CAPITAL BATTLEGROUNDS - DMV BATTLE RAP LEAGUE
Conversation with Steveo, League Owner
By Nigel Jamal
For the people that don’t know, what is Capital Battlegrounds?
Capital Battlegrounds is the best Battle Rap League in the DMV.
With the DMV mainly being about Go-Go, how did you know a Battle Rap League would make it in the area?
I’m not going to say that Go-Go is played out, but Battle Rap seems like it’s the thing going on right now. Shout out to Smack.
Are there a lot of Emcees in the area that participate?
It’s a whole lot. We’ve probably had over 100 people come in CBG and battle with us.
What was your motivation to start Capital Battlegrounds?
I just really like Battle Rap. I grew up watching Smack on You-Tube. That got me into it. I don’t battle, but I own the league. I have a lot of friends that like to battle rap, do music, and stuff like that.
How long has Capital Battlegrounds been in existence?
We started Christmas day, 2015.
Has it been any ups and downs in keeping it going?
Nah. Not really. It’s like I was saying, we are the best right now. We’ve been on World Star. We get a lot of views. The highest viewed video battle is like 150K. Right now, we’re the best thing out.
How would you describe a really good battle rapper?
Somebody that has bars, that has performance, basically, somebody that has the whole package.
Do you have any shows coming up? If so, when and where?
We have a show coming up Jan 25th at Sip Lounge in northeast DC. You can find out about it on my page @capitalbattlegrounds on Instagram.
Are there any feature rappers on this upcoming show?
We have a crazy main event. We have Murdock vs. Kush. It’s going to be three rounds. You don’t want to miss it.
What are your growth goals with Capital Battlegrounds?
Basically, just trying to be the best. To keep on going and to keep getting big views.
Do you have any words for artist trying to get into battle rap?
Hit me up on Instagram @capitalbattlegrounds. That’s where you can find me.
Is there anything else that you want our readers to know?
Subscribe to Capital Battlegrounds on You-Tube. Big BCG sh*t. January 25th… don’t miss that show. Stay tuned.
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