Joe Budden & Ransom “Vietnam”

Beef no more as Ransom and Budden squash it to collab on this raw, hard-hitting record titled “Vietnam”. The former spits some slick references and delivers it well too as Joey follows with his long verse and does his thing too. I think I give the edge to Ransom if I had to choose. Stay tuned all the way through for the dope outro too, as all produced by DJ Pain 1.

Eminem’s Total Slaughter (Full PPV)

Last night wasn’t just the Canelo-Lara fight on PPV, but also Eminem’s Total Slaughter. It pitted battles between Daylyt vs. Big T, Loaded Lux vs. Murda Mook, and the main event, Hollow Da Don vs. Joe Budden.

Royce Da 5’9″ “Son of Greg”

Royce Da 5’9″ unleashes a new track but it’s presented fairly unusually. He tabs his Slaughterhouse brotha Joe Budden and D-Town homie Jalen Rose to talk about his upcoming battle with Hollow Da Don in the video above that also contains the song. Cardiak produces.

Meanwhile the ‘Road to Total Slaughter’ hit episode 4 today. Watch that below:

Eminem presents battle rap league

Like battle rapping? How about MMA? And reality shows? Well, Eminem and Slaughterhouse are looking to combine all three for what I think is a promising idea: a battle rap league called Total Slaughter.

“What we look at this opportunity as, is a way to do for battle rapping what UFC did for MMA,” [Manager, Paul] Rosenberg tells Rolling Stone. “That’s really the model we’re basing it on. It’s this great thing that a lot of people love, but it’s very splintered, and it’s very niche, and it’s not really brought into the right production levels that it can or should be.”

“I’m a passionate battle fan, so this is something I’ve always thought about doing,” adds Eminem, whose Shady Films is co-producing the event. “I came up battling at the same time I was making records and learning my way around the studio. It’s a little bit different in terms of the kinds of tools you need, but the competitiveness is the same. The times I didn’t win gave me just as much light in the past as when I did. It’s all about your performance.”

Watch the trailer above to get hyped for the July 12th premiere, that will also find Joe Budden participating. The undercard will be determined by a 4-episode reality series on WatchLoud.com. And there will also be a rematch over 10 years in the making, stemming from the 2003 battle of Harlem’s Murda Mook and Loaded Lux.

Once the Internet started making it surge, Mook and Lux is probably the highest viewed battle from that time,” says Slaughterhouse’s Royce Da 5’9″. “And to this day it’s still up in the air. Back then, there were no judges. They went five or six rounds and there was no general consensus as to who won that battle. And those guys went on from there and basically wiped everybody out. Mayweather and Pacquiao. That’s essentially what they are to battle rap.