Smack: Ultimate Rap League – History, Website, Live Streams, Networth
The Ultimate Rap League (commonly referred to as SMACK/URL) is an organization that battles rap in New York City owned by the renowned hip hop producer Troy “Smack White” Mitchell, Eric Beasley, Street Star Norbes as well as Jean “Cheeko” French from Queens, New York City, United States.
Music executives, Rappers DJs, and athletes like Sean Combs, Busta Rhymes, Drake, Q-Tip, Joe Budden, Cassidy, King Los, Beanie Sigel, Jay-Z, Funkmaster Flex, Kid Capri, Bow Wow, Jadakiss, Lupe Fiasco, Adrien Broner, Kevin Durant, Nick Cannon, Lloyd Banks, French Montana, DC Young Fly and Mos Def and Method Man have expressed their support for the league.
About Ultimate Rap League
The league first emerged from the popular street DVD series that was referred to as S.M.A.C.K. DVD (an acronym that stands for Street Music, Arts, Culture & Knowledge) ran from 2002 to the year 2008. The rap DVDs typically include detailed interviews and information about the lives of rappers who are emerging. Most DVDs include the rap battle, which was usually filmed on the street, in a singing competition, without judges. The battles had a huge impact on future competitions and rap battles like MTV’s Monday Night Fight Klub, GrindTimeNow.net Sho-time Battle Rap League, and King of the Dot, setting the bar for modern-day battle rap.
Industry Battle rap
- Founded on October 26, 2009
- Founders: Troy “Smack” Mitchell, Eric Beasley, Jean “Cheeko” French,
- Headquarters NYC, New York, United States
- Key people: Smack, E. Beasley, Cheeko, Rain910, P, NuNu Nellz, Derez, JB, BELIKEIKE
- Brands SMACK/URL, PG
- Divisions East Coast, Midwest, West Coast
- Website urltv.tv
- Twitter: Here
Nowadays today, the URL has a high-quality average of millions of viewers on many of their battle raps. They take pride in protecting their heritage in the battle rap scene with their slogan “You Can’t Copy Respect” and advise fans of battle rap to “follow the innovators, not the imitators”. The league has served as an opportunity for many young artists. Rappers like Charlie Clips, Conceited, Hitman Holla, Tsu surf, Hollow da Don, Aye Verb, Goodz, Calicoe, and Big T were all part of the initial wave of battlers to join The Ultimate Rap League. A number of key players such as Smack himself have also been mentioned on BET as well as XXL Magazine due to their roles in the success of URL. Their battles are frequently discussed by battle rapper promoters and bloggers, and included on WorldStarHipHop.com. In May of 2019, the URL released its URLTV.TV App. The subscription-based app lets users view previous battles that are not yet released and pay-per-view in addition to the additional original content.
Ways to View New Smack URL Battles
Smack as well as URL TV have stopped posting new battles on Youtube when they cease due to their collaboration together with Caffeine along with other streaming networks. New battles will be streamed live for the world’s population who will be able to access the channel via the subscription option and also pay-per-view services. Here are the channels that can stream the upcoming URL events.