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Rapt.fm: Like Chatroulette, But for Battle Rapping

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Face-to-face battles may soon be a thing of the past.
By Jonah Bromwich

You enter the room and they're already there. Some of the names you recognize: Randa the Rhyma (45 wins), [email protected] (48 wins), and Novice Raps (53 wins). You've checked the boards obsessively, but you've only ever been here before anonymously, as a guest. This is your first appearance in competition. You're nervous. You signal that you are open to a battle and, before you know it, Unlimited Barzz (49 wins), has challenged you to compete. You're about to make your debut, rapping against one of the best. You should probably put on some clothes.

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