We’re about halfway through the 2012 Rap Bracket, and 24 hip-hop stars have already been eliminated. Only eight remain: T.I. and B.o.B. from the South, The Game and Tyler, the Creator from the West, Jay-Z and Nas from the East, and Eminem and Kanye West in the Midwest.
Upsets abounded in the last round. No. 4 seed T.I. took down heavyweight No. 1 Lil Wayne, while No. 7 Nas defeated No. 6 Wale in the battle of the underdogs in the East. Old-school favorites Snoop Dogg and Ice Cube both went down in the West, giving us what should be an action-packed quarterfinal round.
Perhaps the most intriguing matchup is Eminem vs. Kanye in the Midwest. They are perhaps the top two overall seeds in the tournament, but regional similarity brought them together in the same quarterfinal bracket. Who will prevail? “Not Afraid” or “P.O.W.E.R.”? Only time will tell.
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