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Five Movers and Shakers in Hip-Hop’s Cannabis Scene

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Leo Bridgewater believes that the legal cannabis business is the new civil rights movement, set up for only a select few to benefit substantially from. It is political also. Billions are being made by people plugged-in enough to have access to the inner workings of this new business (usually white men), and the people who […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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” […]

Are Southern Battle Rappers Dominating SMACK/URL?

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At the top of the year, The Source received a great deal of push back from the battle rap world, when we released our Top 20 Battle Rappers of 2017. While many argued that the list did not include any women, that it was too URL-centric and that it had an unfair share of old school vets, […]