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4th Annual Bizzil Barfest Recap

4th Annual Bizzil Barfest Recap By Ethan Peschansky   It’s been almost four years since the West Coast lost one of its brightest young stars. Brandon Fields, aka Young B the Future, was a pioneer who paved the way for the rise of the Western Conference. Although he was taken before his time, Young B’s […]

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The Riot LA’s March Madness Event Recap

The Riot’s March Madness Event Recap By Ethan Peschansky   It’s fair to say that March 31st was an exciting day for battle rap. The URL brought back the small room feel with Smack Volume Two. Arsonal da Rebel and Hollow da Don finally had their long-awaited rematch. The battle rap community found out Nu […]

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West Coast Elites: Lights Out Recap

West Coast Elites Lights Out Recap By Ethan Peschansky   Battle rap events are notorious for being difficult spectating experiences. Battles don’t start on time, fans are forced to wait around for hours, and the lack of a female presence is almost laughable. It puts a lot of pressure on battles to make up for […]

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Feature Story: Geechi Gotti

Feature Story: Geechi Gotti By Ethan Peschansky   The club’s doors open and Geechi Gotti walks through, his entourage following close behind. Inside the cramped Lexington Theater, dozens of fans are packed in, waiting for the main event to begin. Conversations turn into whispers, and fans crane their necks to catch a glimpse of Geechi […]

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Hunger 4 Proving Grounds Recap

Hunger 4 Proving Grounds Event Recap By Ethan Peschansky   Entering the Proving Grounds is one of the most critical decisions a battle rapper can make. It’s career changing. It’s a chance to join the Ultimate Rap League and prove yourself on the most respected platform in the world. Many MCs made their names there. […]

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Summer Madness 6 Preview and Predictions

Summer Madness has returned with its 6th installment. After a one year absence, Smack/URL brings back its biggest event of the year. Called the “Super Bowl of Battle Rap,” this year’s Summer Madness has potential to be one of the best in recent memory. As always, the card features some of the top names in […]

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Born Legacy Supreme Recap

This article discusses the winners and losers (whose stock rose or dropped), Battle of the Night, Performance of the Night, and overall takeaways from Born Legacy Supreme. While battle results are occasionally mentioned, a full analysis will be saved for the Battle Breakdowns once the URL  releases the footage. Winners and Losers: Winner: JC Of […]

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KOTD’s Massacre 3 Recap

This article discusses the winners and losers (whose stock rose or dropped), battle of the night, performance of the night, and overall takeaways from the Massacre 3. Unless someone was completely bodied, dissecting the battle results will be saved for the full breakdowns once KOTD  releases the footage. Winners and Losers: Loser: Shotti P Considered […]

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Alpha N Omega Event Preview and Prediction

UDubb Network announced its Alpha & Omega event, potentially its biggest card of the year. The card follows a regional rivalry theme with MCs from Harlem, New York and Newark, New Jersey battling each o   ther. Legendary battlers Loaded Lux and Arsonal da Rebel are headlining the event in what is expected to be Arsonal’s […]

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Born Legacy Supreme Preview and Predictions

  The Ultimate Rap League has announced Born Legacy Supreme, the biggest installment of the Born Legacy Series to date. The event features a good mix of young talent and veterans while also bringing the closeness and intimacy that comes with battling in a small room. Born Legacy Supreme is supposed to kick off the […]

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