Face-Off: Legendary Rap Battles

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Kool Moe Dee vs. Busy Bee

Way before YouTube and Hulkshare, this legendary showdown between two old-school titans was passed around by hand on old casette tapes for years. The battle, at Harlem World in 1981, was a changing of the guard, with Kool Moe Dee's pioneering "speed rapping" making mincemeat of the simpler, older styles of Busy Bee — who was reduced to shouting "shut up" while KMD went in.  (Photos: Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)

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