Rap Battle Punchlines

Dope Rap Battle Punchlines

Rap battle punchlines are the bread and butter to destroying the compitition and making a name for yourself. One rapper may have the best rap style and patterns, but the other rapper can shut it down with a simple punchline that the more “skilled” rapper can’t recover from…

1. The idea is to emotionally move the crowd and make a statement. You want to leave a lasting impression in someones mind which they will be talking about long after the battle has ended.

But seriously, punchlines are really just like any joke or roast that’s makes an embarrassing impact on the victim on the revieving end.Check out the video below to see what I’m talking about…

Check out the video below to see what I’m talking about. Notice how one word can have two or even multiple meanings…

2. Think about the buildup before the punchline… Are you with me?

That buildupis like the calm before the storm… It sets the anticipation of whats coming after and then BAM!!! Everyones laughing and it’s pretty much game over.

The crazy part about it that the buildup can last an entire 15 bars that leads to one big puchline that makes you feel like you got kicked in the nuts


3. And of course your environment plays a major role as well. One of my favorite types of punchlines are the ones that directly attacks what the other person is wearing.

Especially in this day in age where there are some hilarious fashoin trends going on. There are so many things someone can come up like your hair cut, shoes, or facial features (which I think hurts the most because you can change that).

When you directly talk about something everyone can see right then and there, it switches it from a “metaphor” to “reality” making it more devestating to the one on the recieving end.

Rewatch the videos and take notes for ideas you can use when you’re in a rap battle.

Here are some quick tips when it comes to rap battle punchlines:

  • Make sure your’re prepared
  • Analyze your competition quickly before the battle begins
  • Use One-Liners
  • Keep a memory bank of “evergreen” lines that you can use at will in almost any occasion

The possibilities are endless when you get used to battle rapping.