
So, anyway, my good friend Elliott Egan and I had decided to try and rap battle one another. I believe Egan went first and when it came time for him to start rapping against me, he found he couldn’t. It wasn’t due to lack of rapping capability, but because he couldn’t find anything bad to say about me. Then, when it was my turn, I found that I had the same dilemma – I decided to try and fit some compliments into my rap instead. We went into the battle preparing to hurt feelings, but came out of it by lifting each other higher than every before.
And that’s my pleasant and wholesome rap battle story. Why don’t they do compliment based rap battles? Or rap love ins, they could be called. I don’t know the answer to the question, but as the human race progresses forward, amasses more knowledge and expands its moral consciousness, I am sure that it will only be a matter of time before this dream becomes a reality. Yo.