New Jersey trio Albee Al The Gladiator, battle rap legend Arsonal Da Rebel and multi-platinum selling artist Fetty Wap have teamed up to bring the recently released “New Jersey Drive” single. With each three having their own unique come up in music while all coming from different parts of New Jersey, the combination of the three together fits harmoniously and is perhaps Arsonal’s best song delivered since Eastside Westside with Snoop Dogg and R&B sensation Sammie.
Arsonal continues to evolve successfully beyond being just one of the biggest battle rappers of the last decade. He has performed at the BET Hip Hop Awards, appeared on Nick Cannon’s Wild ‘N Out on MTV, was added to 106 & Park’s Freestyle Friday Hall of Fame after six consecutive weeks, travelled the world battling and launched his very own successful battle league UDubb. At his peak, Arsonal was the number one battle rapper in the world taking on virtually every big name as well as being the most viewed, providing him with a very solid platform to leap into a successful career in recorded music.
Arsonal Da Rebel has additionally collaborated with the likes of Young Noble and Hussein Fatal (RIP) of Tupac’s Outlawz, Tay Roc of SMACK/URLTV and was recently voted in the Top 10 of Funkmaster Flex’s Hot97 freestyles so far with the likes of Black Thought, Meek Mill and Tory Lanez.
Even with all his recent music industry success outside of battling, touring with Fetty Wap and more, Arsonal makes his widely anticipated return to the main stage of SMACK/URL on March 31st vs. Houston’s Hollow Da Don at SMACK Vol. 2. While many believe Ars is no longer the top dog in the battle game that he once indisputably was, you’d be brave to vote against him. If 2017 was arguably his breakthrough industry year, this year we are likely to see an Arsonal as hungry as ever as he has worked his whole life to get to this position – and he can’t let an unprepared battle/gig performance/radio freestyle stop his rise.