This takes place when two writers or two crews disagree on an issue.For example if 2 writers are writing the same name, a battle may take place to drop names. The winner of the battle will get to keep his/her name. The loser is expected to get a new name. A battle can be in the form of one writers/crews skill against another writers/crews skill or which writer/crew can get "up" more than the other. The judging is always done by an outside crew, or writer. Battles always have a time limit that the writers/crews agree to prior to starting the battle. Losing payment can come in the form of dropping names, dropping crew names, paint, etc, etc.. Whatever they agree on basically.