A freestyle battle is a contest in which two or more rappers compete or battle each other using freestyle rap. Each competitor’s goal is to ‘diss’ their opponent through clever lyrics. As hip-hop evolved in the early-80’s MCs gained their fame through live battles with other MCs. Freestyle battles can take place anywhere, street corners, on stage at a concert, or even in a school.A live audience is critical to a freestyle battle. Each MC must use skill and lyrical ability to not only break down his or her opponent, but to convince the audience that they are the better rapper. Appointed judges have been used in formal contests, but even when no winner is announced, the rapper who receives the best audience response is viewed as the victor. In addition, it is considered an act of dishonour to recite written and memorized raps in a battle, because it shows the rapper to be incapable of spitting spur-of-the-moment lyrics.Freestyle battling is a prominent part of rap or hip hop culture, as highlighted in the Academy-Award winning movie 8 Mile, where actor/rapper Eminem uses freestyle battling to win respect.In Kazakhstan there is also a batle, but it is on-line, which means that all the rappers against each other (what rapper they are against they learn from the site), send to a certain site their tracks with disses. And then the judges the rappers that have authority decide who is better and who goes to the next round.There are about 7,8 or 9 rounds, it depends on how many rappers participate.The winner gets the possibility to work with producers, and to write an album. In Kazakhstan this competition is not old, but developing so in the future you will be able to hear to best rappers’ music. That is how a really good music is created.