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When Brothers War: Tay Roc and T-Rex Bring the New Meaning to Sibling Rivalry at Battle Academy’s “Respect The Shooter”

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This battle has been bubbling for some time, and now the highly anticipated war between brothers, Baltimore’s Tay Roc and Harlem’s T-Rex, will take place on a big stage in neutral territory: Philly. Unfortunately, their beef has played out in the most Shakespearean in a way. Dramatic. Filled with twist and turns, inspirited outbursts of rumored […]

Who Really Is Thanos? How Tay Roc Snatches The Glove From The Old Head Cassidy

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When Cassidy lost to Goodz (clearly), he went on a rampage… working hard to convince the rest of the Hip-Hop community that his perfect battle record remained unchallenged. He tried it. And he tried it in the most incredible way. He produced a song called “5002-0,” basically blasting Goodz and the battle rap community for […]

Cave Gang/ CakeLyfe Chess Will Take Tsu Surf’s Place At Summer Impact


The rap world was spun on its head in disbelief last week when emerging artists and The Source Magazine‘s most recent Unsigned Hype inductee, Tsu Surf has arrested again on weapon related charges. More unbelievable is that the hit happened exactly a year to date from the day an attempted assassination on him life was […]

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


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 […]

Tay Roc Vs. Shotty Horroh Announced for Premier Battles

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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 […]

BullPen Battle League Hosts Stacked ‘Superbowl’ Event in Atlanta

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BullPen Battle League continues to start 2019 with a bang with their stacked “Superbowl” card going down this afternoon in Atlanta, showing and proving why it is widely regarded as the number one rap battle league in the South. Featuring the likes of a renewed Tay Roc, the BullPen Killer aka K-Shine in career-best form, […]

Pat Stay to Battle Tay Roc on URL’s Summer Madness 8 in London


Canada’s talented and imposing yet hilarious Pat Stay is set to battle URL’s top gunner, Tay Roc on SMACK/ URL’s Summer Madness 8. This card will be the league’s first ever abroad event held in London on Saturday, November 10th. Since the Don’t Flop (UK’s most dominant battle rap platform) hit a low a couple […]

Is It Too Late To Add Gillie Da Kid Vs. Tay Roc To The Strike 2.5 Card?

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Battle rap fans are looking forward to October 13, 2018. The world renowned URL is returning to their east coast roots. The strike is officially over. A dozen battle rappers are getting back to work. Early-bird special pay-per-view purchase reminders have been sent. Watch Battle Live subscribers have the chance to buy the event at a discounted price. […]

Murda Mook And Tay Roc’s War of Words Signifies Dot Mob’s Demise


In case you missed the war of words which unfolded on Twitter last night, Murda Mook and Tay Roc have animosity brewing between them. As two of Dot Mob’s most potent members, they collectively carried the flag which positioned the mob as one battle rap’s top tier factions. Both men have worked tirelessly to push […]

Tsu Surf Recovering and In Good Spirits “Needs Rest”

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The battle rap world can collectively breathe a sign of relief as news about URL superstar, Tsu Surf recovery from his recent shooting trickles in. Sources say that he is doing better and recuperating; adding that he is need of much rest. Surf is currently receiving only close friends and family. His Gun Titles partner […]

SMACK / URLTV Presents Summer Madness 7 In Las Vegas

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The recently announced SMACK / URLTV Summer Madness 7 is taking place on Saturday 11 August in Las Vegas. The massive battle, promising to be the battle event of the year, line up includes; Hitman Holla vs. Tay Roc T-Rex vs. Reed Dollaz Tsu Surf vs. Iron Solomon Advertisement DNA vs. Nu Jerzey Twork Math […]

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” […]

Is Tay Roc Currently #1 On SMACK/URL?

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SMACK/URL veteran battle rapper and recording artists Tay Roc of Baltimore, MD has established himself as one of the premiere battle rappers in the world at the moment and the battle emcee to match up with on SMACK/URL. Recording music and battling for well over a decade, the Gun Bar King of Cave Gang has […]

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, […]

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 […]