Battling a MC was when Tip was at his maddest
It’s almost a literal comment. ‘All this battling of MCs — one after the other after the other is tiring. Why are they sweating me just because we make records.“ Imagine walking down the street and having a complete stranger recognize you, and challenge you to a duel of words. Why are they approaching you? Just to say that they battled 'Q-Tip’? This is the sentiment he is trying to convey.
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