n.— «It was the latest salvo in a classic MC battle, the kind that has long been a staple in the dog-eat-dog world of hip-hop. To a generation raised on computers, it seems only natural that the tradition has migrated from street corners to cyberspace, home to all manner of uncivil discourse. Its practitioners call themselves “Net-cees,” a takeoff on MC, hip-hop’s “master of ceremonies.” What started a few years ago as goofing around in rap and sports chat rooms, they say, has evolved into a unique offshoot of the rapper’s art.» —“This time the rhyme goes online” by Richard Fausset Los Angeles Times Apr. 20, 2005. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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