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Biography

Nigel Bennett is an American battle rapper, better known by his stage name, Hollow da Don.

Hollow's career took off with the birth of the new-gen battle rap leagues where MCs could blend their freestyle raps with written rhymes. Making his debut at NYC's Fight Klub in 2008, Hollow demolished the competition, winning ten straight battles before finally falling to New Jersey's Arsonal in a controversial matchup. At the same time, Hollow was tearing through the newly formed East Coast division of Grind Time and making trips out to the Fresh Coast and St. Louis to clash with their veterans. A student of the game, Hollow claimed that his knowledge of battle rap and its fans allowed him to succeed in any environment.

Hollow da Don is one of the most prominent battle rappers of the 21st century, having been on 106 & Park's Freestyle Friday for seven weeks undefeated, earning a place in the program's Hall of Fame by 2006. In 2007, he put up a strong performance in the Houston division of Jumpoff's World Rap Championships, earning an MVP nomination with an 8-2 record.

More recently, Hollow da Don participated in the first event on Eminem's Total Slaughter battle rap league against Grammy Award-nominated rapper Joe Budden, whom he defeated by unanimous decision. He also has an EP entitled 'I Don't Make Music, I Battle Rap" which is said by Hollow to be Trash.

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