URL Announces ‘Summer Madness XIII’ to Return to Caffeine on Aug. 27

URL Announces 'Summer Madness XIII' to Return to Caffeine on Aug. 27

URL has unveiled the highly-anticipated lineup for Summer Madness XIII (SM13), cementing its status as the pinnacle in battle rap. Scheduled for Sunday, August 27, 2023, at The Ballroom at Warehouse Live in Houston, TX, the epic showdown will be broadcast live exclusively on Caffeine via the URL channel, with full replays available on The […]

Cassidy vs Freeway Rap Battle Rematch Set for 2022

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First and foremost, battle rap is on the verge of obtaining the regard it deserves when it comes to surface-level exposure. On Saturday, October 30, battle rap history was made as a stacked card featuring twelve of battle rap culture’s most voluminous contenders sparred for Drake’s “Til Death Do Us Part” event. The “Way 2 […]

Drake Announces Biggest Ever Battle Rap Event w/ URLTV

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Overnight Drake announced the world’s largest-ever battle rap event to be held in conjunction with culture leader SMACK/URLTV via streaming platform Caffeine, set to go down in three weeks on Saturday 30 October. The star-studded event titled “Til Death Do Us Part” features fourteen of battle rap culture’s biggest names across seven matchups on a […]

URL: T-Top Edges Swamp in Long-Awaited “Super Fight IV” Battle

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The T-Top and Swamp battle finally happened at URL’s “Super Fight IV.” Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information URL’s Super Fight IV occurred this past weekend, where two Carolina breds faced off in an anticipated match. T-Top and Swamp stepped up to the plate after months of cancellations. According to T-Top, Swamp did not have enough […]

[WATCH] Drake Put Up Additional $50K For URL Battle Winner

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At a recent URL NOME XI event, Drake made an appearance and was even slated to host the event, but instead announced that as a fan of battle rap, he would be adding an additional $50,000 to the existing $100K cash prize. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information Drake reached into his pockets and pulled out […]

Is Lloyd Banks About To Make His URLTV Debut?

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Speculation has been building in recent days that legendary New York Rapper Lloyd Banks of G-Unit may potentially make his long-awaited and eagerly anticipated battle rap debut on SMACK/URLTV at an upcoming battle event. Lloyd Banks was recently on IG Live chatting with both K-Shine and DNA of NWX and remarked that he wants to […]

Battle Rapper Ave Struggling With COVID-19 and Kidney Failure

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Ultimate Rap League rapper Ave has been hospitalized with COVID-19. The Virginia native is also suffering from kidney failure and pneumonia as he revealed on his Facebook account. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information “For everyone calling I don’t mean to ignore you it just hurts to talk still. To let y’all know what’s going on […]

SMACK/URL Rapper Ave Confronts Aye Verb Requesting a Battle

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Aye Verb caught a lot of heat on social media about his recent URL battle against DNA in which fans believe the St. Louis born rapper got 3-0’d on Smack Vol. 5. Ave took the opportunity to confront Aye Verb for his poor performance and even told him he wants to be Verb’s next battle. […]

BET Champion DNA vs Aye Verb Announced For Volume Card


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 […]

T-Top Reveals That His Grandfather Passed While He Was At Hip-Hop Awards

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Battle rap was on the big stage at the BET Hip-Hop Awards on Tuesday as North Carolina born rapper T-Top took on DNA in a live rap battle for $25,000. Later on, T-Top revealed that while he was getting the look of a lifetime, his grandfather had passed away. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information “While […]

Battle Rap to Make Debut on BET Hip Hop Awards


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


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 […]