Sam - @thewriterau_sam

Sam is the Producer of The Lesson w/ DJ Sanchez (hip-hop radio show & TV show based in Melbourne, Australia). We cover Hip Hop music and culture from Australia, NZ and beyond, new releases + Battle Rap for The Source. IG- @thewriterau_sam

Murda Mook Returns to SMACK/URLTV Today After Seven Years

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The longest layover in SMACK/URLTV battle rap history will finally come to an end this weekend. Murda Mook is back on the main stage for the first time since he convincingly beat Iron Solomon at Summer Madness 2 in August 2012 in NYC 5-0 in a one-sided, extended manner that largely failed to live up […]

Serius Jones Vs. Math Hoffa Rematch Announced On RBE

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Not to be outdone by their own previous Closure event, which attempted to settle many long-running battle rap beefs that had been brewing over the last decade, Rare Breed Entertainment returns to Atlanta to settle one of the most high-profile lingering issues in battle rap history. Who can forget Serius Jones and Math Hoffa and […]

Exclusive: Ten Questions With A.R.P. of RBE

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Rare Breed Ent. is one of the fastest-growing battle rap leagues, known for its innovative match ups and putting together battles most thought not possible. Here we caught up with the host and co-owner A.R.P. to learn more about RBE and how it is helping take battle rap to the next level. The Source: How […]

Murda Mook Finally Returns To SMACK/URLTV On The Biggest Card In The History Of The Sport

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Legendary Harlem battle rapper Murda Mook has announced his long-awaited return to battle rap’s premiere platform SMACK/URLTV, appearing on the platform’s inaugural “Summer Impact” card.  The event will be held next month on Saturday, August 10th at The Fillmore in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Dot Mob general will team up with Detroit’s Calicoe forming the […]

Hitman Holla, Charlie Clips, Tsu Surf, Loaded Lux and Jaz The Rapper Announced for ‘Summer Impact’ Event on SMACK/URLTV

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Halfway through their most successful year since their formation almost a decade ago, battle rap’s world leader SMACK/URLTV have announced their flagship event for 2019. This year combining two tentpole events into one: “Summer Madness” with “Double Impact.”  This move creates a 2-on-2 themed card called, “Summer Impact” double stacked with those considered the best […]

URLTV Launches Battle Rap Changing App

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Battle raps leading platform, SMACK/URLTV aka the Ultimate Rap League, have unveiled their highly anticipated URLTV mobile App. The subscription-based App is only $7.99 a month (much in the same vein as Netflix, Tidal, Spotify and other streaming subscription platforms) and is potentially game-changing in the sense that if widely taken up by fans as […]

Lil Mosey Announces Extended International Tour

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Seventeen-year-old rapper Lil Mosey has announced a tour of Australia and New Zealand to finish off his extensive Northsbest World Tour, which will continue to spread across America before venturing back to Canada and then off to Europe. It represents a whirlwind nine months since his major breakthrough of his single “Noticed” directed by Cole […]

RBE Announces Unique ‘Closure’ Battle Rap Event Featuring Charlie Clips, Hitman Holla And Jae Millz

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Rare Breed Entertainment (RBE) has finalized the card for their upcoming and appropriately titled “Closure” Battle Rap event in Atlanta for earlier next month. Featuring RBE debuts for both Charlie Clips and Hitman Holla, who have turned themselves into household names through SMACK/URLTV and Wild N Out on MTV with Nick Cannon more recently. The […]

YBN Nahmir Announces Debut Australian and New Zealand Tour

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Founder of the YBN collective YBN Nahmir makes his way down to Australia and New Zealand next month for the very first time to play a string of headline shows after a whirlwind 18 months. Performing across Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and then Auckland represents another major international move for the still teenage superstar from Alabama […]

Travis Scott Announces Australian Leg of ‘ASTROWORLD’ Tour

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Award-winning, Grammy-nominated rapper Travis Scott has announced that his Astroworld: Wish You Were Here tour will make its way down to Australia in November for five shows across Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne with Interscope Records labelmate Sheck Wes and Virgil Abloh. It has been a standout previous year for Travis Scott, earning his first Hot […]

Tay Roc Vs. Shotty Horroh Announced for Premier Battles

Tay Roc Vs. Shotty Horroh Announced for Premier Battles

Earlier this year it was announced that English Sony Music recording artist Shotty Horroh will make his long-awaited return to battle rap against a then mystery opponent. Speculations swirled amongst fans with names such as Loaded Lux and Murda Mook leading the prediction and the opponent has now been revealed as URL’s top gunner Tay […]