Here's something you may not know, or maybe you do. I didn't, until last Friday. The battle rap scene in Alaska is alive and well. Thanks to local rapper Phonetic, the Word 2 the Wize battle circuit has been making the rounds since it's inception back in 2006. Since then, W2TW has been recognized by such battle circuit heavyweights as King of the Dot (KOTD).
Word 2 the Wize will be posting videos from the event via their YouTube Channel. As I understand, they're being mastered and edited nowish. So, be on the lookout, they should be dropping here in the next few weeks.
Crude will be thoroughly exploring Alaska’s rap culture in issue 03, Arrogant Minds. Because a rapper without arrogance is like a grizzly without claws.