In 1999/2000 Co-Founder Amir James (Saqar Ahhah Ahershu) was battling at New York open mics like, Braggin Rights, EOW’s M.C. Challenge and downstairs from the Phat Beats in the village above the Greys Papayas.
During this time Saqar was seeing other upcoming Emcees at that time who were outstanding Battle Rappers but whose musical compositions were not as robust. Due to the fact these artists didn’t have access to studio equipment like they do now, so it took a little longer for an artist to develop his music and songs. This prompted Saqar to think of a platform for these artists, how could there be a show or an experience that displayed this talent. While brainstorming in the hallway with his friend and drawing from the Vince McMahans World Wrestling. W.A.R. was born, the World Association of Rappers.
Simultaneously Arall Charles (Den Tut Rayay) Co-Founder was hosting Battle Rap events in a club in Atlanta in 1999 called Studio Central. The experience consisted of a boxing ring, referee and it was called M.I.C. CHECK Lyrical Boxing. The event had guests from the likes of Cee-Lo Green, Ludacris when he was Chris Lover Lover and more. �?
The M.I.C. in MIC Check stands for MASTERS IN THE COMMUNITY as Charles saw it necessary to create responsibility amongst emcees and rappers to be involved in there community, be conscious of what they say, and recognize the fact they are role models whether they like it or not �? In 2002 the two founders met and M.I.C. CHECK W.A.R. was born! �?
The Masters in the Community Check the World Association of Rappers �? And with that Battle Raps first league and federation of emcees was created! �? The Official Sport of Battle Rap In 2002 Battles Rap’s first league was formed M.C. W.A.R. “The Official Sport of Battle Rap” to create a platform for these Emcees skilled in the art of freestyling and writing On June 27th MCWAR will launch its 2021 Season featuring:
On October 3rd, 2021 M.C. W.A.R.’s New World Order III Series will be live on PPV featuring VADO Vs SAIGON, Charlie Clips Vs Oun-P, Swave Sevah Vs Bigg K, Big T Vs E-Ness, with music by DJ Kay Slay, DJ Scream, and DJ Razah in Atlanta GA. Tickets available now on www.mcwar.com
Both Vado and Saigon hopped on a Zoom with M.C. W.A.R. to discuss the parameters of the battle and more https://youtu.be/beoTSrlsvzU. Saigon talked about almost having an altercation with Keith Murray, Vado talked about the current state of Battle Rap.
Battle Rap’s Oldest and First League… M.C. W.A.R. The Masters in the Communities World Association of Rappers is launching it’s New World Order III Series on June 27th opening up with P.A.Y.N.E. Da Squad Boy Vs AR-16 both previously featured on BET’s FREESTYLE.
M.C. W.A.R.’s battles actually take place on beat which is a breath of fresh air from the typical battle rap events. The battles are 3 rounds, 2 rounds on beat and one acapella. Music will be provided by DJ Razah and NewO Tha Kid providing production for the battles.
This season will feature Battle Rappers P.A.Y.N.E. DA SQUAD BOY, AR-16, LOTTA ZAY, JP CALI SMOOV, SNAKE EYEZ,YOUNG KANNON, J MURDA, UNO LAVOS, FLOSS DA BOSS, LI THE MAYOR LL COOGI, REGGIE P and many more.
M.C. W.A.R. launched in 2002 in Atlanta Georgia and since its inception have released Battles with Albee Al from Jersey City NJ, the late Firm member Half-A-Mil, Keith Murray Vs Fredro Starr, Bone Crusher Vs Pastor Troy, Arsonal, Goodz, Big T, K-Shine, and more.
The entire season will be released on all streaming platforms as the battles are recorded and the videos. In addition, the DJ for this event will be the world famous DJ Kay Slay.
M.C. W.A.R. just released their most recent 2 battles on all streaming platforms Chef Trez Vs Reggie P (https://open.spotify.com/album/10HbQewVsrNL6xAJ7orGV3).
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