On this day in Hip-Hop history, Kool Moe Dee and Busy Bee went head to head in rap's first battle.
On this day in 1981, Kool Moe Dee and Busy Bee went head to head at the Harlem World club in Manhattan. This bout is considered the first battle rap.
During a live set, Busy Bee was doing his usual routine of roasting names and hyping the crowd when he called out Kool Moe Dee who took the stage and commenced to destroying Busy Bee over a six minute onslaught.
The art of Hip-Hop would never be the same as the party type of MC took a backseat to the lyricist MC and battle rap was born.