Posts tagged “yung ill

What Inspires Beasley

Beasley is co-owner of the Ultimate Rap League. As the world’s most respected battle league, Beasley’s team has organized the most popular battle rap events around the country and continues to improve the sport and culture. Stay updated at

What Inspires T-Rex

T-Rex is an emcee from Harlem, NY. As the cousin of battle rap legend Murda Mook, Rex began battling at age 12. He is known for appearing on the SMACK DVDs and numerous battles in URL. Influenced by NWA and Geto Boys, Rex dropped out of high school after talks with several record labels. Rex stayed loyal to his group Dot Mobb, had a music video feature on BET, and has toured with Jim Jones and Webstar. Download T-Rex’s 2012 album, I Hate T-Rex 3D.

What Inspires SMACK

From New York City, SMACK is the front man behind the most respected battle league in the world, URL (Ultimate Rap League). He has organized and filmed some of the most classic and memorable battles in history with Loaded Lux, Murda Mook, Iron Solomon, Math Hoffa, and more. Stay updated at

What Inspires Tsu Surf

From Newark, NJ, Tsu Surf is a hip hop artist and battle rapper, influenced by sounds of Jadakiss and Beanie Sigel. He quickly gained popularity from battling in the Ultimate Rap League by showcasing his talent and wit. Working with Grammy-nominated producers, Mista Raja and DJ Khaled, Surf depicts his experiences and stories from his town in New Jersey. Check out his album, Surf’s Up Vol. 1.

What Inspires Calicoe

From Detroit, MI, Calicoe has earned notoriety from battling in the Ultimate Rap League. In 2011, Calicoe released his mixtape, The Problem, which is reflective of his status and growth as an artist and battle rapper. In 2012, Calicoe was involved in the biggest rap battle to date, against Loaded Lux.

What Inspires Cortez

Cortez is an emcee from Brooklyn, NY. He is most popular for battling in leagues such as Lionz Den and more recently, URL. Cortez records music with the intention to educate others by personifying his struggle. He has been featured on MTV2′s Fight Klub and belongs to NY collectives known as Murda Ave and NYB. In 2009, Cortez released the mixtape, The Hidden Vault, hosted by DJ HOF. In 2011, he released another mixtape, Exception 2 The Rule, hosted by SuperStar Jay & SMACK.