Massachusetts Police Taking Rap Battles Extremely Seriously

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Spit some bars!
Spit some bars!Photo: Peter Dazeley

Police issued a serious warning to central Massachusetts teens: There’s a man on the loose, and he’s challenging teens to rap battles. Beware.

The rap-battle challengers have been seen driving a black SUV. One of them is described as “having brown hair and a pale complexion, wearing a gray T-shirt, gray pants and open-toed sandals.” In the rap-battle community, open-toed shoes are generally considered a sign of strength and virility.

On Saturday, the men drove up to a group of young teenage boys, exited the car, and began to rap.

“His palms are sweaty / Knees weak, arms are heavy / There’s vomit on his sweater already / Mom’s spaghetti.”

They then asked the group of boys if they were interested in “spit[ting] some bars” with them.

He’s nervous, but on the surface he looks calm and ready / To drop bombs, but he keeps on forgettin’ / What he wrote down, the whole crowd goes so loud”

When the teenagers declined, the rap-battlers drove off.

“He opens his mouth, but the words won’t come out / He’s chokin’, how, everybody’s jokin’ now / The clocks run out, times up, over, blaow!”

If you have any information on these potentially dangerous rap-battlers, please call local law enforcement.