Listen To Tsu Surf's "Newark" Mixtape
Tsu Surf comes through with his new mixtape, Newark, dedicated to his hometown. Surf earned his stripes as an elite battle rapper, but he's quickly proving himself as a conceptually-minded urban storyteller, and Newark is his most anticipated release yet.
Drake On Battling Murda Mook: "You Gotta Beat Surf First"
Drake delivered a pretty nice burn to Murda Mook Saturday night at Smack/URL's "Night of Main Events 5" in NYC. When the event's MC asked Drake when he was gonna battle Mook, he responded, "you gotta beat Surf first before you get to me," in reference to Jersey battle rap specialist Tsu Surf.
What's New In Battle Rap (October 31)
Battle rap is quickly growing as a culture. What was almost completely relegated to street corners and Youtube a few years ago has garnered national recognition, more TV programming, Pay-Per-View events, and other attention of the mainstream media. Hip Hop icons like Eminem and Snoop Dogg have put on events for the battle scene and at this rate things can only continue to expand. That being the case, we’re making an effort to keep you updated on all things battle rap. Now is a great time to join the culture.
Drake & Kevin Durant Debate Who Won SMACK/URL Rap Battle Between Tsu Surf & Hollow Da Don
Yesterday SMACK/URL released footage of their latest rap battle, between New Jersey native Tsu Surf and Brooklyn representer Hollow Da Don. The Night Of Main Events 3 battle took place on June 23rd in New York, but now that the footage is out, people have been talking and debating about who won. This includes Drake and Kevin Durant.
Underrated Audio: March 12-18
As we near the end of March we've been getting more good-ass music coming in each and every week. This past week we saw the underground circuit drop several dope tracks (from King Chip to the Flatbush Zombies), and we've rounded the best five cuts for you to check out here. Randomly enough, it seems to be a strictly East Coast/Midwest affair on UA this week, with Detroit, Chicago, New Jersey, New York and Cleveland all represented.