Today, about 27 people were pronounced dead after Islamist seized a hotel in Mali. The Malian authorities rescued about 170 hostage from the building. Al Mourabitoun, a jihadist group who are the allies to Al Qaeda, have said that they are to be held responsible for the attack.
The founder of one of the most prestigious battle rap leagues Smack URL and Newark native emcee Tsu Surf made their debut on Fox 5 for the After Empire TV special to discuss the battle rap culture after Empire incorporated a battle rap scene into their latest episode! They chopped it up with the ladies of the show about how Smack URL single handedly created a new culture inside the Hip-Hop industry by giving these young battle rappers a platform to showcase their skills. Tsu Surf, who is fresh off tour with Joe Budden and has two big battles coming up soon, addresses being called a battle rap veteran at the age of only 25 along with the importance of the crowd during a battle plus much, much more. See what Smack and Surf had to say on Fox 5 below!
Once the Hip Hop Award smoke cleared, Big Tigger gave the world what we have all been missing! He brought back his infamous freestyle booth from his self proclaimed Big Tigger’s The Basement. 2 chains, Snoop Dog and a few others stopped by the booth to bless it but none compared to battle rapper DNA. Make sure you check out his full insta booth freestyle and watch how hype Big Tigger gets as his legendery booth is filled with heat!
We’re not sure what’s been going on with Def Squad’s own Keith Murray lately but after witnessing his long-anticipated battle with Onyx’s own Fredro Starr in Brooklyn last week, I’m convinced the drugs are starting to become an issue. After making a complete fool out of himself during the battle, everyone’s eyebrows were raised at Keith Murray due to his ridiculously horrid performance. After different interview clips from the show started to go viral, we knew he was doomed.
What is a rap cypher without the best lyricists there are ? This years Hip Hop Awards for B.E.T was closed out by some of the best battle rappers of this generation. Smack White of URLtv Joined Snoop Dog this year as they celebrated Hip Hop with some of the best acts and cyphers.
Less than one year ago Queen’s battle rapper DNA decided to bring it to Smack’s attention that they were thinking of bringing back tag team Battle Rap. Teaming up with once opponent from Harlem K shine, it was no question that these two had chemistry to pull this form of battle rap off. Now these two are all over World Star and their hit performances are going Viral. After five 2 on 2 battles they brought it back to their Home stage this weekend for URL tv’s Summer Madness 5. Check out The mime performance that had the loudest reaction in the building.
Never before in Battle Rap history has a Headliner battle or any battle ever come out on YouTube the following day. Find out why the most anticipated battle ” Charlie Clips Vs Loaded Lux” was forced to be put out not even 24 hours after the battle took place.
On October 4th, 2015 – hip-hop history will be made. Legendary emcees Fredro Starr from Onyx and Keith Murray from Def Squad will be facing off on Sunday, October 4th at Milk River in Brooklyn, NY at 7PM for their highly anticipated celebrity rap battle presented by M.C. W.A.R.