Advantage: Kool Moe Dee

Kool Moe Dee's surprise attack on legendary party rapper Busy Bee in the last minutes of an open mic night in 1982 was a paradigm shift. No longer could a MC claim king without sufficient lyrical ability nor was it enough to hype parties and call out zodiac signs. Kool Moe Dee's devastating attack set off the rise of lyricism in rap.