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[WATCH] Joe Biden Debuts Battle Rap Campaign Ad With DNA and Charlie Clips

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Ever since Diddy’s “Rock The Vote” campaign in Hip Hop culture in 2004, cultural icons have made it their business to encourage Hip Hoppers to vote and some have even gone as far as endorsing specific candidates. This year, Democratic nominee Senator Joe Biden has taken it a step further and laced his campaign with […]

BET Champion DNA vs Aye Verb Announced For Volume Card

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Announced yesterday via URLTV’s own dedicated App, Queens’ DNA is set to take on St. Louis’ Aye Verb in a small room setting on Saturday 14 December as the main event for SMACK/URLTV’s newly announced Volume 5 event. The announcement of potentially SMACK / URLTV’s final major small room event for 2019 has two experienced […]

Battle Rap to Make Debut on BET Hip Hop Awards

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SMACK/URLTV continues to drive the ascension of battle rap to the next level with a 4-man battle tournament confirmed for this year’s 2019 BET Hip Hop Awards ceremony featuring DNA, Geechi Gotti, T-Top and Shotgun Suge hosted by SMACK himself. With filming set for this Saturday at the Cobb Energy Performing Centre in Atlanta, Georgia […]

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 […]

Verbal WarZone – Taking Battle Rap Back on Beat

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Battle rap on beat may bring up memories of years gone by, but the team at Verbal WarZone Battle League have found an innovative way to mesh that pure vibe of rappers riding and battling out over beats with the competitive pre-prepared format of today in a highly entertaining, competitive way. While having been around […]

NWX Strikes Back: Proves to Be Unstoppable At Action Packed URL Event

NWX Strikes Back; Proves to Be Unstoppable At Action Packed URL Event

The battle rap strike is officially over. To effectively punctuate the end of this so-called “strike” (one that barely got started), SMACK/ URL took over Club Amazura in Jamaica, Queens to reclaim their throne as “The World’s Most Respected MC Battle Arena” with their Strike 2.5 card. Leading the card, was three of battle rap’s […]

Death Row Inmate Kim Kardashian Tweeted About is Requesting New DNA Test

Death Row Inmate Kim Kardashian Tweeted About is Requesting New DNA Test

The death row prisoner Kim Kardashian West pushed into the spotlight says he values her help, however, adds he frantically needs her to get him the one thing he needs to prove his innocence. California detainee Kevin Cooper’s lawyer, Norman Hile, tells TMZ Cooper knows Kim tweeted about him a couple of days back, putting […]

The Strike Is Over – URL Presents “The Strike 2.5”

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URLTV / SMACK have announced their next event on Saturday 13th October, titled “The Strike 2.5.” With unsubstantiated rumors circulating that URL made $2.5 million off the last PPV resulting in a self-declared strike from some battle rappers of sorts that never really lived up to the hype surrounding it, URL is back with a […]

DNA, K-Shine & Castle Deliver Kanan’s Message From the Dead

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In case you missed the last episode of Starz Network’s Power, DNA, K-Shine, and Castle dropped a collaborative freestyle that will fill you in on what has been going down in the “big rich town.” First off (Spoiler Alert), we extend our sympathies to 50 Cent considering Kanan won’t be returning for episode nine. Police […]

SMACK / URLTV’s NOME 8 Full Battle Card Announced

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For the first time ever, SMACK/URLTV heads down to Texas for the action-packed card containing six battles for NOME 8 – one of battle rap’s biggest nights for the year in this historical event. It all goes down next Saturday (June 23) at The Ballroom at Warehouse Live, with only “General Admission/ Standing Room Only” […]

Rare Breed Entertainment Presents Lift His Soul 4 [Recap]

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While the Super Bowl buzz is at an all time high pitch, battle rap fans may have struck a chord that’s frequency may have  reached an equitable screech.  Rare Breed Entertainment offered up their Lift His Soul series for its fourth time. And it was truly something to behold. As the title infers, the card […]

[Listen] Young Ros Drops New “DNA” Freestyle

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Young Ros has gained a lot of success with his hit single “Big Bag”. Labels like Atlantic Records took a liking to him after instantly gravitating to this exclusive mainstream hit. From this point, Young Ros has been given the opportunity to expand his network into rubbing shoulders with different industry circles. Recently he released […]

Don Cheadle Stars in Kendrick Lamar’s New Video ‘DNA’ | Source News Flash

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Today in Source News Flash: The rollout for Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN. is still underway. Yesterday, he dropped a surprise video for “DNA.” starring Don Cheadle. Chance The Rapper’s birthday celebration is Chicago reportedly raised over $100,000 for charity. On Monday, April 17, Aspire Music Group has sued Cash Money Records, alleging missing profits and copyright royalties stemming […]

Is It Time For Smack & URL To Usher In Fresh Battle Rap Talent?

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Midway through the recent “Unfinished Business 2” event diehard fans might have thought, “dang, battle rap has had its day.” Then rappers Tay Roc and Tsu Surf‘s third round begins, and the battle rap community breathes a collective sigh of relief. We’ve all seen K Shine, DNA, Tay Roc and Surf involved in classic battles […]

Recap: URL’s “Double Impact” Battle Rap Event At Irving Plaza

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As with every URL rap battle event, this weekend’s “Double Impact” headliner at Irving Plaza in New York City was a packed house filled with some of the top rising battle rappers in the game plus their die-hard fans. URL’s head honchos, Smack White and Eric Beasley, put together another classic, unique and epic battle […]