An attack on one of its stars leaves India's battle rap community worried

Mr Aditya Tiwari, also known as MC Kode, is credited for nurturing battle rap in India.
Mr Aditya Tiwari, also known as MC Kode, is credited for nurturing battle rap in India.PHOTO: DHRUV MANDAL/TWITTER

NEW DELHI - Battle rap artistes thrive on offence, irreverence and braggadocio, using language skilfully as weapons to beat their opponent.

Their terrain is a free speech zone, where everything is fair game amid deft usage of homophones, similes and metaphors, among other arms.

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