Hosted by Andre, the new series is dubbed as “the biggest rap battle to ever hit the hip hop world”. As the title suggests the series is a hybrid of a rap battle and American Ninja Warrior — with Andre flair. The competition will feature some of today’s top hip hop artists freestyling while traversing a treacherous gauntlet of tortuous obstacles in the Rapper Warrior Ninja arena.
The series came from a segment of The Eric Andre Show which is currently in production on its fifth season. The talk show, which features co-host and fellow comedian-actor Hannibal Buress subverts the traditional talk show format with over the top and unpredictable bits that are made for us to feel enjoyably uncomfortable — and make us laugh, of course.