Young people jam the gym floor of a social club for a Gospel Night dance in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 19, 2006. Some get in the spirit of dressing up in costume, the theme for the evening. Gospel Night dances, which can feature can funk music, soul, rock, rap and rhythm and blues, started with just a few young people from a Rio church a few years ago. (Photo by Fabio Vidigal/Chicago Tribune/MCT via Getty Images)
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By TIME Video
July 12, 2014

This weekend, Eminem is launching a competitive rap battle league called Total Slaughter set to kick off at New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom on July 12.

But Eminem isn’t the only one making waves in the music world these days – there are plenty of international rappers that are making their voices heard.

Meet some of the world’s best rappers – from Italy’s Fabri Fibra to Iran’s Salome MC – who are revolutionizing the world of rap.

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