You're nobody in battle rap until someone turns you into a meme.
Memes have a way of telling the whole story with just one picture and maybe a handful of words. And with battle rap, a culture that moves at a breakneck pace, sometimes you need the story summed up that quickly.
Here's a look at some of the best memes from 2014.
T-Rex vs. Charlie Clips
Saying Charlie Clips completely demolished T-Rex at URL's "Summer Madness 4" is an understatement. The memes that surfaced after the footage dropped show how one-sided Clips' win was. Check the best below, and the rest of them here.
Nigga this look like Rex is in the blue n that's Rex soul steppin out his body in the black pic.twitter.com/xDUih7FGO2
— NAEjor Payne (@NaeDaRedbone) October 30, 2014
Dizaster vs. Cassidy
The biggest battle of all time also produced some of the most entertaining memes.
Most of the memes to come out of "Total Slaughter" stemmed from Daylyt's Spawn outfit, Murda Mook doing Loaded Lux dirty and Joe Budden saying "stop my time" 19 times in his battle with Hollow Da Don. See all the memes here.
Dizaster vs. Math Hoffa
Though the battle went down more than six months ago, the two emcees continue to wage war on social media. Here are the memes that came out in the aftermath of the battle and the brawl that followed. More here too.
Dizaster vs. Organik
Shortly after Dizaster was banned from KOTD for punching Math Hoffa, he got into a playful meme-war with Organik on Instagram. Check out the full back-and-forth here.
Real Deal's Childhood Photos
Real Deal posted some childhood photos and the Internet did what the Internet does best.
See the rest here.
U.K. mememaker Daniel Wright has been highly active in 2014, faceswapping mostly Don't Flop emcees. Here's some of his best work. Follow him on Twitter for more.
— Daniel Wright (@danielmwright) November 27, 2014
— Daniel Wright (@danielmwright) November 13, 2014
— Daniel Wright (@danielmwright) October 30, 2014
— Daniel Wright (@danielmwright) September 3, 2014
President Obamalam giving a speech! pic.twitter.com/5kkZO2s19C
— Daniel Wright (@danielmwright) July 4, 2014
From Atlanta, Desmond is the leading mememaker in battle rap culture, mostly posting content to the Unbias Review Facebook group and then watching it go viral across the scene. See all his work from the last couple of years here.
Ness Lee: The Incredible Disappearing Rapper
When Ness Lee posted an untouched photo of himself with Sonny Bamboo and Quest MCODY, the mememakers went into overdrive.
Did we miss any? Post them in the comments below.