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SMACK/URL's Rookies vs Vets Live Coverage

March 28, 2015, 5:18 pm




Our team will be giving you live updates on URL's Rookies vs Vets event in this blog until the event is over. Don't forget to refresh the page, as we will be posting stuff all day.

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PURCHASE INFAMOUZ BATTLES' THE RE-UP PPV: John John vs Cali Smoov, Lotta Zay vs Fredo

PURCHASE RBE'S BLOOD, SWEAT, & TIERS 2 PPV: Daylyt vs. Ooops, Ill Will vs. Showoff, & more








March 25, 2015, 8:11 pm

Watch the latest video from T Money Bagz's Barchitects group. Click below to watch!


DFW Battle League: Plan Nein vs The Assassinato

March 16, 2015, 9:24 pm

Check out the latest battle from DFW Battle League, featuring world famous professional poker player Alexander "Assassinato" Fitgerald vs Plan Nein. Click below to watch and subscribe to DFW Battle's YouTube channel by clicking here.



Allow Drect To Reintroduce Himself

March 14, 2015, 2:37 pm


Image by Rehab Regime




By Drect


There's always that one smart/talented person that everyone knows.  You know - that person whom people are inexplicably attracted to ... the one that makes people say things like, "You're going to make it.  You'll be rich and famous one day!"


Unfortunately, that person is and has always been me.


I was blessed with a very unique skill set that allows me to bring people together and create STUFF: crazy stuff and stuff that you wouldn't believe I created even if I told you. I wouldn't trade my talents in for anything in the world.


I didn't use the word "unfortunately" to create some kind of depressed tone that will have you feeling bad for me as you read this article.  I used to hate expectation - it makes failure seem greater.  I never wanted to be some Luke Skywalker of battle rap - sent here to restore balance to this imaginary lyrical force.  If anything, I wanted to battle on SMACK & Scribble Jam, then spit bars on Sway In The Morning to promote my Twitter page ... THAT'S IT.


Instead, I was thrust into this super businessman role that I wasn't even sure I really wanted - it just happened.


7 years into this shit, i'm finally starting to embrace this role and OWN IT.  Really, the only thing "unfortunate" about my situation is that it took me this long.




My name is David Williams, I grew up in Plymouth, Massachusetts and I'll be 28 years old on April 2.


I have the world's most common name and I was born in America's birthplace - it sucks and it doesn't sound cool ... AT ALL, but it's ok because I somehow managed to become one of the most important people in battle rap, influence hip hop legends I thought I'd never have the chance to meet and create/maintain some very dope brands, which sounds pretty cool.




I've always cared about what people THINK too much.  I hardly ever let it show, which has led to a disease of inconsistency that has plagued my work life for some time now, but I still manage to do these things others may deem "incredible."  Maybe they are incredible  ... Maybe I'm just crazy.


At the end of the day, there's three things I have to look at:


1.) I created Grind Time - people downplay it (and me) now, but it was HUGE for hip hop and truly a game-changer.


2.) I have Rap Grid - a website and media outlet that has been my creative vessel for the last few years.  People have taken to the brand and now it's flourishing more than ever.


3.) There are about 52 people important people in both battle rap and hip hop that trust me with their careers.  Every second matters.


It's time to stop playing.  My job isn't done yet - it's just beginning.


It's 8:11 am right now and I have to go to sleep, but welcome to my blog ... forreal


*A LOT more is coming soon*



#OnTheGrid With Nino Bless & Aak | Celebrity "Comeback" Battles: Lady Luck's Return, Drake vs Mook & More

March 11, 2015, 8:28 pm

If you haven't peeped the latest episode of #OnTheGrid, watch Nino Bless & Aak discuss the controversial subject of celebrity rappers making comebacks in battles. Watch the full episode below, and if you haven't seen the past two episodes you should subscribe to Rap Grid's YouTube channel by clicking here and go check that for some more heated and controversial discussions.



Nino Bless & Aak Discuss URL's Upcoming Rookies vs Vets Event

March 5, 2015, 5:46 am

In our second episode of On The Grid, join Nino Bless and Aak as they break down the upcoming URL "Rookies vs Vets" event. Watch this episode below, catch the first episode here, and subscribe to Rap Grid's YouTube channel by clicking here.



iBattle Worldwide Presents E. Farrell vs DOT

February 24, 2015, 1:30 am

At iBattle's first iGotNext event, the main event was E. Farrell vs DOT. Watch this heated battle below, and subscribe to iBattle's YouTube channel by clicking here.



Peep The First Official Rap Grid Cypher

February 21, 2015, 6:54 pm

Watch AMiAM, JBiz, MyVerse, Drect & Jonny Storm shut it down in the first Rap Grid Cypher, filmed in Orlando, Florida right before 2015's Blackout 5 event. To catch our next cyphers as soon as they come out, subscribe to our channel by clicking here.



Rap Grid Network Welcomes Barbarian Battle Grounds, Boss Chick Battles, & Infamouz Battle League

February 20, 2015, 11:05 pm

We just welcomed three new partners into the Rap Grid Network: Barbarian Battle GroundsBossChick Battle League & Infamouz Battle League . BBG is out of Detroit, MI, BossChick is based out of Bronx, NY and Infamouz is located in the Bay Area of California.

Check out some of their newest (and older classic battles below), and subscribe to their YouTube channels at Barbarian Battle GroundsBossChick Battle League & Infamouz Battle League. If you're a league interested in joining our network, hit us up at [email protected].


Barbarian Battle Grounds

Charlie Clips vs Marv Won

Daylyt vs Quest MCODY

Ill Will vs X Factor


BossChick Battle League

Norma Bayts vs Morawsha

Dutchess vs Jada Raye

Kashie Ty Vs Imah X


Infamouz Battle League

Marv Won vs Amazin


Fredo vs Remy D

G4 vs Cali Smoov


Daylyt vs Uno Lavoz: Presented By 413 Battle League

February 16, 2015, 5:19 am

Peep an instant classic from 413 Battle League: Daylyt vs Uno Lavoz. Click below to watch the battle hosted by Lush One, and subscribe to 413 Battle League's channel by clicking here. Click here to see all of Daylyt's past battles, and click here to see all of Uno's past battles.