Battle for Rap (and School) Supremacy

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Flanked by fellow H.U. contestants Theo Hollingsworth and OC, rapper Trigga Tay reps for H.U. on the mic at The Root's Rap Battle, which went down Saturday at D.C.'s RFK Stadium, at the official tailgating party for the AT&T Nation's Football Classic — a gridiron showdown between Howard University and Morehouse College.

Final Battle

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The finalists, Howard's OC and Morehouse's Bship Grady, duke it out as Fonzworth Bentley, who hosted the battle along with DJ Angie Ange, looks on.

And the Winner Is …

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OC beat out Bship Grady for the win.

Celebrity Performances

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After the amateur rappers left, Da Brat — accompanied by Jermaine Dupri — took over the AT&T Soundstage.

Fan Favorite

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Revelers cool off at the hot tailgating party.

An Official Opening

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Washington Mayor Vincent Gray and Events DC's Greg O'Dell and Erik Moses take to the field to start the game.

Game Time

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Let the games begin! After a hard-fought battle, Howard beat Morehouse 30-27.

Bison Pride

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H.U. fans were out in full force.

Team Spirit

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Two Morehouse players celebrate after a play.

Getting Ready

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H.U. dancers get ready for their halftime performance.

Famous Alumni

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Spelman grad Keisha Knight Pulliam, representing Morehouse, and Howard grad AJ Calloway open the halftime show.

Game Face

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The H.U. band "mean mugs" during their show.

Drumroll, Please

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The Morehouse drum line awaits their queue.