in my unbiased opinion ..... You bring back the top 3 losers from last round and me (since its my idea ) for this round to make 24... After Round 2, that makes 12 .... From there you have another 1 vs 1 round.... With 6 left, you pull 2 1 vs 1 vs 1 matches till you have your 2 finalist left
20 rappers left. You could bring some back but that won't make it even. How about the six losers with the most votes get amnesty and advance to the next round. Kind of like a wild card that didn't win the division. Or better yet. You take the ten winners and they advance. You have ten losers left. Take the top four vote getters and advance them based on survival. Then you take the next four vote getters and put them in matches for the last two spots in the sweet sixteen. That way they can prove themselves and get a second chance to deem their worth and we get more freestyle. Bottom two vote gettors get kicked out of the tournament, and the coli.