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> During my travels to different states, Starting different Battle Leagues, i seem to always hear Rap Battlers(artist) ”ASK” (AM I GETTING PAID TO BATTLE AT THIS EVENT) me knowing this Battler and the Battle League at hand. I SEE THIS IS BECOMING A BIG PROBLEM. SO I’M GOING TO HELP YOU PROMOTERS OUT.BATTLE RAPPERS HOW DO YOU SUPPOSE TO EVEN THINK ABOUT GETTING PAID, IF YOUR ‘BUZZ AINT UP’, WHAT I MEAN BY THIS IS, BEFORE YOU CAN EVEN THINK ABOUT GETTING PAID YOU MUST KNOW THIS; 1. BATTLE RAPPERS YOU Must Have Your Product(Cd,Dvd Clothing) Out And Being In Stores And Making Money With These Products.(That Means People Other Than Your Friends Are Buying It). 2. If You Battling At A Event , Make Sure You Are There On Time, (Being Late Brings Problems Between Battle League And The Battle Rapper).

3. Here Is Wher Things Gets Crazy. You Are The Person Battling Today, You Are The Person “Invited” To This Event For “Free”, Maybe Two (2) Of Your Friends,Crew, Team Can Be There By Yourside For “Free” . But After These Two People It Becomes A Problem, Where That It Becomes To Crowed On Stage Or The Promoter Can’t Fit No More Paying Fans In This Event Because You Have 8 People Just Standing There. 4. Now In Order To Be Treated Like A Artist, There Has To People At This Event That Paid To Get In This Event To See You And That Buys Food,Drinks, Cds Or Dvds ,At This Event. This Shows The Promoters, Battle Leagues That U Are Worth Being Paid. And You And Your Supporters Brings Money To A Event.

Plain & Simple Battle Rappers Wants To Get Paid! But You Bring Nothing To A Event, No Body Comes To A Event Pays To See You, (You Wants Your Whole Crew, Team In The Event For Free). Nobody At This Event Buying Any Type Of Product Supporting You Or Your Team. And You The (Battle Rapper)Even Sneak Bottles In To Get Your Drink On And Didnt Even Buy It At The Event To Support It. Remember This, When You Go To “Madison Square Gardens” To See “Wutang” You Pay To Get In, You Buy Drinks And Food, Maybe A Shirt Or A Poster. All That Is Supporting That Artist/Group. If “Wutang” Does Not Sell Drinks , Food, And Dont Have Paying People “Wutang” Wont Be Doing No Events… Peace,

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1ST BATTLE RAP CONVENTION IN “LAS VEGAS”.

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UW BATTLE LEAGUE “FACE OFF” WITH ‘LOADED LUX’ VS ‘HOLLOW DA DON’ ON LOCATION.

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arlem Bred MC Jay Starr has made a name for himself on the underground Hip-Hop scene. With his street certified lyrics and hustler’s mentality, Jay Starr has established a following among Hip-Hop purist. Harlem, best known for artist such as Doug E. Fresh, the late Big L and Dipset members Cam’ron, Jim Jones and Juelz Santana, who have all hit the airwaves by storm; still awaits that superstar MC to truly represent the legendary town to the fullest. Jay Starr with his hustler’s ambition and versatile lyrical content is slated to be Harlem’s most successful MC. In addition to being an MC,

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Jay Starr is a very savvy entrepreneur. His company Grind Enterprises is involved with all aspects of media and entertainment. In today’s music industry it is important for an artist to be multi-faceted. Not only must they be talented and authentic musicians, but they must also possess the business savvy to market, promote, distribute and sell their own music. Through his company Grind Enterprises, Jay has managed to find new and innovative ways of doings all of those things. Throughout the years Jay Starr has established himself on the underground circuit by consistently putting out music and finding new ways

of gaining exposure, allowing him to spread his music while simultaneously building his brand. This year will undoubtedly be a break through year for Jay Starr. Reaching his peak as an underground artist, it is time for Jay to began the next phase of his bright career. He will undoubtedly continue his quest to become one of Hip-Hop’s finest by shaping the industry rather than conforming to it. Jay Starr will soon cease to be an independent artist making major moves, to become a major artist making history. More info on Jay Starr can be found on his website: www.jaystarrmuzik.com


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ucaleany is an acronym that stands for “Be Unique Cool And Lean New York.” Bucaleany is a familyrun, independent apparel brand that was created in 2009 in Harlem, U.S.A. by CEO D’landar Jones. Bucaleany is artifactual, classicool, urban streetwear that so strongly embodies the essence of New York you can almost hear the heart beat of the city in it. Bucaleany also cultivates a culture of being, and believing in oneself.

> Bucaleany’s birth was inspired by a lack of diversity, originality, and depth in the urban apparel market. The market had become oversaturated with redundant symbols of death, like skulls and bones, and monotonous images of wings and flames. Jones felt that the unique voice and culture of Harlem, a vital defining force in Hip Hop culture and Urban lifestyle, was missing. Bucaleany was created as a positive reaction, with a mission to change the status quo of superficiality.

Bucaleany stands out because the brand is synonymous with positivity, happiness, selfawareness and upliftment. It delivers the unique urban flavor of the mecca of urban fashion, New York City, with creative designs that appeal to the target market. Bucaleany brand has become a unifying force within multiple communities. Each design on every piece of Bucaleany Apparel is handmade in-house by D’landar Jones or VP Xandar Jones.

Always a dreamer and a great imagination Strong beliefs: Love yourself because you are wealth. Value starts from within, not from a sin.

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AW RAP BATTLE; you can start off by saying your name and who you work for and how long you been working there. Mike Baro: Yo what’s going on it’s Mike B, Mike Baro some people call me Mike B in the City, I do marketing at Universal Republic Records ,I been here about six years before i was at Def Jam and Motown. Raw Rap Battle: Name some of the artist that stands out that you work with. Mike Baro: Some of the artist you know all the cash money artist , LiL Wayne, Niki Manaj, Taylor Swift. Our newest hottest artist right now Lorde. Raw Rap Battle: What is Marketing like at UNIVERSAL RECORDS? Mike Baro: To look At a Artist As a brand,Because at the end of the day once u have your music thats the first part.how u get thatArtist out there as a brand.working with touring companies , touring, clothing companies linking them up with top clothing brands. digital is very huge, a lot of artist broke out on “YOUTUBE”, a lot of you “YOUTUBE” sensations. having a digital component is key to success at a record label right now. we have our hands into every thing the artist does. you have to look at the marketing team for a record label as a in house manager for the artist. Raw Rap Battle: Do You Listen to Rap Battles , or Seen a Battle ? What Battle Rapper That stands out to You.

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Mike Baro: we was recently talking to “loaded Lux”, i like the way he delivers his rhymes, He’s been around for a while , and thats one of the things you look at, so many artist have been around doing it for a long time and know how to “ REINVENT” yourself to stay relevant. because he is that type of artist that, i know of him and my little brother knows about him so he’s marketable , because he finds new ways to make himself stand out over 100 people thats doing the same he’s doing.. Raw Rap Battle: what stands out about Loaded Lux Too You.. Mike baro; Thats a question that a lot of artist ask me as well, but for Loaded Lux , you can tell in a artist when they know what they want. when you listen to loaded lux he has that vision exactly where he wants to go. he’s very clear with his fans he gives the music everybody the music the expecting to hear. Raw Rap Battle: What is some of the main things that a Battle Rapper can could do to be looked by a “RECORD LABEL” Mike Baro: Well the main thing is to have “ CONTENT”, have as much content as possible, and let the fans into your world , once we see at the Label that you have a following, and that following is consistence it gets on our radar , and the ones that

shows up on our radar , we want to see how the artist is building hisself to be a brand and carrying that love for his craft into the studio, not only to make rap battle song , but to make commercial songs, what i mean about commercial i don’t mean “Bubble Gum Pop Songs” but commercial songs you get in the studio where you have a “Bridge, a Hook, a Chorus all that is needed on how to structure a song and put it out there. Raw Rap Battle; what is some of the things a artist can do to prepare himself, if he is taking his craft seriously. Mike Baro; Be prepared to have a nice “Bio”, Cds, ( mixtapes), dvds , videos, something that states you are ready for this. be connected to all “Social Media” on a daily bases, because at the end of the day its your career, “ We Can’t Want It More Than You Do”. Raw Rap Battle; Is there any thing you want to say to all up coming battle rappers? Mike Baro: First thing is “DONT DO THIS FOR MONEY”, Do it because u love it , Do it because u are good at it. all that will come.. BE HUNGRY AND KEEP GRINDING.. MIKE BARO LABEL MARKETING REPRESENTATIVE REPUBLIC RECORDS/ UNIVERSAL EMAIL; mikebaro@umusic.com


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f ever there were a more vilified member of the battle rap circuit, it remains to be seen.

adversarial emcees at opposite ends of the almighty beat, projecting their dislike for one another in an ever so metaphoric and most of the times literal With multiple highly publicized sense. From that exact cloth poor decisions during competition, Math Hoffa’s legacy of legendary MCs is what Math Hoffa AKA Hoffaluyah is cut from and character has been under Influenced by the greats, Math more scrutiny than anything. Respected for his bars, his grind, is more than a battle rapper, he is a true MC, it just so happens and his climb, the Brooklynite, he’s pretty stellar at battling. who has had noted run ins with Working for the same longevity the likes of Tone Trump, an all and legendary status that all out brawl with Dose, and his MCs desire from the very first most recent “performance” at Summer Madness 3 where he got time that they pick up a mic and into a physical altercation with unleash a bar. His work ethic and Serius Jones, is adamant about core following has helped him being remembered for more than develop his brand into one of the his mistakes; its about the bars, most feared lyrical rhymesayers its about his contribution to the around. The Crown Heights, culture of not only Hip Hop but Brooklyn native’s story is its very popular little cousin, the verifiable, as his portfolio reads battle life. a product of his environment as he adapted a young age to Since its inception dating back the ways of the wild, the streets to the beginnings of Hip Hop that is. After hitting brick walls times, battling has been one of as a result of his participation the most important elements of true Hip Hop and its rise to power in certain felonious activities which will at this time remain as the #1 genre of music; with its provision of a platform to pit nameless, his current stature as

a fan favorite is most certainly redemptive in all senses of the word. His epic battles with the likes of Shotgun Suge, Daylyt, John John Da Don and Arsonal are legendary, although what stands out the most are his inhibitions. Today Math is more cerebral than physical, more sociable than intimidating, more thoughtful than full of rage. Misunderstood to say the least, he is human like all others and prone to situations that may render him asking for forgiveness. Does he deserve? Do not we all. “Judge Not, for you will be judge first” comes to mind in this instance. At a recent event, I had a chance to share a laugh with the brother as I told him how inspirational he had become for my first contribution to R.A.W Magazine. He thank me, and left faith in my ability to represent the Math of today which is a farcry from the Math Hoffa of old, however hard it may be for so many to believe. Chances are to be given, as they are taken and in this case it is well worth it.

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ounder & Owner of CISETV Urban Media. CISETV Films is an LLC that was established in 2010. Since its inception I have gained popularity through socialmedia with over 2,000 fan hits on Facebook and Twitter, along with over 4,000 followers on Cisetvblog.net. I have worked with a number of influential and successful visionaries and entrepreneurs ranging from Recording Artist, Comedians, Actor/Actresses and Radio personalities. “We take online networking and entertainment to a whole new level with tapping into the streets of the everyday life of individuals across the country on their grind to stardom and success. For those who are interested in Networking or finding out the who’s who in the entertainment world underground; CISETVBLOG.NET is the place to tunein. This site also gives individuals a chance to showcase and promote their business through taped live performances, and exclusive interviews CISETVBLOG.NET has put Artists, DJs, Singers, Rappers, Poets, and then some and many more on the map through its popularity and exposure online”.

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Excellent Sources for Battle Rap News As the battle rap community continues to grow, as does the community of battle rap news outlets. Battle Rap Insider gives you some news but we tend to stick to opinion, but when it comes to breaking battle rap news these sites have got you covered…

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Battle Rap Arena

RapGrid.com

If you are a fan of Battle Rap this is the first site that you need to subscribe to. Find them on twitter. Find them on facebook. Whatever you do just keep an eye on these guys. There isn’t another site that keeps up to date with every battle, blog, or upcoming event like BattleFix.com. They post multiple times a day and are sure to show you something that you weren’t aware of. One of the craziest resources that they have is their Event Calendar. The guys at BattleFix have compiled every Battle Rap Event from nearly every league worldwide and show you all the cards that you want to know about. This site tends to keep very neutural (unlike us) as they just give you the facts, but take it from us… these guys have battle rap news on lock.

This internet radio show is battle rap news at the source. With hosts Street Star Norbes (self proclaimed Voice of Battle Rap), Hip Hop Syko, and Jesse Rican you’re getting an inside look at the opinions and breaking news from the URL camp. Battle Rap Arena is known for having the most personal interviews with battlers out of any outlet. They also record the show live, and allow fans to call in and ask questions or debate a topic.

If you don’t know Drect then you’re probably new. But assuming that you aren’t a brand new fan then you know all about the founder of GrindTime, and his new site called RapGrid. The general concept of RapGrid is that you’ve got every battle on the planet in a user friendly, searchable database. It’s a library of content that is categorized by both league and by individual battler, and while there is still a lot of work to do it’s still an impressive collection and is a tool that the culture has been needing for quite a while.

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There have been all kinds of crazy episodes on this show. Sometimes it’s a call-out, and sometimes its an on-air beef when two battlers call in and Jesse loses control of the show (which is hilarious). Some episodes can be lack-luster, but it is mostly entertaining and you’ll rarely hear any of this content anywhere else. The show typically airs Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays at 10pm ET, but the recording is always available on the website afterward.

As if the database wasn’t innovative enough, Drect and his team at RapGrid have also integrated the ability to feature merch and downloads from your favorite battlers all over the site. If you’re watching a Cortez battle, you’ll also find links to his music in the sidebar. Along with these revenue making tactics, they’ve also got the classic “Who do you think won?” tool built into each battle page, so that the fans can voice their opinion. The site has sponsored a few events and has been getting more and more battlers set up with exclusive profiles, so you can see that they are really making moves over at RapGrid and we can probably expect rapid growth this year.


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Team fearless is a movement , educators , here to nuture the minds , and create knowledge provide opportunities for communities , committed to excellence , proud of the diversity found in with in these incredible people, that can develop into future leaders. We are also committed to enhancing interpersonal development by encouraging growth in areas of leadership and communication, problem solving skills , we are dedicated to the betterment of our peers as we engage in various organizational sponsored programs and charitable events , most importantly thru this opportunity of service, team fearless will be playing a pivotal role in aiding our community and empowering the youth to enrich enhance and possibly save lives... Thats what teamfearless goals are..

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This List Is Based On Views And Views Only From My Friends At Versetracker.com, Remember Views Brings Sponsors And Sponsors Brings Income‌


> Total Battle Views 2,876,638

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Battle Count 20

Average Views/Battle 143,832

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Total Battle Views 3,001,687

Battle Count 22

Average Views/Battle 136,440

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49 Total Battle Views 3,329,593

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Average Views/Battle 332,959

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Total Battle Views 3,345,418

Battle Count 7

Average Views/Battle 477,917

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> Total Battle Views 3,431,893

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Battle Count 4

Average Views/Battle 857,973

These numbers are based on the battles catalogged by VerseTracker.

Total Battle Views 3,482,041

Battle Count 26

Average Views/Battle 133,925

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45 Total Battle Views 3,775,392

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Average Views/Battle 188,770

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Total Battle Views 3,345,418

Battle Count 7

Average Views/Battle 477,917

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> Total Battle Views 4,170,667/Ranked #99

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Battle Count 11

Average Views/Battle 379,152

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Total Battle Views 4,425,962

Battle Count 61

Average Views/Battle 72,557

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41 Total Battle Views 4,520,216

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Average Views/Battle 265,895

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Total Battle Views 4,522,444

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Average Views/Battle 452,244

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> Total Battle Views 4,550,641

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Battle Count 18

Average Views/Battle 252,813

These numbers are based on the battles catalogged by VerseTracker.

Total Battle Views 4,767,166

Battle Count 55

Average Views/Battle 86,676

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37 Total Battle Views 4,811,821

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Battle Count 53

Average Views/Battle 90,789

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Total Battle Views 4,857,762

Battle Count 18

Average Views/Battle 269,876

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> Total Battle Views 4,907,976

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Battle Count 19

Average Views/Battle 258,315

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Total Battle Views 5,023,079

Battle Count 32

Average Views/Battle 156,971

These numbers are based on the battles catalogged by VerseTracker.

33 Total Battle Views 5,047,573

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Battle Count 23

Average Views/Battle 219,460

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Total Battle Views 5,249,223

Battle Count 9

Average Views/Battle 583,247

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> Total Battle Views 5,647,647

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Battle Count 9

Average Views/Battle 627,516

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Total Battle Views Battle Count 10

Average Views/Battle 568,860

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29 Total Battle Views 5,804,810

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Average Views/Battle 967,468

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Total Battle Views 4,857,762

Battle Count 18

Average Views/Battle 269,876

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Scandinavian Sweden, Denmark, Norway Eastern/Southern Europe Bosnia, Croatia, Serbia, Macedonia, Montenegro and Kosovo Recently G.I.N.tv has inked a deal with youtube for ad sponsorshiop below is a link for it’s youtube opening http://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=bnOucFPzWF8 G.I.N.tv also puts out a bi-monthly dvd magazine, and has dropped many successful titles including The future is now and HipHop and Politics Issues. mygintv.com...coming soon get in contact us now to get your banner placed. Thank You for Viewing This Information we look foward to working with you. Follow us at twitter.com/gintelevision


> 16 Bars Rap Battle League started in the Spring of 2011. It started by The Counselor. My initial goal was to help unknown artists get recognition and publicity. Also give them a channel and or an avenue to showcase their skills and talents. So I started doing 16 Bars DVD a year prior to starting the battle league. I asked long time friend, Calqaeda to assist and then invited Mel from 18 Bars Dvd to join the team. I started using the theme “Bragging Rights” in the early beginnings, but later stayed with the name 16 Bars Rap Battle League. Since it’s inception, we have had guests such as Iron Sheikh, Goodz, Luey Da 13, Arsonal, Murder Mook, T Money Bagz, just to list a few. We have battled Brooklyn Mic Club, Bars Wars, BARS Battle League, IBattle, Bar4Bar and Verbal War Zone. With that time, we have accumulated over 500 video uploads on YouTube and an increasing amount of views and subscribers. 16 Bars Rap Battle League is not only a battle league, it focusses on entertainment. I have started 16 Bars Rap Battle League Reggae in Jamaica. It basically targeted Jamaican Reggae artists. I want to expand to all artists, music and cultures. i am in the process of starting a battle league in Australia. There is a 16 Bars Rap Battle League started in Oklahoma. I have worked with alot of Reggae and Rap artists. I have worked with Voicemail, Richie Loops, Dee Major, just to name a few. The Counselor presents features, interviews, blogs, music videos and recently started a new feature called “Incarcerated Rappers”.

the reality show it will follow by a round table rap battle debate room. This is will involve and include battle rappers and a few fans to discuss the status of the culture, the best and worst leagues, the ingredients of a successful league, the best and worst rappers in addition to other topics. Our goal still remains to develop, discover, produce and promote artists. 16 Bars Rap Battle League is not just a battle league, we are a family. 16 BARS RAP BATTLE LEAGUE “THE SUCCESS STORY”

This feature focussed on artists who has been incarcerated and is now made the transition back into the society. It talked about the difficult transition these artists have to deal with, in terms of regaining their career, regaining the trust from our society. The first episode featured Harlem’s artist, Kaydah Kane. The feature will be aired monthly on youtube. We also in the process of starting a battle rap reality show. With starting

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> Total Battle Views 6,039,635

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Battle Count 22

Average Views/Battle 274,529

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Total Battle Views 6,057,003

Battle Count 33

Average Views/Battle 183,546

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25 Total Battle Views 6,111,946

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Average Views/Battle 226,368

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Total Battle Views 6,445,640

Battle Count 14

Average Views/Battle 460,403

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> Total Battle Views 6,793,306

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Average Views/Battle 566,109

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Total Battle Views 7,163,736

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Average Views/Battle 325,624

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Total Battle Views 7,687,329

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Battle Count 20

Average Views/Battle 384,366

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Total Battle Views 8,049,460

Battle Count 16

Average Views/Battle 503,091

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> Total Battle Views 8,357,718

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Average Views/Battle 298,490

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Total Battle Views 8,902,994

Battle Count 8

Average Views/Battle 1,112,874

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Battle Count 68

Average Views/Battle 135,749

These numbers are based on the battles catalogged by VerseTracker.

Total Battle Views 9,345,570

Battle Count 15

Average Views/Battle 623,038

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> Total Battle Views 9,349,967

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Battle Count 10

Average Views/Battle 934,997

These numbers are based on the battles catalogged by VerseTracker.

Total Battle Views 9,398,378

Battle Count 16

Average Views/Battle 587,399

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13 Total Battle Views 9,531,726

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Average Views/Battle 397,155

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Total Battle Views 10,032,685

Battle Count 6

Average Views/Battle 1,672,114

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> Total Battle Views 10,405,777

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Battle Count 86

Average Views/Battle 120,997

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Total Battle Views 10,685,454

Battle Count 20

Average Views/Battle 534,273

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9 Total Battle Views 12,051,834

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Average Views/Battle 927,064

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Total Battle Views 12,592,202

Battle Count 116

Average Views/Battle 108,553

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Hitman Holla vs. Conceited Hitman Holla vs. Phara Funeral Math Hoffa vs. Hitman Holla Hitman Holla vs. John JohnDa Don Hitman Holla vs. Cali Hitman Holla vs. Aye Verb Hitman Holla vs. Remy Hitman Holla vs. Goodz Hitman Holla vs. Hollow Da Don Hitman Holla vs. Arsonal Hitman Holla vs. Cortez Hitman Holla vs. Big T Rich Dolarz vs. Hitman Holla Hitman Holla vs. Cashola RemyD vs. Hitman Holla

9/13/13 6/9/13 3/9/13 9/25/12 5/23/12 3/21/12 3/18/12 12/18/11 8/27/11 12/25/10 5/12/10 1/22/10 7/27/09 1/5/09 9/8/08

Ultimate Rap League Ultimate Rap League KingJuce Ultimate Rap League StreetStatusTV Ultimate Rap League Fight Klub Ultimate Rap League Ultimate Rap League Ultimate Rap League Ultimate Rap League Ultimate Rap League StreetStatusTV StreetStatusTV StreetStatusTV

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Calicoe vs. T-Rex Dizaster vs. T-Rex Math Hoffa vs. T-Rex O-Red vs. T-Rex T-Rex vs. Detour T-Rex vs. Aye Verb T-Rex vs. Donnie Menace Arsonal vs. T-Rex T-Rex vs. Artisan T-Rex vs. G Souldier T-Rex vs. Yung Ill Conceited vs. T-Rex DNA vs. T-Rex Un Kasa vs. T-Rex T-Rex vs. Tech 9 Okwerdz vs. T-Rex Math Hoffa vs. T-Rex

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Ultimate Rap League Ultimate Rap League Killaz Battle League UW Battle League Coloradorap Ultimate Rap League Rap Battle America UW Battle League AHAT No Coast Rap Battle America Ultimate Rap League Time Is Money Ultimate Rap League Ultimate Rap League GrindTime Now Ultimate Rap League

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Pass vs. DNA B Magic vs. DNA Charron vs. DNA DNA vs. Chilla Jones Chris Leese & Unanymous vs. Charlie Clips & DNA DNA vs. Mos Prob Arsonal vs. DNA DNA vs. S. Youngin DNA vs. The Saurus DNA vs. K-Shine DNA vs. Sensa Michael Blackson vs. DNA DNA vs. E. Ness DNA vs. Eurgh DNA vs. Voss DNA vs. Tech 9 Dizaster vs. DNA DNA vs. ZM DNA vs. X-Factor

11/27/13 King of the Dot 11/12/13 Ultimate Rap League 9/23/13 King of the Dot 7/18/13 Ultimate Rap League 6/8/13 Dont Flop 5/15/13 Demo Battles 5/4/13 Dont Flop 5/3/13 Rap Battle Network 4/15/13 King of the Dot 3/31/13 Ultimate Rap League 11/24/12 Dont Flop 10/25/12 Uncategorized 10/7/12 Ultimate Rap League 6/24/12 King of the Dot 6/12/12 Red Bull EmSee 5/9/12 Ultimate Rap League 1/15/11 King of the Dot 9/10/11 Red Bull EmSee 9/9/11 Ultimate Rap League

Mic Stew vs. DNA 8/26/11 Red Bull EmSee DNA vs. Young Skillz 6/29/11 Connecticut Battle League DNA vs. Yung Ill 5/31/11 Ultimate Rap League DNA vs. FowL 1/27/11 Red Bull EmSee DNA vs. T-Rex 1/11/11 Time Is Money Gage vs. DNA 12/27/10 Full Fledge Battleground Big T vs. DNA 12/9/10 Ultimate Rap League Tsu Surf vs. DNA 5/27/10 Ultimate Rap League Oun P vs. DNA 3/14/10 Ultimate Rap League Rich Dolarz vs. DNA 1/7/10 GrindTime Now DNA & Soul Khan vs. Rone & ZM 1/3/10 GrindTime Now DNA vs. Ayem 12/13/09 GrindTime Now DNA vs. Real Deal 10/31/09 Uncategorized DNA vs. Rone 9/30/09 GrindTime Now DNA vs. Loe Pesci 9/9/09 GrindTime Now DNA vs. Farnum 8/3/09 GrindTime Now DNA vs. Aka 6/29/09 GrindTime Now DNA vs. Prophit 5/27/09 GrindTime Now These numbers are based on the battles catalogged by VerseTracker.

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Average Views/ Battle 286,883 Dizaster vs. Aye Verb Dizaster vs. Arsonal Dizaster vs. T-Rex Dizaster vs. Arsonal Dizaster vs. T-Rex Dizaster vs. Cortez Dizaster vs. Crome Dizaster vs. Devast8r Dizaster vs. Detour Dizaster vs. Devast8r Dizaster vs. Detour Dizaster vs. Cadalack Ron Dizaster vs. Loonie Dizaster vs. Arcane Dizaster vs. Manaz Dizaster vs. Arcane Dizaster vs. Manaz Dizaster vs. PoRich Dizaster vs. Jay Legend Dizaster vs. Essay8 Canibus vs Dizaster Dizaster vs. Essay8 Canibus vs Dizaster Dizaster vs. Zeps Dizaster vs. Truth Dizaster vs. Megadef Dizaster vs. Henry Bowers Battles Dizaster vs. DNA Dizaster vs. Everybody Knows Dizaster vs. SMP Arsonal & Dizaster vs. Conceited & Illmaculate Dizaster vs. DNA Dizaster vs. Everybody Knows Dizaster vs. SMP Arsonal & Dizaster vs. Conceited & Illmaculate Okwerdz & Dizaster vs. Arkaic & Oshea Dizaster vs. ADI Madd Illz vs. Dizaster

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King of the Dot King of the Dot Ultimate Rap League King of the Dot Ultimate Rap League King of the Dot The O-Zone Battles Got Beef? Rap Battle Network Got Beef? Rap Battle Network Red Bull EmSee Sunugan King of the Dot Got Beef? King of the Dot Got Beef? King of the Dot Got Beef? LA Battlegroundz King of the Dot LA Battlegroundz King of the Dot The O-Zone Battles Punch Out Battles GrindTime Now Basementality

Okwerdz & Dizaster vs. Tenchoo & Lego 4/14/11 Dont Flop Shotty Horroh vs. Dizaster 4/6/11 The Battle Lab Dizaster vs. Real Deal 4/6/11 GrindTime Now Dizaster vs. Jonny Storm 4/4/11 GrindTime Now Dizaster vs. Jonny Storm vs. Dirtbag Dan vs. Real Deal 3/26/11 GrindTime Now Dizaster vs. Caustic 3/15/11 GrindTime Now Okwerdz & Dizaster vs. Shazaam & Nils m/ Skils 2/25/11 Basementality Battles Dizaster vs. QP 2/21/11 GrindTime Now Dizaster vs. Tommy Knocker 2/21/11 Basementality Battles Sensa vs. Dizaster 12/30/10 Dont Flop Swave Sevah vs. Dizaster 12/23/10 GrindTime Now Dizaster vs. QP 2/21/11 GrindTime Now Dizaster vs. Tommy Knocker 2/21/11 Basementality Battles Sensa vs. Dizaster 12/30/10 Dont Flop Swave Sevah vs. Dizaster 12/23/10 GrindTime Now Dizaster vs. Jerzy Swift 12/7/10 GrindTime Now NoCanDo vs. Dizaster 10/15/10 GrindTime Now Dizaster vs. HFK 9/10/10 King of the Dot Illmaculate vs. Dizaster 7/17/10 Red Bull EmSee Arsonal vs. Dizaster 6/27/10 GrindTime Now Dizaster vs. A-Class 5/12/10 GrindTime Now Dizaster vs. Monk Mcnasty 1/29/10 GrindTime Now Dizaster vs. Vision 1/21/10 GrindTime Now Dizaster vs. Organik 10/3/09 GrindTime Now Dizaster vs. ET 8/17/09 GrindTime Now King of the Dot Surgeon General vs. Dizaster 7/25/09 GrindTime Now GrindTime Now PH vs. Dizaster 7/11/09 GrindTime Now King of the Dot Lush One & FLO vs. Karizma & Dizaster 6/3/09 Jumpoff GrindTime Now Syfer1 & Luigi1 vs. Karizma & Dizaster 6/3/09 Jumpoff King of the Dot Locksmith vs. Dizaster 5/3/09 GrindTime Now GrindTime Now Everybody Knows vs. Dizaster 4/1/09 GrindTime Now King of the Dot Dizaster vs. Illmaculate 3/19/09 GrindTime Now GrindTime Now Lush One & FLO vs. Karizma & Dizaster 6/3/09 Jumpoff GrindTime Now Syfer1 & Luigi1 vs. Karizma & Dizaster 6/3/09 Jumpoff Punch Out Battles Locksmith vs. Dizaster 5/3/09 GrindTime Now GrindTime Now These numbers are based on the battles catalogged by VerseTracker.


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Arsonal vs. Charron Arsonal vs. K-Shine Dizaster vs. Arsonal Arsonal vs. Goodz Aye Verb vs. Arsonal Arsonal vs. Goodz Aye Verb vs. Arsonal Arsonal vs. DNA Charlie Clips vs. Arsonal Arsonal vs. Amadeus Arsonal vs. Charlie Clips Arsonal vs. Amadeus Arsonal vs. Charlie Clips Crome vs. Arsonal Shotty Horroh vs. Arsonal

11/30/13 Dont Flop 9/23/13 Ultimate Rap League 9/17/13 King of theDot 9/1/13 MC War 7/30/13 Ultimate Rap League 9/1/13 MC War 7/30/13 Ultimate Rap League 5/4/13 Dont Flop 3/3/13 UW Battle League 2/2/13 106 & Park 1/8/13 UW Battle League 2/2/13 106 & Park 1/8/13 UW Battle League 12/24/12 The O-Zone Battles 11/10/12 Dont Flop

Arsonal vs. Math Hoffa Hollyhood vs. Arsonal Arsonal vs. Math Hoffa Hollyhood vs. Arsonal Arsonal vs. Tech 9 Arsonal vs. Illmaculate Arsonal vs. T-Rex Arsonal vs. Calicoe Arsonal & Dizaster vs. Conceited & Illmaculate Arsonal vs. T-Rex Arsonal vs. Calicoe Arsonal & Dizaster vs. Conceited & Illmaculate E. Ness vs. Arsonal

9/30/12 UW Battle League 7/31/12 LionzDenTV 9/30/12 League 7/31/12 LionzDenTV 7/29/12 LionzDenTV 7/2/12 King of the Dot 4/1/12 UW Battle League 12/25/11 Ultimate Rap League 8/19/11 GrindTime Now 4/1/12 League 12/25/11 Ultimate Rap League 8/19/11 GrindTime Now 8/17/11 Gunline Battlegrounds

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Being the youngest of 7 inspired K-Tone to develop big dreams. Growing up in Corona, queens, like many urban kids, K-Tone felt in love with the game of basketball and worked very hard to follow in the footsteps of his great idol Michael Jordan. Suddenly, his long term relationship with hoops started to end; his surroundings had introduced him to something new - his affair with Hip Hop started to blossom. It was only right, as his influences were legendary, Kriss Kross; Wu-Tang; Jay-Z; Big L; Big Pun; Snoop & Dr. Dre; Naughty by Nature, Onyx, just to name a few. Hip Hop, unlike R&B, was cool, relevant and much more appealing. Therefore it was easy for him to find Love in Hip Hop. Born Keith Cromartie on April 5th, 1989, it was no doubt that K-Tone was destined to be a star. After tying the knot with Hip Hop during his Middle School years, K-Tone became extremely faithful- carrying a pen, notebook and CD-Player in order to devote every minute and every instance to Hip-Hop. As result, K-Tone was given the opportunity to showcase his talents around New York City schools and it’s surrounding neighborhoods. Hip Hop and K-Tone’s relationship only got stronger. Now at the age of 23, he is ready to take Hip Hop to another level. His admiration and desires to succeed like his legendary influences motivate him everyday. His wittiness, wordplay, personality and stage presences separates him from the rest, he is definitely not letting go of Hip-Hop so rappers beware!!

She Real is truly a Hip Hop Emcee!

Just ask the crowd. Offstage She Real is actually a pretty laid back quiet person, but onstage She Real unleashes this monstrous beauty of a beast that can turn any audience into She Real lovers.

She Real spits with a vengeance. Her concepts range from thoughts of imperfection, to the everyday struggles of life, to the power one possess with faith. Don’t worry she get can cocky too, with captivating lyrics she believes demands Hip Hop’s respect. She has recently appeared as a guest on Shade 45 Sway In The Morning Show. She has won countless competitions around NYC and is currently on the Deans List College Tour. She Real is set to release her third mixtape entitled “My Times Coming” on January 1, 2014, and believe me her name speaks for itself.

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Think of the AHAT Convention as the battle rap version of the Jack the Rapper Convention

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R.A.W. Magazine will be covering the AHAT Convention and dedicating an entire issue to the event. RSVP on our Facebook event page https://www.facebook.com/events/ 1404353979788080/ The purpose of the AHAT convention to is to advance the battle culture by providing exposure and networking to individuals and leagues who can benefit from such opportunities. OD, the Founder of AHAT, got the idea of doing the convention after learning about The Jack the Rapper Convention and how Jack the Rapper was a former employee at the same radio station that OD is currently employed.


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EMAIL: certifiedwhat@gmail.com My name is Rashad DJ Certified Mullins; I was born in Greatfalls, Montana and two weeks later my family moved to Warner Robinson, GA, right outside of ATL (Atlanta, GA). When I was four years old my family moved to Las Vegas. Growing up, I always had the “music bug.” I loved Music! I enjoyed all kinds of music, but my heart was always in hip hop. I started DJ’ing like most other disc jockeys but I started out at 13 years old and after watching “juice” a started with turntables and records real dj. I’ve worked for Def Jam, Interscope Records, J Records with alot of function and promotion with my mentor,

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Mr. Rory McAlister (Rory Mac), of Record Systems.

see the crowd feeling my I do what DJ’s are supposed to do, music on the put good music on the map where dance floor and getting hype, it belongs. In my opinion, some it energizes people aren’t letting music make me to put on a its mark like it used to it’s better show. From various parties the same song every hour on the in Las Vegas to the infamous strip, radio and T.V. It has to do with from hip hop, house, r&b, pop, money, sex, or drugs. I’m just trying techno, etc. I work with my own to take it back to when music production company, Hands On when it was fun and exciting. I Experience. Early spring I joined up also work for the #1 radio station with Molodi and been bring noise in Las Vegas kcep power 88.1. when ever i go with this bunch of saturdays on 6pm-8pm. I always talented people…..I also I’m been provide the same energy level working a video mixing show called while spinning, no matter if its 5 Goodmuzik101 tv that you can people or 5000 people. When I catch on youtube.com

http://www.lasvegasweekly.com/dj/dj-certified/

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> OD is the Founder/CEO of AHAT, he is also an On Air Personality for Power 88 with one of the most popular radio shows in Las Vegas. OD moved to Las Vegas from Southern California in 2007. Growing up a Hip-­Hop enthusiast, OD noticed that the Las Vegas Hip-­Hop scene was lacking a presence on Youtube and seen an opportunity to help build and expand the Las Vegas Hip-­Hop scene. In 2008 he started filming emcees freestyling in different parts of Las Vegas which was the beginning of AHAT. Along with freestyle videos OD also put music videos from local arTists on the AHAT Youtube channel. A few months later OD setup the first AHAT rap battle event which was a huge success, a local newspaper came out to cover the event. ATer three events and two newspapers and one news channel covering the AHAT events OD knew he was doing something right. Although OD intended the AHAT channel to cover several aspects of Hip-­Hop (music videos, rap battles, bboy baSles, and freestyles) when he saw the success of the rap baSles videos compared to the other videos he decided to focus his energy on rap battles. In April 2011 AHAT held its first How The West Was Won (HWWW) event which has become a yearly blockbuster for AHAT. HWWW events involve emcees from all over the West Coast and

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users to mix and record their own unique rap demos over beats and Being a native of Southern California share them directly to Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, as well as with roots in Los Angeles and uploading them to the AHAT.tv the Inland Empire OD decided to website. The app is a free download expand the AHAT brand to Cali. In October of 2010 with the help of his and is available for iPhones & Android devices. longtime friend R&B, AHAT Cali was born. Another division of AHAT was November 2013 OD announced established in June 2012 in San AHAT DV which is AHAT’s female Antonio Texas named AHAT Texas division which will feature female vs with the help of Core The Emcee and male battles, thus the name DV for Big Kree. In December of 2012 AHAT domesTic violence. Utah was established with Menace AHAT has become the biggest Hip-­ serving as the President. Hop Movement to come out of Las OD created AHAT Radio in April 2013 which is the first radio station dedicated to the battle culture. AHAT Radio plays the best music and freestyles from battle emcees worldwide. AHAT Radio can be heard on many of the top Internet Radio apps and on iTunes and the AHAT website (ahat.tv/radio). In July 2013 AHAT partnered up with Puresolo to create the AHAT Freestyle app, an app that allows

Vegas and is one of the biggest movements on the West Coast. As of September 16, 2013 AHAT has over 43 million views and 100k subscribers on Youtube (youtube. com/allhiphopallthetime).

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Jonte Sanders better known as Juice was born in the South central section of Los Angeles California, on May 13th, 1989. Juice remembers seeing rappers in the late 90s looking and dressing like hustlers. That’s when he became obsessed with the street rap, flashy things and lots of money. Being musically inclined, Juice did his first show for his uncle (Dj battle cat) at the age of six and he loved Juices swagger but juice wasn’t feeling it yet. Juice spent most of his time as a kid hanging around the neighborhood thugs tryin to mimic there every moves! Soon juice became one of the same dudes he admired growing up. As a teenager, Juice was known for 3 things, winning and being undefeated threwout his high school at all the rap battles and music competitions, getting lots of money, and hanging with the trouble crew!

In the year 2008 Juice went to jail for his first real bid, thats when he realized threwout his jail time that he had a real gift with his lyrical talents. After Juice was released in 2009 he went to school (Lars) for audio engineering but dropped out 4 months in to pursue a career In Battle rap! By the end of 2010 Juice performed in several different battle leagues threwout the world, traveling and seeing places he would have never imagined, eating foods he never knew exist all on the expense of the different battle leagues that was willing paying for his talents. Unfortunately due to legal issues, Juice went back to jail at the height of his career for traveling the states without probation consent. after Juice finished off his violation he was right back at it no matter what his P.o said because juice felt battle rap was

the only positive thing he had left for joy and to be proud of, plus it was his outlet for anger! Threw out 2011 and 2012 juice became the AHAT.TV Cali Champion, and also performed on some of the biggest stages battle rap has to offer such as BETs 106 and Park & the Ultimate warrior battle league! Juice now owns his own record label “Cash My Track Records” his own non profit organization “Care 4 My Toddlers” his own headwear line “Bomb Head”! Juice is also sponsored by Clique Vodka and Likeable Assholes Clothing, all because he realized he had a god given talent and started to use it to tell his life story threw lyrics! Juice is just starting and has accomplished so much and has so much more to go so continue to follow his Life! Instagram TheeRealJuice_CMT twitter TheeRealJuice60 YouTube CashMyTrack

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Danny La Shawn Myers, also known as Danny Myers was born January 19, 1980 in Los Angeles, CA. Like many youth of this urban area Danny Myers turned to writing raps and rhymes to avoid the chaos of the L.A. streets around age ten. Danny Myers instantly started participating in local talent shows and MC battle competitions, gaining a positive reputation throughout the regional indie hip hop industry. As time elapsed Danny Myers had challenged and faced all of the contending opponents in his region and lacked new talent to compete with in the summer of 1998 and 1999, leading to his decision to move to New York City on his own as a young man In order to not only strive for change from the rugged streets but to evolve and expand in his craft and battle industry. While living day to day off of cash battles and side hustles Danny Myers made the most of living in NYC by networking with hopes of meeting a profound record executive or connection to the music industry. Danny found underground street fame while battling in Times Square rapping in cyphers spitting vicious rhymes decimating top tier opponents. In 2006, after failing to get a record deal after several years and meetings with industry execs, Danny Myers relocated to Las Vegas where he dived into the indie underground Hip-Hop scene in a city known for being a tourist attraction. Danny Myers was introduced to Omar “OD” Davis by another seasoned battle

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MC and emerging star named Interstate Fatz in the summer of 2007. Danny Myers made is professional battle debut on the All Hip Hop All the Time (www.ahat.tv) stage against a tough opponent named Louie V in October of 2012. In March of 2013, Danny Myers went on to battle Rachit and P Muny on the same night on the same AHAT, “How the West Was Won 3” card. Later that month Danny Traveled to the newly launched AHAT Utah division with a 24hr notice one off challenge battle against Utah top tier artist named Emerson Kennedy. Preceding his administrative organization and epic battle against popular URL MC John John Da Don in April of 2013 at the event entitled “The 5 Year Anniversary” Danny Myers was appointed president of AHAT Vegas, responsible of organizing and promoting the Vegas main stage battle events. Danny Myer’s current goals as AHAT Vega President is “to grow the brand into being known for putting out the fiercest battles and best new talent, as well as still continuing to crush the competition as a battle MC”. Danny has formed an allstar team of up and coming battle artist under the umbrella of the Super Blog Team (SBT) consisting of a videographer/ MC named Prime The Ripper, Scheme, The Jones, Ill Ru Minati, Jay Scott, Emerson Kennedy, Jay R Beatbox, and more. Danny Myers is appreciative and humbled to have the opportunity to travel America displaying his skill with the art and

craft that he loves so much. Danny has participated in the Dope 16 battle league headquartered in Kentucky, AHAT Utah in Salt Lake City, AHAT CALI and the LA Battle grounds of California, and the URL proving grounds in NYC. When asked about his future Danny Myers makes mention that he has many top tier battle MC’s on his hit list including Chilla Jones, JC, Lottazay, and B Magic. Oct 2012 Louie V AHAT Vegas Jan 2013 P Muny AHAT Vegas Jan 2013 Ratchit AHAT Vegas Mar 2013 Emerson Kennedy AHAT Utah Apr 2013 John John Da Don AHAT Vegas/ URL May 2013 D89 Gunna Dope 16 Jun 2013 Shi Dog AHAT CALI Jun 2013 Jay Rell URL PG’s Jul 2013 Young B The Future LA BATTLE GROUNDZ

Future confirmations: Mikey B (AHAT Utah) Riggz (Spit Dat Heat) Chilla Jones (URL) Stampede JC (URl)

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Welcome to BattleScene.Net. Our goal is to provide an online location for one of the fastest growing facets of Hip-Hop. Battle rap has always been a part of Hip-Hop and is one of our favorite aspects of the art. We also believe it’s one of the last authentic forms of Hip- Hop since an emcee doesn’t have to curb his words or compromise with an A&R to keep his or her career alive. BattleScene.Net is a location for quality battles that are worth noting and debate. We’re here to offer unbiased and fair observations of battles in a journalistic form that will benefit the fans and the artists. We intend to attract battle rap fans who want to have a voice in what’s going on in the battle scene. We welcome feedback, dialogue and comments. Enjoy the battles and please join the conversation!

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In the early days before the cameras were rolling and hip hop still seemed to be authentic true lyricist ran this game that we love and respect called hip hop. Since 2006 there has been a sudden shift in the tide in which emcees are being overlooked. Battle rap one of the purest form in the hip hop game has given a lane for a new breed of emcees to show case their talents to not only their city, projects, or neighborhoods but to a worldwide audience. Outspoken, captivating, in your face, just a pure breath of fresh west coast lyricist Yung pop is making his presence be known in battle rap whether you or your favorite rapper likes it or not. Yung Pop is from Ontario, CA but has made a big name for himself and the I.E by weigh of San Bernardino. July 10, 2001 Yung Pop made his debut on the battle scene via Da Jungle URL a west coast battle league from Stockton, CA who sprung forth stars such as Conceited, Heartless, and Tall T.

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November 11, 2012 Yung Pop made his return to the battle scene after a 2 year hiatus due to preparation for his first LP while preforming at various venues across the Los Angeles county. After show casing his talents Pop was brought out to Vegas to battle the most viewed battler in the country despite his age lil sexy. The battle with Lil sexy did extremely well and has surpassed the 460,000 view mark in its first year being out. After the good performance Yung Pop went on to Battle Diesel, The Jones, and 2face. In His first year of battle rap Yung Pop has accumulated 516,883 views from battles blogs and Yung Pop channel showing that he has a bright future in the battle rap game and there no telling what may happen next for this young emcee.

Direct quote #1 “I’m a true Lyricist trying to bring all the aspects of being a real emcee back 2 the game because I feel like

the game is being over saturated with bubble gum pop music about who is popping bottles in the club or who can make the newest dance.

Direct quote # 2 “ Let me say first off I’m not hating on anybody getting they money at the end of the day music is big business, I just can’t stand the fact I can’t turn on the radio without hearing sum overrated dance song or some song being force feed to us thru the media. I don’t want to hear about what new dance u coming up with or how many Ferrari’s, Bentley or bmws you have: i want 2 hear about sum lyrics!!” So with that being said that’s what I’m bringing 2 the table!! I’m open 2 all friend request on twitter Yung_PoP909 subscribe to my youtube page Yungpoppa23 I appreciate your support because as a big fan of hip hop myself i do this 4 the real fans of hip hop TopLife Hu$la’s Members: Yung Poppa PlayBoi Goon ( R.I.P. Q) Young Tra Dame HD Cam


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My rap name is gicasso im from Chicago but moved to las vegas in 2001 ive been doing music since I was 11 years old and took it serious at the age of 16 I got into battle rap watching fight klub in the early 2000’s but I didn’t wanna get into battle rap until like 2009 when I use to watch grindtime my fav was conceited with his punchlines the fact I was always a punchline rapper I tend to work that angle I had my first battle rap in 2010 in ahat when I battle clint gee at a tryout battle at an ahat event ive battle rachiet twice beating him both times I have a battle with

refractor what had over 150k on youtube i’ve had a battle vs shiest raw this past October one of the few females in battle rap history with over a million views I also do music I drop a mixtape on hotnewhiphop.com red light special with has over 3k views for me to be an up and coming battle rapper out of las vegas I have over 300k views on youtube i like to compare my style to a punchline rapper with wordplay and strong delivery 2014 should b a big year for me music and battle rap wise as I try to become the most know battle rapper to come out of las vegas

I’ve done nothin but progressed and coming up with different ways to throw these bars at the competition. I describe myself as witty lyrical in some cases and a punchline artist. Growing up I watched loaded lux and

murda mook a lot. I’m an Up n Comer soon to be Veteren on the Rise and plan to take my talents all over the country. Be on the look out for A-22 and my team iBallEnt, New Age Ent, and TeamIGB. #BARS #22

Battle Name: A-22 Network: twitter @a22bars Instagram @a22bars Battles: 5 battles Past Opponents: P-Muny, SinCityNyce, Kass, Peezy Mcfly, Ill Ru Minati. Latest Battle that drop is A-22 vs Ill Ru I was born n raise on the Westside of Las Vegas. I’ve been writing all my life. As far as battling I’ve been doin that since August of 2012 first battle was in a packed barbershop for AHAT.tv. Ever since my first battle

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Shi Dog began his career as a local hip hop artist in Detroit, MI in 1993. He spent his early years perfecting his craft by battle rapping in Detroit’s underground and blazing the stage for well known local and touring hip hop acts. During his time in Michigan he became a member of the legendary Detroit Hip Hop super group. Tha Almighty Dreadnaughtz. (an independent music collective) and made his debut on the groups 2000 release (Point Of No Return). He also gained a reputation for his outstanding performance on Beats at will artist Paradimes album (Vices) in 2001. He later collaborated with the indie group The Abolitionists and left his mark on their 2004 release “Blunt Raps”. In the summer of 2004 Shi Dog relocated to Long Beach, CA to further his carrer in music. In 2006 he released his solo mix cd “Rookie Season”. Followd up by his second release “Detroit By Way Of Long Beach” in 2007. Shortly after it’s release, Producers from across the globe sought to feature Shi Dog on their projects. In 2009 Shi Dog teamed up with Oznoh (a producer from Spain) and released the collaborative album “Chain Breakers” with fellow

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Abolitionist Projects artist Tenacity. As 2010 approached Shi Dog hit the studio working on countless collaborations with producers and musicians from all over the world. Building his catalog and expanding his network as an artist, songwriter and producer. Shi Dog has shown his song writting abilities creating “You Dont Know The Half” and “The Code” for former Priority, Present Doggy Style artist Lil Half Dead. Shi Dog is currently in the studio putting the finishing touches on multiple projects due for release in 2013-2014. Shi Dog is also an active battle rapper in the well known A.H.A.T battle league. He has a record of 6-1 and is climbing the ranks fast. He has take’n on mc’s in AHAT and KOTD. Just as all battle rapers Shi Dog has his sights on the URL and is killing everything in his path to get there. Detailed lyrics and complex cadences are the backbone of this California native’s style, but what makes him different is his vision of the hip hop lifestyle and inner city struggles he expresses in his music. He strives to keep skill and talent relevant in a gimmic driven industry, and to give an undeniable gift to his audience with his unique palett of word play.


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Stephon Gibson better known as Big Gib or Gib is the Founder and Ceo of Focus’d Management started his managing career in November of 2008 when he was asked to manage his cousin Actio the Great. Gib took on the role and began to launch Actio’s career by booking him to perform at a club in Philadelphia where his music was a hit. Gib then knew that managing Artist was his calling his cousin’s career had began to take off and Gib then was deployed to Iraq. In 2009 Gib took on more artist these talented young men were in a group called “New Life” while under Focus’d Management New Life performed at several venues and clubs from D.C. to D.E. .Their music was in the rotation on Internet Radio and was voted #17 in D.E. for the Song called “In my Zone” which can still be found on Youtube today. Gib managed many more artist just to name a few Queen Kyi, Spadecutta,

Boney Man, Homicide, Neesh and also Maserati Merz. Some of these artist are still with Focus’d Management today and others chose to branch out to other resources for their music careers. Being the strong minded person he is Gib was then asked to manage battle rappers such as team “Bootsmoke” these young gentlemen were very eager and determined to take their talent to the next level and Gib was just the right person for the job. Bliss Creed ,Madface and Lail Mak trusted Gib to be their manager without even meeting him. Today they still are loyal and have been traveling from state to state to showcase their talent. These young men recruited more artist to their group artist such as Lady Caution, Vizz the Outlaw, Zan and new member Young Robbles. Having the best battle rappers in Philly Focus’d Management has atleast 10 other battle rappers and

musician males and females. In 2012 Gib was contacted by a young man by the name of Kyng who had dreams of building his own battle league him and Gib map out a plan and later the WBL was created. By traveling from city to city with team Bootsmoke Gib was able to gain support from Shaka Pitts & Will 2x (Pitfights League) and a couple of months later Debo from( QOTR) and OD (AHAT). Since then WBL has had 4 successful events with over 80,000 you tube views within a year. Many people respect Gib for his honesty and his drive for success but if you ask him why he decided to manage these artist and what makes him believe that the people he manage are worth his time and effort he would simply reply…I see a light and a desire burning in every one of my artist, and I will go to hell and back to get them the recognition they deserve.

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KAINE SOSA Starting his career in 05’,but rapping since he was a little boy, Kaine Sosa has always

been a vibrant spirit! Born in Dayton, OH, June 6th, 1987, Jaimeson Ogletree, grew up in a music filled enviornment as his mother, was in a band of her own, & his father wrote rhymes, & poetry, thus the beggining stages of Kaine Sosa were born. In 1996, Jaimeson moved with his mother from his hometown, Dayton, OH to the entertainment mecca of our time, Las Vegas, NV which would prove to be a move that would alter the course of Jaimeson’s life forever. Years went by, though his passion never died. Through the years, Jaimeson continued crafting his style to become what he believes to be a well rounded artist such as constructing a song, a hook, being able to write for himself & others(ANY genre), the ability to freestyle, knowing business, & marketability. After High School, Jaimeson continued to pursue his music career, however, without a name that represented his intentions when successful, or what he does. Then one day, it came to him, “Kaine” with a little spelling difference, would represent

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what he does when challenged in any artistry form, kill brothers. Such as the story of Cane & Abel, where Cane kills his brother Abel. “Sosa”, comes from Sammy Sosa, because Kaine always said he would have more “Hits” than Sammy Sosa, hence the name, Kaine Sosa. Kaine continued making great music, includig in his debut album, “The Arrival” now being sold on iTunes.com @ https://itunes.apple.com/us/ album/the-arrival/id417008341. Working harder than ever, the stage is set, as Kaine Sosa is gearing up to release 3 projects in 2014! April will be the 1st project, “Sosa Season”, which will hold much significance being Kaine Sosa’s 1st ever, Mixtape! Hes only done “original” music from the beginning! May will be the 2nd project, “The Arrival: Re-Vamped” which will be remastered with additional music! Last but not least, June will be the final month of “The Tri Project” with the release of Kaine Sosa’s NEW album, “The 40th Moment”, which will include all new music & features! So stay tuned, subscribe, & get your copy of, “The Arrival” TODAY!


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Trigaaah!! Considered to be one of AHAT O.G vets was born to chicago illinois & has been rappin n making music since he was 11yrs of age. Before there was really a battlerap culture, Trigaaah started battling on local street corners and rapping in school as crowds often gathered around lunch room tables while his peers often provided beats by knuckles on tables & books with pencils & pens as drumsticks. etc. He later left the streets of chicago and moved to rockford illinois where he furthered his dreams of being a rapper and performer. Before long he moved to minnesota where he really got involved in the streets until he ended up in las vegas where he has influenced the whole music scene by dropping albums and multiple promotional vehicles riding around the las vegas strip where the nightlife inspired new stories to tell about in his music. He has done various shows and performances with mainstream artists and at the same time blazed a trail for up n coming artists to follow his lead. Trigaaah has had a couple deals on the table but has stayed loyal to his independent visions for success.

Trigaaah is gearing up to take the rap world by storm as he is eager to prove that he has stability and substance and also with a character that is so live he often compared to the likes of a tupac shakur.. being able to get people from all walks of light to follow his lead. Being a local celebrity in sin city.. Trigaaah started off just judgeing the rap battlers when AHAT 1st started til he got bored wit that and actually jumped in the battles himself. His first battle was wit ahats superstar Nov who at the time was the current champ. He lost the battle but it was so close he felt like he could really have success in the culture.. since then.. he has battled Interstate Fatz. (ahat’s former champ n 106&park contestant.) And a host of other battlers. His latest battle with bliss creed is referred to as a classic. And the latest battle with ak was a barfest as he shows he still has that it factor. Trigaaah is one of the most exciting battlers in the culture. his stage presence is undeniable. He has been critiqued by the likes of

jones and dirtbag dan. With every battle he gets better & better as he’s becoming more & more familiar wit the culture that is considered to be preferrably for the young witty n clever spitters as opposed to the older vets. But he stands alone and holds his own!! Enjoy!! TRIGAAAH

okwerds, conceited, serious

@TRIGAAAH702 twitter • @TRIGAAAH702 instagram • TRIGAAAH@yahoo.com TRIGAAAH@gmail.com • SEAN TRIGA HODGES Facebook

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philly swain Darin Swain better known as Philly Swain was born in the Southwest section of Philadelphia, on September 2nd, 1982. Swain recalls seeing rappers in the late 80s looking and dressing like hustlers. Even though he knew being a hustler was of limits, rap wasn’t. Being musically inclined, Swain scored his first show for a promoter at the age of six and he loved Swains performance. Swain spent most of his time growing up playing inner city basketball.In south west philadelphia he’s known

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> as a local street ball legend. As a teenager, Swain was known for being undefeated during his high school competitions at the local YMCAs competing against schools from all across the city. In 2000 Swain performed in shows with The Brat, Master P, Trina, and Missy Elliot. In April of 2002, Swain signed with a local label named, Take Down Records, owned by the now infamous Alton “Ace Capone” Coles.Swain performed at the Spectrum along with Jay-Z, Lil-Mo, State Property, Dip set, Clipse and Fabulous. Unfortunately, due to legal issues, Swains album was postponed until his release. Upon Swains return from a three year term of incarceration he discovered that the label he was on had been federally inditeded. This did not falter Swain who appeared on 106 and Park months after his return. He became the first winner from Philadelphia on Freestyle Fridays. He also went 31-0 at the MTV Fight Klub. Swain starred in “Hustle Diaries”, displaying Philly Swain”s life on Take Down Records (a local record label) . Hustle Diaries was filmed by Viacom and directed by Barry Michael Cooper, writer of New Jack City, Sugar Hill, and Above the Rim. Swain was featured in two songs (Me & Salute) on Jamie Knights Album The Secrets Out released in the summer of

2007. In March 2008, Swain was nominated Philly’s Hip-Hop Artist of the year. November 2008, his Grind Time battle premiered on www.worldstarhiphop.com it was viewed over 1,000,000 times in seven days, surpassing the views of BeyoncÈ’s Single Ladies Video. And totaling over 3.5 million views. Swain also starred in a TV sitcom “The Swagger Family” which aired on FPA channel10, DCTV, Cox Cable, and Verizon Fios in DC, Philadelphia, and Virginia. Swain then released an Album titled Mr. Philadelphia while upholding his joint venture deal with Sony/Swagger Family/ NuGroove in August of 2009. Philly Swain then when on to win the Eminem Red Bull Tournament in Philly as the Best M.C. Which he then went on to Detroit where he battled in the final competition for Best Red Bull Freestyle M.C. On October 31, 2010 Philly Swain’s & Alchemist dropped a new street mix tape titles “Its Dad” on iTunes and www.PhillySwain.com He continues to battle and destroy M.C.’s withwww.GrindtimeNow. com and also was officially named the general manager of Grind Time Philadelphia. After several more battles in London, Las Vegas, and La, for multiple battle leagues, Swain knew he wanted to progress more with his music and acting career so he made the decision to retire

from the rap battle world. Once Swain was out of battle mode his music career completely took off. Only living in LA for one year, Swain already has worked with Aftermath’s Producer Mark Batson ,Young Money Cash Moneys Jae Millz and also Bishop Lamont. Philly recently starred in a documentary named “ The Last Battle” where he goes in depth about his past and his battling career leading up to his last battle. Swain is also on the rise in the BMX industry. The past several years, Philly Swain has catered to the BMX world by supporting all the biggest clothing and bike companies. There are over 100 different online videos with Philly Swain involved with bmx riding totaling over 300,000 views . Swain attends many BMX events and is very active supporter. He actually rides his bike also, maybe not grinding rails and riding skateparks, but he rides 10 miles every morning. Philly dedicates himself 100% to everything that he is involved with. He continues to evolve as an artist creating a unique style influenced by old school rap legends such as Biggie Smalls, 2 Pac, Jay Z & Naz. “Even tho i don’t have time to ride as much as i want between, acting classes and musical work I always envision myself riding through the ghettos of any cities I’m in “.

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Notable past battles: Feb 2012 / Playboi Short / Mic Masters Alliance Jan 2013 / Pat Maine / Mic Masters Alliance Mar 2013 / SyncroNICE / Mic Masters Alliance Mar 2013 / Danny Myers / AHAT Utah Apr 2013 / Lefty 2 Guns / AHAT Utah May 2013 / IV / Mic Masters Alliance May 2013 / Diesel / AHAT Vegas Jun 2013 / Sonic Soundwaveous / AHAT Utah Jul 2013 / Scheme / AHAT Vegas

Contact Info: Instagram: emersonkennedy Twitter: @emersonkennedy3 Email: emersonkennedymusic@gmail.com Music: emersonkennedy.bandcamp.com or iTunes Facebook.com/emersonkennedymusic

Future Battles hit list: Pass Syah Boy Lottazay Kid Doms

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And now, thanks to A.H.A.T. Extending it’s reach, Texas (and all of the 3rd coast) has a platform to showcase their own battle skills. Teaming up with San Antonio’s Core The Emcee and Big Kree, the “all hip hop all the time” network has grown even stronger with skilled rhyme slayers ready for their shot at the battle big leagues! Core is the A.H.A.T. Texas president and, with the help of his V.P. Big Kree, he has successfully set the stage for premier Texas battles. Since April of 2012 the Texas division has had battle rappers from Houston, Dallas, Corpus Christi, Austin, and all surrounding areas participate in their monthly events. Even Arkansas, Louisana, and New Mexico emcees have sparred with bars in the lone star state. Noteworthy battles to view on the Tube that is You are: Sic Vic vs Trigaaah Core the Emcee vs Heartless Mr. Fitness vs B.C. Big Kree vs C Weave Warna vs J Miller

Lawjick vs Gutta Baddass vs Wrekka J Miller vs Core the Emcee D Checc vs Big Kree

The South has some heat with the speech to match their sweltering summers and warm winters. A.H.A.T. Texas is at the forefront, knocking down doors with their movement and continuing to climb the ladder that is BATTLE RAP! So if you’re in the southern region and want to get on A.H.A.T. all you have to do is contact Core @ iamgameface@hotmail.com Facebook.com/iamgameface 210-781-7077 And remember... ALL HIP HOP, ALL THE TIME


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“dezzyk” is a well known artist through out SanBernardino an has been battle rapping for quite somtime. It all started in his earlier high school years battling students from not just other schools other districts. Years later he meets a local artist that goes by the name CB of ahat.tv they establish a relationship from rap music an team up to challenge all the dope mc’s in every league starting with AHAT.

DEZZYK my first actual battle with ahat.tv was in vegas vs blunt i never thought it would get this serious. CB connected me with R&B later on after i met OD to see about future events an how i could get a spot on the roster. soon after business was handled i have an unexpected battle with Nov da god, this is a 1 round 100$ one off unfortunately i lose. I later on schedule a battle against Aries which i think i won but im losing in votes so it is what it is. Spartacus is next on the menu, unfortunately i was food poisoned so i had a horrible performance “fuck it ill take the L”. Months later redemption! i body bag Sonic Soundwaveuos which is a great battle. i later on battle the likes of gicasso an devotion battles i should not have taken. Honestly these guys suck an because of incidents like the beef i have with the super blog team i perform

Cali Smoov was born a citizen of the West Los Angeles concrete jungle where he grew up in and out of the street life. At 15 years of age, Cali Smoov moved to Chicago Illinois where he attended high school and was forced into a life of poverty and becoming a young man. At the age of 17 Cali Smoov got involved in illegal street antics which led to his expulsion from school. Cali Smoov was forced to live on his own raising himself. As an escape he turned to hiphop music, which makes his music uplifting with a street mentality. Cali Smoov generated a regional underground fallowing by participating in rap battles and talent shows using YouTube as a promotional tool. Cali Smoov survived and overcame adversity by staying dedicated and focused on perfecting and spreading his craft. As an artist, Cali Smoov has promoted music via the internet, music showcases, and tours distributing mix tapes and street albums independently. These activities paid off as it lead to a recent signing to an indie record deal to a label entitled Bear Trap Entertainment. Cali Smoov is currently traveling frequently establishing a powerful and dedicated national fan base. Cali Smoov is debatably the disputed Champion of www.ahat.tv’s California Division.

Some notable past matchups: Jun 2012 / Sonic Soundwaveous / The Jungle/URL Oct 2012 / Juice / AHAT Cali Feb 2013 / CB / AHAT Cali May 2013 / Scheme / AHAT Vegas Jun 2013 / AB Hoggish / AHAT Cali Jul 2013 / AK AHAT Utah / AHAT Cali

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Future Hit List:

YouTube: caliboysmoov

Loaded Lux Eminem Twitter: caliboysmoov Facebook: facebook.com/caliboysmoov Kendrick Lamar Dizaster Email: caliboysmoov@gmail.com Meek Mill Instagram: caliboysmoov Cassidy

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